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Antidepressant facts for kids

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An antidepressant is a type of medication that is sometimes used to treat people with mood disorders including depression.

How they work

Antidepressants work to improve the mood. Doctors think that when someone is depressed, the chemicals in their brain are not working properly. Antidepressants balance these chemicals, lifting the depression.

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