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How does a doctor decide which type of antidepressant to prescribe?

There are no tests to determine which type of antidepressant a doctor should prescribe for a patient with depression. In this video, Tarique Perera, MD, a psychiatrist with Contemporary Care of Connecticut, explains how antidepessants are chosen.

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