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Tricyclic Antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants are another older class of antidepressants. Due to certain side effects, they are generally not recommended for elderly people. Tricyclic types of depression medicine include:
 

Miscellaneous Antidepressants

There are several other antidepressants available, including:
 

 

Sometimes, stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (Ritalin®) are used to treat depression when other medications have not helped; although stimulants are not approved for this use.
 
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