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Home > Anti-aging Research > Antidepressants & Psychotropics

Antidepressants & Psychotropics

5-HTP
Abilify (aripiprazole)
Adderall (dextroamphetamine)
Anafranil® (clomipramine)
Auroix® (moclobemide)
BuSpar (buspirone hydrochloride)
Celexa® (citalopram)
Anafranil® (clomipramine)
Clozaril (clozapine)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
Depacon® (valproate)
Depakene® (valproic acid)
Depakote® (divalproex)
Deprenyl
DHEA
Dilantin® (phenytoin)
Edronax® (reboxetine)
Effexor® (venlafaxine HCl)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Fish Oil
Gabitril® (tiagabine)
Geodon® (ziprasidone)
Gepirone
Haldol® (haloperidol)
Invega (paliperidone)
Kava
Keppra (levetiracetam)
Lamictal® (lamotrigine)
L-dopa
Lexapro (escitalopram)
Lithium
Luvox® (fluvoxamine)
L-tyrosine
Lyrica (pregabalin)
Milnacipran
Magnetic Therapy
Mirapex® (pramipexole)
NADH
Neurontin® (gabapentin)
Paxil® (paroxetine)
Phenylalanine
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)
Prozac® (fluoxetine)
Rasagiline
Remeron® (mirtazapine)
Requip® (Ropinirole HCl)
Rimonabant
Risperdal® (risperidone)
Ritalin® (methylphenidate)
RU-486 (mifepristone)
Serzone (nefazodone)
St. John's wort
SAM-e
Seroquel® (quetiapine)
Serzone (nefazodone)
Strattera (atomoxetine)
Tegretol (carbamazepine)
Tianeptine
Topamax® (topiramate)
Tricyclics
Trileptal® (oxcarbazepine)
Wellbutrin® (bupropion)
Zeldox (ziprasidone)
Zoloft® (Sertraline Hydrochloride)
Zonegran (zonisamide)
Zyprexa® (olanzapine)

 

  Inhibits Serotonin Reuptake Inhibits Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibits Dopamine Reuptake Blocks
Serotonin
Receptors
Blocks
Norepinephrine
Receptors
Inhibits MAO A Inhibits MAO B Serotonin Precursor Norepinephrine Precursor Dopamine Precursor
5-HTP               Yes    
Auroix           Yes        
Celexa Yes                  
Cymbalta Yes? Yes?                
Deprenyl             Yes      
Edronax   Yes                
Effexor Yes Yes Slightly?              
L-dopa                   Yes
Milnacipran Yes Yes                
L-Tyrosine                 Yes Yes
Mirapex®     Yes?              
NADH                   Yes
Phenylalanine                 Yes Yes
Prozac Yes                  
Rasagiline             Yes      
Remeron       Yes Yes          
St. John's wort Yes? Yes? Yes?     Yes? Yes?      
Sam-e                   Yes
Wellbutrin   Yes? Yes?              
MAO A metabolizes (destroys) serotonin and norepinephrine.  MAO B metabolizes (destroys) dopamine.

Source:  Myself and I'm not a doctor.  If you find and error, please point it out along with the reference - ben@qualitycounts.com.


Neurotransmitters in Various Disorders:
  Major Depressive Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Phobia Smoking ADHD Obesity
Serotonin X X X X X X      
Norepinephrine X X X     X X X X
Dopamine X           X X X
Source: American Psychiatric Association 155th Annual Meeting, May 18 - 23, 2002

CME:

  • New Options in the Treatment of Depression - U.S. Pharmacist, exp. 11/30/05 - "When compared to fluoxetine, mirtazapine demonstrated significantly greater response rates at weeks 3 and 4. When compared to citalopram and paroxetine, mirtazapine showed significantly greater response in the first one to two weeks but not later. A comparison of mirtazapine and venlafaxine in hospitalized, severely depressed patients showed equal response and remission rates"

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