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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.
Research uncovers crucial receptor involved in response to fast-acting antidepressants

Research uncovers crucial receptor involved in response to fast-acting antidepressants

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy of elderly people should be regularly monitored

Symptomatic pharmacotherapy of elderly people should be regularly monitored

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Hormonal treatment associated with depression in men with prostate cancer

Hormonal treatment associated with depression in men with prostate cancer

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

Integrated therapy is effective in treating obesity and depression

Integrated therapy is effective in treating obesity and depression

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations

Antidepressant drug could save people from deadly sepsis, research suggests

Antidepressant drug could save people from deadly sepsis, research suggests

NHS doctors are over-prescribing pills, not therapy, for older people with depression

NHS doctors are over-prescribing pills, not therapy, for older people with depression

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Complex interplay of two growth factors key to fast-acting antidepressant actions

Complex interplay of two growth factors key to fast-acting antidepressant actions

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding