Antidepressant Medications

What is Clomipramine?

Clomipramine belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. It helps ease the symptoms of a number of different conditions.

Depression: the exact cause of depression is not known. It can develop for no apparent reason or it may be triggered by a life event such as a relationship problem, bereavement, or illness. With depression you have a consistently low mood and other symptoms severe enough to interfere with your normal day-to-day activities.

Phobias and obsessions: a phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or an event, which is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Obsessions are unpleasant thoughts, images, or urges that keep coming into your mind. Both of these can cause feelings of distress and can prevent you from getting on with normal activities.

Cataplexy associated with narcolepsynarcolepsy is a long-term problem which affects sleep. It is often associated with a condition called cataplexy. Cataplexy is the word used to describe a sudden loss of muscle control, often triggered by an emotion such as anger or excitement. This can cause you to drop things or to stumble.

Clomipramine can help ease the symptoms in each of these conditions. It is thought to work by interfering with brain chemicals (such as serotonin) which may be involved in causing the symptoms.

(The above excerpt is from Patient.UK webiste. for full article please clink on the link below)

https://patient.info/medicine/clomipramine

 

Antidepressant Medications

What is Fluvoxamine? and SSRIs medications in general

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Cautions
  3. Dosage
  4. Side effects
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a widely used type of antidepressant.They’re mainly prescribed to treat depression, particularly persistent or severe cases, and are often used in combination with a talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

SSRIs are usually the first choice medication for depression because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types of antidepressant.

As well as depression, SSRIs can be used to treat a number of other mental health conditions, including:

(The above excerpt has been taken from NHS UK website, for reading the full article please click the link below).

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ssri-antidepressants/

 

Antidepressant Medications

What is Citalopram? – The Psych Talk

Citalopram, also known by the trade name Celexa, is an antidepressant of the SSRI class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. Benefits may take one to four weeks to occur. It is taken by mouth. The recommended dose is: The usual dose of citalopram is…
— Read on thepsychtalk.com/2019/03/12/what-is-citalopram/

Antidepressant Medications

What is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is a type of antidepressant known as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor).

It is often used to treat depression, and also sometimes obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia.

Fluoxetine helps many people recover from depression, and it has fewer unwanted effects than older antidepressants.

Fluoxetine is available only on prescription. It comes as tablets and capsules.

 

The above excerpt is from NHS UK webiste. For full article visit the NHS UK website at the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/fluoxetine-prozac/