Some, but not all, tricyclic antidepressants are approved for the following uses:
- Bedwetting in children
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Psychotic depression (depression with hallucinations, delusions, or other psychotic features)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) have been approved for treating the following conditions:
- Parkinson's disease.
Some MAOIs are approved for depression, some are approved for Parkinson's disease, and some are approved for both.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend an antidepressant for something other than the condition(s) discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses of antidepressants include the treatment of the following conditions:
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Personality disorders
- Tourette syndrome
- Premature ejaculation
- Teeth grinding (bruxism).