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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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New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

Next-generation metabolomics may pave way for creating new antidepressants

Next-generation metabolomics may pave way for creating new antidepressants

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Depression, antidepressant use linked with higher risk of venous thromboembolism

Depression, antidepressant use linked with higher risk of venous thromboembolism

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Psychedelics and their role in treatment of mental health disorders

Psychedelics and their role in treatment of mental health disorders

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC

Fitness may be vital to depression patient’s good health

Fitness may be vital to depression patient’s good health

Antidepressant use in people with COPD linked to increased risk of death and hospitalization

Antidepressant use in people with COPD linked to increased risk of death and hospitalization

Researchers identify new form of depression

Researchers identify new form of depression

Learning disabilities diagnosed in childhood linked to adult-age mental health problems

Learning disabilities diagnosed in childhood linked to adult-age mental health problems

Abortion does not increase woman's risk for depression

Abortion does not increase woman's risk for depression

Antidepressant treatments increase risk of weight gain, study finds

Antidepressant treatments increase risk of weight gain, study finds

Male depression reduces the chances of getting pregnant, finds new study

Male depression reduces the chances of getting pregnant, finds new study

National trial shows how high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health

National trial shows how high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health

ECT is more cost-effective for treating depression than other treatment strategies, shows study

ECT is more cost-effective for treating depression than other treatment strategies, shows study

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression