5 most prescribed drugs for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

What is Major Depressive Disorder?

A Major Depressive Disorder is a mental condition and mood disorder in which the patient has had depression symptoms for more than 2 weeks straights. Between 20% and 25% of adults may suffer an episode of major depression at some point during their lifetime.

What causes a Major Depressive Disorder?

The cause for depression is still unknown, although is attributed to genetics or biological, psychological and social factors.

  • Genetics
  • Chronic and terminal conditions
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Drug induced depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Depression due to low levels of sunlight
  • Financial distress

Signs of Depression

  • Sense of hopelessness
  • Unmotivated to do day to day activities: work, study, sleep eat
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
  • Weight loss or weight gain

5 most common drugs for Depression 

1 ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE
2 QUETIAPINE FUMARATE
3 PAROXETINE HCL
4 SERTRALINE HCL
5 FLUOXETINE HCL

The following information is provided by our parent company PRX Control Solutions.

Please consult your healthcare provider to learn which treatment for Depression works best for your condition.

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