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Tricyclic Antidepressants
Tricyclic antidepressants are an older class of antidepressants. Due to certain side effects, they are generally not recommended for elderly people. Medications in this category include:
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of older medications used for treating depression. There are many serious food and drug interactions with MAOIs. Because of this, these medications are usually used only if other medications for depression have not been effective. Examples of MAOIs include:
Miscellaneous Antidepressants
Several other antidepressants are 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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