If you have depression that hasn’t responded to a single antidepressant, switching to another one or adding a second medication is your next step. New evidence is guiding what to do next if you aren’t much better after 6 – 12 weeks of treatment.
When your antidepressant isn’t working to improve or relieve your depressive symptoms, what’s your next step?
- Don’t stop and switch. In adults with mild to moderate depression, augment (add to) your initial antidepressant with a second drug and/or psychotherapy rather than stopping and switching antidepressants. See More