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I want to know about the most effective antidepressants for treatment of major depressive disorder.

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Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: SSRI are most common

There are many antidepressant medications on the market which have been shown to be effective.
The specific choice is individual, balancing specific symptoms, concerns such as medical conditions and side effects. Because they are easy to use, effective and generally well tolerated the SSRIs are most commonly prescribed. Shared decision making between you and your doctor is the best way to go.

In brief: SSRI are most common

There are many antidepressant medications on the market which have been shown to be effective.
The specific choice is individual, balancing specific symptoms, concerns such as medical conditions and side effects. Because they are easy to use, effective and generally well tolerated the SSRIs are most commonly prescribed. Shared decision making between you and your doctor is the best way to go.
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