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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.
Study identifies several drugs with potential to prevent suicide attempts

Study identifies several drugs with potential to prevent suicide attempts

Grief grew into a mental health crisis and a $21,634 hospital bill

Grief grew into a mental health crisis and a $21,634 hospital bill

Talk therapy and drugs hold the same value for people with depression in the long run

Talk therapy and drugs hold the same value for people with depression in the long run

Study shows significant decrease in use of antidepressants by pregnant women

Study shows significant decrease in use of antidepressants by pregnant women

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Study finds little evidence on effectiveness of common antidepressant in autism spectrum disorders

Study finds little evidence on effectiveness of common antidepressant in autism spectrum disorders

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Does bipolar disorder increase the risk of Parkinson's disease?

Does bipolar disorder increase the risk of Parkinson's disease?

Mediterranean style diet found to relieve symptoms of depression

Mediterranean style diet found to relieve symptoms of depression

Antidepressant use soars among people aged 65 and over

Antidepressant use soars among people aged 65 and over

Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits for transgender individuals

Gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits for transgender individuals

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

4 out of 5 people on antidepressant drugs are unaware of the side effects

4 out of 5 people on antidepressant drugs are unaware of the side effects

First-of-its-kind study shows antidepressants are safe

First-of-its-kind study shows antidepressants are safe

Researchers find no evidence of adverse health outcomes linked with antidepressant use

Researchers find no evidence of adverse health outcomes linked with antidepressant use

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study

People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Unexpected mechanism of action found with sertraline

Unexpected mechanism of action found with sertraline