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Adding Ambien to an SSRI Antidepressant Could Help Some Depressed Patients with Severe Insomnia

Adding Ambien to an SSRI Antidepressant Could Help Some Depressed Patients with Severe Insomnia

New research suggests that in some cases, patients with major depressive disorder whose symptoms include both insomnia and suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide) may benefit by regularly taking a prescription sleep medication, such as Ambien, when they begin treatment with an SSRI antidepressant such as Prozac or Zoloft.