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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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Tetracyclic Antidepressants List (TeCAs)

Tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs) are a class of antidepressants that are similar to tricyclic antidepressants, except they are composed of four atomic rings; hence the name “tetra”-cyclic. This class of drugs was developed in the 1970s and most hit the market decades after the first tricyclic antidepressants. These were essentially a spin-off of TCAs with one …

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