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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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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

Opioid and antidepressant use related to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures for RA patients

Opioid and antidepressant use related to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures for RA patients

Commonly prescribed medications may not benefit depressed CKD patients

Commonly prescribed medications may not benefit depressed CKD patients

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Increasing the dosage of antidepressants does not carry benefits, analysis reveals

Increasing the dosage of antidepressants does not carry benefits, analysis reveals

New analysis reveals insights into long-term effects of antidepressant drugs

New analysis reveals insights into long-term effects of antidepressant drugs

Trial compares long-term effects of psychotherapy and antidepressants on depression symptoms

Trial compares long-term effects of psychotherapy and antidepressants on depression symptoms