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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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Individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions

Individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine

FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine

NIH funds clinical trials to assess applicability of genomics for treating chronic diseases

NIH funds clinical trials to assess applicability of genomics for treating chronic diseases

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Is it a feminist right to want more sex? One company thinks a pill is the answer

Is it a feminist right to want more sex? One company thinks a pill is the answer

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Researchers use nitrous oxide to unravel rapid function of antidepressant mechanisms

Researchers use nitrous oxide to unravel rapid function of antidepressant mechanisms

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression

Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression

Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded

Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded

Study sheds new light on long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs

Study sheds new light on long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

Research uncovers crucial receptor involved in response to fast-acting antidepressants

Research uncovers crucial receptor involved in response to fast-acting antidepressants

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy of elderly people should be regularly monitored

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy of elderly people should be regularly monitored

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape