Antidepressants

Antidepressants Can Reduce The Empathic Empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning.
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Common Antidepressants Increase Risk Of Falls In Older Adults

Falls and depression go hand-in-hand as serious health concerns for those over 65. But what if a common treatment for one leads to an increased risk of the other? That is exactly what UConn’s School of Pharmacy faculty William L. Baker and Diana...
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Medical News Today: What To Know About Overdosing On Antidepressants

Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.
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Weighing Risks And Benefits Of Drug Treatment For Major Depression

For some people, medication is an effective part of treatment for depression. However, when considering whether to prescribe antidepressant medication for older adults, healthcare providers must weigh the safety risks these medications pose against...
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Genetic Testing May Help Identify Best Antidepressant

Pharmacogenomic testing may help clinicians choose the most appropriate antidepressant and improve patients' chances of achieving remission or response. Medscape Medical News
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Esketamine Nasal Spray May Improve Refractory Depression Outcomes

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Esketamine nasal spray plus an oral antidepressant appears to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a study published online May 21 in The American Journal of...
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Certain Antidepressants Could Provide Treatment For Multiple Infectious Diseases

Some antidepressants could potentially be used to treat a wide range of diseases caused by bacteria living within cells, according to researchers.
Related topics: Depression, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Social Media Regrets & How She's Affected By Negative Comments

Chrissy Teigen is on the cover of the latest issue of PorterEdit, out now. Here’s what the 33-year-old model and author had to say… On taking medication for depression: “I was prescribed Lexapro [an antidepressant] when I was a...
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Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise Of Antidepressants, Ssris & Mass Shootings

Via Ammo.com, According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years,...
Related topics: Depression, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, FBI

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The Unique, Puzzling Antidepressant Effects Of An Illicit Party Drug

The study of ketamine—and the recent approval of a nasal spray by the FDA—is opening new doors for treating mental illness. It’s been 50 years in the making, but the anesthetic and illicit party drug ketamine is now having a...
Related topics: Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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Possible Link Between Autism And Antidepressants Use During Pregnancy

An international team has found a potential link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped improve memory loss and social interactions, according to...
Related topics: Autism, Depression, Memory Loss

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Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

-- Before taking an antidepressant, it's important to take a few factors into consideration, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. The academy suggests: Talk to your doctor about different antidepressant options. Inform your doctor of...
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Researchers Are Unraveling How Ketamine Works As An Antidepressant In The Brain

Ketamine is making headlines left and right, and for good reason. The drug, once popular as both an anesthetic and among party-goers, has recently gained traction as a treatment for depression. In fact, the FDA approved the first ketamine...
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Ariel Winter Credits New Antidepressant For Weight Loss; Doesn't Regret Breast Reduction

In an Instagram Stories Q&A, the "Modern Family" actress said changing antidepressants suddenly restarted her metabolism, allowing her to drop a lot of weight quickly.        
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Ariel Winter Gives Lengthy Response When Asked Why She's 'so Thin'

Ariel Winter recently did a question and answer session on her Instagram Story and she decided to take the time to answer one person who wrote in and asked, “Why so thin?” “For years I had been on antidepressants that caused me to gain...
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Lasers Highlight Ketamine's Depression-fighting Secrets

Researchers implanted prisms in mouse brains to watch how ketamine affects neurons. The findings could lead to more effective antidepressant treatments.
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Fda Warns Lab Against Marketing Tests Linking Genes, Drug Reaction

Inova Genomics is cited for illegally marketing MediMap genetic tests that claim to predict a patient's response to antidepressants and other medications. News Alerts
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The Challenge Of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs

Rachel Aviv on what happens when it’s time for patients to stop taking antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs.
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Can Genetic Testing Help Doctors Better Prescribe Antidepressants? There’s Quite A Debate.

Some doctors and patients support the practice. But the FDA and other physicians warn about the lack of scientific proof
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Medical News Today: Why Do Antidepressants Fail For Some?

Differences in genes and structures of nerve cell that make and use serotonin could explain why some people with major depression do not respond to SSRIs.
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