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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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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

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

New study offers insights into how antidepressants work in the brain

New study offers insights into how antidepressants work in the brain

Functional MRI brain scan may help predict patient’s response to antidepressant therapy

Functional MRI brain scan may help predict patient’s response to antidepressant therapy

Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals

Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Antidepressant use doubles hip fracture risk among elders with Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant use doubles hip fracture risk among elders with Alzheimer's disease

New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Alkaloid in ayahuasca beverage triggers neurogenesis in human neural cells

Alkaloid in ayahuasca beverage triggers neurogenesis in human neural cells

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy may increase risk of congenital anomalies in babies or stillbirths

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy may increase risk of congenital anomalies in babies or stillbirths

Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression

Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression