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Alternatives to Maprotiline

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting treatment for depression early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
 
The most common forms of treatment are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some severe cases, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
 
For most people, maprotiline is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Some examples of substitute depression medications include:
 
(Click Maprotiline Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to this medication. Click Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways of managing this condition.)
 
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