Depression

Medication

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1. The most popular kinds of antidepressant medications used today are called




That's correct. A is the correct answer.

SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and SNRIs, or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, include drugs like fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), venlafaxine (Effexor) and others. SSRIs and SNRIs are more popular than older medications like MAOIs and tricyclics because they tend to have fewer side effects. However, medications affect everyone differently, and sometimes an older medication may be the best choice.