New antidepressants and the treatment of depression.

  title={New antidepressants and the treatment of depression.},
  author={Barry H. Guze and Michael Gitlin},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={38 1},
Depression is a common and significant health problem associated with impairment in a patient's ability to function. The development of new antidepressant medications represents progress in its treatment. These new agents work through the selective blockade of the reuptake of serotonin into the presynaptic neuron, thereby increasing the availability of this neurotransmitter at the synaptic cleft and enhancing its effectiveness. While no more effective than traditional tricyclic antidepressant… CONTINUE READING

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