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Antidepressants are most commonly used in the treatment of mood disorders like major depression. The most common categories of antidepressants are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Effect of Antidepressants on Insomnia
Antidepressants can be used for primary and secondary insomnia. If your symptoms are not related to underlying diseases, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants with sedating properties....
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Effect of Antidepressants on ADHD
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Effect of Antidepressants on Osteoarthritis
Antidepressants may also be prescribed for chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Cymbalta, or duloxetine, is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant for osteoarthritis.
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Effect of Antidepressants on Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Antidepressants might also be prescribed for lower back pain and sciatica treatment.
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Effect of Antidepressants on Bipolar Disorder
The Effect of MAOIs on Depression
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is an enzyme used to break down catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin) in neurons. MAOIs work by inhibiting the breakdown of these neurotransmitters, and the...
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The Effect of SSRIs on Depression
SSRIs work by selectively blocking serotonin reuptake receptors, increasing the levels of serotonin in the synaptic clefts (spaces between neurons) of the brain. In contrast, tricyclics (TCAs) and mo...
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The Effect of Tricyclics on Depression
The majority of the TCAs are thought to act primarily as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) by blocking the serotonin transporter (SERT) and the norepinephrine transporter (NET) whi...
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