The Depression Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It is intended to provide educational information and healthcare cost savings resources for those living with this diagnosis.
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.
This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider.
Medications used in the treatment of Depression
Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:
Additional Resources on the NeedyMeds Website:
- Depression (Mental Illness)
- Manic depression (Mental Illness)
- Camps for people with Depression
- Scholarships for people with Depression
This page was last updated on 2/27/2018