Navigation Links
Antidepressants May Change Your Personality
Date:12/7/2009

Depressed patients on Paxil became more extraverted and less neurotic, study finds

MONDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants may not only help alleviate depression, but could make you more extraverted and less neurotic, new research suggests.

Extraversion, which is associated with positive emotions, is believed to help protect from depression, while neuroticism, the tendency to experience negative emotions and emotional instability, is thought to contribute to depression.

Becoming more extraverted and less neurotic may help prevent a relapse of depression, said lead study author Tony Tang, an adjunct professor of psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

"People's personalities actually do change and quite substantially when they go through these antidepressant treatments," Tang said. "In the past, we tended to dismiss the personality changes as a side effect or something not very important. But our study suggests it's actually very important to treatment outcomes."

Extraversion and neuroticism are associated with the serotonin system, the brain's reward center that helps regulate mood, sleep and appetite. In this study, participants took paroxetine, which is sold under the brand name Paxil, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Other SSRIs include Prozac, Zoloft and Celexa. Though those drugs were not tested, Tang said the impact on the personality would likely be similar.

The study findings are published in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

The researchers divided 240 adults with a major depressive disorder into three groups: 120 received paroxetine, 60 underwent cognitive therapy and 60 took a placebo. Personalities and depressive symptoms were assessed before, during and after treatment.

All groups experienced some improvement in their depression. But participants taking paroxetine became less neurotic and m
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Why antidepressants dont work for so many
2. Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems
3. Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns
4. Antidepressants: Benefit of SNRI is proven
5. Suicide Risk With Antidepressants Falls With Age
6. Almost 1 quarter of Spanish women take antidepressants
7. Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression
8. Preliminary report on antidepressants published
9. Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifens Effect on Breast Cancer
10. Are we cherry picking participants for studies of antidepressants?
11. Divorce, antidepressants, or weight gain/loss can add years to your face
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Novatus, ... contract lifecycle management solution, as well as announced the date of its next ... and ease of contract management tasks as well as enhancements to the customer ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Pass, OR (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 ... ... Northeast California’s Modoc National Forest, to Ahjumawi Lava Springs, California’s northernmost and among ... of California’s largest untapped ground water aquifers, whose main outflow is at Ahjumawi ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... , ... Illinois Health & Science (IHS) has completed the purchase of IBA ... of IBAM NA’s cyclotron sites and research and development facilities. , “We ... well as a large manufacturing hub in Noblesville, Indiana,” said Ken Smithmier, President and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... , ... Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is ... practice in the Mid-Atlantic region – and the second largest in the United States ... , Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is a Maryland native. She grew up in Laurel, Maryland. ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Career Step, ... exhibiting at the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity’s (AHDI) conference being held in ... for the opportunity the AHDI conference provides us to interact with those in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novatus Unveils Milestone Software Release 2Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 2Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 3Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 4Health News:Illinois Health & Science Expands Nuclear Medicine Footprint With Purchase of IBA Molecular North America, Inc. 2Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 2Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 4Health News:Career Step to Exhibit at AHDI Conference in Alexandria, Virginia on August 7-8 2
... , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new ... blood to scan the genome of a fetus may offer ... genetic diseases, a new study suggests. Currently, a sample ... amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, both of which pose a ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Glover ... little more than two months after she gave birth to him ... seven weeks early, on Feb. 23, 2000, but both had relatively ... and living in Stone Mountain, Ga. Garrett seemed the ...
... Patients who have complications after colorectal cancer surgery ... is clearly recommended for their diagnosis, a new study ... In addition, patients with complications were more than ... more than 120 days after diagnosis or two months ...
... Learning to read and write are complex processes, which ... known as dyslexia and dysgraphia. Two new studies, published ... ( http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00109452 ) provide evidence of this variety, ... account. A group of researchers from the Universities ...
... becoming tastier and more appealing to consumers thanks to new ... forms of fiber, which could be a boon to health, ... of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS, weekly newsmagazine. ... plays key roles in human health. Fiber creates a feeling ...
... -- Kidney failure patients who are married are more likely ... or widowers or have never married, finds a new study. ... with end-stage kidney failure. Previous research has shown that males, ... more likely than others to receive kidney transplants in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mother Talks of the Anger, Confusion and Grief of a SIDS Death 2Health News:Mother Talks of the Anger, Confusion and Grief of a SIDS Death 3Health News:Surgery complications linked to chemotherapy delay, U-M study finds 2Health News:Widening our perceptions of reading and writing difficulties 2Health News:Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015  Sage Analytics ( ... portable laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced its sponsorship ... Area Cruise Fundraiser. A limited number of tickets are ... and help a great cause while enjoying an open ... cruise around the San Francisco Bay at sunset. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)...  Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO ) ("Depomed" or ... HZNP ) ("Horizon") announcement that it intends to ... a record date to determine the shareholders eligible to ... Board will review the request when it is received. ... the information required under Depomed,s bylaws, the Depomed Board ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015 According to ... Research "Global Market Study on Physiotherapy Equipment - ... Growth by 2022", the global physiotherapy equipment market is estimated ... of 2015 and is expected to grow at ... to account for US$23.7 Bn by 2022. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sage Analytics Sponsors California Cannabis Industry Association Bay Area Cruise FUNdraiser 2Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 2Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 3Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 4Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 5Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 6Global Physiotherapy Equipment Market Will Reach US$ 23.7 Billion by 2022: Persistence Market Research 2Global Physiotherapy Equipment Market Will Reach US$ 23.7 Billion by 2022: Persistence Market Research 3Global Physiotherapy Equipment Market Will Reach US$ 23.7 Billion by 2022: Persistence Market Research 4
Rad-5v signal extraction pulse oximeter™...
... The WristOx® 3100 is a ... to be worn comfortably on ... monitoring daily activities and for ... of the WristOx is intended ...
... The PulseOx 5500TM is the ... blood oxygen saturation and heart rate ... The PulseOx 5500TM uses SPO Medicals ... device which is more usable for ...
All-in-One Fingertip Oximeter...
Medicine Products: