Antidepressants

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...
Related topics: Medical Research, Depression, Food And Drug Administration

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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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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
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Marketing, Genetics, Genomics, Depression

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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
Related topics: Genetics, Depression, Debate, Food And Drug Administration

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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.
Related topics: Depression, Genetics, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

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Cases In Deprescribing: When To Stop The Ssri

Your patient is doing well on an antidepressant and does not want to stop. But what about the risks with long-term use? How would you handle this case? Medscape Family Medicine
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Treating Depression With Ketamine: We Need Incremental Treatment For Depression

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved a nasal spray version of the drug Ketamine, named Spravato (esketamine), for use as a supplement to oral antidepressants taken by adults living with treatment-resistant depression. The announcement...
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From Popular Anesthetic To Antidepressant, Ketamine Isn't The Drug You Think It Is

An hour before we spoke, Darragh O’Carroll, an emergency room physician from Hawaii, had just given an elderly patient a sedating shot of ketamine. The man had pneumonia and was acting confused and fidgety, making him hard to treat. “Not only...
Related topics: Depression, Pneumonia

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Antidepressant Failure Linked To Out Of Shape Brain Cells

When antidepressant medication works as intended, the results can be life-changing for patients suffering from depression. For around 30-percent of sufferers, however, the popular class of antidepressant medications called SSRIs simply does not...
Related topics: Depression, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

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The Fda Just Approved This Groundbreaking Antidepressant Nasal Spray

The FDA has announced its approval of Spravato, a ketamine-based nasal spray that can be used with oral antidepressants as a treatment for severe depression. The drug is intended for adults who suffer from treatment-resistant depression and have...
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Spravato (esketamine) Nasal Spray Approved For Depression

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray has been approved to treat adult depression in cases where other antidepressants have failed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The drug's active ingredient is related...
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Ketamine’s Journey From Medicine To Party Drug Back To Medicine

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved esketamine, a drug derived from ketamine, as the first antidepressant that is not a variation of Prozac. Esketamine, which will be marketed as Spravato, was formally approved by the FDA late yesterday...
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How To Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say

Mustering solid evidence, two psychiatrists have denounced their field’s standard guidelines for how best to wean patients from depression medications.
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Can You Ever Go Off Antidepressants?

Breaking down everything you need to know about stopping medication, from the process to side effects.
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Antidepressant Offers Some Benefit Over Cbt In Esrd

(MedPage Today) -- Sertraline modestly more effective than talk therapy in trial
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Party-drug-turned-antidepressant Approaches Approval

Johnson & Johnson has submitted its esketamine for regulatory approval, but researchers still don't understand how the fast-acting antidepressant lifts moods -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Antidepressants For Children And Teens

Antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking, but they may also provide the most effective treatment for your child's depression. These facts can help guide your decision.
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Depression In Pregnant Women And New Moms Is Preventable, Experts Say. Here's How

Experts studied ways end depression in pregnant women and new moms and found counseling was better than exercise, sleep training and antidepressants.        
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