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__ (5-HT, NA) dysfunction is thought to contribute towards depression
Examples of tricyclic antidepressants
These block re-uptake of __ & __
Via __ & __ transporters
Also act as __ & __ channel blockers
Delayed onset of __ before action
Side effects are caused by affinity for the post-synaptic membrane __
These include arrhythmias/heart block - especially with __
CNS disturbances such as __
Antimuscarinic disturbances
__ to side effects develops in time
Examples of SSRIs
They inhibit reuptake of serotonin by __ nerve cells
__ detect increase in serotonin & therefor reduce serotonin secretion
Side effects include GI disturbances such as __
These are often temporary for the first __
There can also be __ dysfunction
__ syndrome, similar to recurrence of original illness
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__ risk in children & young adults
Example of serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor
Example of noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor
Example of monoamine oxidase inhibitor
They metabolise transmitted outside of the __ vesicle
Decreases __ breakdown
MAOa breaks down __
MAOb breaks down __
The drug is selective for __; less of a stimulant
__ rich diet (wine, cheese) can lead to hypertensive crisis
There should be a 2 week gap between taking MAOIs & __
Mirtazapine is a __ & specific __ antidepressant
It can also be classified as a __
It is used in __
Side-effects are due to __ effects
These include __
And __ hypotension

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