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What are the different types of antidepressants?

Here are the main types of antidepressants along with brand names:

Are other medicines used with the antidepressants?

Other medicines may be prescribed in addition to antidepressants, particularly in treatment resistant depression. Here are examples of medicines that may be used to augment as an add-on to antidepressant treatment.

  • Antipsychotic medications like Abilify and Seroquel can be used as an add-on to antidepressant treatment. Symbyax, a combination of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa and an SSRI (fluoxetine), is approved for treatment-resistant depression.
  • Your doctor may recommend or prescribe other medications or supplements not FDA approved for use in depression.
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