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Is combining antidepressants to treat mental illness normal?

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In some cases, a combination of antidepressants -- sometimes called augmentation -- may be necessary. Sometimes an antidepressant combined with a different type of drug, such as a mood stabilizer (like Lithium), a second antidepressant, or atypical antipsychotic drug, is the most effective treatment.

Side effects depend on the drug you're taking. And they may improve once your body adjusts to the medication.

From: Drugs to Treat Mental Illness WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health: ''Mental Health Medications.'' 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.'' 

Jose, M. July 15, 1993. New England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 20, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Mental Health: ''Mental Health Medications.'' 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.'' 

Jose, M. July 15, 1993. New England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 20, 2017

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