There ten classes
of antidepressants. Here is a chart: http://www.psych.uic.edu/education/c...cak/sld017.htm
Most "success stories" involve a combination of an SSRI and something else.
I'ved tried six medications:
(One I don't remember)(?)
I have also used Xanax (Triazolobenzodiazepine) for anxiety.
Except for Welbutrin, they all
helped my depression a lot. It has just been a question of finding the one with the least side-effects. Right now I'm on Lexapro and Welbutrin together. There aren't any side-effects to speak of, but the antidepressant affect seems to be wearing off. I'm seeing a psychiatrist about it tomorrow.
There are a lot of factors. Everyone's body chemistry is different, and there are different types of depression, and then there are your external circumstances.
If you have a lot of anxiety, SSRIs will probably be the best.
If you are lethargic and don't have anxiety, Welbutrin might be better.
If you have insomnia, Triazolopyridines works great.