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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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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

Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

Potential treatment for rare polio-like illness shows no signal of efficacy

Potential treatment for rare polio-like illness shows no signal of efficacy

Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Investigational drug targeting the opioid system may help reduce symptoms of major depression

Investigational drug targeting the opioid system may help reduce symptoms of major depression

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Supervised aerobic exercise can support major depression treatment

Supervised aerobic exercise can support major depression treatment

Hidden drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Hidden drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year

Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year

Many Alzheimer's patients are taking two or more psychotropic drugs

Many Alzheimer's patients are taking two or more psychotropic drugs

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

Study reveals connection between hunger and mood

Study reveals connection between hunger and mood