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Fund seeks to revive lawsuit over Forest's antidepressant marketing - Reuters

Depression - Fri, 2018-07-13 18:05

Fund seeks to revive lawsuit over Forest's antidepressant marketing
Reuters
A union health benefits fund is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that Allergan PLC's Forest Laboratories misled the public about the effectiveness of its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro in treating major depressive disorder in children.

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Genetic testing to guide antidepressant choices: Big news coverage, but limited evidence - HealthNewsReview.org

Depression - Thu, 2018-07-12 12:32

HealthNewsReview.org

Genetic testing to guide antidepressant choices: Big news coverage, but limited evidence
HealthNewsReview.org
The article offers balance through two patient anecdotes. One patient says the genetic testing helped guide her to an effective antidepressant, while the other isn't convinced. An outside expert is also tapped who points to specific treatments rather ...

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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Taking antidepressants can make you put on weight - Irish Mirror

Depression - Thu, 2018-07-12 12:24

Irish Mirror

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Taking antidepressants can make you put on weight
Irish Mirror
It's hard to ignore the fact that antidepressant use and obesity in the UK are rising alongside each other. Weight gain is an effect many patients are unhappy about. Sadly, we don't know much about a link between antidepressants and putting on weight.

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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome - Science Trends

Depression - Wed, 2018-07-11 12:12

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome
Science Trends
Depression is a highly prevalent, severely debilitating mental disorder that affects nearly 5% of the global population, and has a high risk of relapse. Commonly used to treat depression, antidepressant drugs are currently the most prescribed class of ...

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Two US patents will help deliver ketamine-like antidepressant effects, says VistaGen - In-PharmaTechnologist.com

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

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Two US patents will help deliver ketamine-like antidepressant effects, says VistaGen
In-PharmaTechnologist.com
As an NMDA receptor modulator, the candidate has the potential to deliver ketamine-like antidepressant effects, CEO Shawn Singh told us. In addition, AV-101 could deliver these effects “?without the need for inconvenient administration in a medical ...

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More antidepressant prescriptions written in North East Lincolnshire than there are people - Grimsby Live

Depression - Wed, 2018-07-11 03:33

Grimsby Live

More antidepressant prescriptions written in North East Lincolnshire than there are people
Grimsby Live
Antidepressant use soared in North East Lincolnshire last year - with 14,836 more prescriptions written than the year before. NHS data shows there were an average of 1.5 antidepressant prescriptions written during 2017/18 for every man, woman and child ...

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Which antidepressant is right for you? This genetic test could help - Philly.com

Depression - Wed, 2018-07-11 03:02

Philly.com

Which antidepressant is right for you? This genetic test could help
Philly.com
GeneSight's test is covered by Medicare for patients under the care of psychiatrists and who have failed to achieve satisfactory results with at least one antidepressant. The company has coverage with some commercial payers and is working to widen that ...

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Ask the doctors: Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms - The Spokesman-Review

Depression - Tue, 2018-07-10 10:50

Ask the doctors: Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms
The Spokesman-Review
Dear Doctor: Just how addictive are antidepressants? My doctor thinks I should take one, but I know a lot of people who have had trouble stopping them. Do the drugs even work? Dear Reader: Your questions land us in the midst of an important and ongoing ...

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Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms - Hanford Sentinel

Depression - Tue, 2018-07-10 06:09

Hanford Sentinel

Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms
Hanford Sentinel
Antidepressants tackle the various chemical pathways that are believed to play a role in the disorder. However, depression medications don't work for everyone. As many as two-thirds of patients don't respond to the first drug they try. But by working ...

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Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms - Brunswick News

Depression - Mon, 2018-07-09 22:11

Withdrawal from antidepressant use can cause physical symptoms
Brunswick News
Antidepressants tackle the various chemical pathways that are believed to play a role in the disorder. However, depression medications don't work for everyone. As many as two-thirds of patients don't respond to the first drug they try. But by working ...

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Doctors' Notes: Antidepressants could be affecting your COPD - Toronto Star

Depression - Mon, 2018-07-09 06:01

Toronto Star

Doctors' Notes: Antidepressants could be affecting your COPD
Toronto Star
Serotonergic antidepressant drugs are a first-line drug therapy for anxiety and depression. They're also used sometimes as off-label therapy for insomnia or to help treat chronic pain. As well, SSRIs and SNRIs are sometimes prescribed to help manage ...

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Why psychedelics could be the new class of antidepressant - The Independent

Depression - Sun, 2018-07-08 17:03

The Independent

Why psychedelics could be the new class of antidepressant
The Independent
In a lab in Basel in April 1943, Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann accidentally touched his hand with his mouth while he was synthesising a chemical intended to stimulate respiration and the nervous system. After ingesting the drug, he realised he had ...

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Antidepressants Definitely Work. Long-Term Effects Are Less Definite. - NewsChannel5.com

Depression - Fri, 2018-07-06 08:57

NewsChannel5.com

Antidepressants Definitely Work. Long-Term Effects Are Less Definite.
NewsChannel5.com
Depression is rampant. It's the leading cause of disability in the United States for people 15 to 44 years old. So, it's no wonder that the use of antidepressants — Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft and other SSRIs — is high. SSRI stands for selective ...

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Toddler 'deliberately' given antidepressant before death, coroner finds - The Sydney Morning Herald

Depression - Thu, 2018-07-05 23:29

The Sydney Morning Herald

Toddler 'deliberately' given antidepressant before death, coroner finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Amitriptyline, contained in Endep antidepressant medication prescribed to Mr Kennedy, was found in the toddler's blood, liver, stomach and its contents following a post-mortem. The "only rational explanation" for this was for Mr Kennedy to have given ...
Toddler 'deliberately given anti-depressants' before death: coronerYahoo News

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Antidepressants Can Raise Risk of Death for People with COPD - Healthline

Depression - Thu, 2018-07-05 16:21

Healthline

Antidepressants Can Raise Risk of Death for People with COPD
Healthline
Now, a new study suggests certain antidepressants may increase the risk of death in people with COPD by 20 percent. Users of serotonergic antidepressants also had higher rates of hospitalization and emergency room visits. Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, lead ...

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Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups - Science Daily

Depression - Tue, 2018-07-03 12:02

Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups
Science Daily
Date: July 2, 2018; Source: Society for Neuroscience; Summary: Maternal use of the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) can alter the brain circuits in her offspring that control behaviors reminiscent of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study in mice.

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Trending News Today: FDA Draft Guidance Encourages Broader Inclusion Criteria for Antidepressant Trials - Specialty Pharmacy Times

Depression - Tue, 2018-07-03 07:04

Trending News Today: FDA Draft Guidance Encourages Broader Inclusion Criteria for Antidepressant Trials
Specialty Pharmacy Times
In a new draft guidance, the FDA is encouraging drug manufacturers to include patients with a history of suicidal thoughts or behaviors in clinical trials for antidepressants, STAT reported. According to the article, drug manufacturers often exclude ...

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Companies are racing to develop fast-acting depression drugs — but the process is tricky - STAT

Depression - Tue, 2018-07-03 02:44

STAT

Companies are racing to develop fast-acting depression drugs — but the process is tricky
STAT
s companies race to develop fast-acting antidepressants, they are grappling with how to design clinical trials for a type of drug that doesn't yet exist. There's no shortage of interest in the idea: Janssen (JNJ 1) is testing an esketamine nasal spray ...

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