Depression can be debilitating. Medication therapy with antidepressants is a popular treatment choice for those suffering from depression. Antidepressants may not cure depression, but they can reduce your symptoms. When paired with other types of therapy such as counseling, group therapy, or TMS therapy recovery from depression is possible.
Antidepressants relieve depression by affecting certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine are all neurotransmitters associated with depression. The effects of each type (class) of antidepressants vary slightly. Therefore, it may take trying a few different ones before the correct one for you is determined.