Antidepressants are very good at treating depression. Keep the following in mind when you take antidepressants:

  • If you take your medicine as prescribed and give it time to work, you may begin to feel much better.
  • If you don’t take your medicine as prescribed, it is less likely to help you.
  • If you don’t keep taking it for at least 6 months after you feel better, it is more likely that depression will return. At least half of people with depression have a relapse.