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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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Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks

Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

Treating anxiety disorders in children with CBT

Treating anxiety disorders in children with CBT

Seven-hour sleep duration increases chances of achieving remission in depressed patients with insomnia

Seven-hour sleep duration increases chances of achieving remission in depressed patients with insomnia

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to newborn problems at 2-4 weeks after birth

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to newborn problems at 2-4 weeks after birth

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

Study explores precision psychiatry approaches to improve outcomes for patients with depression

Study explores precision psychiatry approaches to improve outcomes for patients with depression

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