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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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European approval of Cymbalta/Xeristar for treatment of major depressive episodes

European approval of Cymbalta/Xeristar for treatment of major depressive episodes

Genaissance patent for novel methods to correlate genetics with drug safety and efficacy

Genaissance patent for novel methods to correlate genetics with drug safety and efficacy

Mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients

Mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Review findings released on the safety of antidepressants (SSRI's)

Review findings released on the safety of antidepressants (SSRI's)

Adding a commonly used dietary supplement to antidepressants may improve treatment

Adding a commonly used dietary supplement to antidepressants may improve treatment

High-quality care for depression can improve productivity at work

High-quality care for depression can improve productivity at work

SSRI's increase risk of abnormal bleeding

SSRI's increase risk of abnormal bleeding

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat major depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat major depression

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

Children throughout the world are increasingly being prescribed antidepressants

Children throughout the world are increasingly being prescribed antidepressants

Antidepressants may help people quit smoking when used in conjunction with nicotine patches

Antidepressants may help people quit smoking when used in conjunction with nicotine patches

Quitting smoking can be made easier with long-term comprehensive drug and psychological interventions

Quitting smoking can be made easier with long-term comprehensive drug and psychological interventions

Long-term medication and counseling helps smokers quit

Long-term medication and counseling helps smokers quit

New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

FDA issues warning on adolescent use of antidepressants

FDA issues warning on adolescent use of antidepressants

Paroxetine is an effective treatment for diminishing hot flashes in men who are receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Paroxetine is an effective treatment for diminishing hot flashes in men who are receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer