Serotonin transporter availability in physically aggressive personality disordered patients: associations with trait and state aggression, and response to fluoxetine - Rosell DR, Slifstein M, Thompson J, Xu X, Perez-Rodriguez MM, McClure MM, Hazlett EA, New AS, Nabulsi N, Huang Y, Carson RE, Siever LS, Abi-Dargham A, Koenigsberg HW.
RATIONALE: Characterizing the neuroanatomical basis of serotonergic abnormalities in severe, chronic, impulsive aggression will allow for rational treatment selection, development of novel therapeutics, and biomarkers to identify at-risk individuals. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UCLA-developed soft brain probe could be a boon for depression research
Key takeawaysUCLA chemists ’ new probe is outfitted with biosensors designed to track specific neurotransmitters like serotonin.The probe is flexible enough to monitor the brains of research subjects as they move and perform everyday activities.The ability to continuously measure neurotransmitters would improve our understanding of how these chemicals affect psychological states.Anyone familiar with antidepressants like Prozac or Wellbutrin knows that these drugs boost levels of neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin and dopamine, which are known to play an important role in mood and behavior.It might come as a su...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can fluoxetine combined with cognitive behavioral therapy reduce the suicide and non-suicidal self-injury incidence and recurrence rate in depressed adolescents compared with fluoxetine alone? A meta-analysis - Liu W, Li G, Wang C, Yu M, Zhu MY, Yang L.
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of medication and psychotherapy for adolescent depression is controversial, so we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy. METHODS: We followed the PRISMA checklist in completing the meta-an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: How Prozac got me over a six-month bump in the road as a school girl
EVE SIMMONS: I took antidepressants for the first time a few weeks before my 16th birthday. It was three weeks into my first and most gruelling episode of all-consuming, paralysing anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Promise With Fluoxetine for Refractory Nocturnal Enuresis in Children
(MedPage Today) -- Children with refractory primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) obtained significant short-term symptom relief with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine, a small placebo-controlled trial showed... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Louisiana man's skin turns dark black after bizarre reaction to common anti-depressant
Tyler Monk, from Louisiana, was prescribed Prozac in May 2021 following a diagnosis for depression and anxiety. Within a week, the 34-year-old's his skin began changing to a gray color. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prozac could treat eye condition that affects half a million people, analysis suggests 
Animal research by the same team of scientists who analysed the data also found that the drug - which costs £2 a pill - slows down the rate at which age-related macular degeneration progresses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposing drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration
Researchers found that the antidepressant fluoxetine blocks the inflammation that leads to dry age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of vision loss. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient and clinical factors associated with response to medications for posttraumatic stress disorder - Shiner BR, Gui J, Rozema L, Cornelius SL, Dufort V, Schnurr PP, Watts BV.
OBJECTIVE: Fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, topiramate, and venlafaxine have previously shown efficacy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in randomized clinical trials. Two prior studies using Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical records da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sarafem (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Years of Prozac Alter Lipids in Young Monkeys ’ Brains: Study
Long-term administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine was tied to decreased concentrations of about 100 different brain lipids in adolescent macaques, hinting at a potential mechanism underlying... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 10, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Final Word on SSRI for Post-Stroke Depression? Final Word on SSRI for Post-Stroke Depression?
The antidepressant fluoxetine does not prevent or alleviate post-stroke depression, new findings from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial confirm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to THC, CBD affects offspring's responsiveness to fluoxetine
(Indiana University) Scientists have found that significant amounts of the two main components of cannabis, THC and CBD, enter the embryonic brain of mice in utero and impair the mice's ability as adults to respond to fluoxetine, a drug commonly known by the brand name Prozac. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dash Xclusive Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine and Fluoxetine
Dash Xclusive is voluntarily recalling all lots of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine and fluoxetine. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Una revoluci ón psicodélica llega a la psiquiatría
La psilocibina y el MDMA est án a punto de convertirse en las nuevas terapias de moda, algo que no se veía desde el Prozac. Las universidades quieren participar, al igual que Wall Street. Algunas personas están preocupadas por la posibilidad de que la presión para liberalizar el acceso pueda tener consecuencias no deseadas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Ecstasy (Drug) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Venture Capital Depression (Mental) Research Alternative and Complementary Medicine Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Post-T Source Type: news