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Blister pack of Prozac (fluoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
chemical structure of the SNRI drug venlafaxine
The chemical structure of venlafaxine (Effexor), an SNRI

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and, in some cases, dysmenorrhoea, snoring, migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addiction, dependence, and sleep disorders. They can be used alone or in combination with other medications but only when prescribed.

The most important classes of antidepressants are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), reversible monoamine oxidase A inhibitors (rMAO-A inhibitors), tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs), and noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSAs).<ref name="SJW and rMAO-A inhibitors – 2015" /> St John's wort is also used in the treatment of depression.<ref name="SJW and rMAO-A inhibitors – 2015" /><ref name="SJW Cochrane review">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Antidepressant sections
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Blister pack of Prozac (fluoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
chemical structure of the SNRI drug venlafaxine
The chemical structure of venlafaxine (Effexor), an SNRI

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and, in some cases, dysmenorrhoea, snoring, migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addiction, dependence, and sleep disorders. They can be used alone or in combination with other medications but only when prescribed.

The most important classes of antidepressants are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), reversible monoamine oxidase A inhibitors (rMAO-A inhibitors), tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs), and noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSAs).<ref name="SJW and rMAO-A inhibitors – 2015" /> St John's wort is also used in the treatment of depression.<ref name="SJW and rMAO-A inhibitors – 2015" /><ref name="SJW Cochrane review">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Antidepressant sections
Intro   Medical uses    Adverse effects    Pharmacology    Types    Adjuncts    History    Society and culture    See also    References    Additional reading   

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