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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.
Four genes associated with OCD identified

Four genes associated with OCD identified

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Human minibrains expose psychedelic drug effects, study reveals

Human minibrains expose psychedelic drug effects, study reveals

Study unveils neuronal effects of psychedelics using cerebral organoids

Study unveils neuronal effects of psychedelics using cerebral organoids

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Antidepressant users have higher risk of death than non-users, researchers find

Antidepressant users have higher risk of death than non-users, researchers find

Tulane researchers move closer to improving treatment for chronic depression

Tulane researchers move closer to improving treatment for chronic depression

Existing antidepressant drug could slow progression of Parkinson’s

Existing antidepressant drug could slow progression of Parkinson’s

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Study: Low long-term use of psychiatric drugs does not appear to affect cognition in schizophrenia

Study: Low long-term use of psychiatric drugs does not appear to affect cognition in schizophrenia

Study: Neurofeedback holds potential to treat people suffering from treatment-resistant depression

Study: Neurofeedback holds potential to treat people suffering from treatment-resistant depression

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Researchers rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Researchers rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease