Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent, intense, depressive feelings that can affect how you live, how you feel, think, and act. Your attitude towards life is sometimes affected and you may begin to believe that life is not worth living. Major depressive disorder and clinical depression are other names for depression.
The drug list for depression has a wide variety of options, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac and Zoloft are commonly prescribed for their effectiveness in managing symptoms. Scroll down to read more about how to treat depression.
Why Do People Get Depression?
Experts are uncertain about the actual cause of depression, but they believe that several different factors are involved, including: genetic susceptibilityimproper mood regulation by the brain, stress, chemicals in the brain, drugs, or medical problems interact to do so.
Women and their people are at a higher risk of experiencing depression than men.
Older people or people between the ages of 45 and 64.
Have an acute or chronic medical problem.
People experiencing significant life events such as loss of job, divorce, work stress, physical or emotional abuse
With deep sorrow for the loss of a loved one.
Use of prescription drugs that may lower your mood.
Drug or alcohol abuse.
What are the symptoms of depression?
Depression isn’t just about having the occasional bad day. Over the longer term, it affects how we feel, think, and act on a daily basis. (MDD), can cause problems in family life, employment and social activities.
Depending on the severity of a person’s depression, different symptoms may appear. However, there are also cases where:
Depression lasting more than two weeks can make you cry and feel hopeless.
frustration or anxiety.
Avoiding or refusing to participate in activities they used to enjoy.
Social withdrawal from friends, family and relationships.
Changes in eating and sleeping patterns.
Undiagnosed physical problems such as back pain or headaches.
Abuse of drugs, alcohol and drugs.
engage in dangerous or harmful actions;
Attempted suicide or self-harm.
Depression medicine list –
There are many over-the-counter medications for treating depression, some of which are:
1 ABILIFY (aripiprazole)-
ABILIFY is an atypical antidepressant known for its unique mechanism of action and is often considered for individuals needing an alternative to traditional antidepressants. This is a combination antipsychotic and antidepressant.
2 Adapine (Doxepin)-
Depression and anxiety are among the mental/mood problems that this drug addresses. It can help you feel happier and more secure, reduce stress and anxiety, rest better, and have more energy.
3 Anafranil (clomipramine)-
OCD is a condition that is treated with: clomipramine. Helps reduce repetitive urges to perform behaviors (compulsions such as washing hands, counting, checking) and unwanted or persistent thoughts (obsessions) that interfere with daily life .
4 Aplendin (Bupropion)-
The prescription drug Aplengin® (bupropion hydrobromide extended-release tablets) is used to treat patients with major depressive disorder and to prevent seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder) in the fall and winter.
5 Asendin (Amoxapine)-
Depression is treated using this drug. Getting treatment for depression can improve your mood and well-being and allow you to enjoy life more.
6 Aventil HCl (Nortriptyline)-
Depression and other mental/emotional problems are treated with this drug. It boosts your mood and well-being, reduces stress and tension, and gives you more energy.
7 Brexipiprazole (Rexulti) –
This is a combination antipsychotic and antidepressant. Brexipiprazole is one of a number of new drugs on the list of drugs for the treatment of depression, offering a combined approach to address both depressive symptoms and, where appropriate, psychotic symptoms in certain individuals. .
8 Caprita (Lumateperone) –
This drug is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat bipolar depression.
9 Celexa (Citalopram)-
Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant sold under trade names such as Celexa. It treats social phobia, panic disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.
10 Cymbalta (Duloxetine)-
Both depression and anxiety are treated with duloxetine. In addition, duloxetine is used to relieve persistent pain caused by medical conditions such as fibromyalgia (a condition that causes widespread pain), arthritis, chronic low back pain, and peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.
11 Desirel (Trazodone)-
The common trade name for antidepressants is Trazodone. Major depression, anxiety disorders, and sleep problems are all treated with this. This drug is taken orally.
12 Effexor XR (Venlafaxine)-
Adults with certain types of depression known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), or Panic Disorder (PD) may take the prescription drug EFFEXOR XR (Ben can be treated with rafaxin sustained release). )capsule.
13 Emsam (selegiline)-
Selegiline, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and antidepressant, works to treat depression by balancing the brain’s natural neurotransmitters. Selegiline can enhance mood and well-being. Use a patch to apply this medicine to your skin.
14 Etrafone (perphenazine and amitriptyline)-
Depression with other mental/mood problems (anxiety, agitation, schizophrenia, etc.) is treated with this drug. This drug combines the effects of the antipsychotic drug perphenazine and the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline.
15 Eravir (Amitriptyline)-
The tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline, also known by the trade name Elavil, is commonly used to treat major depressive disorder, as well as several pain disorders such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and tension headaches. used for
16 Fetima (Levomilnacipran)-
The antidepressant levomilnacipran was approved in the United States in 2013 for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder. It is the levorotatory enantiomer of milnacipran and acts as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with similar actions and pharmacology.
17 Kedesla (Desvenlafaxine)-
Desvenlafaxine is a depression treatment sold by Pristiq and others. It is an orally administered serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. Periodic reassessment of the need for additional treatment is recommended.
18 Latuda (Lurasidon) –
it is atypical antipsychotics Used to treat bipolar depression.
19 Lamictal (Lamotrigine) –
An anticonvulsant drug sometimes used to treat or prevent bipolar depression.
20 Lexapro (Escitalopram)-
Escitalopram is a drug used to treat anxiety and depression. Helps restore the balance of the brain’s natural chemical (serotonin). Escitalopram is a member of the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) drug class. Your energy levels, happiness and anxiety may all increase.
21 Limbitrol (amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide)-
This drug, which combines both amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide, is used to treat psychiatric/mood disorders such as depression with anxiety-like symptoms. Amitriptyline It is a member of the tricyclic antidepressant class. It may help you feel happier and more relaxed, reduce stress and anxiety, and sleep better.
22 Merpran (isocarboxazide)-
A monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) called Marpran (isocarboxazid) is used to treat depressive symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias.
23 Nardil (Phenelzine)-
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor and antidepressant phenelzine. This drug relieves depression by restoring the proper ratio of neurotransmitters in the brain. Taking phenelzine may increase feelings of well-being. This drug is usually prescribed to patients who have not responded to treatment with other drugs.
24 norpramine (desipramine)-
Depression is treated with desipramine. This drug may improve mood, appetite, sleep quality, and energy levels. It may also help you rediscover your enthusiasm for your daily activities. This drug belongs to a group of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. It works by returning the right amount of the natural chemical noradrenaline back into the brain.
25 Prozac (fluoxetine)-
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, severe premenstrual syndrome, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, certain eating disorders (bulimia), and depression are all conditions treated with fluoxetine. This drug also helps regain interest in regular activities. May reduce anxiety, fear, unwanted thoughts, and panic attacks.
26 Zoloft (Sertraline)-
The antidepressant Zoloft belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that balance serotonin levels in the brain and nerves. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the conditions Zoloft is used to treat. It’s inside.
If you have been feeling unwell for some time and have difficulty carrying out your daily activities, see your doctor or trusted professional. Your doctor may ask about your signs and symptoms and your health history. You may also be asked to complete questionnaires to help diagnose depression or to be referred to a psychiatrist.
Children and adolescents can experience depression just like adults. Watch out for depression symptoms in your child. If you see any changes in your children’s behavior, talk to them about it. If you’re still worried, talk to your child’s doctor.