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Psychotropics Agents

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Anti-Depressants These drugs treat the symptoms of depression. There are many classes of antidepressants
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI's) Enhances the actions of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin
Nardil phenelzine
Parnate tranylcypromine
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA's) Tend to be sedating in nature
Elavil amitriptyline
Pamelor nortriptyline
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI's) Used to treat a wide variety of disorders including but not limited to: major depression, alcohol dependence, anorexia, obesity
Paxil paroxetine
Zoloft sertraline
Prozac Fluoxetine
Lexapro escitalopram
Celexa citalopram
Selective Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SSNRI's) Same as SSRI's but also inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine
Effexor venlafaxine
Cymbalta duloxetine
Anti-Psychotics Treats patients with various cognitive and psychological disorders
Phenothiazine's Used to treat serious mental and emotional disorders including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Compazine prochlorperazine
Mellaril thioridazine
Sedative-Hypnotics Used for sleep disorders, to reduce anxiety, and produces a calming effect
Luminal phenobarbital
Seconal secobarbitol
Halcion triazolam
Lunesta eszopiclone
Benzodiazepines Used as muscle relaxants, sedatives and anticonvulsants
Valium diazepam
Ativan lorazepam
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