Depression/depressive Disorders 


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.

Tranylcypromine is an antidepressant drug. It reversibly binds to monoamine oxidase and belongs to the monoamine oxidase inhibitor class of drugs. As with other MAOIs, users of tranylcypromine must adhere to rigid dietary guidelines.

Depression as related to Tranylcypromine