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Depression

Also known as Depressive Disorder

Depression or depress(ed) may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with depression, 81% report having depression, 57% report having depressive or psychotic symptoms, and 53% report having anxiety and nervousness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of depression are depression and low self-esteem, although you may still have depression without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with depression often receive psychotherapy, mental health counseling, depression screen, toxicology screen, blood alcohol, psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy, diagnostic spinal tap and alcohol and drug rehabilitation/detoxification .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with depression include bupropion (wellbutrin), sertraline (zoloft), escitalopram (lexapro), fluoxetine (prozac), trazodone, citalopram (celexa), venlafaxine (effexor), duloxetine (cymbalta), quetiapine (seroquel), mirtazapine, buspirone (buspar), desvenlafaxine (pristiq) and fluvoxamine (luvox) .

Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
$51
(28 days)
Sertraline (Zoloft)
$13
(28 days)
Escitalopram (Lexapro)
$92
(28 days)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
$13
(28 days)
Trazodone
$7
(28 days)
Citalopram (Celexa)
$9
(28 days)
Venlafaxine (Effexor)
$128
(28 days)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
$155
(28 days)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)
$290
(28 days)
Mirtazapine
$16
(28 days)
Buspirone (Buspar)
$16
(28 days)
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)
$113
(28 days)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
$44
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for depression include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get depression.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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