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Which antidepressant do I take first?

The Harvard Mental Health Letter in its May 2009 issue looks at the issue of choosing which antidepressant may be the best one to begin a pharmacological regime.

Recognising that each different type of antidepressant carries with it different types of possible side-effects, the Letter reports on a large meta-analysis which shows two antidepressants having a slight (emphasis on ’slight’) edge of the rest in terms of efficacy and tolerability.

But that is not to say that side-effects are not to be considered when thinking about which drug with which to start treatment.


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