Anti-Depressants Infographic

Last Edited: February 20, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Anti-Depressants refer to drugs that aid in the treatment of depressive disorders. These include Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin and Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs), Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and other types of atypical and tricyclic medications. Though each class of antidepressant works differently, most work by regulating certain neurotransmitters in the brain, mainly serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Visit the
Anti-Depressants Page for more information.