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Should You Use Medication for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Though some people decide to use light therapy or a specific diet to combat their seasonal affective disorder (SAD), others may benefit from taking medication. Here is some information that can help you decide whether or not medication is right for you. Is Medication Right for You? Some basic questions to start out with focus […]

Treating Depression with Medication: Tricyclic Antidepressants

Although Tricyclic Antidepressants are rarely prescribed, there are certain situations when they are the best choice. In some cases, patients will simply not see any improvement after undergoing regimens of treatment with other types of antidepressants. Occasionally, a patient will not be able to take any other type of medication and will have TCAs as […]

Selective Reuptake Inhibitors (SRIs) 101

For many years, the use of medication in the treatment of depression has been one of the most widely discussed topics concerning mental health. Among the various medications used in such treatments, SRIs are some of the oldest and most-studied. “SRI” stands for Selective Reuptake Inhibitor. This title refers to the biological mechanism by which […]