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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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Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Scientists develop potential new antidepressant with unique mechanism of action

Scientists develop potential new antidepressant with unique mechanism of action

Commonly prescribed medications may not benefit depressed CKD patients

Commonly prescribed medications may not benefit depressed CKD patients

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Increasing the dosage of antidepressants does not carry benefits, analysis reveals

Increasing the dosage of antidepressants does not carry benefits, analysis reveals

New analysis reveals insights into long-term effects of antidepressant drugs

New analysis reveals insights into long-term effects of antidepressant drugs

Trial compares long-term effects of psychotherapy and antidepressants on depression symptoms

Trial compares long-term effects of psychotherapy and antidepressants on depression symptoms

Antidepressant use in children, adolescents linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Antidepressant use in children, adolescents linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Four genes associated with OCD identified

Four genes associated with OCD identified

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Human minibrains expose psychedelic drug effects, study reveals

Human minibrains expose psychedelic drug effects, study reveals

Study unveils neuronal effects of psychedelics using cerebral organoids

Study unveils neuronal effects of psychedelics using cerebral organoids

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients