The first time I ever heard of the spoon theory was when I was in specialty pharmacy. The company that I worked for gave a presentation to help us understand the struggles and limitations that those with chronic health conditions experience. The deeper they got into this theory, the more I wanted to yell, “I […]

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 http://bit.ly/Antidep1RphMH17  ) 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 http://bit.ly/2hiy3FO ) 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  http://bit.ly/2hiy3FO  )    When the brain, especially in the synapses, doesn’t contain the appropriate amount of neurotransmitters, mental health issues can occur. Numerous things can lead […]