Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, Other are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Antidepressants, Other

Alpha2-adrenergic antagonists increase the release of norepinephrine and serotonin but do not inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine or serotonin. These agents exhibit noradrenergic and serotonergic effects in patients with depression.

Mirtazapine (Remeron)

Mirtazapine is a relatively new antidepressant and is not as widely used as sertraline. It exhibits noradrenergic and serotonergic activity. It has been shown to be superior to other SSRI drugs in cases of depression associated with severe insomnia and anxiety.


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