Benefits of MAOI

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Benefits of MAOI

Nowadays in this 21st century the most common problem which is found in the generation is ‘depression”, especially in the teenagers. Depression is a serious illness. Problem like depression can also be treated. MAOIs or Monoamine oxidase inhibitor is a kind of enzyme which treats depression. It is a firstly developed antidepressant which came into existence in 1950s. It is very effective for the people suffering from depression, panic disorder and other anxiety disorders. It eases the depression by affecting the chemicals in the brain like neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine .

  1. Treats depression: MAOI is a major kind of antidepressant which is effective for the people suffering from depression of all age groups. Few other antidepressants also helps in treating depression, they are SSRI or serotonin reuptake inhibitor, SNRI or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and TCA or Tricyclic antidepressant.

  2. Treats panic disorder: MAOI- antidepressant helps to cure panic disorder, by affecting the neurotransmitter chemical in the brain associated with the panic disorder. It also helps in treating disorders related to panic disorder like social phobia, atypical depression, mixed anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia as well as borderline personality disorder.

  3. Fewer side effects: All kinds of antidepressant have its own side effects. It will be wrong if said MAOI has no side effects, MAOI antidepressant also has its own side effects but ‘less ‘compared to others. Patients who cannot take the side effects of other kinds of antidepressant are prescribed this antidepressant which is less harmful and which is highly effective.

Apart from the benefits gained by the MAOI, there are certain side effects o its own which includes dizziness, nausea, confusion, hypertension, hypotension etc. And it is very important to take some precautions while taking MAOI. There are certain restrictions which one need to follow while taking MAOI. It will be better if one consults with doctor, to avoid dysfunction.

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