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Antidepressants are medicines that treat depression. Your doctor can prescribe them for you. They can improve your mood, sleep, appetite and concentration. It may take several weeks for them to help. There are several types of antidepressants. You and your doctor may have to try several before finding what works best for you.

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Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression

Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression

Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows

Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows

Positive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIV

Positive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIV

Researchers find no connection between serotonin gene, stress and depression

Researchers find no connection between serotonin gene, stress and depression

Depression: Talking can be first step towards treatment and recovery

Depression: Talking can be first step towards treatment and recovery

New therapy proves effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant depression

New therapy proves effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant depression

Simple finger-prick blood test can help doctors prescribe treatment for depression

Simple finger-prick blood test can help doctors prescribe treatment for depression

MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

Mouse study provides target for development of faster-acting antidepressant medications

Mouse study provides target for development of faster-acting antidepressant medications

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environment

Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environment

Researchers identify underlying cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Researchers identify underlying cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

SSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacement

SSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacement

Older hip fracture patients frequently use antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs, study finds

Older hip fracture patients frequently use antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs, study finds

IU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementia

IU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementia

Asking three questions could help identify most appropriate treatment for depression, study suggests

Asking three questions could help identify most appropriate treatment for depression, study suggests