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There are several types of medication used to Treat Depression.  These drugs improve symptoms  of depression by increasing certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.  It is felt that these brain chemicals can improve one’s mood. Major types of Ani Depressants include the following: 1.  Tri cyclic antidepressants. (TCAs)       Tri cyclic depressants are some of the first medications used to treat depression.  They primarily affect the communication of two chemical messengers (neuro transmitters) norepinephrine  and serotinin, in the brain. Despite the benefits of these medications, it is possible that they  have more side effects so they are not usually the first drugs used. 2.  Monoamine oxdase inhibitors (MAOIs) Monoamine oxdase inhibitors  are a form of anti depressants.  This category of drugs are most effective for people who do not  respond to other treatments.  It is possible that certain foods like cheese, beverages like wine and medications can interact with this category of medications therefore [...]

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Adjustment Disorders are a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad, and physical symptoms that can occurs after you go though a stressful life event. The symptoms occur because you are having  a difficult time coping, and the reaction is stronger or greater that would be expected for the type of event that occurred. Causes Many different events may trigger symptoms of an as adjustment disorder.  Whatever the trigger is , the event may become overwhelming.  Stressors include: death of a loved one; divorce or problems with a relationship; life changes; illness or other health issues in yourself or a loved one; moving to a different home or location; unexpected catastrophes; worries about money. Triggers of stress in teenagers and young adults include: family problems or conflict; school problems; and possibly sexuality issues. Symptoms include: acting defiant or showing impulsive behavior; acting nervous or tense, crying, feeling sad; feeling hopeless; [...]