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Mirtazapine fatal poisoning - Vignali C, Groppi A, Brandolini F, Avato FM, Talarico A, Gaudio RM, Morini L.
Mirtazapine is a noradrenergic and specific serotoninergic antidepressant agent that stimulates norepinephrine and serotonin release while also blocking serotonin receptors (5-HT2 and 5-HT3). Although the drug is used extensively, at present we do not know... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Non response at week 4 as clinically useful indicator for antidepressant combination in major depressive disorder. A sequential RCT - Kato M, Takekita Y, Koshikawa Y, Sakai S, Bandou H, Nishida K, Sunada N, Onohara A, Hatashita Y, Serretti A, Kinoshita T.
We aimed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of mirtazapine versus SSRIs and to assess whether "non-response at week 4" may be a clinical indicator for combining mirtazapine and SSRIs for subsequent treatment. One-hundred fifty-four outpatients with M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Poisoning suicide with ingestion of the pyrethroids alpha-cypermethrin and deltamethrin and the antidepressant mirtazapine: a case report - Boumba VA, Rallis GN, Vougiouklakis T.
This case report describes a death attributed to the intake of the pyrethroid insecticides, alpha-cypermethrin and deltamethrin, and the antidepressant mirtazapine. The autopsy findings showed absence of external traumatic injuries and internal generalized... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Remeron (Mirtazapine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Considering Remeron for Depression? Here's What...
Remeron (mirtazapine) is an atypical antidepressant that operates by stimulating production of serotonin and norepinephrine. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

What It’s Like to Be Inpatient with Dissociative Identity Disorder: Part 2
Looking back on my/our times inpatient, I see an array of different experiences. While at first I felt locked up, caged and incapacitated, later on I felt safer and more in agency of myself. My first inpatient experience was in 2010. I was in a psychiatric hospital from April to June 2010. The rooms were cold, with white walls and loud air conditioning. I always fell asleep watching the wall, the shadows portrayed on it by the blinds. The worst of all was when the visits went from once a week to none. When my phone was taken away from me. When I wasn’t allowed to see my parents. Being caged in a room with no lock, no...
Source: Psych Central - December 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lilu Tags: Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dissociation Dissociative General Medications Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Dissociative Disorder Hospital Involuntary Commitment Mental Disorder Psychiatric Hospital Source Type: news

Mortality risk with mirtazapine and estimating suicide risk - Khan A, Faucett J, Brown WA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mirtazapine as positive control drug in studies examining the effects of antidepressants on driving ability - Verster JC, van de Loo AJ, Roth T.
The development of effective and safe antidepressant medications is ongoing, and driving studies are critical to assess a drug's safety. The current review summarizes the effects of a sedating effective antidepressant, mirtazapine, on driving ability, and ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Life With HD and a Dog Named Flo
After noticing some unusual mental and physical behavior, appointments with and tests by a neurologist, we got the startling diagnosis of Huntington's Disease (HD) in March 2010. It was an unwelcome surprise, as we were not aware that this genetic brain disease was in her father's family. Mary's reaction was, "I don't want to know that..." but now, five years later, she's resigned to her fate. I was glad to know what we were dealing with but had no idea that I would spend my retirement as a 24x7 caregiver. We've been married 54 years and had plans to continue the world travel that began in Japan after our marr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medication and Sleep
This article was adapted from a previous article written by Dr. Moore for his column “Kevlar for the Mind.” (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - March 30, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Benzodiazepines Depression Disorders General Medications Sleep Insomnia sleep disorder Sleeping Pills Source Type: news

What Is a Mirtazapine Antidepressant?
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant that is chemically unrelated to other antidepressants. Also sold under the brand name Remeron, the antidepressant mirtazapine operates by stimulating production of serotonin and norepinephrine. Since mirtazapine is different from other antidepressants, it has some different uses and warnings. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Toxicity from phenibut, a legal over-the-counter baclofen analogue
3 out of 5 stars Phenibut, the appearance of another potentially dangerous product in the Univted States. O’Connell CW et al. Am J Med 2014 Apr 5 [Epub ahead of print] Reference This short case report describes a 25-year-old man who was brought to the emergency department after being found with decreased mental status and responsiveness. On arrival at the hospital, his vital signs were stable and pulse oximetry 100% on room air. He was minimally responsive to painful stimuli. Neurological exam was non-focal and head CT unremarkable. A roommate reported that the patient had been taking 1.5 grams of “Phenibu...
Source: The Poison Review - April 22, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical baclofen GABA agonist legal high noofen phenibut sedative Source Type: news

A randomized trial on the acute and steady-state effects of a new antidepressant, vortioxetine (Lu AA21004), on actual driving and cognition - Theunissen EL, Street D, Højer AM, Vermeeren A, van Oers A, Ramaekers JG.
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a novel antidepressant, vortioxetine 10 mg, on driving, cognitive, and psychomotor performance in 24 healthy subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-way crossover design. Mirtazapine 30 m... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can Mirtazapine Improve Cancer Cachexia Symptoms?Can Mirtazapine Improve Cancer Cachexia Symptoms?
Weight loss and reduced appetite are common and challenging for patients with cancer and their caregivers. Can this antidepressant help? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 6, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Remeron Side Effects - Mirtazapine
List of Remeron side effects. Remeron - generic mirtazapine - is an atypical antidepressant medication sometimes prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder or manic depression. Persons taking Remeron or mirtazepine should be aware of the potential side effects of this drug. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Information about Some of the Newer 'Atypical'...
Information about some of the newer 'atypical' antidepressants - Buspar buspirone Desyrel trazodone Effexor venlafaxine Remeron mirtazapine Serzone nefazodone Wellbutrin bupropion. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Mirtazapine Antidepressant Information
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant that is chemically unrelated to other antidepressants. Also sold under the brand name Remeron, the antidepressant mirtazapine operates by stimulating production of serotonin and norepinephrine. Since mirtazapine is different from other antidepressants, it has some different uses and warnings. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Remeron/mirtazapine Effective, Safe for Senior...
A multicenter, phase-IV clinical trial headed by a Stanford University Medical Center professor has shown that an antidepressant known as mirtazapine works significantly faster, is more effective and causes fewer adverse side effects in elderly patients than does paroxetine, another commonly prescribed antidepressant. The research is the first direct comparison of the two drugs in treating elderly people suffering from a major depressive illness. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Effects of repeated dosing with mirtazapine, trazodone, or placebo on driving performance and cognitive function in healthy volunteers - Sasada K, Iwamoto K, Kawano N, Kohmura K, Yamamoto M, Aleksic B, Ebe K, Noda Y, Ozaki N.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of repeated treatments with the sedative antidepressants mirtazapine and trazodone on driving performance and cognitive function. METHODS: Nineteen healthy men received continuous nocturnal doses of 15-mg... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile RiskAntidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile Risk
Mirtazapine and fluoxetine appear to double the risk for Clostridium difficile infection, but other antidepressants show no link to an increased risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Linked to a Doubling of C difficile RiskAntidepressants Linked to a Doubling of C difficile Risk
Mirtazapine and fluoxetine appear to double the risk for Clostridium difficile infection, but other antidepressants show no link to an increased risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

HTA-SADD trial: Sertraline vs. mirtazapine vs. placebo for depression in dementia
Source: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme Area: News This double-blind placebo-controlled RCT conducted at nine English old-age psychiatry units, examined the clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression 13 weeks post randomisation compared with placebo. It involved 326 patients with probable or possible Alzheimer's disease (AD), depression (4+ weeks) and Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) score of 8+. They were randomised to received these antidepressants (target dose 150 mg sertraline [n= 107] or 45 mg mirtazapine [n= 108] daily), or placebo (n= 111).   Ther...
Source: NeLM - Mental Health - March 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news