Depression

Treatments for depression

Pulling yourself together isn't helpful advice

Medication
Treating depression

We look at the different types of treatment for depression is treated, and how do antidepressants work.

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Tricyclic antidepressants

How do tricyclic antidepressants work and are they addictive?

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Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

How do monoamine oxidase inhibitors work?

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Other antidepressants

How do antidepressants work?

St. John's wort for depression
St John's wort: the herbal remedy and depression

St John's wort is a popular non-prescription herbal remedy used for mild depression.

Antidepressants Zoloft Paxil and Prozac
Stopping antidepressants

Stopping your antidepressants is a decision that should be taken together with your doctor rather than by yourself

Antidepressants Zoloft Paxil and Prozac
Should I be worried about antidepressant addiction?

Dr Max Pemberton answers the big questions surrounding antidepressant use

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Do antidepressants make you fat?

Dr Max Pemberton reveals the truth about mood meds and weight gain

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6 women share what it's actually like on being on antidepressants

"Without them getting me through my darkest times I don't know where I would be today."

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Sertraline an antidepressant also used for anxiety

Find out more about the uses, warnings and side effects of sertraline

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Duloxetine: Cymbalta for depression and nerve pain

duloxetine for depression

Anxiety
Escitalopram (Cipralex):

Escitalopram antidepressant for depression or anxiety

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lorazepam: contraindications, cautions, use in pregnancy

Lorazepam: contraindications, cautions, use in pregnancy

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How do you take lorazepam?

Recommended dose of lorazepam for sleep or to treat anxiety

GP taking to patient about anxiety 
Lorazepam: uses, dosage, warnings and side effects

Lorazepam - get advice on taking it for anxiety and sleep problems