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What happens when you take antidepressants? How do you feel?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry

In brief: Depends

Which antidepressant? The goal of any antidepressant is to decrease symptoms of depression such as decreased self esteem, loss of interest, motivation and energy and sometimes lack of a will to live.
All antidepressants can have side effects, the goal is to get maximal benefit with minimal side effects. Most antidepressants take 2-4 wks for maximal benefit, but you may see some benefit sooner.

In brief: Depends

Which antidepressant? The goal of any antidepressant is to decrease symptoms of depression such as decreased self esteem, loss of interest, motivation and energy and sometimes lack of a will to live.
All antidepressants can have side effects, the goal is to get maximal benefit with minimal side effects. Most antidepressants take 2-4 wks for maximal benefit, but you may see some benefit sooner.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry

In brief: Duration

If you have unipolar depression after taking 3 to 4 weeks your sleep will get better no crying your energy should improve .
Social interaction should improve your self esteem should get improve your focus and concentration should improve you will be able to return to work.

In brief: Duration

If you have unipolar depression after taking 3 to 4 weeks your sleep will get better no crying your energy should improve .
Social interaction should improve your self esteem should get improve your focus and concentration should improve you will be able to return to work.
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Dr. Shah Nawaz
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