antidepressants


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antidepressants

Used to reduce or treat mental depression. The two main types are MAOI drugs and tricyclic antidepressants.
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Antidepressants may damage or kill crucial nerve cells in the brain, researchers claimed in a study of more than 71,000 people.
"Potential antidepressant overprescribing in a large cohort of elderly patients mainly involved the use of newer antidepressants for nonspecific psychiatric symptoms and indications," the investigators wrote.
A study by researchers at Yale University reveals a complex interplay of two different growth factors in the rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effects of ketamine.
The use of antidepressants is associated with adverse events such as a higher risk of falls, wrote Jon Brannstrom, MD, and his colleagues in JAMA Psychiatry.
The review calls for fresh guidance for patients choosing to come off antidepressants.
They wrote concerning the effects experienced when coming off antidepressants.
Patients prescribed antidepressants are therefore vulnerable to obesity simply by virtue of being depressed, taking the antidepressant and being part of the UK population where obesity rates are constantly rising.
Of these, over 21,000 (2.3%) were born to mothers who used antidepressants during pregnancy.
I S L A M A B A D -- Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they're supposed to, a large research review has found.
However, the use of antidepressants during pregnancy may be safer than many originally believed.
Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed that there is an increased risk involved in using antidepressants during pregnancy.
Use of a lower dose of antidepressants during pregnancy