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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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Suicidal behavior is higher in the first month after starting antidepressants

Suicidal behavior is higher in the first month after starting antidepressants

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

SSRI addiction is a myth

SSRI addiction is a myth

Rates of suicide in England and Wales have plummeted in middle-aged and elderly men

Rates of suicide in England and Wales have plummeted in middle-aged and elderly men

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Identification of a naturally occurring genetic difference that controls the production of serotonin in the brain

Identification of a naturally occurring genetic difference that controls the production of serotonin in the brain

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

Physical activity cuts risk of depression in children

Physical activity cuts risk of depression in children

An EU-funded research project will help to uncover the genetic factors linked to depression to develop new drug treatments

An EU-funded research project will help to uncover the genetic factors linked to depression to develop new drug treatments

Canadians advised of stronger warnings for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and other newer anti-depressants

Canadians advised of stronger warnings for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and other newer anti-depressants

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Contradictory views on the use of Prozac to treat children with depression

Contradictory views on the use of Prozac to treat children with depression

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

A new synthetic chemical may provide framework for future drugs to treat brain-based ailments

A new synthetic chemical may provide framework for future drugs to treat brain-based ailments

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

Cymbalta helped patients with depression feel better

Cymbalta helped patients with depression feel better

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication

SSRI antidepressants may be unsuitable for children

SSRI antidepressants may be unsuitable for children

Trials of antidepressants for children consistently exaggerated their benefits while playing down their possible harm

Trials of antidepressants for children consistently exaggerated their benefits while playing down their possible harm