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“Why Don’t My Anti-Depressants Work?”

My Anti-Depressants are not working?

Why they might not be working?

Antidepressant medication may help to relieve the experience of symptoms relating to depression by improving your overall mood, helping fall asleep quicker and staying asleep overnight, increasing your appetite, experiencing enjoyment in activities, increase in motivation, and help you to focus and concentrate better.

However, research suggests that antidepressant medication usually takes several weeks for the effects to be noticed and approximately 40% of people don’t notice any substantial change when trying antidepressants for the first time (Quality & Care, 2015). This may lead to different medication options and dosages which may take some time to work out with your doctor.