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Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work


December 16th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug ... Read more...

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How Prozac alters brain plasticity


March 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study is investigating physiological changes within the brain that may be caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac, used for treating severe anxiety ... Read more...

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‘Heat therapy’ may help treat premature ejaculation


March 10th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Here's some good news for men who suffer from premature ejaculation - there's a new treatment on the horizon that uses 'heat therapy' to treat this often embarrassing ... Read more...

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New mouse model to probe how antidepressants work


February 19th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Vanderbilt University researchers have developed a new mouse model to determine how antidepressants work.The most widely prescribed antidepressants - medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil - work ... Read more...

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Older anti-depressants linked to heart risk


December 1st, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The study that followed nearly 15,000 people in ... Read more...

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Antidepressants taken by autistic kids may have serious side effects


August 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has found that antidepressants taken by people with autistic spectrum disorders may have serious side-effects especially in children and cannot be recommended based on current ... Read more...

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New target for antidepressants revealed


June 1st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan have provided the most detailed picture yet of a key receptor in the brain that influences the effectiveness of serotonin-related antidepressants, such as ... Read more...

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Use of anti-depressants ups risk of miscarriage


June 1st, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 1 (IANS) The use of anti-depressants ups the overall risk of miscarriage by 68 percent. Anti-depressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7 percent of women use ... Read more...

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Antidepressants in pregnancy ‘raise miscarriage risk’


June 1st, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Taking antidepressants during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage in mums-to-be, according to a new study.Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy. Discontinuing treatment can result in a ... Read more...

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Switching medications, regular therapy could help teens with severe depression


May 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Six months of switching medication or combining a medicine switch with cognitive behavioural therapy could help more than one-third of teenagers with treatment-resistant depression - many of whom ... Read more...

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Popular antidepressants may give cardiovascular health a boost


April 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve cardiovascular health by affecting the way platelets, small cells in the blood involved in clotting, ... Read more...

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Ecstasy could help ease trauma long term


April 17th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Ecstasy pills may offer treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), say experts.According to clinical-trial results presented at a conference in San Jose, California, the effect of the party ... Read more...

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Now, early warning system for signs of suicidality


April 10th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have developed an indicator that may serve as an early warning system to detect symptoms of suicidality. While anti-depressants have worked in helping people overcome major depression, a ... Read more...

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Simple test detects signs of suicidal thoughts in people on antidepressants


April 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): UCLA researchers have developed a non-invasive biomarker, or indicator, that can detect signs of suicidal thoughts in people taking antidepressants.Antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to higher risk of cataracts


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University have found that some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased risk of ... Read more...

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Prozac, Celexa show promise for rheumatoid arthritis treatment


February 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new British study has found that fluoxetine and citalopram exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.The study led by Sandra Sacre, Ph.D. from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in ... Read more...

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Prenatal alcohol exposure affects baby’s pain regulation


January 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that prenatal alcohol exposure might alter important areas of brain function related to regulating pain responses.The researchers have found developmental deficits in newborns ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants can alter personality too


December 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A class of anti-depressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) can alter one's personality besides improving the mood, according to a new study. The findings, based on a ... Read more...

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Antidepressants could alter personality while relieving symptoms


December 8th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): People who take medication to treat depression may experience changes in their personality despite alleviating depressive symptoms, according to a new study.Two personality traits, neuroticism and extraversion, have ... Read more...

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Long-term antidepressant drug use causes rise in prescriptions: Study


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton have found that a dramatic rise in antidepressant prescriptions issued by GPs has been caused by a year on year increase in ... Read more...

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Antidepressant use during pregnancy puts newborns at increased health risk


October 6th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Use of antidepressants during pregnancy might put the newborn child at increased health risk, according to researchers.The study led by Dr Najaaraq Lund showed that exposure to certain ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ineffective against obsessive traits in kids with autism spectrum disorder


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the commonly prescribed antidepressant citalopram is ineffective in treating obsessive features of autism spectrum disorder in children-such as the spinning, rocking, and ... Read more...

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Mouse model may pave way for better anti-depressant treatments


May 28th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Using a new experimental mouse model of depression/anxiety, scientists have found that the anti-depressant effects of drugs like Prozac involve both neurogenesis-dependent and -independent mechanisms.The finding could lead ... Read more...

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Soon, a drug to treat premature ejaculation in men


February 16th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Feb 16 (ANI): Although there are drugs like Viagra to boost a mans sex drive, males who peak too soon dont have any such pill-based solution. But not anymore, for ... Read more...

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Back-to-school belly-ache blues may be more than just nerves


September 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Back-to-school blues may be more than just nerves, according to researchers, who say that seasonal belly-aches are a result of a complicated and often misdiagnosed medical condition.Functional ... Read more...

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Oldies, depressed people more likely to take a tumble


June 18th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Older people and those who are suffering from depression are at an elevated risk of falling and being injured, according to a new study.Whats more, antidepressants increase ... Read more...

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Antidepressants reduce suicide rates among elderly only by a fraction


April 15th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Antidepressants usage is likely to account for only 10 per cent of the fall in suicide rates among middle aged and older people, suggests a large Danish ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants increase type 2 diabetes risk by 30pct


March 26th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): People taking anti-depression medications are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a researcher.Lauren Brown from University of Alberta School of Public Health ... Read more...

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Well-known blood protein may hold clues to autism


March 5th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have come up with a physical basis to explain the link between increased blood serotonin levels and autism in kids.Serotonin is ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants not much of a help


February 26th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 26 (ANI): For the depressed, this might come as a big blow according to a new study the happy pills or anti-depressants they take, have little or no impact.The study, ... Read more...

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Antidepressants can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder effectively


February 20th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Common antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft can be effective options for treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), says a new review of studies.OCD is a psychiatric anxiety ... Read more...

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Depression worsens prognosis of HIV treatment


December 22nd, 2007 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has found that depression can severely worsen HIV treatment in patients.It is one of the largest study ever conducted on the effects of depression ... Read more...

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