Mood Disorders - TREATMENT - BIOLOGICAL

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Monoamine oxide inhibitors - MAOI's

·         Inhibit the enzyme monoamine oxidise which breaks down neurotransmitters

·         Only used in serve cases of atypical depression

·         Multiple side effects - sometimes dangerous

Tricylic Anti-Depressants - TCAs

·         operate in a similar way to MAIOs

·         usually for serves unipolar depression

·         Toxic  - serious side effects

Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors

·         Inhibit the reuptake of serotonin

·         fewer side effects

Lithium Carbonate

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