Will antidepressants always cure depression?


Depression is generally treatable, and antidepressants are a common tool that is used for treatment. However, antidepressants work by changing the chemistry in your brain, so they will not help if the cause of your depression is not biologically based, and they often take weeks if not months to take effect. In some cases, multiple antidepressants must be tried before the one that works for you and your brain chemistry is found. Many healthcare providers will also prescribe psychotherapy in addition to antidepressants. 

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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