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How can noradnergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs) help with depression?

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NaSSAs are a newer class of antidepressants that affect two brain chemicals, serotonin and norepinephrine. An example of this drug is mirtazpine (Remeron). Side effects are usually mild, and include upset stomach, sleepiness, weight gain, anxiety, and dizziness.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019
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