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Is it normal to have ups and downs during the first weeks of antidepressant treatment?
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In brief: Yes
Antidepressant medication takes 4-6 weeks to become effective.

In brief: Yes
Antidepressant medication takes 4-6 weeks to become effective.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
In brief: Depends
If your ups and downs become that you were having before starting an antidepressant become intensified or more frequent after starting an antidepressant, that may suggest that you have underlying bipolar disorder and need to reevaluate your medication regimen.

In brief: Depends
If your ups and downs become that you were having before starting an antidepressant become intensified or more frequent after starting an antidepressant, that may suggest that you have underlying bipolar disorder and need to reevaluate your medication regimen.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartz
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