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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

  • Paxil vs Pexeva: Which Paroxetine Antidepressant Is Better?

    March 08, 2016

    You or someone you know may suffer from anxiety, depression, or both. Anxiety and depression can be extremely debilitating with potential for negatively impacting a person’s daily life, but there are treatments that can help, including therapy and SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications like Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) and Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate).

    What are Paxil and Pexeva prescribed to treat?

    Pexeva is used to treat generalize anxiety disorder (GAD), major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder (PD). See More

  • 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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Popular Depression Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
SSRIs 9 See Prices
SSRIs 6 See Prices
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.

Depression Drug Classes

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