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  1. antidepressant, antidepressant drug(noun)

    any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects


  1. antidepressant(Noun)

    An agent that prevents or counteracts depression.

  2. antidepressant(Adjective)

    Preventing or counteracting depression.


  1. Antidepressant

    Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of depression and other conditions including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and, in some cases, dysmenorrhea, snoring, migraines, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance abuse and sleep disorders. They can be used alone or combination with other medications. The most important classes of antidepressants are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. Other classes of drugs used or proposed for the treatment of depression include buprenorphine, tryptophan, low-dose antipsychotics, St John's wort and benzodiazepines, which can improve the short-term response of antidepressants when used together but carry a risk of physical dependence with reduced effect over time as well as withdrawal symptoms. Non-pharmaceutical approaches to the treatment of depression include psychotherapy, electro-convulsive therapy, acupuncture, exercise, sleep deprivation and bright light exposure.

How to say antidepressant in sign language?

  1. antidepressant


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antidepressant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antidepressant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of antidepressant in a Sentence

  1. Ian David:

    Clearly, it's very difficult to make a concrete link between Brexit and antidepressant use.

  2. Annamaria Cattaneo:

    This study moves us a step closer to providing personalized antidepressant treatment at the earliest signs of depression.

  3. Kathleen Chard:

    The number-one treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy, but so many of our patients have gone past this where they have become depressed, so we need that antidepressant to get them along.

  4. Katie McLaughlin:

    This study suggests that child maltreatment and trauma not only predict greater likelihood of developing depression and a more chronic course of depression, but also reduced likelihood of responding to antidepressant medication treatment.

  5. Stephan Hofmann:

    The good news of the trial is that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be a viable alternative to antidepressant medication as a long-term treatment strategy, the bad news is that we can't be certain about these results because there was no control group.

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