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What conditions do antidepressants treat?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Antidepressants are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for treating major depression (i.e., unipolar depression); in addition, all antidepressants (except Wellbutrin) are effective in treating severe anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It usually takes two to six weeks for antidepressants to take effect.
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