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Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...declared the risk-benefit profile of all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants (as well as venlafaxine hydrochloride and mirtazapine), with the exception of fluoxetine, to be unfavorable for the treatment of major depressive disorders in children and adolescents, the authors write. Sh...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...studies have revealed that taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), anti-depression drugs , during pregnancy do not significantly increase the overall risk for most birth defects. However, each study found that taking SSRIs during pregnancy is associated with a small increase in the risk of ce...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...ing cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment is unlikely to improve outcomes for adolescents with moderate to severe depression. These findings challenge current NICE guidelines that recommend SSRIs be prescribed only in conjunction with psychological thera...

Genetic Tests Could Help Decide the Right Anti-depressants

...me depressed patients respond quickly to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which relieve depress...lso causes blood vessels to narrow. Changes in the serotonin levels in the brain can alter the mood. Hence the rationale in using drugs containing serotonin in c...

Common Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Loss in Older Adults

... The antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) treat depression by in...ow-up is warranted given the recent description of serotonin transporters in bone," the authors conclude. The second study, 5,995 men age 65 and older (average...

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...s of antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be associated with an incr...te of bone loss in older men and women. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) treat depression by inhibiting the protein that transports serotonin, a ...

New Methods to Quit Smoking

...ne aid long-term smoking cessation, but selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g. fluoxetine) do not. Yet another revealed that varenicline (recently approved in the UK by NICE), increased the odds of successful long-term smoking cessation more than threefold compared with pharmacologically unassisted ...

Depression Drugs Could Make Bones Fragile

...e a class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Two new studies, which have appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, have now found that older men and women taking SSRIs had more bone loss than those not taking...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

... newer antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It was spurred by randomized placebo-controlled trials showing that starting to take an SSRI can make thoughts of suicide more common among some teens and young adults. Dr. Simons study is the first published research t...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...chiatrists notes in the case of drugs that inhibit serotonin receptors, the SSRIs, in the first couple of weeks of taking them, you may feel sick and more anxious. Some of these tablets can produce nasty indigestion, but you can usually stop this by taking them with food. More seriously, they may interfere w...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

...hree specific chemicals that can affect your mood: serotonin (also known as 5-HT), norepinephrine (NE), or dopamine (DA). Specifically, serotonin acts as a chemical messenger in the brain. Its job is to pass signals from one nerve ending to the n...

Antidepressant Use May Boost Fracture Risk, From Harvard Women's Health Watch

...ho regularly took antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had double the rate of fractures as people not using such medications. Other research points to depression itself as a source of endocrine changes that can damage bone. Whether the danger comes from depression, the drugs...

Neural Basis of Anxiety: Newer Insights

...ucial roles played by a receptor for the messenger serotonin and a neural circuit involving a brain region call...brain cells use to communicate. Mice that lack the serotonin receptor 1A have problems processing ambiguous stimuli and react to them with full-fledged fear resp...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...chiatrists notes in the case of drugs that inhibit serotonin receptors, the SSRIs, in the first couple of weeks of taking them, you may feel sick and more anxious. Some of these tablets can produce nasty indigestion, but you can usually stop this by taking them with food. More seriously, they may interfere w...

Link Between Migraine Attacks in Teens and Suicidal Tendencies

...che and depression, though it is pretty clear that serotonin levels in the brain have a bearing upon mental health. The study is published in the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology....

Simple Changes in Diet Could Improve Sex Life of Women

...nction to boost their intake of fish oils, control serotonin levels, and increase testosterone and eat libido foods. Fish oil has a chemical - dopamine - that could bring in a feel-good factor. The chemical is associated with the emotions of anticipation and desire. Boosting dopamine levels in the brain h...

Chances of Developing Parkinson’s High Among Depressed Patient

... tricyclic antidepressants and SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The American Academy of Neurology, an association of over 20,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized tra...

Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness

...s anti-depressant properties through activation of serotonin neurons - a chemical in the brain that helps maintain a 'happy feeling', and seems to help keep our moods under control by helping with sleep, calming anxiety and relieving depression. Mice exposed to the bacteria made more of the brain's "happy" c...

Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness

...s anti-depressant properties through activation of serotonin neurons - a chemical in the brain that helps maintain a 'happy feeling', and seems to help keep our moods under control by helping with sleep, calming anxiety and relieving depression. Mice exposed to the bacteria made more of the brain's 'happy' ...

Be Happy- Get On Your Knees And Play In The Mud

... exposed to the bacteria produced higher levels of serotonin and had better immunity. The scientists found that...town University Medical Center recently discovered serotonin is passed between key cells in the immune system, and that the chemical can activate an immune respo...

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