Understanding Antidepressants

Posted by James Driver, With 0 Comments, Category: medication, Tags: , ,
I figured it made sense to start a detailed discussion about psychotropic medications by beginning with antidepressants since they’re probably the most common.  Apparently, as of 2014 one in nine adults and one in six women are taking antidepressants.  I want to briefly discuss the four most commonly used types of antidepressants in New Zealand (SNRIs, SSRIs, MAOIs, and TCAs – you’ll get used to the acronyms, psychiatry is full of them) but first of all start with a brief and really impo ...

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