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Children who are depressed may suffer from low-self esteem and have a hard time getting along with others. This eMedTV Web page provides detailed information about childhood depression, including its types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Depression causes unnecessary suffering for both people who have the illness and their families. This eMedTV article describes how the illness can affect how you eat, sleep, and think about things, and also lists possible symptoms and risk factors.
Due to the developmental issues teens face, teen depression is a different illness than adult depression. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of the condition, noting in particular its causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
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Amitriptyline is a prescription medication used to treat depression. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at amitriptyline, including information on the drug's possible side effects, available strengths, and overdose symptoms.
Antidepressants are medications that are most commonly used for treating depression. This eMedTV article lists various types of antidepressants, explains how they work, and offers general information on what you should know before using these drugs.
Aplenzin is a long-acting medication prescribed for the treatment of depression. This section of the eMedTV Web site provides a complete overview of this antidepressant, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Asendin is a type of antidepressant that is used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers a general overview of this drug, including information on how it works and possible side effects that may occur while taking it.
Budeprion XL is a prescribed medicine used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain, lists potential side effects, and covers dosing guidelines.
Celexa is a prescription medication used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains how the antidepressant works, describes its effects, and lists some of the side effects that may occur while taking this drug.
Cymbalta has been approved to treat various conditions, such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression. This eMedTV page explains how the drug affects certain chemicals in the brain, lists potential side effects, and offers tips.
Deplin is a medical food prescribed to increase folate levels in people with depression. This eMedTV page explains how Deplin can also benefit people with schizophrenia. A list of side effects, dosing tips, and safety precautions is also included.
Desipramine is a prescription drug that is commonly used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV page describes desipramine in more detail, including an explanation of how it works and a list of potential side effects that may occur.
Effexor is an antidepressant that is commonly used to treat depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at how this prescription drug works and how and when to take it -- and also lists some potential Effexor side effects.
Emsam is a prescription drug that is approved for the treatment of depression. This eMedTV article explains how Emsam works to relieve depression symptoms and also lists available strengths, possible side effects, and more.
Fetzima is a prescription medication used for the treatment of clinical depression. This eMedTV Web page explains how the antidepressant works, describes its effects, and lists some of the adverse reactions that may occur while taking it.
Available by prescription only, Forfivo XL is a long-acting, once-a-day medicine used to treat depression. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medication, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
Imipramine pamoate is a prescription drug used to treat adult depression. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on imipramine pamoate uses, effects, possible side effects, general dosing guidelines, and strengths.
Isocarboxazid is a prescription drug that is used to treat depression. This eMedTV resource explains why this product is usually used as a last resort. This page also describes how it works and provides tips for taking the medicine.
L-tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is also available in supplement form. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of L-tyrosine, including information on its safety and effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
Generalized anxiety disorder and depression are often treated with Lexapro. This segment of the eMedTV Web site further describes this prescription drug and its other uses, as well as dosing information, side effects, strengths, and more.
Ludiomil is a prescription medication that is used for treating depression in adults. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides an overview of this drug and its uses, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Nardil is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat depression in adults. This page on the eMedTV site offers general dosage information for Nardil, explains how the drug works, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Nefazodone is a type of antidepressant that is licensed to treat depression in adults. This part of the eMedTV library explains how nefazodone works, describes the effects of the medication, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Nortriptyline is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of depression. This portion of the eMedTV library explains how nortriptyline works, describes some potential side effects, and outlines some tips for when and how to take the drug.
Olanzapine and fluoxetine is a prescription drug approved to treat depression due to bipolar disorder. This eMedTV resource discusses the uses of the medication in more detail, including how it works and possible side effects.
Oleptro is a long-acting medication prescribed for the treatment of depression. This section of the eMedTV Web site provides a complete overview of this antidepressant, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Pamelor is a prescription medication that is approved to help treat depression. This eMedTV article explains how the medication can affect certain chemicals in the brain, lists potential side effects, and gives tips for those taking the medication.
Parnate is a medication that can be prescribed to treat depression in adults. This page on the eMedTV site discusses Parnate uses in more detail, offers general dosing information for the drug, and explains how the medication works.
Paroxetine is a medication that is used to treat depression and several other conditions. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at paroxetine, including information about its uses and possible side effects.
Paxil CR is a prescription drug used to treat depression, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. This eMedTV page describes other uses of the drug, explains how it works, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment with Paxil CR.
Pexeva is a medication licensed to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other conditions. This eMedTV resource gives an overview of this drug, including information about how it works, how to take it, and possible side effects.
Pristiq is a prescription medicine used for treating depression. This article on the eMedTV site explains how Pristiq works, describes its effects, lists possible side effects that may occur, and explains what you should know before taking the drug.
Protriptyline is a prescription medicine that is licensed for treating depression. This eMedTV Web page further describes the drug, offering detailed information on its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Prozac is a type of antidepressant that is used to treat panic disorder, depression, and other conditions. This eMedTV article further discusses specific Prozac uses and offers details on the drug's dosage information and possible side effects.
Remeron is a prescription medication that is approved to help treat depression. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, highlights some of its potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the medication.
Sinequan is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults. This eMedTV resource describes the medicine in more detail, including an explanation of how it works and a list of possible side effects that may occur.
An SSRI is a prescription drug that treats certain brain conditions, such as depression and panic disorder. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of these medications, including how they work, conditions they can treat, and possible side effects.
St. John's wort is a dietary supplement often used for treating depression and other conditions. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this supplement, including information on its effectiveness, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
Tofranil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat depression in adults and bedwetting in children. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works, describes dosing information, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Trazodone is a medication that is used for the treatment of depression. This segment of the eMedTV archives offers general dosing information on the drug, explains how it is thought to work, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Tricyclic antidepressants are prescription medicines that are primarily approved to treat depression. This eMedTV page explains how these medications can affect chemicals in the brain, lists some side effects, and offers general dosing tips.
A healthcare provider may prescribe trimipramine for the treatment of adult depression. This eMedTV page describes how this prescription medicine works, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
Venlafaxine is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of depression. This section of the eMedTV site explains how venlafaxine works and offers information on its effects, general dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Venlafaxine XR is a prescription drug licensed to treat depression and anxiety disorders. This page on the eMedTV site covers venlafaxine XR side effects, strengths, and dosing guidelines, as well as what to tell your doctor before you take the drug.
Available by prescription only, Viibryd is a medication used to treat major depression. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this drug, with information on how it works, who can take it, side effects, and more.
Wellbutrin is a prescription medication that is approved to treat depression. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, highlights some of its potential side effects, offers tips on when and how to take it, and more.
Wellbutrin SR is commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to relieve depression symptoms, highlights some potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug.
Wellbutrin XL is a prescription drug that is approved to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, highlights potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the medicine.
Zoloft is a medication that is licensed to treat depression, panic disorder, and other conditions. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this drug, including information about how it works, how to take it, and possible side effects.
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