The Use of Antidepressant Medications

It is estimated that more than 20% of the population of the United States suffers from some form of depression, which has its root cause in the nervous system (specifically neurotransmitters and their associated enzymes/activators/inhibitors). In this paper, answer the following questions:
What are the main types of antidepressant medications?
What is are the main mechanisms of action of antidepressant medications?
Are these medications over-prescribed in modern-day society?
Are there alternative strategies to help treat depression?
Short essay. (Minimum length of paper 500 words.) Papers need to be referenced and follow APA formatting guidelines (see link in course).
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GENERAL PRESENTATION
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POINTS COVERED
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VARIETY OF SOURCES
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DEPTH & BREADTH IN DISCUSSION
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IDEA GENERATION & FLOW
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