Antidepressant Medicines Used to Treat OCD
How It Works
Antidepressants improve mood by affecting the levels of a chemical messenger in the brain (Reference neurotransmitter Opens New Window) called serotonin.
You may start to feel better within 1 to 3 weeks of taking antidepressant medicine. But it can take as many as 12 weeks to see more improvement. If you have questions or concerns about your medicines, or if you do not notice any improvement by 3 weeks, talk to your doctor. It is possible that one of the medicines will work better for you than another. You may have to try several medicines before you find the right one.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry