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What are common side effects of medication for depression?

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The most common side effects of antidepressants are nausea and diarrhea. They usually get better in a week or so.

SOURCES:

Michelle B. Riba, MD, associate director University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Todd Antin, MD, founder and CEO, PACT Atlanta. American Psychiatric Association: “Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition,” “What Is Depression?” Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: “Psychotherapy: How It Works and How It Can Help.” Harvard Health Letter: “What you should know about antidepressants.” Here to Help: “Myths About Antidepressants.” Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”





Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Michelle B. Riba, MD, associate director University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Todd Antin, MD, founder and CEO, PACT Atlanta. American Psychiatric Association: “Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition,” “What Is Depression?” Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: “Psychotherapy: How It Works and How It Can Help.” Harvard Health Letter: “What you should know about antidepressants.” Here to Help: “Myths About Antidepressants.” Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”





Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 11, 2018

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