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Antidepressant Drugs

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10 Surprising Antidepressant Facts

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Think you know the pros and cons of antidepressants? Here are some startling revelations about antidepressants you might not have heard about.   View slideshow

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Signs You Should Stop, Adjust, or Switch Antidepressants

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If you and your doctor are not satisfied with the amount of improvement you've had while on an antidepressant, you're not alone   View slideshow

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dr. Michael Hirsch Offers Guidance on Antidepressants

Dr. Michael Hirsch
Dr. Michael Hirsch
Director of psychopharmacology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Q: I see so many antidepressant ads. Are these drugs the latest and the best?

A: No. There is no good evidence that one antidepressant medication works better than any other. Each person is different, and one medicine may have a number of side effects for you, while for someone else it is totally different. If there is a positive side to these ads, it's that they can make people more comfortable about getting help with the medication they need. Read More

Help Your Doctor Prescribe Your Ideal Antidepressant

Why what works for others may not work for you
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Your doctor needs to consider your current physical symptoms and condition when prescribing an antidepressant or mood stabilizer. If you have chronic insomnia, for example, she should obviously steer clear of the medications that list this side effect. Medications that you're already taking can influence your doctor's decision...  Read More

3 Signs You Should Stop, Adjust, or Switch Antidepressants

If your medication isn't working, or is making you gain weight or feel sick, time to make a change
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If you and your doctor are not satisfied with the amount of improvement you've had while on an antidepressant, you're not alone. In a three-month study of 4,000 depression patients, at least half didn't get complete relief from the first antidepressant they tried...   Read More

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