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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.
Integrated behavioral intervention effective at reducing depression and anxiety in obese adults

Integrated behavioral intervention effective at reducing depression and anxiety in obese adults

Repurposing an antipsychotic drug to treat various types of cancer

Repurposing an antipsychotic drug to treat various types of cancer

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

Review: No clear evidence that serotonin levels are responsible for depression

Review: No clear evidence that serotonin levels are responsible for depression

Study finds the cause behind women experiencing higher rates of depression than men

Study finds the cause behind women experiencing higher rates of depression than men

New non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression and dementia

New non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression and dementia

Gun safety ‘wrapped in a mental health bill’: A look at health provisions in the new law

Gun safety ‘wrapped in a mental health bill’: A look at health provisions in the new law

Combining psychotherapy with antidepressants does not improve outcomes in severely depressed patients

Combining psychotherapy with antidepressants does not improve outcomes in severely depressed patients

Study identifies how ketamine works as a rapid antidepressant

Study identifies how ketamine works as a rapid antidepressant

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Ketamine uses a previously unknown pathway to produce an antidepressant effect, study finds

Ketamine uses a previously unknown pathway to produce an antidepressant effect, study finds

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Polypharmacy can lead to harmful drug interactions, especially among cancer patients

Polypharmacy can lead to harmful drug interactions, especially among cancer patients

Maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy does not increase epilepsy risk in babies

Maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy does not increase epilepsy risk in babies

Changes in gut microbiome impact depression

Changes in gut microbiome impact depression

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

In utero exposure to mother’s drugs may affect development of newborn's brain networks

In utero exposure to mother’s drugs may affect development of newborn's brain networks

Antidepressant use is not related to better health-related quality of life in the long run

Antidepressant use is not related to better health-related quality of life in the long run

Magic mushroom compound helps to 'open up' depressed people's brains after use

Magic mushroom compound helps to 'open up' depressed people's brains after use

Study shows clinical value of pharmacogenomic testing for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study shows clinical value of pharmacogenomic testing for patients with treatment-resistant depression