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Mild Depression: Are Antidepressants Effective?

I've heard antidepressants don't work for mild depression. Is that true? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Antidepressants don't work for everyone. For some people with mild depression, antidepressants seem to have little effect. However, for people with more severe depression, antidepressants often make a big difference. Although antidepressants generally aren't as effective for mild […]

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Antidepressants: Can They Stop Working?

I've taken fluoxetine (Prozac) for several years. But recently, the medication doesn't seem to be having the same effect. Can antidepressants lose effectiveness? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. When depression symptoms improve after starting an antidepressant, many people need to continue taking medication long term to prevent symptoms from returning. However, in some people, […]