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Can antidepressants make you forget your problems?

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Antidepressants can’t make you forget your problems, but they may make it easier for you to deal with them. Being depressed can distort your perception of your problems and sap you of the energy to address difficult issues. Many therapists report that when their patients take antidepressants, it helps them make more progress in psychotherapy.

SOURCES:

Stone, M. , Aug. 11, 2009. British Medical Journal

Milane, M. , 3(6): e220. PLoS Medicine

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Antidepressant Medicines - A Guide for Adults With Depression.”

Columbia University Health Services: “Medications.”

University of Michigan: “Depressive Disorders.”

Columbia University Health Services: “Medications.”

University of Southern California: “Antidepressants: Are They Zapping Your Sex Life?”

University of Puget Sound.

Kate Muller, PsyD, associate director, Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, PC, Allentown, Pa.

PrimaryPsychiatry.com: "Remission of Depression: How Effective are Antidepressants?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Stone, M. , Aug. 11, 2009. British Medical Journal

Milane, M. , 3(6): e220. PLoS Medicine

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Antidepressant Medicines - A Guide for Adults With Depression.”

Columbia University Health Services: “Medications.”

University of Michigan: “Depressive Disorders.”

Columbia University Health Services: “Medications.”

University of Southern California: “Antidepressants: Are They Zapping Your Sex Life?”

University of Puget Sound.

Kate Muller, PsyD, associate director, Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, PC, Allentown, Pa.

PrimaryPsychiatry.com: "Remission of Depression: How Effective are Antidepressants?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

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