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Antidepressants: SSRI

Medical treatments for depression include medications as well as other procedures that may sometimes be helpful for people who are struggling with depression. Let's talk about medications: there are many different types of what we call antidepressants - medicines that seemed to help certain individuals who are struggling with depression that can provide a significant amount of relief. The most common type of antidepressant medicine that we encounter and that we prescribe is what's called an SSRI and that is short for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. These are medicines you may have heard of like Prozac (also known as fluoxetine) or Zoloft (also known as Sertraline.) They're prescribed for depression as well as for anxiety, and they seem to help a lot of people. Basically, they are thought to work by increasing the amount of Serotonin - one of the neurotransmitters or chemicals in the brain in the spaces between brain cells. That being said, the actual mechanism is probably a lot more complicated than that.

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Major Depressive Disorder Research Study – Science 37

Major Depressive Disorder Research Study – Science 37

Depression can frequently make you feel sad or anxious. If it's something you're dealing with now or have in the past, you're not alone.
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Efficacy of an Online Program for the Treatment of Mild and Moderate Depression

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Major depression (MD) is a disease with a great impact on people´s functioning and is the second leading cause of disability worldwide.
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A Family Depression Prevention Program (FDP)

A Family Depression Prevention Program (FDP)

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Brief CBT for the Treatment of Depression During Inpatient Hospitalization

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Participants assigned to the CBT condition will receive the usual standard of care during an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
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Brain Imaging Study on Teen Depression

Our clinical research aims to better understand brain functioning and emotion regulation, with the goal of improving therapies designed to
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This is a study looking at how safe and effective the investigational drug (AXS-05) is in treating patients who have been diagnosed with major
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