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

  • Top 10 New Drugs of 2015

    November 16, 2015

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers released a number of new prescription drugs in 2015. Some of these new drugs are truly lifesavers . . . and some aren’t. Either way, pharmaceutical companies will be spending lots of money to let you know about them—you’ll be seeing them on the sides of buses and in TV commercials for quite a while.

    As a doctor, I’m always excited about improvements that help patients. Some of the drugs below can really make a difference. See More

  • 11 Truths About Depression and Antidepressants

    August 24, 2015

    Almost 10% of Americans will battle depression over their lifetime.  Some people will find themselves depressed after a traumatic life event; for others, it’s a constant battle.

    While depression can happen to anyone, here are some surprising statistics:

    • People living in the southeast US tend to have a higher incidence of depression.
    • People with lower levels of education tend to report more depression.
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  • Rexulti: New Schizophrenia and Depression Treatment Coming Soon

    July 31, 2015

    While the effectiveness of any mental health medication varies from person to person, newly approved Rexulti is now available as another option—both for the treatment of schizophrenia, and as an additional tool to work with antidepressants.

    Rexulti was approved by the FDA on July 13, 2015, and according to the manufacturer, it should be available in pharmacies by early August 2015.

    What is Rexulti used for?

    Rexulti is used to treat schizophrenia, and can be used as an add-on treatment to antidepressants for major depressive disorder. See More

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Popular Depression Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
SSRIs 9 See Prices
SSRIs 5 See Prices
trazodone Atypical Antidepressants 7 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.

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