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Anti-Seizure Drug Also Reduces Depressive Symptoms - MD Magazine

Depression - 6 hours 45 min ago

Anti-Seizure Drug Also Reduces Depressive Symptoms
MD Magazine
However, it was not marketed as an antidepressant. “There was no evidence this drug was antidepressant,” Murrough explained. “There's no other antidepressant as far as we know that do anything with this protein. So, in that way, it was certainly not ...

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Antidepressant shortage alarms Saskatchewan patients with mental illnesses - CBC.ca

Depression - Sun, 2018-11-18 06:00

CBC.ca

Antidepressant shortage alarms Saskatchewan patients with mental illnesses
CBC.ca
A countrywide shortage of a common antidepressant medication has caused alarm among doctors, pharmacists and patients with mental illnesses. Nearly a dozen pharmacies in Saskatoon and Regina have told CBC News that they have run out of ...

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Here Are 4 'Natural' Depression Therapies That Can Actually Work, According to a Psychiatrist - ScienceAlert

Depression - Sat, 2018-11-17 15:47

Here Are 4 'Natural' Depression Therapies That Can Actually Work, According to a Psychiatrist
ScienceAlert
I was distressed but not surprised to learn that these increases occurred over a period of time in which use of antidepressants skyrocketed by 65 per cent. By 2014, around one in eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use.

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Antidepressant withdrawal can be depressing - Texarkana Gazette

Depression - Thu, 2018-11-15 16:29

Antidepressant withdrawal can be depressing
Texarkana Gazette
But what about getting off of antidepressants when the time is right? These medications were designed for short-term use—most studies followed people for months, not years—and getting off an antidepressant medication can be a challenge. A major study ...

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Heart Rate Variability Predicts Treatment Response in Anxious Depression - Psychiatry Advisor

Depression - Thu, 2018-11-15 11:36

Psychiatry Advisor

Heart Rate Variability Predicts Treatment Response in Anxious Depression
Psychiatry Advisor
In cases of anxious depression, pretreatment high-frequency heart rate variability is a significant biomarker for predicting antidepressant response in patients with major depressive disorder, according to study results published in Depression and Anxiety.

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Natural Ways to Fight the Holiday Blues - Psychology Today (blog)

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-14 16:56

Psychology Today (blog)

Natural Ways to Fight the Holiday Blues
Psychology Today (blog)
If you currently take an antidepressant but you are having disappointing results or side effects, and you're interested in learning about evidence-based non-pharmacologic treatments of depressed mood, research findings show that select natural ...

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BRIEF—First oral rapid-acting antidepressant to get Breakthrough designation - The Pharma Letter

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-14 10:04

BRIEF—First oral rapid-acting antidepressant to get Breakthrough designation
The Pharma Letter
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for the development of US biotech NeuroRx' NRX-101. The designation is for treatment of severe bipolar depression with acute suicidal ideation and behavior (ASIB) after ...

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Why natural depression therapies are better than pills - Medical Xpress

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-14 07:20

Medical Xpress

Why natural depression therapies are better than pills
Medical Xpress
Studies that compared antidepressants to "dummy" placebos showed larger but still underwhelming results. On the 52-point Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), patients who took the antidepressants fluoxetine (Paxil) or venlafaxine (Effexor) ...

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Antidepressants Have an Enemy in the Press - Fordham Ram

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-14 06:11

Fordham Ram

Antidepressants Have an Enemy in the Press
Fordham Ram
Study after study has found antidepressant medication to be effective at treating moderate to severe depression while also lowering the chances of relapses. Antidepressant medication is now the bedrock of any treatment for major depressive disorder, ...

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Why natural depression therapies are better than pills - The Conversation CA

Depression - Tue, 2018-11-13 17:43

The Conversation CA

Why natural depression therapies are better than pills
The Conversation CA
On the 52-point Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), patients who took the antidepressants fluoxetine (Paxil) or venlafaxine (Effexor) experienced an average decrease of 11.8 points, whereas those taking the placebo experienced an average ...

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Antidepressant prescriptions on the rise, but mental health isn't improving - study - Independent Community Newspaper

Depression - Thu, 2018-11-08 12:29

Independent Community Newspaper

Antidepressant prescriptions on the rise, but mental health isn't improving - study
Independent Community Newspaper
The number of Kiwis being given antidepressants is continuing to increase, yet researchers admit there is no evidence to suggest they are improving mental health or reducing suicides. An Otago University study published in the New Zealand Medical ...
One in eight Kiwi adults prescribed antidepressantsNew Zealand Herald

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Antidepressant prescriptions on the rise, but mental health isn't improving - study - Stuff.co.nz

Depression - Thu, 2018-11-08 12:29

Stuff.co.nz

Antidepressant prescriptions on the rise, but mental health isn't improving - study
Stuff.co.nz
The number of Kiwis being given antidepressants is continuing to increase, yet researchers admit there is no evidence to suggest they are improving mental health or reducing suicides. An Otago University study published in the New Zealand Medical ...
One in eight Kiwi adults prescribed antidepressantsNew Zealand Herald

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Potential Biomarkers of Antidepressant Response to Arthritis Drug - Psychiatric Times

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-07 15:54

Potential Biomarkers of Antidepressant Response to Arthritis Drug
Psychiatric Times
Multivariate linear regression models were used to identify baseline plasma markers that differed between patients with and without antidepressant response to either infliximab or placebo. Multivariate repeated measures general linear models were used ...

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Exercise Boosts Antidepressant Response - Newsmax

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-07 15:48

Exercise Boosts Antidepressant Response
Newsmax
Many studies have documented the benefits of physical exercise in reducing symptoms of depression, as well as the effectiveness of antidepressant medications. Findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society now point to the ...

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'This Is Us' Highlights a Little Known Antidepressant Side Effect - The Mighty

Depression - Wed, 2018-11-07 08:03

The Mighty

'This Is Us' Highlights a Little Known Antidepressant Side Effect
The Mighty
When Kate and Toby learn about their infertility in the first episode, the doctor says Toby's antidepressants may play a part in why they're having trouble. Many people who take antidepressants know mental health medication can cause sex drive issues ...

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Antidepressants reduce depression risk in IBD - Healio

Depression - Tue, 2018-11-06 10:45

Antidepressants reduce depression risk in IBD
Healio
Researchers analyzed data from a cohort of patients taken from The Health Improvement Network to evaluate the impact of depression on IBD and antidepressant therapies on the development of IBD. They identified 403,665 patients who were diagnosed ...

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Antidepressants, Valium among 60 pharmaceuticals found in Australian stream wildlife - Cosmos

Depression - Tue, 2018-11-06 10:01

Cosmos

Antidepressants, Valium among 60 pharmaceuticals found in Australian stream wildlife
Cosmos
Aquatic animals taken from six streams near Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, population 4.8 million, contained more than 60 pharmaceutical compounds, including antidepressants. And the international team only screened for 98 compounds to ...
Drugs in bugs: 69 pharmaceuticals found in invertebrates living in Melbourne's streamsThe Conversation AU

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Might Physical Activity Be as Effective as Antidepressants? - Psychology Today (blog)

Depression - Mon, 2018-11-05 15:52

Psychology Today (blog)

Might Physical Activity Be as Effective as Antidepressants?
Psychology Today (blog)
Studies over the past decade on exercise and mental disorders have added another benefit to consistent physical activity: Depressed patients may benefit as much from routine exercise as they do by taking antidepressants. Craft and Perna published an ...

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Timing of antidepressant use during pregnancy may matter, recent study shows - Scienceline

Depression - Mon, 2018-11-05 08:09

Timing of antidepressant use during pregnancy may matter, recent study shows
Scienceline
Women who take certain antidepressants during the third trimester of pregnancy may be more likely to give birth to children who display signs of anxiety or depression by the age of 5, a new study suggests — though the results are complicated and ...

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