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Millennial on medication: time to break the silence about using antidepressants - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 2017-12-12 00:56

The Sydney Morning Herald

Millennial on medication: time to break the silence about using antidepressants
The Sydney Morning Herald
About 18 months ago, when I was 20, I started taking medication – a combination of antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills. It was a long and arduous process – full of CAT scans, dieticians and psychologists – before I could even admit to my depression ...

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Wall Street loves Sage's experimental antidepressant. Will patients? - STAT

Fri, 2017-12-08 13:27

STAT

Wall Street loves Sage's experimental antidepressant. Will patients?
STAT
lthough Sage Therapeutics' (SAGE 1) experimental antidepressant has been great for its stock price — it soared 70 percent on Thursday after the company announced mostly positive results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of the compound it calls Sage-217 ...

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Antidepressants found in fish flowing into Cootes Paradise, making them vulnerable: study - Toronto Star

Thu, 2017-12-07 10:49

Toronto Star

Antidepressants found in fish flowing into Cootes Paradise, making them vulnerable: study
Toronto Star
Residue from antidepressant drugs flowing through the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant into Cootes Paradise is showing up in fish and apparently making them more vulnerable to predators, a new study has found. A team of researchers with Environment ...

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Antidepressant Effectiveness, Tolerability of Minocycline vs Placebo - Psychiatry Advisor

Wed, 2017-12-06 08:05

Psychiatry Advisor

Antidepressant Effectiveness, Tolerability of Minocycline vs Placebo
Psychiatry Advisor
According to the results of a systematic review published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, minocycline has a significant antidepressant effect and good tolerability compared with placebo. In this systematic review of randomized controlled trials ...

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MEDICAL Q&A: What helps most with depression? It depends - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Tue, 2017-12-05 02:08

MEDICAL Q&A: What helps most with depression? It depends
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Antidepressant medications are thought to work by changing chemical signaling in our brains. They may be effective in some patients, but the neurochemistry of depression remains poorly understood, and we're still not entirely sure how these drugs ...

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Government cancels approval for antidepressant Valdoxan - Korea Biomedical Review

Mon, 2017-12-04 20:09

Korea Biomedical Review

Government cancels approval for antidepressant Valdoxan
Korea Biomedical Review
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Tuesday it has canceled the drug approval for antidepressant Valdoxan 25mg (ingredient: agomelatine), as its manufacturer Servier Korea failed to submit applications for a re-evaluation of the drug for twice ...

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Study confirms rapid antidepressant effect of ketamine extends to Taiwanese patients - PsyPost

Sun, 2017-12-03 15:09

PsyPost

Study confirms rapid antidepressant effect of ketamine extends to Taiwanese patients
PsyPost
A team of scientists from Taiwan and the United States have uncovered the first evidence that ketamine has dose-related antidepressant effects. The researchers also found evidence that the drug is effective in a Chinese population. Ketamine, which is ...

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Here's what to expect when you come off antidepressants - Metro

Sat, 2017-12-02 23:05

Metro

Here's what to expect when you come off antidepressants
Metro
Improved mood, wanting to avoid unpleasant side effects or the convenience of being prescription-free – there are many reasons you might decide you're ready to come off antidepressants. It's something I've decided to do on several occasions after an ...

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Ketamine Strengthens Antidepressant Case in 2017 - MD Magazine

Fri, 2017-12-01 10:07

MD Magazine

Ketamine Strengthens Antidepressant Case in 2017
MD Magazine
An article titled, “The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression” ran online on Time in early March. Two months later, the site ran another article on the anesthetic drug, adversely titled, “New Hope for Depression.” The synthesized drug ...

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How (Not) to Get Off Antidepressants - TheFix.com

Fri, 2017-12-01 03:19

TheFix.com

How (Not) to Get Off Antidepressants
TheFix.com
Every now and then I will try to go on a sugar detox because I know sugar's not great for you, but until just recently, I never really thought about the implications of detoxing from an antidepressant. I had been on Effexor/Venlafaxine for 16 years. It ...

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Is There a Link between Antidepressants and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth? - Medical News Bulletin

Thu, 2017-11-30 08:10

Medical News Bulletin

Is There a Link between Antidepressants and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth?
Medical News Bulletin
In a recent study, researchers determine if the association between antidepressants and type 2 diabetes in adults is the same for youth. There has been a marked increase in antidepressant use among youth over the past 20 years. In fact, antidepressants ...

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Antidepressant use is rife. And that's good - Daily Telegraph

Thu, 2017-11-30 06:01

Daily Telegraph

Antidepressant use is rife. And that's good
Daily Telegraph
Just as depression started to shake its stigma — the powerful green and white pill quickly earned its reputation as the designer drug of choice for those suffering from dark nights of the soul. By 1990, Prozac was the country's most prescribed ...

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The role of new antidepressants in clinical practice in Canada: a brief review of vortioxetine, levomilnacipran ER ... - Dove Medical Press

Tue, 2017-11-28 20:52

The role of new antidepressants in clinical practice in Canada: a brief review of vortioxetine, levomilnacipran ER ...
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: Although many branded and generic antidepressants are approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Canada, efficacy and tolerability differ among patients, and new treatment options are needed. Symptom types (eg, fatigue, ...

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Antidepressants Increase Older People's Risk of Developing Bronchiectasis, Study Reports - Bronchiectasis News Today

Tue, 2017-11-28 07:42

Bronchiectasis News Today

Antidepressants Increase Older People's Risk of Developing Bronchiectasis, Study Reports
Bronchiectasis News Today
Some antidepressants may increase the chance of older people developing an interstitial lung disease such as bronchiectasis, a study reports. Research has shown a jump in antidepressant use in the past several decades. Their use increased by 400 ...

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Psychiatrists grapple with how to best treat depression - The Daily Herald

Sat, 2017-11-25 20:39

Psychiatrists grapple with how to best treat depression
The Daily Herald
Antidepressant medications are thought to work by changing chemical signaling in our brains. For example, one class of commonly used drugs – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – is designed to alter levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the ...

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Can I Really Not Come Off Antidepressants on My Own? - SELF

Tue, 2017-11-21 14:55

SELF

Can I Really Not Come Off Antidepressants on My Own?
SELF
If you're one of the millions of Americans living with depression, you may be wondering whether it's safe to come off antidepressants on your own. Taking antidepressants puts you in a pretty sizable club: When asked, 13 percent of Americans aged 12 and ...

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New possible target for rapid antidepressants found - Chemical & Engineering News

Mon, 2017-11-20 14:23

Chemical & Engineering News

New possible target for rapid antidepressants found
Chemical & Engineering News
Ronald S. Duman, of Yale University, led the effort to test the new compound as an antidepressant. In rats with depressionlike symptoms, an oral dose of NV-5138 rapidly penetrated the brain and, within one hour, activated mTORC1 in the prefrontal ...

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Why Gratitude is an Antidepressant - The Good Men Project (blog)

Mon, 2017-11-20 09:58

The Good Men Project (blog)

Why Gratitude is an Antidepressant
The Good Men Project (blog)
As with anything, you have a choice: you can ignore what you have to be grateful for, keeping it on the shelf until the Holidays, or you can regularly take stock of all that you have in the “wealth” category. Gratitude is the way to the best ...

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Don't cast aside an effective antidepressant just because it's old - STAT

Mon, 2017-11-20 03:45

STAT

Don't cast aside an effective antidepressant just because it's old
STAT
ne morning in the fall of 2010, my husband got out of bed and crashed to the floor, unconscious. As Eddie came to, he complained of a painful pressure in his chest. In the hospital, his condition worsened. Every test confirmed what I as a nurse already ...

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