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What drugs other than antidepressants may help treat depression?

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If you’re recovering from depression, you may sometimes benefit from drugs used to treat anxiety or insomnia. Also, certain atypical antipsychotic drugs may help your antidepressants work better if they haven’t been fully effective for you.

A medical food, or nutriceutical, called l-methylfolate (Deplin) has been shown to help depression that hasn’t responded well to other treatments. It’s a prescription-strength form of the vitamin B known as folate. It helps regulate the brain chemicals that control moods.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019
Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

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