FAQ-What Medications Treat Depression

What medications are used to treat depression?

There are many different kinds of medicine for depression.

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI)
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Atypical Antidepressants
  • Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI)

Tell your doctor about any medicines that you are taking. Do not forget about cold medicines and herbs like St. John’s Wort. Some medicines will make you very sick if you take them while you are taking antidepressants.

Like any drug, depression medicines may cause some side effects. Do not stop taking your medicines without first talking to your doctor. Tell your doctor about any problems you are having. Your doctor will help you find the medicine that is best for you.