Classification of Anti-Depressant Drugs

Anti depressants are classified in the following categories ( with example drugs )

drugsA – Tricyclics

  1. Neutral: Imipramine, Dothiepin
  2. Sedative: Amitriptyline, Trimipramine, Doxepin
  3. Stimulant: Desipramine, Nortriptyline, Protriptyline, Mianserin

B – heterocyclics

Amoxapine, Maprotiline, Trazodone, Bupropion, Venlafaxine

C – Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

  1. Hydrazide derivatives: Phenelzine, Isocarboxazid
  2. Non-hydrazide derivatives: Tranylcypromine, Moclobemide

D – Sympathomimetic Stimulants

Dextroamphetamine, Methylamphetamine, Methylphenidate

E – Selective Serotonini Reuptake Inhibitors

Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertaline.

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