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There are five major categories of medication used to treat depression patients. However, medicines should be your last option, and a doctor's consultation is necessary. Self medication can prove harmful. • SNRIs and SSRIs: The most commonly prescribed antidepressants, they are used to treat mood disorders, anxiety problems and have fewer side effects compared to other antidepressants. • TCAs: Tricyclic antidepressants are used for treating fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and can even help control chronic pain. • MAOIs: These antidepressants inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase, a brain enzyme, and are used to treat various mental health disorders. • NASSAs: These antidepressants are prescribed in cases of anxiety disorders, depression, and certain personality disorders.