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What are the effects of taking depression medication? How fast do they work? How soon can you stop them?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Antidepressants
Work by rebalancing the neurotransmitters in the brain.
In general, they take about 4 weeks to work, but it can take more or less time. For full recovery for a first episode of depression, you will need to stay on the medication for a year.

In brief: Antidepressants
Work by rebalancing the neurotransmitters in the brain.
In general, they take about 4 weeks to work, but it can take more or less time. For full recovery for a first episode of depression, you will need to stay on the medication for a year.
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