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Types Of Antidepressants & Examples

Antidepressants are drugs that were created to reduce symptoms of depression by targeting various neurotransmitters in the brain. Although initial researchers hypothesize that those with depression have a “chemical imbalance,” this isn’t a proven fact. With that said, increasing levels of certain neurotransmitters such as: serotonin, norepinephrine, and to a lesser extent dopamine seems to …

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MAOI List: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) are drugs that are considered “first-generation” antidepressants. This class of drugs was originally developed for the treatment of tuberculosis, but were found to have antidepressant properties when given to depressed patients. In the 1950s, they became very popular as antidepressants. Scientists eventually developed more selective MAOI drugs to reduce side effects …

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