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How does mirtazapine work to treat depression?

While it is not understood exactly how mirtazapine works to treat depression, like most medications for mental disorders, mirtazapine acts on increasing chemicals in the brain that can help treat depressive thoughts and other depression symptoms. Similar to other antidepressants, mirtazapine helps to elevate mood and lift depression.

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