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Study ‘ignites’ link between genes and drug response

July 29, 2019

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a national study to determine whether genetic testing can help physicians choose…
How a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain

July 11, 2019

Prozac®, the trade name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced to the U.S. market for the treatment of…
Ketamine’s short-term relief of depression could be extended, researchers find

April 16, 2019

The powerful but temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it…
How New Ketamine Drug Helps with Depression

March 26, 2019

On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression…
Popular drug combination for treatment resistant depression is not more effective than a single antidepressant in primary care

November 8, 2018

Psychiatrists and GPs increasingly combine mirtazapine with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or SNRI (serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor)…
Supervised Aerobic Exercise Highly Effective for Major Depression, New Meta-Analysis Finds

October 22, 2018

While exercise has been known to be an effective means to improve mood for a long time now,…
Common antidepressants could help slowing down Alzheimer’s

October 21, 2018

Using already tested and approved drugs for a new purpose is a new and growing trend. It allows…
Cancer Drug and Antidepressants Provide Clues for Treating Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Infections

September 14, 2018

The amoeba Naegleria fowleri is commonly found in warm swimming pools, lakes and rivers. On rare occasions, the amoeba can…
Not just antibiotics – popular antidepressants could be contributing to antibiotic resistance

September 9, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a massive global problem. It is something we have to deal with very soon, because…
Antidepressants may cause antibiotic resistance

September 7, 2018

A key ingredient in common antidepressants such as Prozac could be causing antibiotic resistance according to new University…
New approach to developing antidepressants

August 23, 2018

An estimated 13 percent of Americans take antidepressant drugs for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sleep problems. For…
Male starlings don’t sing to females on antidepressants

August 15, 2018

Birds are eating our garbage, whether you like it or not. Sure, it would be nice if we…
A new molecular target identified in depression

May 11, 2018

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a…
Largest Study to Date Identifies 44 Distinct Genetic Risk Factors for Depression

April 28, 2018

Treating depression has been a major challenge for medical professionals ever since it has been identified as a…
Antidepressants more effective in treating depression than placebo

February 26, 2018

The international study, published in The Lancet, is a network meta-analysis of 522 double-blind, randomised controlled trials comprising a…
Faster-acting antidepressants may finally be within reach

July 27, 2017

Some activity patterns in the brain can be dangerous, producing persistent dark moods that drain people’s motivation, pleasure,…
Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain

April 29, 2017

New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to…
Better prediction for effectiveness of paroxetine

April 14, 2017

A third of patients with depression do not respond to the first antidepressant medication prescribed. Currently, the only…
Brain architecture alters to compensate for depression

March 8, 2017

A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of…
New strategy for antidepressant therapies

November 10, 2016

Experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has…
Antidepressants during pregnancy associated with childhood language disorders

October 15, 2016

Mothers who purchased antidepressants at least twice during pregnancy had a 37-percent increased risk of speech and/or language…
Resistance to antidepressants linked to metabolism

July 25, 2016

Often, clinical depression has company; it shows up in the brain alongside metabolic abnormalities, such as elevated blood…
Off-Label Antidepressant Prescriptions as High as 29%, Long-Term Study Finds

May 26, 2016

Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants had rose steadily, indicating either an increase in the…
How depression and antidepressant drugs work

May 18, 2016

New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and…
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy linked to reduced risk of depressive relapse

April 29, 2016

The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is…
Nutrient supplements give antidepressants a boost

April 27, 2016

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people…
Antidepressants not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

March 23, 2016

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), are not associated with an increased risk of…
Antidepressants linked to tooth implant failure, new study finds

March 8, 2016

Antidepressants, commonly used to treat anxiety, pain and other disorders, may play a role in dental implant failure,…
Antidepressants may fight brain cancer

March 5, 2016

Antidepressants can shrink and stunt cancerous brain tumors that are otherwise difficult to treat, an international team of…
New study absolves antidepressant medicine for pregnant women

February 1, 2016

Several studies have previously indicated a possible correlation between antidepressant medicine taken during pregnancy and children being born…
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