A while back I started a series about the science and logic (and other
factors) involved in the selection of antidepressant medication.
I suppose I could put in the pinks to the first four parts,
but anyone can use the search box in the left-hand sidebar to search
for “selection of antidepressants” to find them. I suppose
when I am done I will go back to the first one and put in a list of
links to all the posts in the series.
The first four posts presented a top-down view, looking at the concepts
and principles used when choosing an antidepressant medication.
A colleague reminded me recently that I never really finished
What I am going to do now, is to continue the series on the same topic,
but with a different perspective. Rather than looking at the
abstract level, I will take each medication, one-by-one, and review the
properties of each that may be pertinent to the process of selection.
In this, I plan to consider only those medications available in the
USA, and I am only going to consider the most basic form of each.
That is, I am not going to go into the distinction between
immediate-release and controlled-release products, or the differences
between tablets, capsules and liquids, and I am only going to mention
one brand name for each chemical entity. That is just to keep
Here is the list:
start with the first one, then proceed alphabetically, by generic