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Faster-acting antidepressants may finally be within reach
(Rockefeller University) Neuroscientists have taken a major step toward answering longstanding questions about how Prozac and similar drugs act in the brain. Their findings could lead to better antidepressants that don't take weeks to kick in. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antidepressant Plus CBT May Ease Hypochondria Antidepressant Plus CBT May Ease Hypochondria
Fluoxetine may help ease hypochondriasis, and adding cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) provides a small incremental benefit, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?
After drinking mother ’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements in their social interactions, communication patterns and a wide range of neurochemical peculiarities... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

WATCH: Anxiety on the rise among Americans
A trending New York Times article suggests the United States has transformed from the "Prozac Nation" of the '90s to an anxiety-ridden Xanax nation today. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Prozac in Pregnancy May Up Risk of Infant Heart Defects
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds significant association with first trimester use of drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Analysis examines safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy
Use of fluoxetine -- the most commonly prescribed antidepressant -- during pregnancy is linked with a slightly increased risk of malformations in infants, according to a recent analysis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Analysis examines safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy
(Wiley) Use of fluoxetine -- the most commonly prescribed antidepressant -- during pregnancy is linked with a slightly increased risk of malformations in infants, according to a recent analysis of published studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Improve Your Mood With Turmeric Root (Curcumin)
"Dr. Sears," C.R. asked me, "I know curcumin is good for treating a lot of things, but can it improve someone's mood?" This morning, one of the women on my staff, C.R., came into my office to talk to me about her 15-year-old son. He'd been irritable and moody and sleeping a lot lately. Most mornings, he'd miss the bus to school and then stress about being late. But today, he was up on time with his backpack packed and a smile on his face. C.R. even heard him whistling in the shower! And he was at the bus stop 10 minutes early. C. R. started taking curcumin supplements a few weeks ago. She ha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Mouse study identifies new method for treating depression
(University of California - San Diego) Standard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves signs of depression in mice. Moreover, inhibiting GLO1 worked much faster than the conventional antidepressant Prozac. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

When our world turns 'upside-down,' serotonin helps us deal with it
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) It has been called the 'happiness molecule' due to its antidepressant effects in drugs such as Prozac. But serotonin may in fact have a more indirect role in mood regulation: making us more adaptable to changes in our life circumstances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, please
HealthDay News Many Americans are stressed about the future of the country, and politics and terrorism are key reasons why, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 -- Many Americans are stressed about the future of the country, and politics and terrorism are key reasons why, a new survey finds. " The stress we're seeing around political issues is deeply concerning, because it's hard for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

10 Little-Known Tips For Saving Money On Health Care
Sometimes, the devil is in the details. That’s a rule that applies to health care as well; the more you know, the better off you will be. Here are 10 ways you might be surprised to know you can save money on the one truly priceless thing you have: your health. 1. Prescriptions may cost you less if you don’t use your insurance. As difficult a pill as this is to swallow, your best deal on some commonly prescribed drugs may be found by ignoring the drug coverage you pay for and instead just reaching for your wallet. Often, your insurance drug plan requires a copay that is higher than the cost of paying cash at the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symbyax (Olanzapine and fluoxetine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Despite Rising Rates Of Depression, It's Doubtful We'll See New Drugs
LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a “failure of science” they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. “I’d be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade. The pharmaceutical industry is simply...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Rising Rates Of Depression, It's Doubtful We'll See New Drugs
LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a “failure of science” they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. “I’d be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade. The pharmaceutical industry is simply...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No new antidepressants likely in next decade, say scientists
Reluctance of healthcare providers such as NHS to pay for expensive drugs is behind lack of research, says Oxford professorNo new drugs fordepression are likely in the next decade, even though those such as Prozac work for little more than half of those treated and there have been concerns over their side-effects, say scientists.Leading psychiatrists, some of whom have been involved in drug development, say criticism of theantidepressants of the Prozac class, called the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), is partly responsible for the pharmaceutical industry ’s reluctance to invest in new drugs – e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Drugs Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Science Society Health Health policy NHS UK news Source Type: news

Looks Like Carrie Fisher's Ashes Are Resting In A Giant Prozac Pill
Some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes were scattered near her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, on Friday morning. But Fisher, who had her own memorial on Thursday, had the last laugh, as it definitely, definitely looks like her ashes were put inside a giant Prozac pill, which is objectively fantastic. Just fantastic. I can't be positive, but I think Carrie Fisher had an urn made that looks like a prozac pill which is god damn genius of her.— Cher (@thecherness) January 6, 2017 @thecherness oh she totally did. pic.twitter.com/VPBFCJuqUV— Cher (@t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids? Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids?
A meta-analysis of pediatric depression drug trials has a clear winner: fluoxetine.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Side Effects of Prescription Drugs on the Body
One of the biggest problems with medical drugs is that even when they “fix” a problem, they often create another one. And what do you think the medical industry’s solution for that new problem is? That’s right… another drug. Just look at antidepressants… A solid 10% of Americans take these drugs. So chances you or someone you know is on one…  What are the side effects of antidepressant drugs? They’re supposed to make you happy. But instead of lifting your spirits, these drugs just make you feel numb to everything. They kill your sex drive and can make you fat, suici...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fluoxetine does not enhance visual perceptual learning and triazolam specifically impairs learning transfer - Lagas AK, Black JM, Byblow WD, Fleming MK, Goodman LK, Kydd RR, Russell BR, Stinear CM, Thompson B.
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine significantly enhances adult visual cortex plasticity within the rat. This effect is related to decreased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mediated inhibition and identifies fluoxetine as a potential agen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health 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

FLUOX-PMS: Antidepressant Does Not Slow MS Progression FLUOX-PMS: Antidepressant Does Not Slow MS Progression
Although there was no significant difference on combined walk and 9-hole peg tests between fluoxetine and placebo groups, researchers and other experts note a trend'that cannot be ignored. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One Small Change Makes Antidepressants Much More Effective
Depression and sleep have a complicated but close relationship: Studies suggest as many as 75 percent of people with depression also have symptoms of insomnia. And other research suggests having insomnia makes you up to 10 times more likely to be depressed. Althought that sounds like an endless feedback loop for feeling sick and tired, it actually might be good news for those looking to improve their treatment: A new study found that getting two extra hours in bed made patients who took antidepressants twice as likely to have improved depression symptoms.   The study was relatively small,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Turmeric: Nature ’s Miracle Root for Disease
My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. Balians use it as an antibiotic and for liver support. They boil it with milk and sugar to treat the common cold and allergies. Rural doctors make it into a paste with lime to ease sore joints. They make drinks to treat fevers and stomach pain. They mix it wi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Flops as Progressive MS Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Trial may have been underpowered to detect a benefit (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Beta-blockers may prevent bone loss linked to antidepressant drugs
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The SSRI drug fluoxetine was found in a recent study to increase bone loss, but researchers may also have found a way to prevent it from occurring. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant bone loss could be prevented with beta-blockers
(Columbia University Medical Center) The antidepressant fluoxetine causes bone loss by instructing the brain to send out signals that increase bone breakdown, but a beta-blocker can intercept the signals, a new study in mice has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Book Review: Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
For those in the field of mental health, the debate about the efficacy of pharmaceutical medications has been an enduring and uncertain one, and this debate can sometimes end up complicating treatment, outcomes, and even attitudes toward what it means to be well. In his extraordinary new book, Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer delves into this debate, taking a rare and unbiased look at the question: Do antidepressants work? Kramer, the author of the widely popular Listening to Prozac, uses his impressive clarity and insight to study the science that has influenced antidepressants. The question ...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Clinical Trials Disorders General Medications Policy and Advocacy Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Antidepressant Antipsychotic Bipolar Disorder books on antidepressant efficacy books on antidepressants books on Source Type: news

Shrinking Violets by Joe Moran – review
A cultural historian looks at fascinating stories of the socially awkward, from Cicero to MorrisseyShyness: a word to be whispered, these days. If the Victorians saw it as an unwavering disposition, a force all but impossible to beat, our own age tends to regard it – rather more dubiously, in my opinion – as a condition to be cured, whether with the platitudes of self help, or with drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft (for this, alas, we may trace some of the blame back to the stricter Freudians, who liked to pathologise those bad at talking). Either way, it ha s certainly stuck around down the centuries, an evoluti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: History Books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD
“Every family is a system of constantly moving parts. When one part of the system changes, it creates change in all the other parts. What this means is that when one family member experiences a mental health challenge, all family members are affected.” – Jon Hershfield, MFT, in When a Family Member has OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder can be incredibly disabling for the affected individual and completely baffling for the family. So much more than frequent hand washing, OCD can take over the life of those struggling with this disorder and that of their family. In his new book, When a Family Member has OCD...
Source: Psych Central - August 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Pediatrics for Parents Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Treatment books about f Source Type: news

Mental Illness Affects Presidents, Too
Perhaps it isn’t surprising, given the intense rhetoric of this year’s presidential election, that politicians have started throwing around accusations of insanity.    In early August, California Rep. Karen Bass, a Democrat, launched the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump and started a change.org petition claiming the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, meets the diagnostic criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Not long after, Trump called Hillary Clinton “unstable,” and at a rally in New Hampshire said, “She’s got problems.” The candidates’ verbal volley highlights a p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prozac (Fluoxetine Hcl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Baby Boomers Changing The Healthcare Landscape
Kendra and Jay Jeffcoat are the quintessential baby boomer couple. Kendra, 69, recently retired after a long and successful career as a college professor and administrator. Jay, 70, who spent his college years as student body president at the University of California, Santa Barbara, protesting the Vietnam War, continues to work full time as a corporate attorney in San Diego. In January 2013, Kendra was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which had metastasized in her brain. She never smoked, nor was she around secondhand smoke. But as Healthline noted in November 2014, lung cancer among women who don't smoke is on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face and Figure Capsule contains hidden drug ingredients
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face& Figure Capsule, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face& Figure Capsule contains phenolphthalein and fluoxetine. Phenolphthalein is a chemical that is not an active ingredient in any approved drug in the United States. Studies have indicated that it presents a cancer-causing risk. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study Defends Antidepressant Use In Pregnancy Despite Birth Defect Risks
While SSRI antidepressants are arguably still the most consumed drug class in the US, sales peaked in 2008 and have declined by four percent every year since, according to Research and Markets. There are many reasons for declining SSRI sales from unwanted side effects like weight gain and sexual dysfunction to "Prozac Poop-out" in which patients develop tolerance and the pills quit working. Still, a major reason for declining sales are SSRI's strong links to suicide and birth defects. In 2004, the FDA added "Black Box" warnings to SRRIs, highlighting suicide risks and the need for close monitoring of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health
Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney's office don't get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list. The founder of BiblioRemedy isn't a licensed therapist, nor is sh... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Nonfiction: Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate
Do antidepressants work? More often than not, argues the author of “Listening to Prozac.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SCOTT STOSSEL Tags: Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants (Book) Kramer, Peter D Books and Literature Source Type: news

One-year follow-up of children and adolescents with major depressive disorder: relationship between clinical variables and Abcb1 gene polymorphisms - Blázquez A, Gassó P, Mas S, Plana MT, Lafuente A, Lázaro L.
We examined remission and recovery from the index episode in a cohort of patients treated with FLX, and also inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antidepressants For Kids Ineffective, Potentially Harmful, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Major depression is usually associated with adults, but quite a few kids suffer from it as well, and more are being treated with antidepressants. But a new analysis published in the journal Lancet finds that most of these drugs are not only ineffective in kids but some may actually be unsafe. Only 1 of 14 antidepressants, fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, was better than a placebo pill at relieving symptoms.  And venlafaxine, or Effexor, was associated with a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts. Experts warn that while depression in kids should remain a priority, current anti-depres...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local CBS Boston Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall WBZ Source Type: news

Most antidepressants not working for children and teenagers – study
Only Prozac found to show measurable benefit, though authors caution their findings are not comprehensive due to a lack of available unbiased dataMost available antidepressants do not help children and teenagers with serious mental health problems and some may be unsafe, experts have warned.A review of clinical trial evidence found that of 14 antidepressant drugs, only one, fluoxetine – marketed as Prozac – was better than a placebo at relieving the symptoms of young people with major depression. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Depression Medical research Society Pharmaceuticals industry Science Source Type: news

Most Antidepressants Fail to Ease Depression Symptoms in Pediatric Patients, Meta-Analysis Suggests (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Fluoxetine is the only antidepressant that might be more effective than placebo in treating depression in children … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens
WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 -- Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news