Depression

What is Depression?

Depression or major depressive disorder can be characterized by feelings of sadness, fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating, hopelessness, and loss of interest and pleasure in normally enjoyed activities. Many people may experience these feelings occasionally, but depressive disorders are persistent and interfere with health and everyday life.

Treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and medications. The most common antidepressant treatments include SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOIs.

Savings Tips for Depression

  • Here’s Something to Be Happy About: Cymbalta goes Generic!

    December 12, 2013

    Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and hot flashes are some of the many issues Cymbalta helps you tackle. The cost, however, has been a real issue for patients. Now, you’re good.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta, duloxetine delayed-release capsules. Several different drug companies had their generic versions accepted so there will be many folks making duloxetine; this should lower the cost quite a bit. See More

  • Abilify: Is It Worth Paying For?

    November 05, 2013

    What’s the deal with the best selling mood medicine of the year?

    Abilify. This tiny little pill, an atypical antipsychotic, made the drug company over 6 billion dollars this past year. It’s an expensive drug and there are many patient assistance programs out there for Abilify but the question you should ask first: is it worth paying for? Let’s find out.

    1. Schizophrenia.

    Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. See More

  • 50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

    October 29, 2013

    For  many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

    What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

    Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

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Popular Depression Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Zoloft
(sertraline)
SSRIs 9 See Prices
Prozac
(fluoxetine)
SSRIs 5 See Prices
Celexa
(citalopram)
SSRIs 5 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Depression Drug Classes

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