Antidepressant/Anti-anxiety medications

Several medications are useful for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders and other related conditions. 

Use the antidepressant monitoring form to help you, your caregivers, and your doctor monitor how well your medication is working and also to measure any side effects you may be experiencing.

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include the following medications: citalopram (Celexa®), escitalopram (Cipralex®), fluoxetine (Prozac®), fluvoxamine (Luvox®), paroxetine (Paxil®/Paxil CR®) and sertraline (Zoloft®).


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Are antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-OCD medications.
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - (single page)
Are antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-OCD medications.
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used for treatment of anxiety disorders, seizure disorders, symptoms of catatonia, to promote sleep, and for several other purposes.
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bupropion (Wellbutrin® SR/XL/Zyban®)
is an antidepressant and smoking cessation medication.
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clomipramine (Anafranil®)
A medication used for the treatment of OCD, depression, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain disorders.
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duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
is an antidepressant medication.
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mirtazapine (Remeron®/Remeron RD®)
is an antidepressant medication.
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traditional antidepressants (TCAs)
Are antidepressant medications that are also used to treat a number of other conditions.
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trazodone (Desyrel®)
Is an antidepressant medication that is commonly used to promote sleep.
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venlafaxine (Effexor XR®)
Is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication.
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Antidepressant monitoring form
A form used to monitor response and side effects with antidepressant medications.
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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

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RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

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