Depression

Frequently Asked Questions

11. How do I know if an antidepressant is working for me?

Antidepressants take time – usually 2 – 4 weeks – to work, and often symptoms such as sleep, appetite, and concentration problems improve before mood lifts, so it is important to give medication a chance before reaching a conclusion about its effectiveness. If you begin taking antidepressants, do not stop taking them without the help of a doctor.