One of the most commons questions I get asked by patients and their loved ones is… “How long does it take for antidepressants to work for depression?” If you can invest 5 minutes for the sake of your health and knowledge, this 5 minute fast fact video will give you a better understanding of what the realistic timelines are of when to expect positive results from traditional prescription antidepressants. Other topics that are covered include: what factors can affect those timelines of expected results and the percentage of patients that experience positive results on their first attempt at taking an antidepressant for their major depressive disorder aka clinical depression.
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Dr. Andrew Kim M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and a principal investigator at Pillar Clinical Research. The views shared in the video link above are solely the opinions of Dr. Andrew Kim M.D. The content in the video is for informational and educational purposes only and is not meant to be taken as direct medical advice. Please consult with a qualified professional for any personalized medical questions, recommendations, diagnosis and treatment.