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Definition of "antidepressant" []

  • A drug used to prevent or treat clinical depression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antidepressant" in a sentence
  • "If an antidepressant is appropriate for your situation, our Best Buy Drugs report gives you information to choose one in consultation with your doctor or mental-health professional."
  • "As I mentioned earlier, there is a long-term antidepressant effect that is finding its way into the medical literature and that I am seeing on a regular basis in my psychiatric practice."
  • "They found that an increase in antidepressant sales of one pill per capita (about a 12 percent increase over the sales levels for 2000 in the countries surveyed) correlated with a suicide-mortality decline of about 5 percent."