Antidepressants medicines treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. Antidepressants should only be used in consultation with a doctor.
Do I need antidepressants?
Antidepressant medication can be useful in the treatment of moderate to severe depression and some anxiety related conditions.
There are many different types of medicines used to help treat anxiety. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine. This page explains what mirtazapine is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.
Safe use of mental health medications
When it comes to mental health medication, there is no one size fits all solution. Different people can have different side effects. It's important to talk to your doctor during your treatment.
Bipolar disorder medication
There are many different types of medications used to help treat bipolar disorder. Find out more about what medication to take from a trusted source.
Treatment for PTSD
Treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but medication can also be prescribed in some cases.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression. Physical, psychological, complementary and self-help strategies can all be effective, usually in combination.
Learn more about a range of different medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.
Treatments for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
There’s no specific medication to treat NPD. However, people with NPD sometimes also develop depression or anxiety, and in such cases antidepressant medications may be beneficial.