What medications help treat depression in people with liver disease?

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Chronic illness, living with uncertainty, infection with a virus, and having a family history of depression can be contributing factors for depression in patients with liver disease. Fortunately, we now have medications, like Lexapro, Zoloft, and Effexor, which can restore the normal balance of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. It is safe for patients with liver disease to take medications to improve one's mood or anxiety.

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