What is Depression?
Depression or major depressive disorder can be characterized by feelings of sadness, fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating, hopelessness, and loss of interest and pleasure in normally enjoyed activities. Many people may experience these feelings occasionally, but depressive disorders are persistent and interfere with health and everyday life.
Treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and medications. The most common antidepressant treatments include SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOIs.
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November 05, 2013
What’s the deal with the best selling mood medicine of the year?
Abilify. This tiny little pill, an atypical antipsychotic, made the drug company over 6 billion dollars this past year. It’s an expensive drug and there are many patient assistance programs out there for Abilify but the question you should ask first: is it worth paying for? Let’s find out.
Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. See More
October 29, 2013
For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.
What are Express Scripts and Caremark?
Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More
October 08, 2013
The FDA recently approved a new antidepressant, Brintellix (vortioxetine) for use in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). MDD affects an estimated 14 million people in the United States. Symptoms can manifest emotionally and physically and can affect cognitive function, causing mood changes and interferences in normal activities and affecting daily quality of life. Here is what you need to know:
How does it work?
The exact mechanism of the drug is still not fully understood. See More
Popular Depression Drugs
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions written for the brand and generic versions of each drug,
regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.