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January 16, 2021 joreardon No Comments

Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

Beyond SSRI and SNRI antidepressants are two other very interesting medications for depression, Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Remeron (mirtazapine). Wellbutrin is called an NDRI antidepressant (= a Norepinephrine and Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor). Notice right away is does not have effects on serotonin which confers both an advantage and disadvantage for Wellbutrin. The disadvantage is that without […]

January 14, 2021 joreardon No Comments

What are SNRIs?

The acronym SNRI stands for serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. In this sense they are broader acting in the brain that the SSRIs but confusingly this has not translated in practice to they being more effective that the SSRIs. Generally speaking, unless there is a specific reason, it is better to start with an SSRI […]

January 10, 2021 joreardon No Comments

General Principles that Psychiatrists follow in trying to pick the right antidepressant medication for you

In general if you have quite a lot of anxiety along with your depression psychiatrists will start treatment with an SSRI antidepressant. In this sense antidepressant is a misnomer as most antidepressants also treat anxiety. We now have 8 different SSRIs so there is a plethora of choices (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Viibryd, […]

November 30, 2018 joreardon No Comments

Tired of those side effects? Try transcranial magnetic stimulation South Jersey

Transcranial magnetic stimulation South Jersey is a treatment that is available for major depression sufferers. Dr. John O’Reardon is a New Jersey psychiatrist that has over two decades of experience treating many different psychological disorders. The doctor uses TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation South Jersey), which is one of the alternatives available for treatment. People dislike […]