Example sentences for: antidepressant

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  • When reversal of depression is an immediate short-term goal, a rapid-acting psychostimulant (such as methylphenidate) is the best choice [ 38 ] . If a response in 2 to 4 weeks is acceptable, an atypical antidepressant or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) may be an appropriate choice [ 39 ] . Tricyclic antidepressants have limited usefulness due to their long time to achieve therapeutic levels and risk of anticholinergic adverse effects [ 40 ] . If the diagnosis is unclear, or the expected therapeutic response delayed, consult with a colleague with expertise.

  • al in 1996, light therapy decreased symptoms by as much as 35% compared with placebo, when combined with antidepressant medication and late-night sleep deprivation [ 18 ] . These effects surpass that demonstrated by antidepressant drugs, alone, over placebo, which recent meta-analyses have described as improving symptoms by 8% to 19% [ 19 20 21 ] . Bright white light therapy has been shown to significantly reduce depression and premenstrual symptoms in women with late luteal phase dysphoric disorder during their menstrual cycles [ 22 23 24 ] . The lower cost, shorter duration of treatment, and lack of overt transmission through breast-milk, relative to extensive interpersonal psychotherapy or antidepressant pharmacotherapy, makes light therapy a potentially viable and appealing alternative treatment for postpartum mood disorders.

  • Altogether, the authors conclude that the evidence base supports the first-line use of a tricyclic antidepressant for orally administered treatment of PHN, reserving the gabapentinoids for second-line use.

  • The analysis of the antidepressant data also shows how principal components led to an understanding of the fundamental biological phenomena captured by the data: here, they discern the types of treatment and the treatment duration.

  • Approaches that combine supportive counseling and psychotherapy with antidepressant medication work best.


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