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Antidepressants: Uncovered

How do antidepressants work?

All antidepressants work according to the same principle: regulating the level of certain neurotransmitters (neurotransmitters) in the brain, usually serotonin.

How do antidepressants work?

Unlike stigmas, these drugs do not change reality nor the person’s personality, but they are effective and help alleviate the distress and suffering caused by depression.

SSRI  stands for abbreviations for Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.

SSRI family of drugs entered the market in the late 80’s of the last century, and is currently the most popular family of drugs for the treatment of depression .

Medicines from SSRI family have few side effects mainly include headaches, restlessness, nausea, abdominal pain and changes in stool

SNRI stands for abbreviation for Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor 

The drugs from SNRI family began to be sold in the mid-90s of the 20th century.  

Medicines from SNRI family have few side effects. These mainly include nausea  sexual dysfunction. 

TCA stands for  tricyclic  antidepressant

The drugs from the tricyclic family are very old: their marketing began in the 1950s. 

Side effects of TCA family:  dry mouth, urination disorders, arrhythmias , changes in blood pressure, blurred vision.

Depression is a common condition even in old age, due to loneliness, illness and death of close people. Depression in the elderly can also be treated with antidepressants medication.