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Is it right to say that there are currently three different effective drugs for depression: tricyclic, oxidace monoamine inhibitors, and prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Antidepressants

There are multiple types of antidepressants.
Tricyclics like imipramine, amitriptylene, desipramine; irreversible maoi's like nardil; mao-b inhibitors -- emsam; ssri's like prozac, celexa, ; lexapro; snri's like effexor, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and cymbalta; sari's -- tradozone; nassa -- remeron; ndri -- wellbutrin. So the list is longer than you might have thought, and some classes contain more than i named.

In brief: Antidepressants

There are multiple types of antidepressants.
Tricyclics like imipramine, amitriptylene, desipramine; irreversible maoi's like nardil; mao-b inhibitors -- emsam; ssri's like prozac, celexa, ; lexapro; snri's like effexor, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and cymbalta; sari's -- tradozone; nassa -- remeron; ndri -- wellbutrin. So the list is longer than you might have thought, and some classes contain more than i named.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Atypical ones

There is also a group of atypical antidepressants like wellbutrin (bupropion) or trazodone.

In brief: Atypical ones

There is also a group of atypical antidepressants like wellbutrin (bupropion) or trazodone.
Remeron.
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several others

There are several additional categories such as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) and atypical antidepressants such as bupropion and finally, tetracyclic antidepressants.
Also don't forget exercise and psychotherapy can also be effective for some.

In brief: Several others

There are several additional categories such as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) and atypical antidepressants such as bupropion and finally, tetracyclic antidepressants.
Also don't forget exercise and psychotherapy can also be effective for some.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine

In brief: I would say 4

Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs to a class of drug called ssri selective serotonin receptor inhibitor. Also there is snri/ selective norepinephrine receptor inhibitor.God bless u! http://healthyliving.
msn.com/diseases/depression/depressed-12-mental-tips-to-turn-it-around. http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/ http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?Page=3 http://m.Helpguide.Org/arti.

In brief: I would say 4

Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs to a class of drug called ssri selective serotonin receptor inhibitor. Also there is snri/ selective norepinephrine receptor inhibitor.God bless u! http://healthyliving.
msn.com/diseases/depression/depressed-12-mental-tips-to-turn-it-around. http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/ http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?Page=3 http://m.Helpguide.Org/arti.
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