FAQs

Will depression go away on its own?

Depression is different than just being sad. You can’t simply “snap out of it,” and if left untreated, it can last for months or years. In order to feel better, you need treatment so your doctor may prescribe VIIBRYD. Learn more >

What causes depression?

It is widely believed that depression results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors. If left untreated, it can last for years. Learn more >
VIIBRYD is the first drug of its kind approved by the FDA to treat depression in adults. While the exact way VIIBRYD—or any other medication for depression—works is unknown, it is thought to affect the activity of serotonin in the brain.

In two 8-week studies, the effect of VIIBRYD was measured on a scale that evaluated symptoms of depression, including:
  • Apparent or reported sadness
  • Difficulty performing daily activities
  • Inner tension
  • Reduced interest in daily activities
  • Reduced sleep
  • Negative thoughts
  • Reduced appetite
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty concentrating

Patients who took VIIBRYD in these studies experienced significant improvement in their depressive symptoms compared with those who took placebo ("sugar pills").
For additional information about VIIBRYD, call the Forest Medical Information and Communication Department toll-free at 1-800-678-1605. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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