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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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Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Antidepressant drug could save people from deadly sepsis, research suggests

Antidepressant drug could save people from deadly sepsis, research suggests

NHS doctors are over-prescribing pills, not therapy, for older people with depression

NHS doctors are over-prescribing pills, not therapy, for older people with depression

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Complex interplay of two growth factors key to fast-acting antidepressant actions

Complex interplay of two growth factors key to fast-acting antidepressant actions

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Reassuring findings on the link between antidepressants and fertility

Reassuring findings on the link between antidepressants and fertility

Overprescribing of antidepressants may occur more often in elderly patients

Overprescribing of antidepressants may occur more often in elderly patients

Benzodiazepines may improve survival in congestive heart failure

Benzodiazepines may improve survival in congestive heart failure

Changes in hippocampal structural connectivity differentiate responders of electroconvulsive therapy

Changes in hippocampal structural connectivity differentiate responders of electroconvulsive therapy

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

Sexual abuse and bullying related to smoking dependence and binge eating

Sexual abuse and bullying related to smoking dependence and binge eating

Therapists should regularly assess depression symptoms and augment treatment for insufficient responders

Therapists should regularly assess depression symptoms and augment treatment for insufficient responders

Experts analyze data that can guide antidepressant discontinuation

Experts analyze data that can guide antidepressant discontinuation

International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines

International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines

Common antidepressant does not promote recovery after stroke, study finds

Common antidepressant does not promote recovery after stroke, study finds

Alternative drug linked with comparable risk of falls, major fractures as atypical antipsychotics in older dementia patients

Alternative drug linked with comparable risk of falls, major fractures as atypical antipsychotics in older dementia patients

Antidepressant use increased after Brexit vote

Antidepressant use increased after Brexit vote