Antidepressant therapeutic effects may not be seen for two to four weeks: a- serotonin-specific...

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Antidepressant therapeutic effects may not be seen for two to four weeks:

a- serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

b- tricyclics antidepressants

c- both

d- neither

Clinical depression:

Clinical depression is a mental health condition associated with constant significantly depressed mood in individuals who are affected by it. On a physiological level, it appears to be correlated with reduced serotonin levels in the brain, and as such is frequently treated with medications intended on increasing baseline serotonin levels.

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Both tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) try to alleviate symptoms of depression by raising serotonin...

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Depression leads to feelings of sadness. It's thought that the mood disorder is influenced by lower than normal concentrations of certain neurotransmitters within the brain. Learn how antidepressants increase these feel-good neurotransmitters.


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