Antidepressant Brand Name(s) (Manufacturer)
Antidepressant Generic Name
Wellbutrin/Zyban (Glaxo Smith Kline)
MDD Seasonal Affective Disorder Smoking Cessation
Table 2 (continued) Pharmacotherapy Classes and Mechanisms of Action
Ludiomil (Novartis Pharmaceuticals)
Serzone* (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
Desyrel (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
*Original manufacturer noted. Currently available only in generic form.
Ascendin (Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories/Lederle Laboratories)
Authors Kathol and Gatteau in their book Healing Body and Mind: A Critical Issue for Health Care Reform: 2007 55 and Cloninger, in the book Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being,56 discuss depression treatment from many viewpoints. They suggest that:
Available treatments are palliative and incomplete, not curative.
Most patients with common mental disorders remain ill with varying degrees of disability despite conventional biomedical and psychosocial treatments.
The science of mental health has been stagnated by its division into two parts: the biomedical part studies the brain, the psychosocial part studies the mind.
Psychosocial deals with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are understood as adaptive responses motivated by external and internal events.