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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 rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Researchers rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Yoga appears to lessen symptoms of depression

Yoga appears to lessen symptoms of depression

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

New discovery could aid in synthesis of radiotracers for use with PET scanning

New discovery could aid in synthesis of radiotracers for use with PET scanning

New trial shows ketamine's effectiveness to treat geriatric depression

New trial shows ketamine's effectiveness to treat geriatric depression

Harris Health System expert offers guidance to prevent drug-induced photosensitivity

Harris Health System expert offers guidance to prevent drug-induced photosensitivity

Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks

Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

Treating anxiety disorders in children with CBT

Treating anxiety disorders in children with CBT

Seven-hour sleep duration increases chances of achieving remission in depressed patients with insomnia

Seven-hour sleep duration increases chances of achieving remission in depressed patients with insomnia

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to newborn problems at 2-4 weeks after birth

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to newborn problems at 2-4 weeks after birth

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

Study explores precision psychiatry approaches to improve outcomes for patients with depression

Study explores precision psychiatry approaches to improve outcomes for patients with depression

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows