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Depression/depressive Disorders 

Norpramin 

A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. It is used to treat [depression], but not considered a first line treatment since the introduction of SSRI antidepressants.


Depression as related to Desipramine