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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.
Investigators identify three trajectories of antidepressant dispensing during pregnancy

Investigators identify three trajectories of antidepressant dispensing during pregnancy

Botox injections can reduce depression, shows study

Botox injections can reduce depression, shows study

Fluoxetine does not improve brain recovery after acute stroke

Fluoxetine does not improve brain recovery after acute stroke

Investigational antidepressant PT150 shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

Investigational antidepressant PT150 shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

Study identifies three novel broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 cell entry inhibitors

Study identifies three novel broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 cell entry inhibitors

McLean Hospital study compares the costs and benefits of esketamine

McLean Hospital study compares the costs and benefits of esketamine

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2

New $26.9 million project aims to create better psychiatric drugs without side effects

New $26.9 million project aims to create better psychiatric drugs without side effects

Fish oil may be an effective treatment for depression, study shows

Fish oil may be an effective treatment for depression, study shows

Antipsychotic drug clozapine can trigger severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Antipsychotic drug clozapine can trigger severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Opioid, sedative and antidepressant use prior to surgery leads to more complications

Opioid, sedative and antidepressant use prior to surgery leads to more complications

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

Researchers launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of antidepressant against COVID-19

Researchers launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of antidepressant against COVID-19

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase child's risk for autism

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase child's risk for autism

New study may facilitate personalized therapy for depression, other neurological disorders

New study may facilitate personalized therapy for depression, other neurological disorders

Natural mood regulation is impaired in people with depression, research shows

Natural mood regulation is impaired in people with depression, research shows

Nasal spray containing esketamine could provide an effective treatment for depression

Nasal spray containing esketamine could provide an effective treatment for depression

Researchers identify biological mechanism in depressed individuals

Researchers identify biological mechanism in depressed individuals

Discovery of key protein may lead to more effective treatments for depression

Discovery of key protein may lead to more effective treatments for depression

Structural protein may be new target for diagnosis, treatment of depression

Structural protein may be new target for diagnosis, treatment of depression