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How long does it usually take till depression therapies start to work?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: If you mean

Medications, it depends on the medication.
In general, 4 weeks, though some people respond quicker.

In brief: If you mean

Medications, it depends on the medication.
In general, 4 weeks, though some people respond quicker.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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In brief: 3-6 weeks

Most antidepressants take a while to start to work.
You should wait about 6-8 weeks before calling it quits with an adequate dose of the antidepressant.

In brief: 3-6 weeks

Most antidepressants take a while to start to work.
You should wait about 6-8 weeks before calling it quits with an adequate dose of the antidepressant.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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