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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.
ECT treatment helps more people with severe depression than ketamine

ECT treatment helps more people with severe depression than ketamine

Researchers identify a biomarker in platelets that tracks the extent of depression

Researchers identify a biomarker in platelets that tracks the extent of depression

Genomic variant may help predict which patients will experience chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity

Genomic variant may help predict which patients will experience chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity

Introducing deuterium makes drugs to have a longer effect

Introducing deuterium makes drugs to have a longer effect

Doctors advised to prescribe fewer antidepressants and for shorter periods of time

Doctors advised to prescribe fewer antidepressants and for shorter periods of time

Report quantifies health and wellbeing benefits of the UK's woodlands

Report quantifies health and wellbeing benefits of the UK's woodlands

Treating depression with an app

Treating depression with an app

New target for drug development could fill a major gap in depression treatment

New target for drug development could fill a major gap in depression treatment

MRI brain imaging biomarkers bring new levels of precision for prescribing antidepressants

MRI brain imaging biomarkers bring new levels of precision for prescribing antidepressants

Psychiatric drug prevents some of the most serious complications of COVID-19, study finds

Psychiatric drug prevents some of the most serious complications of COVID-19, study finds

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Can targeting autophagy become a new approach to COVID-19 treatment?

Can targeting autophagy become a new approach to COVID-19 treatment?

Antidepressant offers no improvement in agitation for people with dementia, study shows

Antidepressant offers no improvement in agitation for people with dementia, study shows

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Post-COVID depressive symptoms respond well to antidepressants, study shows

Post-COVID depressive symptoms respond well to antidepressants, study shows

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

Depressed adolescents' brains give a muted reaction to distressing images, research finds

Depressed adolescents' brains give a muted reaction to distressing images, research finds

Study finds genetic link between driving convictions, accidents and everyday behavior

Study finds genetic link between driving convictions, accidents and everyday behavior

UVA researchers identify 14 genes that cause obesity

UVA researchers identify 14 genes that cause obesity

Researchers explore the clinical use of intravenous infusions of ketamine to treat depression

Researchers explore the clinical use of intravenous infusions of ketamine to treat depression