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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors.


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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors - commonly known as MAOIs - were the second type of antidepressants developed, after the tricyclics. Because of the way they work, MAOIs have significant dietary restrictions and important limitations on what other drugs may be taken at the same time. Thus they are not considered to be the drugs of first choice when treating depression.

Antidepressants are frequently prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are a subclass of antidepressants. Found here are resources and information regarding this class of drugs.

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