What does Oxitriptan do?

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Oxitriptan contains 5-hydroxy-tryptophan, a chemical precursor to serotonin (serotonin plays important role in mood control, and is the target of medications such as prozac and zoloft that aim to prolong its effect). It is sometimes used by patients with depression, epilepsy, Parkinsonism, migraine and sleep problems although has not been clinically proven safe or effective for any of these uses.

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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.
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