Antidepressant, Exercise Help Combat Anxiety in CHD Antidepressant, Exercise Help Combat Anxiety in CHD
Both escitalopram and exercise may help lower anxiety in adults with coronary heart disease (CHD) and high levels of anxiety ― but escitalopram has the greater impact, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sa...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

The Psychedelic Drug Trial review – a mind-bending magic mushroom mission
Helmed by Prof David Nutt, this documentary follows volunteers as they swap antidepressants for psilocybin ... and it ’s the closest they’ve come to joy in yearsIn 2008, Prof David Nutt was made chair of the government ’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. A year later, Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist, was sacked by the same government after insisting – I paraphrase minimally – that fags and booze were more dangerous than cannabis and ecstasy. Twelve years on, he is still clearly furious about it – not the sacking, but the lack of evidence-based thinking behind it. “I just couldn’t bear to mislead t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Mangan Tags: Television & radio Culture Science Drugs Society Psychology Pharmacy and pharmacology Source Type: news

Author Q & A: New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents
In this author interview we find out more about this recently published Network Meta-analysis,New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents. Authors Dr. Sarah Hetrick and Nick Meader tell us about this work.What were you trying to find out with this Network Meta-Analysis?We were trying to find out how well newer generation antidepressants work compared with placebo and if some are more effective than others. We wanted to know how these antidepressants affect:symptoms of depression;recovery: no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder;response or remission: scores on a sca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Psilocybin Compared With Escitalopram for Depression
No difference seen in change in depression scores at six weeks for psilocybin plus placebo versus psilocybin plus escitalopram (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Psilocybin Compared With Escitalopram for Depression
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- For patients with major depressive disorder, the change in scores for depression at six weeks does not differ significantly with psilocybin or psilocybin plus escitalopram, according to a study published in the April 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms show promise in treatment for depression, study says
Trial suggests psilocybin combined with psychological therapy is as effective as antidepressant drugMagic mushrooms have a long and rich history. Now scientists say they could play an important role in the future, with their active ingredient a promising treatment for depression.The results from a small, phase two clinical trial have revealed that two doses of psilocybin appears to be as effective as the common antidepressant escitalopram in treating moderate to severe major depressive disorder, at least when combined with psychological therapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Depression Medical research Science UK news Psychology Drugs Society Source Type: news

Escitalopram-induced severe akathisia leading to suicide attempt - Pratap A, Akhtar S, Sinha P, Bakhla AK.
We report a case of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention? Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer ' s disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Escitalopram Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety in Teens With GAD
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- For adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), escitalopram reduces symptoms of anxiety, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Jeffrey R. Strawn, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Data on Birth Defects With Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy New Data on Birth Defects With Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy
Data from the large National Birth Defects Prevention Study suggest venlafaxine was associated with the most birth defects and escitalopram the fewest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When Your Child Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder
In the Spring of 2018 my daughter began to want to “eat healthy.” There is nothing wrong with eating healthy, I thought. After all, I am a certified health coach and am a huge advocate of eating healthy. My daughter began reading food labels on some things and I thought, I’ll keep an eye on that. This went on for a few months with no other signs of anything unusual. Until, one day we were riding in the van with my daughter and her two  younger siblings and the two littles asked if we could grab some lunch. I happened to look in the rearview mirror at the same time. My daughter had a look of fear come over her face....
Source: Psych Central - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ariel Selwyn Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Eating Disorders Parenting Personal Stories Adolescence Body Image Self Harm Self Injury Teenager Source Type: news

Escitalopram (marketed as Lexapro) Information
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lexapro vs. Prozac
Title: Lexapro vs. ProzacCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lexapro (escitalopram) Side Effects
Title: Lexapro (escitalopram) Side EffectsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news