Sleep Problems Can Guide Antidepressant Selection

Nikhil Rao, MD, identified antidepressants that work well with specific sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and obstructive sleep apnea, reports Psychiatric Times.

Mirtazapine and trazodone are two antidepressants that help patients fall asleep and improve their sleep architecture. However, mirtazapine’s sedative effects are greater in the lower dose range (15 mg and below), which may not treat depression. Trazodone also has limitations.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/05/sleep-problems-can-guide-antidepressant-selection-psychiatric-times/

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