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Clinician’s Corner: Antidepressants Wrap-up

This column wraps up a very long journey through the antidepressants.  These last three drugs don’t seem to get used a lot primarily due to the costs.  With aripiprazole (Abilify) and buspirone (Buspar) being so cheap most insurance companies want patients to try and fail on a traditional antidepressant...

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Clinician’s Corner: Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI)

Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) Mechanism: increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain. The SNRI’s are used for depression and pain management. SNRI Side Effects: Side effects: very favorable profile: minimal drowsiness and cardiovascular effects. Common side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, and grinding of...

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