Tagged: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Effects of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood and Mood Disorders

INTRODUCTION Methylxanthine (MTX) consumption is one of the most common customs in the world, occurring in most every society and culture (James, 1991; Barone and Roberts, 1996). Methylxanthines, which include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine,...

Drugs for Treating Anxiety Disorders

Drugs that are used to relieve anxiety are called anxiolytics. Many belong to the class of sedative-hypnotics, which is part of a still larger category, the CNS depressants. CNS depressants include the barbiturates, the benzodiazepines, and alcohol. All of...

Therapies for Affective Disorders

There are three major classes of antidepressants that prove highly effective in reducing symptoms of mood disorders. They are the monoamine oxidase inhibitors, the tricyclic antidepressants, and the second-generation antidepressants, which include the selective...