The History of Antidepressants (Part 2)

SSRIs and SNRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants today due to the reduced side effects compared to their predecessors (to read about tricyclics and MAOIs, click here  ) SSRIs and SNRIs are most closely related to the tricyclics, in that they inhibit the reuptake of Serotonin and Norepinephrine. (To read about neurotransmitters, click here ) These […]

The History of Antidepressants (Part 1)

A few posts back I explained what neurotransmitters were and how they function in the brain. (If you didn’t read it, or would like to read it again, click here  )    When the brain, especially in the synapses, doesn’t contain the appropriate amount of neurotransmitters, mental health issues can occur. Numerous things can lead […]