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Antidepressants directory

Antidepressants are a type of drug, usually prescribed to treat someone with depression or anxiety disorders. There are many types of antidepressants, used to treat different mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and bulimia. Types of antidepressants include tricyclics, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Antidepressants work by increasing the amount of brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters that carry messages between brain cells. Antidepressants can have side effects and if you stop taking them suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how antidepressants work and much more.

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