Do antidepressants work?

The most common form of antidepressant medication, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), works for about 50-60% of people. This means that around 50-60% of depressed patients notice at least a 50% reduction in their symptoms after two months with antidepressants. These numbers are similar to the success rates of psychotherapy, such as CBT. 

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