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Secondary prevention of chronic PTSD by early and short-term administration of escitalopram: a prospective randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial - Zohar J, Fostick L, Juven-Wetzler A, Kaplan Z, Shalev H, Schreiber G, Miroshnik N, Shalev AY, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Suliman S, Klein E.
OBJECTIVE: Prospective studies have not identified a viable pharmacologic strategy for secondary prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The authors examined whether preventive intervention via early and short-term administration of a selective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation No Better Than Escitalopram for Depression
Patients receiving transcranial direct - current stimulation may experience more side effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Not Just for Attention: Stop Teen Suicide
The subject of depression and suicide, especially in the case of children and teens, is a tremendous concern. Unfortunately, many cases go missed not necessarily because those surrounding these young people don’t care or pay enough attention to them, but more because they aren’t aware of what to look out for. I am a suicide survivor. I also grew up with a suicidal mother and witnessed a peer successfully commit suicide, ironically, when I was in the emergency room beside her being treated for the same thing. I was saved, while her family still mourns for her. These experiences, including the fact that my twelve...
Source: Psych Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chynna Laird Tags: Antidepressants Children and Teens Depression Medications Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stress Suicide Therapists Spill Treatment Anxiety Coping Skills Depression Mood Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Monoamine Oxi Source Type: news

The impact of childhood maltreatment on the differential efficacy of CBASP versus escitalopram in patients with chronic depression: a secondary analysis - Bausch P, Fangmeier T, Zobel I, Schoepf D, Drost S, Schnell K, Walter H, Berger M, Normann C, Schramm E.
Childhood maltreatment (CM) has been indicated as a predictor of a differential response to antidepressant treatment with psychotherapy compared to medication. In this secondary analysis, we investigated whether the presence of CM results in a differential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lexapro (escitalopram)
Title: Lexapro (escitalopram)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/16/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl can cause serotonin syndrome
3.5 out of 5 stars Serotonin Syndrome Induced by Fentanyl in a Child: Case Report. Robles LA. Clin Neuropharmacol 2015 Sept-Oct;38:206-8. Abstract When many clinicians think of serotonin syndrome (SS), they consider the usual suspects: Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Citalopram Fluoxetine Sertraline Escitalopram Paroxetine Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors Venlafaxine Duloxetine Antidepressants Trazodone Buspirone Clomipramine Aside from these common culprits, there are other commonly used drugs whose clear association with serotonin syndrome is less-often realized: Fentanyl ...
Source: The Poison Review - July 8, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical fentanyl opioid serotonin syndrome Source Type: news

MOOD-HF supports lack of antidepressant efficacy in HF patients
Escitalopram influences neither depressive symptoms nor medical outcomes when compared with placebo in patients with heart failure and depression, show the MOOD-HF findings. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart failure Source Type: news

Antidepressant Found Ineffective in Patients with Heart Failure (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Escitalopram doesn't benefit depressed patients with heart failure, a JAMA study concludes.In Germany, researchers studied 372 patients … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outcomes Similar for Escitalopram, Placebo in Depression + CHFOutcomes Similar for Escitalopram, Placebo in Depression + CHF
Although escitalopram was well tolerated, there were no differences between treatments "on the elevated mortality risk known to be associated with this comorbidity," note the MOOD-HF investigators. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Escitalopram falls short in patients with heart failure and depression
Using escitalopram for patients with chronic heart failure and depression for more than 18 months neither significantly reduces mortality or hospitalization, nor improves depression, a study... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antidepressant does not reduce hospitalization, death for HF patients with depression
Investigators have examined whether 24 months of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram would improve mortality, illness, and mood in patients with chronic heart failure and depression. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study
TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 -- The antidepressant Lexapro may not help heart failure patients suffering from depression, German researchers report. "Depression in heart failure may not be the same depression patients without heart failure get and who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Depression blood test could lead to personalised treatments
Conclusion This study shows how a new blood test in development can help identify people with depression who are most and least likely to benefit from antidepressants. While promising, the test is far from perfect. For example, it missed 39-43% of non-responders, meaning these people would continue to receive standard antidepressant treatment that is unlikely to work for them. A large proportion of patients (22-38%) also fell into the "intermediate" group who were neither responders nor non-responders, so the test wasn't too useful here. This means there is a significant proportion of people with...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medication Source Type: news

My Super Fun Depression
This week, I celebrated twenty amazing years married to my best friend. I have two terrific kids, whose lives I wish I had. I have an excellent job on a global hit sitcom that regularly puts me within touching distance of John Stamos' hair. I have tons of friends, even more Facebook friends, nearly 20,000 Twitter followers and I blog on The Huffington Post. By any available metric, I have a good life. And not a day goes by that I don't struggle with depression. You're probably thinking, "Wait, I've seen you crack wise at work or breakdance at a bar mitzvah." Or crack wise at a bar mitzvah or breakdance at wor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lexapro side effects: Is breast tenderness common?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants and pregnancy: More research needed
Follow me at @Drmoniquetello For many women, pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time — but not for every woman. Recently, postpartum depression — extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety following the birth of a child — has come out from the shadows. But what about depression during pregnancy? It’s more common than you think: as many as 14% to 23% of pregnant women will experience symptoms of depression. It’s of sufficient public health concern that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all pregnant women and new moms for depression. However, treatin...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Drugs and Supplements Family Planning and Pregnancy Source Type: news

More than sad: Depression affects your ability to think
When you think of clinical depression, you probably think of feeling sad and down for long periods of time; losing your energy and your interest in things you used to enjoy; sleeping too much or too little, or eating too much or too little. But besides these, depression can actually change your ability to think. It can impair your attention and memory, as well as your information processing and decision-making skills. It can also lower your cognitive flexibility (the ability to adapt your goals and strategies to changing situations) and executive functioning (the ability to take all the steps to get something done). For pe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Cartreine, PhD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Mental Health Source Type: news

escitalopram, Lexapro
Title: escitalopram, LexaproCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/16/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Escitalopram reversed the traumatic stress-induced depressed and anxiety-like symptoms but not the deficits of fear memory - Lin CC, Tung CS, Liu YP.
RATIONALE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma-induced mental disorder characterised by fear extinction dysfunction in which fear circuit monoamines are possibly associated. PTSD often coexists with depressive/anxiety symptoms, and selective s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Take Antidepressants? You May Be Staving Off Dementia
When you take an SSRI or mood stabilizer, you encounter plenty of people who say they, too, think they could benefit from something like that but they never would because we don't yet know what the end results could be. What if, in old age, they ended up growing a third arm because of their decades of Prozac? (Okay, no one's ever said that to me, but there are so many ignorant people running around telling those who take such medications they are not sober that I wouldn't put it past them. Ahem. Different topic.) Point being: As someone who's taken various medications of this ilk over the years, I've wrestled with the noti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant may help prevent memory loss, dementia
Stephen FellerMAYWOOD, Ill., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Researchers found treating depression patients with Lexapro caused the levels of two neurotoxic compounds connected to dementia to drop significantly. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vasomotor Symptoms Relieved by Escitalopram, E2, VenlafaxineVasomotor Symptoms Relieved by Escitalopram, E2, Venlafaxine
Menopausal women with moderate vasomotor symptoms may find relief from escitalopram, low-dose dose oral 17-beta-estradiol, or venlafaxine, according to a pooled analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - July 15, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Study Sheds Light On The Link Between Antidepressants And Birth Defects
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that pregnant women who take certain drugs that are part of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are at slightly increased risk for having a baby with birth defects.  While this sounds frightening, the absolute risk for birth defects is still very low, cautioned study authors. For instance, women who took Paxil (paroxetine) would increase their risk for giving birth to a baby with anencephaly (a serious and often fatal brain and skull defect) from two per 10,000 to seven per 10,000. For a certain heart ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects
(Reuters) - A sweeping government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects, but has cleared other popular treatments in the class, including Celexa, Lexapro and Pfizer's Zoloft, which is the subject of a major lawsuit over birth defect claims. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Does escitalopram reduce neurotoxicity in major depression? - Halaris A, Myint AM, Savant V, Meresh E, Lim E, Guillemin G, Hoppensteadt D, Fareed J, Sinacore J.
This study examined whether treatment with the SSRI, escitalopram (ESC), could suppress inflammation and favorably shift metabolites of th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ED sedation with droperidol is relatively safe and effective
This study has shown that droperidol is relatively safe and effective for the management of violent and aggressive patients in the ED and that there was no increased risk of QT prolongation and torsades de points according to a large cohort of cases.” The “Editor’s Capsule Summary” that accompanies the article is even more emphatic*: How this is relevant to clinical practice Droperidol is safe even with the high doses used in this study. The authors note that the study does not rule out that droperidol may be associated with rare cases of torsades. But the agitated, delirious ED patient may be a dan...
Source: The Poison Review - May 20, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Best of TPR Medical black box warning droperidol FDA food and drug administration QT prolongation torsades de pointes Source Type: news

Escitalopram in the Prevention of PTSDEscitalopram in the Prevention of PTSD
SSRIs are effective first-line pharmacotherapy for acute and chronic PTSD. Might they also be useful for PTSD prevention? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

MOOD-HF: SSRI No Better Than Placebo in Depressed CHF PatientsMOOD-HF: SSRI No Better Than Placebo in Depressed CHF Patients
A new study makes the case for not using escitalopram in CHF patients who are depressed, as there were no differences with placebo in hospitalizations, deaths, or even depression scores. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supp...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only effective less than 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supporti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only effective less than 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supporti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

I, Intern: When the Doctor Is on Lexapro
(MedPage Today) -- A pediatric intern manages her mental illness. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Exposure to antidepressants during gestation influences anxiety behavior later in life
Courtesy of Anne Andrews Anne Andrews About 15 percent of U.S. women suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However, little is known about how their children might be affected by exposure to these medications in the womb. It’s a vital question because 5 percent of all babies born in the U.S. — more than 200,000 a year — are exposed to antidepressants via transmission from their mothers during gestation. Now, a UCLA team studying early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has found that althoug...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmission
Early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied by researchers in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants were thought to work the same way, they did not produce the same long-term changes in anxiety behavior in the adult mice. About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Now, a UCLA team has studied early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants were thought to work the same way, they did not produce the same long-term changes in anxiety behavior in the adult mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Street Drug 'Special K' May Offer New Hope For People With Treatment-Resistant Depression
A hallucinogenic drug known on the street as "Special K" offers new hope to those suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine, which is derived from phencyclidine (PCP), already has a well-established medical use as a sedative or pain killer. But since 2000, small but high-quality studies have demonstrated its uses as a powerful and fast-acting treatment for major depression. The growing body of evidence has emboldened doctors to begin prescribing Ketamine for depression, despite the fact that the drug has not been approved for such a use and the long-term effects are still unknown. To add...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anxiety Can Lead to Depression, and Depression Repays the Favor
Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many people who have one will experience the other at some point. In fact, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. When you miss work, sleep too much or feel sad most of the day nearly every day, you are bound to miss opportunities at work and in life. Your love life may suffer, you may run into financial problems, and while experiencing a deep and overwhelming depression, you may have trouble keeping up with the things that used to be important to you. Then, when the depression begins to lift, you may realize that you hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forest Pharmaceuticals failed to warn of fatal birth defects from antidepressant use, lawsuit claims
(NaturalNews) Forest Pharmaceuticals is under fire for causing fatal birth defects with its antidepressant drugs Lexapro [S-(+)-1-[3-(dimethyl-amino) propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile oxalate] and Celexa [-1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Lexapro for Your Bipolar...
Information about Lexapro (generic escitalopram) including basic information, precautions and warnings, common side effects, and information about Lexapro and pregnancy. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Lexapro weight-gain side effects - here's how to avoid this common problem with antidepressants
(NaturalNews) Of all the potential side effects associated with antidepressant drug use, weight gain is one of the most familiar. Reports indicate that as many as 25 percent of people who take antidepressant medications like Lexapro and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lexapro ingredients exposed: You won't believe what this drug is really made of
(NaturalNews) Sure, we all know that drugs aren't made of sugar and spice, but sometimes the ingredients that are included in even the most popular and widely used drugs can be pretty disturbing. Although Lexapro is marketed as a drug for fighting both depression and anxiety, many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of Hatha yoga as an add-on treatment in major depression on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis activity: A randomized trial - Sarubin N, Nothdurfter C, Schüle C, Lieb M, Uhr M, Born C, Zimmermannc R, Bühner M, Konopka K, Rupprecht R, Baghai TC.
OBJECTIVES: The impact of Hatha yoga as add-on treatment to quetiapine fumarate extended release (QXR) or escitalopram (ESC) in depressed patients on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity was assessed. METHODS: 60 inpatients suffering ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

How to Stop Taking SSRI Antidepressants Safely
SSRI discontinuation syndrome is a danger when you reduce the dosage of or stop taking an SSRI antidepressant such as Paxil or Lexapro. Here are some practical tips for tapering off antidepressants that cannot safely be stopped all at once. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Learn About Lexapro
Lexapro is one of the SSRI antidepressants and was created from Celexa (citalopram). The generic name of Lexapro is escitalopram. There are several warnings about Lexapro, especially about mixing it with other drugs and over-the-counter supplements, and discontinuing Lexapro treatment too quickly can cause a variety of unpleasant side effects. This Lexapro Drug Profile will give you in-depth information about this antidepressant. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty ImagesLearn more or join the conversation! NEWSLETTER | FORUMS | BIO | FACEBOOK | TWITTER (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Actavis Acquires Forest Laboratories For $25 Billion
Pharmaceutical giant Actavis confirmed on Tuesday that it had purchased Forest Laboratories for $25 billion in a deal that involved cash and stock. The deal would make Actavis a global producer of both generic and brand drugs. While Actavis has long focused on generic drugs, Forest has been successful with branded products such as Lexapro and Namenda. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - February 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news