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Antidepressants work by affecting neurotransmitters.

How antidepressants work, according to a psychiatrist

Depression affects millions of Americans and antidepressants are relatively common. We talked to a psychiatrist to find out how they work.

Regulators just approved a new depression drug with the potential to be a game-changer

Unlike the depression drugs available for decades, neither of the two new drugs is a pill. One is a nasal spray; the latest is an injection made by Sage.

A drug that works differently from all existing depression drugs just got a big boost

Sage's new antidepressant may be called a "blockbuster" for good reason: it appears to be the first to differ significantly from 35 years worth of treatments.

A fresh crop of promising drugs is poised to change the way depression is treated for the first time in decades. Here are the ones to watch in 2019.

Researchers are on the hunt for better drugs to treat depression, a leading cause of disability worldwide. Promising options include ketamine and psilocybin.

A ‘party drug’ with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,0...

Once dismissed as a "party drug," ketamine is emerging as a potential alternative treatment for depression.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

Regulators just gave DNA-testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki had said she hoped the company would bring back a test designed to help customers choose a medication based on their DNA.

DNA tests that cost as much as $750 claim to tell you which antidepressant is best for you, but scientists say they’re not worth the money

Some DNA testing kits claim to tell you how well you'll respond to certain antidepressants based on your genes. Last month, Silicon Valley startup Color Genomics added one of the tests to its list of services. But some scientists say the tests aren't worth it yet.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

23andMe CEO and founder Anne Wojcicki shared this week that she hoped the company would "bring back" a test designed to help you choose a specific kind of medication based on your DNA. "When we bring it back, we have a complete product," she said.
A child migrant released from Customs and Border Protection in June in McAllen, Texas.

A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.

A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.

Taking antidepressants could be linked to weight gain, according to a new study — and some drugs heighten the risk more than others

A large new study has found an association between taking antidepressants and a 5% increase in body weight.