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How do antidepressants make you feel when they begin working?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
BETTER!!: Depression is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain hopefully corrected by an antidepressant. There is a time gap before they have their full effect.

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How are antidepressants expected to make you feel?

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Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Decrease anxiety: Antidepressants don't make you feel good in major depression, they only take away anxiety and negative emotion, but they don't make you happy. In bipolar patients, they can cause "switching" and bipolar patients stop feeling depressed and can become manic.

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