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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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Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression

Internet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study shows

Internet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study shows

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower survival rates

Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower survival rates

Fresh insights into depression could pave way for new therapies

Fresh insights into depression could pave way for new therapies

Excitatory magnetic brain stimulation reduces emotional arousal to fearful faces, study shows

Excitatory magnetic brain stimulation reduces emotional arousal to fearful faces, study shows

Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals

Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

CBT is cost-effective treatment in primary care setting, Kaiser Permanente study finds

CBT is cost-effective treatment in primary care setting, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Metabolic Syndrome could make it harder for older adults to respond to antidepressant therapy

Metabolic Syndrome could make it harder for older adults to respond to antidepressant therapy

LivaNova enrolls first patient in RESTORE-LIFE study for treatment-resistant depression

LivaNova enrolls first patient in RESTORE-LIFE study for treatment-resistant depression

PEMF therapy could lift spirits following post-Christmas blues

PEMF therapy could lift spirits following post-Christmas blues

UTA researchers analyze challenges in pain management for the elderly

UTA researchers analyze challenges in pain management for the elderly

Antidepressant may also alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

Antidepressant may also alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

Ketamine can stop suicidal thoughts finds new study

Ketamine can stop suicidal thoughts finds new study

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Scientists develop potential new antidepressant with unique mechanism of action

Scientists develop potential new antidepressant with unique mechanism of action