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Prestiq: A New SNRI for Depression

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New Antidepressant Medication

Prestiq is a new alternative available for the treatment of depression.  It is an SNRI, or a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.  SNRIs help keep more of these two neurotransmitters in the synapses between neurons.  To learn more about SNRIs, click here.

Dr. Swartz answers questions about Prestiq

Dr. Karen L. Swartz, Director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, answers a reader’s question about the therapeutic benefits of Prestiq, a new antidepressant: I am currently on Effexor (venlafaxine), which has a similar generic name, so I’m wondering how Pristiq differs from Effexor and other SNRIs? Chester, VT

Dr. Swartz: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) is an antidepressant in the serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibtor (SNRI) class of drugs. Pristiq is indeed very closely related to Effexor… (to read entire article about Prestiq, click here.)

Anda Jines MS LCPC offers mental health counseling services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in Tinley Park (60477); near Orland Park, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Mokena, and Frankfort.

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