Depression

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The Depression Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It is intended to provide information on Depression and to help those with Depression find assistance paying for their medications.

Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. When these feelings last for a short period of time, it may be a case of "the blues." Yet, when such feelings last for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities such as taking care of family, spending time with friends, or going to work or school, it's likely a depressive episode. Depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions and is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, which represented 6.7 percent of all American adults. As many as 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens may have serious depression. The good news is that this disorder is treatable.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Depression

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:


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