Other types of antidepressant

A number of antidepressants don’t fit into the other groupings (SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs), based on the way they work. They are:

  • Agomelatine, a melatonergic antidepressant
  • Mianserin, a tetracyclic antidepressant
  • Mirtazapine, a tetracyclic analogue of mianserin, sometimes called a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NASSA)
  • Moclobemide, a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA)
  • Reboxetine, a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor

See the individual medicine pages for information such as side effects, interactions and who needs to take extra care with the medicine.

For more information

  • Rossi S, ed. eAMH [online]. Adelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook, 2012. www.amh.net.au. (Accessed 9 February 2012).