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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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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

New study identifies 44 genomic variants linked to depression

New study identifies 44 genomic variants linked to depression

Study: VA hospitals provide better quality care than other health providers

Study: VA hospitals provide better quality care than other health providers

FDA launches criminal investigation into unauthorized herpes vaccine research

FDA launches criminal investigation into unauthorized herpes vaccine research

Validating the Diagnosis of Depression

Validating the Diagnosis of Depression

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

Study shows role of benzodiazepines in managing depression

Study shows role of benzodiazepines in managing depression

Magnesium found to be effective for mild-to-moderate depression symptoms

Magnesium found to be effective for mild-to-moderate depression symptoms

New research does not support previous findings that antidepressants impact breastfeeding

New research does not support previous findings that antidepressants impact breastfeeding

Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression

Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression

Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Internet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study shows

Internet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study shows

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression