It is recommended to continue other forms of therapy such as psychotherapy, counseling, self-help books or videos, and complimentary alternative medicine.
Antidepressants Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely regarded as the first choice in the pharmacological treatment of chronic depression.
Commonly prescribed TCAs: Amitriptyline (Elavil) Protriptyline (Vivactil) Desipramine (Norpramin) Nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor) Trimipramine (Surmontil) Perphenazine (Triavil) Commonly prescribed Te CAs: Amoxapine (Asendin) Maprotiline (Deprilept, Ludiomil, Psymion) Mazindol (Mazanor, Sanorex) Mianserin (Bolvidon, Norval, Tolvon) Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) Setiptiline (Tecipul) top Sedative-hypnotic drugs are central nervous system 'depressants.' They are called depressants because they depress (or slow down) certain activities of brain and spinal cord.
The term “sedative” and the term “hypnotic” tend to overlap. A sedative will tend to produce a relaxing or calming effect.
Another term used to describe these medications is ‘tranquilizer’ because of the anxiolytic and anti-psychotic effects. Benzodiazepines work quicker than antidepressants but in most circumstances, they are only prescribed for 2-4 weeks and no more because of tolerance and abuse.