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Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can includeFeeling sad or "empty"Loss of interest in favorite activitiesOvereating, or not wanting to eat at allNot being able to sleep, or sleeping too muchFeeling very tiredFeeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guiltyAches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problemsThoughts of death or suicideDepression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

Depression FDA Approved Drugs

EFFEXOR XR [Venlafaxine HydrochlorideC17H27NO2ClH]
RX
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eq 150mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
eq 37.5mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
eq 75mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
Wyeth Pharms IncOct 20, 1997
  • Treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Treatment of social anxiety disorder.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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LATUDA [Lurasidone HydrochlorideC28H36N4O2SClH]
RX
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120mg (oral tablet)
40mg (oral tablet)
60mg (oral tablet)
80mg (oral tablet)
Sunovion Pharms IncApr 26, 2012
  • Treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar depression with improvement in attention function in schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder.
  • Treatment of schizophrenia with improvement in negative symptoms and/or cognitive dysfunction of schizophrenia.
  • Treatment of schizophrenia.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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NARCAN [Naloxone HydrochlorideC19H21NO4ClH]
RX
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2mg/spray (nasal spray, metered)
4mg/spray (nasal spray, metered)
AdaptJan 24, 2017
  • Use of naloxone hydrochloride for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression..
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PAXIL [Paroxetine Hydrochloride]
RX
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eq 10mg base (oral tablet)
eq 10mg base/5ml (oral suspension)
eq 20mg base (oral tablet)
eq 30mg base (oral tablet)
eq 40mg base (oral tablet)
Apotex TechnologiesDec 29, 1992
  • Depression.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder.
efficacy
4.0  (1)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PAXIL CR [Paroxetine Hydrochloride]
RX
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eq 12.5mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 25mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 37.5mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
Apotex TechnologiesFeb 16, 1999
  • Depression, panic disorder, premenstrual disorders and social anxiety disorder.
  • Depression.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PEXEVA [Paroxetine MesylateC19H20FNO3CH4O3S]
RX
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eq 10mg base (oral tablet)
eq 20mg base (oral tablet)
eq 30mg base (oral tablet)
eq 40mg base (oral tablet)
Sebela Ireland LtdJul 3, 2003
  • Depression.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Treatment of panic disorder.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PRISTIQ [Desvenlafaxine SuccinateC16H25NO2C4H6O4H2O]
RX
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eq 100mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 25mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 50mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
Wyeth Pharms IncFeb 29, 2008
  • For the approved uses and conditions of use, including depression.
  • Maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder (mdd).
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PROZAC [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
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eq 10mg base (oral capsule)
eq 20mg base (oral capsule)
eq 40mg base (oral capsule)
Eli Lilly And CoDec 23, 1992
  • Prozac and olanzapine in combination for the acute treatment of treatment resistant depression in adults.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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PROZAC WEEKLY [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
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eq 90mg base (oral capsule, delayed rel pellets)
LillyFeb 26, 2001
  • Method of treating people suffering from depression without an increase in nausea.
  • Method of treating people suffering from depression.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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SARAFEM [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
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eq 10mg base (oral tablet)
eq 15mg base (oral tablet)
eq 20mg base (oral tablet)
ApilMay 19, 2006
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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SYMBYAX [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH : OlanzapineC17H20N4S]
RX
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eq 25mg base : eq 12mg base (oral capsule)
eq 25mg base : eq 3mg base (oral capsule)
eq 25mg base : eq 6mg base (oral capsule)
eq 50mg base : eq 12mg base (oral capsule)
eq 50mg base : eq 6mg base (oral capsule)
LillyDec 24, 2003
  • Symbyax is indicated for the acute treatment of treatment resistant depression in adults.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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TRINTELLIX [Vortioxetine HydrobromideC18H22N2SBrH]
RX
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eq 10mg base (oral tablet)
eq 20mg base (oral tablet)
eq 5mg base (oral tablet)
Takeda Pharms UsaSep 30, 2013
  • Method of treating an affective disorder such as depression.
  • Method of treating depression or major depressive disorder.
efficacy
3.0  (1)
side effects
4.0  (1)
danger
4.0  (1)

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ZOLOFT [Sertraline HydrochlorideC17H17Cl2NClH]
RX
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eq 100mg base (oral tablet)
eq 20mg base/ml (oral concentrate)
eq 25mg base (oral tablet)
eq 50mg base (oral tablet)
PfizerDec 30, 1991
efficacy
4.5  (2)
side effects
2.5  (2)
danger
2.0  (2)

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ZYPREXA [OlanzapineC17H20N4S]
RX
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10mg (oral tablet)
10mg/vial (intramuscular injectable)
15mg (oral tablet)
2.5mg (oral tablet)
20mg (oral tablet)
7.5mg (oral tablet)
LillySep 30, 1996
  • Prozac and olanzapine in combination for the acute treatment of treatment resistant depression in adults.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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ZYPREXA ZYDIS [OlanzapineC17H20N4S]
RX
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10mg (oral tablet, orally disintegrating)
15mg (oral tablet, orally disintegrating)
20mg (oral tablet, orally disintegrating)
LillyApr 6, 2000
  • Zyprexa zydis and fluoxetine in combination for the acute treatment of treatment resistant depression in adults.
efficacy
3.0  (1)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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Home Remedies for Depression

DEPRESSION
   Lemongrass essential oil helps treats anxiety and depression. It also deodorizes and fight bacteria and repels insects.
efficacy
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WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for historical reference only. Many of these treatments are now known to be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field.

Felter's Materia Medica on Depression

ACONITUM NEPALLUS
   ...d frequency of the heart action, due to vagal stimulation, and subsequent rapid pulse, due to vagal depression. The heart muscle is also thought to be paralyzed by it. The action upon the vaso-motor s...... system is not well understood, though the lowered arterial pressure is explained by some as due to depression of the vaso-motor center. In small doses aconite quiets hurried breathing, but large dose......zziness most marked upon assuming the upright posture, pain in the head, acute body pain, excessive depression, with feeble circulation and diminished respiration. The pulse may fall to 30 or 40 beats...1

ARNICA MONTANA
   ...nounced action upon the medulla and spinal cord which can be invoked to good advantage in states of depression. The keynote for arnica is spinal and vagal enervation. It should be brought into service......ne or atropine, or phosphorus, none of which are so safe as arnica. Arnica will prove useful in the depression occasioned by extreme forms of diarrhoea and dysentery when the discharges escape control......umonia—which is but pneumonia with typhoid conditions— marked asthenia, feeble circulation, great depression, low muttering delirium, picking at the bed clothes, and dry tongue loaded with foul mucu...1

ASAFOETIDA (Ferula fetida)
   ...ncture of Asafetida. Dose, 5 to 30 drops. Specific Indications.— “Nervous irritation, with mental depression, headache, and dizziness; hysteroidal conditions; convulsive disorders from purely functi......ion. On the whole asafetida is a simple and efficient remedy best adapted to disorders with nervous depression, more or less feebleness, and particularly if associated with constipation, flatulence, o...1

AVENA SATIVA
   ...ic Indications.—Nervous exhaustion; nervous debility of convalescence; cardiac weakness of nervous depression; nocturnal losses following fevers and from the nervous erethism of debility; nervous hea......osses following fevers and from the nervous erethism of debility; nervous headache from overwork or depression. Action and Therapy.—Oatmeal water is sometimes useful to dilute “baby foods” and milk...1

CACTUS (Selenicereus spp.)
   ...ns.—Impaired heart action, whether feeble, irregular, or tumultuous; cardiac disorders with mental depression, praecordial oppression, and apprehension of danger and death; nervous disorders with fee......s system in cardiac diseases, calling for cactus, is quite characteristic. There is a marked mental depression, often amounting to hypochondria and fear of impending death. Associated with these are p......be feeble, violent, or irregular, provided it be due to lack of innervation, associated with mental depression, or in excitable or nervous individuals, the remedy relieves, because its tendency is to ...1

CANNABIS
   ...paration.—Specific Medicine Cannabis. Dose, 1/2 to 10 drops. Specific Indications.—Marked nervous depression; irritation of the genito-urinary tract; burning, frequent micturition; painful micturiti......with brief periods of sleep, disturbed by unpleasant dreams; spasmodic and painful conditions, with depression; mental illusions; hallucinations; cerebral anemia from spasm of cerebral vessels; palpit......s; palpitation of the heart, with sharp, stitching pain; and menstrual headache, with great nervous depression. Action.—The principal seat of action of cannabis is upon the intellectual part of the c...1

CANTHARIS
   The dried beetles, Cantharis vesicatoria (Linné), De Geer. (Ord. Coleoptera.) Southern Europe. Dose, 1 grain. Common Name: Spanish Fly; Synonym:... / ...ions sought to be relieved by it. Cantharis promotes menstruation in atonic amenorrhoea with marked depression. It also increases the sexual appetite and has been used to strengthen the procreative fu... / ...eczema; upon what grounds we are not advised.1

CAPSICUM
   The ripe fruit, dried, of Capsicum frutescens, Linné (Nat. Ord. Solanaceae). Tropical America; also cultivated in most tropical countries. Dose,... / ... (Composed of Oleoresin of Capsicum and Rubber Plaster). Rubefacient. Specific Indications.—Marked depression and debility, with feeble pulse and repressed secretions; pale membranes with scanty, vis...1

COCAERYTH5
   ...specially in convalescence from exhausting fevers and other diseases in which a persistent nervous depression follows. While of some value in chorea and repeated attacks of hysteria, it should not be......is, to give rest, quiet gastric irritability, and aid breathing. For all prolonged states of mental depression, as neurasthenia, hypochondria, melancholia, depressive insanity, etc., its administratio...1

CONIUM
   ...becomes paralyzed. The latter is the cause of death by conium and is due to the combined results of depression of the respiratory center in the medulla and the nervomuscular paralysis of the muscles o......he throat and thirst, nausea, dizziness, sinking at the stomach, numbness, muscular relaxation, and depression of the circulation. Toxic amounts cause staggering gait, muscular heaviness and prostrati...1

CORALLORHIZA
   The rhizome of Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Nuttall. (Nat. Ord. Orchidaceae.) Rich woods in eastern half of the United States. Dose, 1 drachm. Common... / ...ecially valuable in the declining stages of bronchopneumonia, of a low but inactive type, with much depression, prostration after cough or effort, copious, heavy expectoration, and general debility. F... / ...agent is too expensive to use for these purposes. It is to be regretted that its extreme scarcity makes corallorhiza an almost unobtainable drug.1

CRATAEGUSCRAN6
   The ripe fruit and bark of (1) Crataegus Oxyacantha, Linné, and (2) other species of Crataegus. (Nat. Ord. Rosaceae) 1. England and other parts... / ...r murmurs, sighing respiration, or other difficult breathing, especially when associated with nerve depression or neurasthenia; mitral regurgitation, with valvular insufficiency; cardiac pain; praecor... / ...trial; and as yet with no rational explanation of its reputed powers. The smaller doses are suggested as more likely to succeed than full doses.1

CYPRIPEDIUMCYAL10
   The rhizome and rootlets of Cypripedium pubescens, Swartz; and of Cypripedium parviflorum, Salisbury. (Nat. Ord. Orchidaceae.) Rich woods of the... / ...unrest; menstrual irregularities, with despondency; tendency to dementia at the climacteric; mental depression from sexual abuse. Action and Therapy.—All of the species of Cypripedium resemble valeri... / ...Simple Syrup, enough to make 3 fluidounces. Mix. Sig.: Dose, 5 to 20 drops. If nausea occurs lessen the amount of, or omit the lobelia.1

DIGITALIS
   ...ctivity through stimulation of Setschenow's center of inhibition in the medulla, and is followed by depression of the spinal cord and motor nerve trunks and by eventual paralysis of the muscles. These......the drug upon the walls of the vessels. All of the above effects are those of stimulation, never of depression, and digitalis, in such doses, is therefore a heart stimulant and heart tonic. When carri...1

ELATERIUM
   The feculence of the juice of the fruit of Ecballium Elaterium (Linné), A. Richard. (Nat. Ord. Cucurbitaceae.) A trailing vine of southern... / ...nd watery purgation. In medium doses only copious watery stools are produced, but with considerable depression. The treatment for excessive action of elaterium is that for gastro-enteritis in general.... / ...is preferred by some physicians, though elaterium, notwithstanding its impurities, seems to be more generally efficient than its derivative.1


WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for historical reference only. Many of these treatments are now known to be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field.

Physician's Materia Medica on Depression

ANTIMONY
   Compounds of Antimony are irritant poisons producing specifi cally depression of the nervous and circulatory systems, nausea and diaphoresis. They are now used chiefly as diaphoretiw, expectorants and alteratives. a. Antimony and Potassium Tartrate (Tartar Emetic). Dose, as an alterative, 0.001 to 0.004 Grm. (1-50 to 1-15 gr.); as an expectorant, 0.005 to 0.010 Grm. (1-12 to 1-6 gr.); as a nauseant diaphore tic, 0.01 to 0.03 Grm. (1-6 to 1-2 gr.); as an emetic, 0.06 Grm. (1 gr.) re peated if ne2

ELIXIR DIGITALIN COMPOUND
   Each fluidrachm contains; Digitalin (German), 1-100 gr.; Strych nine Sulphate, 1-50 gr.; Nitroglycerin, 1-100 gr. A most energetic stimulant, very prompt in action, especially useful in the treatment of surgical shock or collapse and in the cardiac depression following fever. The liquid preparation is commonly to be preferred to tab lets, and ought to be in the pocket medicine case of every physician. Ordinary dose 4 c. c. (1 fluidrachm).2

PHOSPHORUS
   A powerful irritant poison. In minute doses it acts as a restora tive in nervous exhaustion. It diminishes tissue waste, and serves as a direct food for brain and bone. It is reputed aphrodisiac, and is used frequently with reference to this property, as well as in neural gia, mania, mental depression and in some cutaneous affections. It promotes the growth of bone and so is indicated in rachitis and osteomalacia. Dose, 0.0006 to 0.003 Grm. (1-100 to 1-20 gr.).2


WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for historical reference only. Many of these treatments are now known to be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field.

Physician's Therapeutics Memoranda on Depression

INFLUENZA
   The remedies most prescribed in the early stage are; aconlte and potassium citrate to control the febrile symptoms;... / ...reated in the usual manner, avoid ing depressing agents such as tartar emetic. Cannabis indica is a safe sedative in these cases. Combat the peculiar depression as the case progresses by strychnine or nux vomica in full doses, combined often with belladonna.2


References

1) Felter, Harvey Wickes, 1922, The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2) Nelson, Baker & Co., 1904, Physician's Handy Book of Materia Medica and Therapeustics, Detroit, Michigan.