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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 include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression 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
-
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)

UNK

LATUDA [Lurasidone HydrochlorideC28H36N4O2SClH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

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)

UNK

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)

UNK

PAXIL CR [Paroxetine Hydrochloride]
RX
-
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)

UNK

PEXEVA [Paroxetine MesylateC19H20FNO3CH4O3S]
RX
-
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)

UNK

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)

UNK

PROZAC [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

PROZAC WEEKLY [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

SARAFEM [Fluoxetine HydrochlorideC17H18F3NOClH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

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)

UNK

TRINTELLIX [Vortioxetine HydrobromideC18H22N2SBrH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

ZOLOFT [Sertraline HydrochlorideC17H17Cl2NClH]
RX
-
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)

UNK

ZYPREXA [OlanzapineC17H20N4S]
RX
-
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)

UNK

ZYPREXA ZYDIS [OlanzapineC17H20N4S]
RX
-
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)

UNK

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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.OscarWilde | July 15th, 2018
efficacy
5.0  (1)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

DEPRESSION [major depressive disorder]
   St. John's Wort can be used to relieve anxiety and act as an antidepressant. Take as directed. Approved for as a medicine in Germany. Not recognized in the United States as an effective antidepressant. The plant is poisonous to livestock. Contain a phytochemical chemicals, hyperforin and hypericin, which are make skin sensitive to light with extended use.
Mechanism - Hypericum perforatum
Jlaiii | May 1st, 2020