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Levels of Depression: When Is Professional Treatment Needed?

A serious and common mental illness, depression is the number one cause of disability in the world, affecting about 350 million people, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Within the United States,…

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Citalopram?

Citalopram (Celexa) is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Prescribed under the brand name Celexa, citalopram is used to treat depression and sometimes prescribed for alcoholism,…

Antidepressants That Help In The Detox Process

One of the benefits of research-based, professional drug treatment is the availability of medical support for the detox process. As many people who have tried to quit an addictive substance…

What Is Psychotic Depression?

Psychotic depression is a variant of major depressive disorder. Clinical depression or major depressive disorder (often abbreviated as MDD) is a psychiatric/psychological disorder that occurs when the primary manifestation of…

What Is Escitalopram (Lexapro)?

The drug Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), commonly found under the brand name, Lexapro. This medication is typically prescribed to treat depression or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); however, it may be…

What Is Citalopram (Celexa)? 

Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor found under the brand name Celexa. It is most often prescribed to treat depression. Less frequently, it is prescribed to treat eating disorders, panic disorder,…

What Is Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)? 

Fluoxetine is a generic selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), an antidepressant medication that is found in popular brand names like Prozac, Prozac Weekly, and Sarafem. The medication moderates serotonin levels in the…

What Is Fluvoxamine (Luvox)? 

Fluvoxamine is the generic name for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), sold most often under the brand name Luvox. Although fluvoxamine is a drug in the same class as several antidepressants,…

What Is Sertraline (Zoloft)? 

Sertraline is the generic name for a popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), a type of antidepressant most commonly prescribed under the brand name Zoloft. The medication is prescribed to treat major depression,…

What Is Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva, Brisdelle)? 

Paroxetine is the generic name for a selective serotonin is the generic name for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which has several popular brand names; Paxil, Pexeva, Brisdelle, and Paxil CR…

Is Behavioral Activation Effective in Treating Depression?  

Behavioral activation treatment is a behaviorally based treatment for depression that proposes that the internal factors often associated with the treatment of depression in such therapies as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy…

Treatment Medications for Depression and Their Addiction Risks

Antidepressant medications refer to several classes of drugs that are specifically designed for the treatment of clinical depression (major depressive disorder, MDD). These medications have also found utility in the treatment…

A Guide to Antidepressant Medications

There are several types of antidepressant medication, but they all generally work by affecting neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which communicate between neurons in the brain. When an individual suffers from…

Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Depression?

Within recent years, various organizations and individuals have studied the potential use of ketamine as a drug to treat depression. According to an article published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, various clinics…