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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.
Biomarkers in the brain could redefine mental health conditions

Biomarkers in the brain could redefine mental health conditions

Food for thought: South European Atlantic diet shows promising link to lower depression risk

Food for thought: South European Atlantic diet shows promising link to lower depression risk

World-renowned researcher receives top award for contributions to clinical psychopharmacology

World-renowned researcher receives top award for contributions to clinical psychopharmacology

Study links poor sense of smell with increased risk of depression in older adults

Study links poor sense of smell with increased risk of depression in older adults

Antidepressant prescriptions may reduce the risk of testing positive for COVID-19

Antidepressant prescriptions may reduce the risk of testing positive for COVID-19

Common laxative prucalopride may be useful as a pro-cognitive treatment in psychiatric conditions

Common laxative prucalopride may be useful as a pro-cognitive treatment in psychiatric conditions

Leucine deficient diet has antidepressant effects on chronic restraint stress-induced depression-like behaviors

Leucine deficient diet has antidepressant effects on chronic restraint stress-induced depression-like behaviors

Is having a new child associated with increased antidepressant treatment in men?

Is having a new child associated with increased antidepressant treatment in men?

Research finds more depressed patients with activated immune systems than previously estimated

Research finds more depressed patients with activated immune systems than previously estimated

Study reports a shared genetic basis for cannabis use and psychiatric disorders

Study reports a shared genetic basis for cannabis use and psychiatric disorders

Neuropathic pain study uncovers pathophysiological mechanism and promising therapeutic target

Neuropathic pain study uncovers pathophysiological mechanism and promising therapeutic target

The association between breastfeeding, drug exposure, and infant outcomes: more research is needed

The association between breastfeeding, drug exposure, and infant outcomes: more research is needed

Pain, hope, and science collide as athletes turn to magic mushrooms

Pain, hope, and science collide as athletes turn to magic mushrooms

Study sheds light on the mechanisms of brain plasticity induced by fluoxetine

Study sheds light on the mechanisms of brain plasticity induced by fluoxetine

The intercommunication between the central nervous system and the digestive system and its contribution to mental health status

The intercommunication between the central nervous system and the digestive system and its contribution to mental health status

Gut microbiomes and mental health: how do they interact?

Gut microbiomes and mental health: how do they interact?

Smoking cessation drug may help people stop using cocaine while in treatment for OUD

Smoking cessation drug may help people stop using cocaine while in treatment for OUD

Rapid shift to virtual behavioral health care during the pandemic helped adhere to depression treatment

Rapid shift to virtual behavioral health care during the pandemic helped adhere to depression treatment

Augmenting an antidepressant with aripiprazole may help some older adults with treatment-resistant depression

Augmenting an antidepressant with aripiprazole may help some older adults with treatment-resistant depression

Leucine deprivation results in antidepressant effects, study shows

Leucine deprivation results in antidepressant effects, study shows