Some Drugs for Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

How to Treat Depression

Some Drugs for Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

NOTE 2017: Brintellix’s name was changed to Trintellix after approval because there were a number of mix-ups at pharmacies due to a different drug with a similar name.
2nd NOTE 2017: (Nowadays the atypical antipsychotics, rather than lithium, can be used as a first line drug for mania.)
WARNING: The sound gets abruptly louder around 6:35. I only just noticed this a year after posting. (points at self: not a professional filmmaker). I’ll see if I can fix that and re-upload…
(Handout available at http://www.boyev.com for free as always under the section “CNS”)
Introduction to Drugs for Major Depressive Disorder including:
MAOIs, TCAs, SSRIs, SNRIs, Atypical antidepressants,
Lithium, Mood Stabilizers including Atypical Antipsychotics

This video is intended for beginning nursing, pre-med, pre-PA, pre-PharmD and other college students. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.