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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.
Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Investigational drug targeting the opioid system may help reduce symptoms of major depression

Investigational drug targeting the opioid system may help reduce symptoms of major depression

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Supervised aerobic exercise can support major depression treatment

Supervised aerobic exercise can support major depression treatment

Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression

Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression

Hidden drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Hidden drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year

Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year

Many Alzheimer's patients are taking two or more psychotropic drugs

Many Alzheimer's patients are taking two or more psychotropic drugs

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease use psychotropic drug, finds study

Study reveals connection between hunger and mood

Study reveals connection between hunger and mood

Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness

Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness

New guidelines for evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression

New guidelines for evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression

Single dose of cannabidiol showed effective results in rats with symptoms of depression

Single dose of cannabidiol showed effective results in rats with symptoms of depression

Ketamine’s role in treatment of depression: Study

Ketamine’s role in treatment of depression: Study

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life