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Types Of Antidepressants

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) SSRIs are the most widely prescribed type of antidepressants. They’re usually preferred over other antidepressants, as they cause fewer side effects. An overdose is also less likely to be serious. Fluoxetine is probably the best-known SSRI (sold under the brand name Prozac). Other SSRIs include citalopram (Cipramil), paroxetine (Seroxat) and sertraline (Lustral). Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) SNRIs are similar to SSRIs. They were designed to be a more effective antidepressant than SSRIs. However, the evidence that […]

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