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What are the newer antidepressants for postpartum depression?

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Newer antidepressants include:

  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Postpartum depression facts.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Mental health medications.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Mental health medications.”

FDA: “Depression – Medicines to help you.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Depression: What you need to know.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Postpartum depression action plan.”

Epperson, C. , April 15, 1999. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 19, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Postpartum depression facts.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Mental health medications.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Mental health medications.”

FDA: “Depression – Medicines to help you.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Depression: What you need to know.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Postpartum depression action plan.”

Epperson, C. , April 15, 1999. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 19, 2019

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