In my search, I collected the following antidepressant list. But first, one has to ask, "why so many kinds?" It kind of gives you a clue as to what’s going on with the pharmaceutical companies. I believe it’s for the buck.
For instance, a friend recently shared how his doctor put him on 8 different kinds of antidepressants until he got better. This took 19 months of his life! He spent lots of money on the drugs (and to top it all off - lost wages because of lack of ability to work). So did the final antidepressant work? Or was it a combination of other things like therapy, emotional growth and exercise which he also did?
If you perused the medical journals, like I did, you'd be surprised to learn what actually works.
My antidepressant list gives you a clue that no drug is the final miracle. Which is why I did more research and put together the report, “6 Powerful Ingredients to Cure Your Depression”. After reading through the medical journals, I learned that, according to the medical journals, placebos worked better than any drug out there! Now, that was confusing! So, I began to learn the other ingredients that ACTUALLY works to cure depression.
Because of the downside of the side effects of antidepressants (in my own case) it’s good news that there are natural cures to depression. REMEMBER antidepressants merely treat the symptoms of depression not the cause of depression!
(For more info on the natural ways to cure depression, enjoy our free report.)
So, anyway, here is the exhausting antidepressant drug list I compiled... (along with some helpful articles below.)
SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – increases serotonin (like paving happy highways to your brain).
• citalopram (Celexa) • escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro) • paroxetine (Paxil): • fluoxetine (Prozac): • fluvoxamine maleate (Luvox): • sertraline (Zoloft):
MAOIs or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (also like paving happy highways to your brain – just different highways).
• isocarboxazid (Marplan®) • moclobemide (Manerix®) • phenelzine (Nardil®) • tranylcypromine (Parnate®) • selegiline transdermal system (EMSAM®)
Potentially fatal reactions can occur with food products containing tyramine such as cheese and beer.
Tricyclics- Tri meaning 3 rings of atoms
• amitriptyline (Elavil®, Endep®) • clomipramine (Anafranil®) • desipramine (Norpramin®, Pertofrane®) • dosulepin (dothiepin) (Prothiaden®) • doxepin (Adapin®, Sinequan®) • imipramine (Tofranil®) • nortriptyline (Pamelor®) • protriptyline (Vivactil®) • trimipramine (Surmontil®) • lofepramine
Tricyclics can be very lethal in an overdose and should be used with extreme caution in the elderly.
• maprotiline (Ludiomil) • amoxapine (Asendin®) • mianserin • mirtazapine (Remeron): • bupropion (Wellbutrin®): • duloxetine (Cymbalta®): • nefazodone (Serzone®): • reboxetine (Edronax®): • trazodone (Desyrel®): • venlafaxine (Effexor®):
So, there's the list - isn't it... depressing?
Unlike my friend who went through the 8 different drugs and 19 months of hell, I only went through one and 4 months of hell. (I won't get into why I think I came out the fastest with the least amount of scars - just read my report). It is my wish that you find the truth and the fastest route to peace and joy.
Merri Ellen, Editor