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Alternatives to Phenelzine

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In severe cases, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as phenelzine are usually used as a last resort, when other antidepressants have failed. People who take such medications will often have tried most other alternatives to treat the condition. These alternatives include:
(Click Nardil Alternatives to learn more about alternatives for this medicine and Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways of managing this condition.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much phenelzine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Nardil Overdose for more information.)
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