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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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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

Using antidepressant medication to treat people with depression and alcohol or drug abuse is beneficial

Using antidepressant medication to treat people with depression and alcohol or drug abuse is beneficial

Researchers investigate whether hormone therapy and two alternative herbal products can lessen memory in menopausal women

Researchers investigate whether hormone therapy and two alternative herbal products can lessen memory in menopausal women

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

Promising early results in a study of a medication to treat kleptomania

Promising early results in a study of a medication to treat kleptomania

FDA proposal on antidepressants is premature and may be counterproductive

FDA proposal on antidepressants is premature and may be counterproductive

Wyeth supports FDA recommendation to strengthen antidepressant labeling

Wyeth supports FDA recommendation to strengthen antidepressant labeling

Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Luvox and Remeron should have "Black Box" warnings

Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Luvox and Remeron should have "Black Box" warnings

Depressed patients may need treatment for both physical and emotional symptoms

Depressed patients may need treatment for both physical and emotional symptoms

Cymbalta approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain

Cymbalta approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain

Cymbalta, treatment for major depression hits the market

Cymbalta, treatment for major depression hits the market