1. Antidepressants may be effective at improving the symptoms of depression.
  2. The goal of your treatment should be to resolve your symptoms of depression, not just some. If you have taken your medication as directed for 2 to 4 weeks and are not feeling any better, talk to your doctor.
  3. There are many different types of antidepressants. Your doctor will work with you to choose the antidepressant that is best for you.
  4. Most people will start to feel better after 1 to 2 weeks. The full benefit of the medication can be felt after 4 to 10 weeks of treatment.
  5. The length of time you take your antidepressant is different for everyone. You should take your medication as recommended by your doctor.
  6. Antidepressants are not known to be addictive.
  7. Take your medication everyday exactly as recommended by your doctor.
  8. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your antidepressant.