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Here is a simplified overview of neurotransmitters in the brain that are relevant to antidepressants. Serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, and histamine are referred to as monoamine neurotransmitters because they contain a single amine group (—NH2). The monoamine neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine are implicated in most psychiatric disorders.

Anticonvulsants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and hypnotics predominantly enhance GABA-ergic activity. Antidepressants predominantly enhance serotonergic activity. Some antidepressants also have stimulating properties by enhancing the effects of norepinephrine and/or dopamine. 

Neurotransmitters by Dr Jason Cafer MD serotonin norepinephrine dopamine
Neurotransmitters by Dr Jason Cafer MD acetylcholine histamine
Venn Diagram Norepinephrine Serotonin Dopamine by Jason Cafer MD
Serotonin and dopamine - technically the only two things you enjoy by Dr Jason Cafer MD
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