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People on antidepressants have a lower risk of Parkinson's
The research published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease found extended use of the drug nortriptyline prevented abnormal proteins building up in the brain, which trigger the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pamelor (Nortriptyline HCl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UCLA awarded grant to study depression in older adults
More than half of older adults who are treated for depression find that eventually their treatments are no longer effective. When depression persists, these people are at greater risk of accelerated aging, declining mental health and even suicide.To help address this, UCLA and four other institutions have been awarded a $13.9 million grant to evaluate treatment strategies for older adults with depression who have not responded to medications. UCLA psychiatry professor Dr. Helen Lavretsky will serve as principal investigator on this new study.“No more than 30 to 40 percent of people respond to first-line treatments,&r...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

What Is the Difference Between Drug Dependent & Drug Addicted?
Kathleen’s Story Kathleen experienced a work related injury in which a box fell on her neck while she was standing on a ladder to retrieve something else from a high shelf. She suffered a C4 injury (the fourth cervical vertebra) which resulted in limited control of her shoulders and biceps. It was accompanied by a stinging sensation that she came to discover was related to damage to nerve fibers. She also noticed tingling and numbness in her fingers. It was diagnosed as neuropathic pain. Her doctor explained that the communication between her spine and brain was being mis-translated and that the signals were coming f...
Source: Psych Central - March 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Medications Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Anti-inflammatory drug addicted vs drug dependence neuropathic p Source Type: news

Easing the pain
(Queen's University) Combining nortriptyline and morphine provides better pain relief than using either drug alone, according to a new study led by Queen's researcher Ian Gilron. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Amitriptyline poisoning of a baby: how informative can hair analysis be? - Allibe N, Eysseric-Guerin H, Kintz P, Bartoli M, Bost-Bru C, Grenier F, Scolan V, Stanke-Labesque F.
We reported a case of a 6-month-old baby girl who was hospitalized in the pediatric emergency for central nervous system disorders then coma. Toxicology analysis showed the presence of amitriptyline (AMI) and its metabolite nortriptyline (NOR) in blood and... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

nortriptyline, Pamelor, Aventyl - has been discontinued in the U.S.
Title: nortriptyline, Pamelor, Aventyl - has been discontinued in the U.S.Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can Tricyclic Antidepressants Help Your Bipolar...
This article covers how tricyclic antidepressants work, allergies, pregnancy and breast-feeding, side effects common to the medication family, and interactions with drugs and alcohol. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Antidepressants differ in effect on weight gain
Less weight gain with bupropion, nortriptyline and amitriptyline than citalopramRelated items from OnMedicaOlder generation antidepressants linked to heart diseaseMental and physical healthcare should be integratedCommunity mental health service users left out of decisionsDepressed patients stick with phone CBTLithium cuts suicide risk in people with mood disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Use of antidepressant does not improve symptoms from stomach disorder
Among patients with idiopathic (of unknown cause) gastroparesis, use of the antidepressant nortriptyline compared with placebo for 15 weeks did not result in improvement in overall symptoms, according to a study appearing in JAMA. Gastroparesis is a disease of the muscles of the stomach or the nerves controlling the muscles that causes the muscles to stop working, which can result in inadequate grinding of food by the stomach and poor emptying of food from the stomach into the intestine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nortriptyline Ineffective for GastroparesisNortriptyline Ineffective for Gastroparesis
Nortriptyline was no more successful than placebo in relieving the symptoms of idiopathic gastroparesis in a new clinical trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Use of antidepressant does not improve symptoms from stomach disorder
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among patients with idiopathic (of unknown cause) gastroparesis, use of the antidepressant nortriptyline compared with placebo for 15 weeks did not result in improvement in overall symptoms, according to a study appearing in the Dec. 25 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nortriptyline Minimal Benefit in GastroparesisNortriptyline Minimal Benefit in Gastroparesis
The tricyclic antidepressant improved some symptoms of gastroparesis, but its benefits were limited. Almost 30% of the nortriptyline arm discontinued study due to side effects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Nortriptyline No Help for Smoking Cessation in Prison StudyNortriptyline No Help for Smoking Cessation in Prison Study
Adding the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve long-term success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mood drug no help for smoking cessation in prison study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mood Drug No Help for Smoking Cessation in Prison Study
The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Quitting Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nortriptyline no help for smoking cessation in prison study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve long-term success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found. (Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - January 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news