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Finding the Best Depression Treatment

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Deciding Between Antidepressants

Every person responds differently to antidepressant medicine. It's impossible to know which one to take before you try it. But if all antidepressants are considered roughly equal in their effectivness, how can this be? See expert answer ›

The Stages of Depression Treatment

When depression treatments aren't effective, don't give up.  There are plenty of treatment options available, and it often takes a trial and error process to find the one that will work for you. Learn more about how depression treatments are sequenced to achieve relief

How Well Are You Managing Depression?

Take a health test to evaluate your current treatment.

How Long Should You Take Antidepressants?

How long you need to take your antidepressant may depend on how vulnerable you are to a relapse.  People who have chronic low mood or have had multiple episodes of depression are more at risk. See expert answer

Combining Drugs and Therapy

No single treatment – whether a drug or a style of therapy – can beat depression in every case. But would you be better off with a combination of drugs and therapy? Research suggests the answer is yes ›

Living with Chronic Depression

Many people have depression that resists treatments. The symptoms and risks are often more severe. You can experience treatment-resistant depression for many reasons. Learn what you can do about it ›

Reference: Depression section on Better Medicine


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What to Ask Your Doctor About Depression

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment for depression.