What Type of Medicines are Available for Treating Depression?

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There are many kinds of medicines that treat depression:


One group of medicines is called the SSRI's (serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). SSRI's act to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is thought to control appetite, sleep and mood. Abnormally low levels of serotonin disturb these bodily functions.


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