Treatments of depression

Treatments of depression - Questions: 1. What therapies are...

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Questions: 1. What therapies are available for the treatment of depression? 2. Give details of at least three categories of drugs that are currently used to treat patients with depression and explain their mechanisms of action. 1. The therapies available for the treatment of depression are antidepressants and alternative therapies depending on the patient situation (e.g.: cognitive behavioural therapy, problem-solving therapy, group therapy etc). The treatment is decided on case by case basement. The antidepressants can be: non-specific blockers of monoamine uptake (tricyclic antidepressants, such as: amitryptyline, imipramine, nortryptiline, clomipramine, lofepramine), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (venlafaxine), noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (mirtazapine), selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (reboxetine), noncompetitive nonselective irreversible blockers of MAO A and MAO B (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), reversible inhibitors of MAO A (moclobemide, brofaromine). There are also some “atypical” antidepressants: nomifensine (inhibits NA uptake), iprindole, mianserin (antagonizes α 2 -adrenoceptors). Amphetamine elevates mood by facilitating NA release, but can induce
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