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Drug Drug of Choice for Atypical Depression

atypical depression..what is the first line of rx?
SSRI or MAO inhibitors.
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Atypical depression - hypersomnia, hyperphagia, leaden extremities (patient feels upper or lower extremity to be heavy)
Drug of choice - MAO inhibitors (f/e phenelzine)
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yea even i thought that was the case but mtb 2 page 510...says ssri are preferrd over mao inhibitors...
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According to MTB, SSRIs are preferred because of their better safety profile. So i'd go with that.
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According to MTB, SSRIs are preferred because of their better safety profile. So i'd go with that.
Yeah, but on the same page it says:Usually MAOIs are the correct answer on USMLE STep 2 Ckfor the treatment of atypical depression.

Can they write the book in some easy way? The book is supposed to help and guide us during our learning, but instead it screws our minds.
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