Depression/depressive Disorders 

Duloxetine hydrochloride (brand name: Cymbalta) is a medically used drug that primarily targets major depressive disorders (MDD) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Known also as LY248686, chemically (+)-(S)-N-methyl-3-(1-naphthyloxy)-2-thiophenepropanamine, it is a potent dual inhibitor of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) reuptake, possessing comparable affinities in binding to NE and 5-HT transport sites. ...

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.

Duloxetine as related to Depression