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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.
UC Davis launches new institute to advance basic knowledge of psychedelics and neurotherapeutics

UC Davis launches new institute to advance basic knowledge of psychedelics and neurotherapeutics

Some antidepressants may be effective in treating chronic pain, but others lack effectiveness

Some antidepressants may be effective in treating chronic pain, but others lack effectiveness

A more nuanced approach is needed when prescribing antidepressants for pain, researchers say

A more nuanced approach is needed when prescribing antidepressants for pain, researchers say

Commonly prescribed antidepressants can increase bacteria's resistance to antibiotics

Commonly prescribed antidepressants can increase bacteria's resistance to antibiotics

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Serotonin can potentially accelerate degenerative mitral regurgitation, study says

Serotonin can potentially accelerate degenerative mitral regurgitation, study says

Scientists reveal why common anti-depressants cause emotional ‘blunting’ in users

Scientists reveal why common anti-depressants cause emotional ‘blunting’ in users

The interrelationship between diet, physical health, and depression

The interrelationship between diet, physical health, and depression

Scientists gain new insights into the opposing actions of serotonin-producing nerve fibers in mice

Scientists gain new insights into the opposing actions of serotonin-producing nerve fibers in mice

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may combine with inflammation to alter offspring neurobiology

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may combine with inflammation to alter offspring neurobiology

New support for a serotonin deficit in depression

New support for a serotonin deficit in depression

Common psychiatric medications can give some protection against COVID-19

Common psychiatric medications can give some protection against COVID-19

Eating flowers to promote health and prevent disease

Eating flowers to promote health and prevent disease

The therapeutic effects and safety of psychedelics

The therapeutic effects and safety of psychedelics

Water enriched with hydrogen molecules improves symptomatology of neuropathic pain in animal models

Water enriched with hydrogen molecules improves symptomatology of neuropathic pain in animal models

Study shows how ketamine administration starkly changes neuronal activity patterns in the brain

Study shows how ketamine administration starkly changes neuronal activity patterns in the brain

Do SSRIs lower the risk of long COVID?

Do SSRIs lower the risk of long COVID?

Expanding the therapeutic toolbox for mood disorders with psychoactive drugs

Expanding the therapeutic toolbox for mood disorders with psychoactive drugs

Pregnancy and birthing have long-lasting effects on the maternal brain

Pregnancy and birthing have long-lasting effects on the maternal brain

Psilocybin could be a promising therapeutic strategy for people with treatment-resistant depression

Psilocybin could be a promising therapeutic strategy for people with treatment-resistant depression