Antidepressant Drugs - SSRIs
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Effective for "melancholic" depression.
Also prescribed for obsessive-compulsive behavior and Eating Disorders.
Advantages (over tricyclics):
- less cardiotoxic
- safer in overdose
- less likely to produce cognitive impairment
- more rapid onset
- Gastrointestinal Disturbances (nausea, appetite loss, constipation, diarrhea)
- Frequent Urination
- Sexual Dysfunction
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