Do some antidepressants work faster than others?

  title={Do some antidepressants work faster than others?},
  author={Andrew Nierenberg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={62 Suppl 15},
The clinical utility of antidepressant drugs is impaired by the delay in onset of their therapeutic action. It is becoming increasingly clear that differences exist between antidepressants with respect to this property, both within and between pharmacologic classes. Post hoc analyses of comparisons between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and dual-action antidepressants such as mirtazapine and venlafaxine indicate that the dual-action drugs may have a faster onset of action. At least in… CONTINUE READING

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