Traditional Depression Treatments
The treatments below can be prescribed independently or in some cases, together. It’s not uncommon to try several medications before finding one or the right combination that works.
So it’s very important to work with a mental health professional to make sure these medications are managed appropriately.
9 Typical Medication Treatments For Depression Include:
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Atypical antidepressants
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Mood Stabilizers
- Antipsychotics Medications
- Anti-anxiety Medications
- Stimulant Medications
It should also be noted that you simply can’t stop taking these types of medications, while not considered addictive, not appropriately withdrawing from the medications can cause additional problems for patients.
Up next, we’ll take a look at 2 promising new treatments for severe depression, Neuromodulation and Ketamine.