Are antidepressants better than other forms of therapy?
It depends. Mild depression seems to respond better to psychotherapy or counseling. Moderate depression responds as well to psychotherapy or counseling as it does to antidepressants. Major depressive episodes appear to respond best to antidepressants and compared with ‘talk therapies’ the positive effects are generally seen much more quickly.
How effective are antidepressants?
It can take a few weeks, sometimes around six...