Research Updates

Depression and antidepressants

Tom Wells-Quinn

Clinical principles for the use of antidepressants, and the effectiveness of other treatments in preventing relapse

Take Home Messages: Depression is under recognised and undertreated. Antidepressant medications are proven to work for the treatment of depression in the short and long term. They will typically alleviate symptoms but will not always ‘cure’ a person. The treatment of depression depends on the severity, time course and the particular type of depression that someone has. Antidepressants will take varying amounts of time to work in d...

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