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1. Medications that treat depression are called

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Medications that treat depression are called antidepressants. They may help improve the way your brain uses certain chemicals that control mood or stress. Types of antidepressants include

  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
You may need to try several different antidepressant medicines before finding the one that improves your symptoms and has manageable side effects.