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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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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

Common antidepressant restores significant degree of lost plasticity to aging brain cells in mice

Common antidepressant restores significant degree of lost plasticity to aging brain cells in mice

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

Next-generation metabolomics may pave way for creating new antidepressants

Next-generation metabolomics may pave way for creating new antidepressants

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Depression, antidepressant use linked with higher risk of venous thromboembolism

Depression, antidepressant use linked with higher risk of venous thromboembolism

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Psychedelics and their role in treatment of mental health disorders

Psychedelics and their role in treatment of mental health disorders

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC