Which depression medication is the best?
While effectiveness of any treatment option depends on the individual’s situation, the most common medications prescribed for depression are SSRIs, which include:
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Paxil/Prexeva (paroxetine)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
Antidepressants are far and away the most common treatment for people with depression, but they are not the only form of treatment. Other types of treatment include:
- Mood stabilizers
If you or someone you know needs medication to treat depression, consult your doctor to find what’s best for your case.
Are depression medications addictive?
- No. Studies indicate medications used to treat depression are not addictive
- However, your body may become accustomed to medication; changes or discontinuation of medication may require a taper under the supervision of your physician
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