AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Potential Target for TNBC AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Potential Target for TNBC
Metformin, fluoxetine, and other AMPK agonists significantly inhibit TNBC. Will targeted therapy finally become an option for this aggressive disease?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dorothy Rowe obituary
Psychologist who believed in listening to patients, and could express complex ideas with brilliant simplicityDorothy Rowe, who has died aged 88, was one of the earliest figures in psychology to build a bridge between the sometimes arcane world of clinical practice and the general public. Coming to prominence in the 1980s, particularly with her book Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison, she made a career around the principle of listening to the patient in matters of mental illness rather than simply seeing them as problems to be solved – often by drugs or ECT, what Dorothy called “the equivalent of blood-letti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lott Tags: Psychology Education Science Higher education UK news Australia news World news Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic antidepressant tablets in US
The company has launched its Fluoxetine tablets USP in the strength of 60mg after having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression drugs: battling blues
The first new anti-depressant since Prozac provides hope amid the gloom (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression
(WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime overnight Source Type: news

Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions
A nasal spray version of the drug ketamine has shown promise as an antidepressant, even if its properties still aren ’ t well understood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: your-feed-science Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Antidepressants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Anxiety and Stress Prozac (Drug) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

A commonly-used antidepressant doesn't improve recovery after stroke
The antidepressant fluoxetine works no better than placebo to reduce disability after a stroke, lowering hopes that had been raised by other smaller studies. After a six month trial including more than 3,000 adult stroke patients recruited at 103 UK hospitals, researchers concluded that fluoxetine should not be used to promote recovery from stroke-related disability, or routinely prescribed to prevent depression after stroke. Several smaller studies and animal trials had found promising results from the use of fluoxetine after stroke. However, this trial of fluoxetine 20mg daily for six months found no improvement in funct...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy news: Curcumin outperforms prozac for reducing symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression has become an all too common condition in recent times. Despite its prevalence, however, pharmaceutical companies have failed to come up with a safe and effective way to address it. Lots of people think they either have to live with their negative feelings or accept the possibly deadly side effects that come... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocking research: Prozac could be driving the antibiotic resistance crisis
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls antibiotic resistance “a global threat” and “one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.” Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria and other germs develop the ability to beat the antibiotic drugs designed to kill them. Infections caused by these pathogens can be difficult... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Antidepressants Span Three Generations in Fish
Fluoxetine dampened stress responses in zebrafish embryos exposed to the drug--and their descendants. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New "antidepressant food score" rates foods based on their ability to treat symptoms of depression
(Natural News) When the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Prozac first hit the market in 1988, around 2.5 million people were prescribed the drug. By 2002, that number had increased to 33 million. In the subsequent years, many other SSRIs have been produced and prescribed prolifically, with doctors handing them out like candy to anyone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Option Fails for Rare Polio-Like Virus in Kids New Drug Option Fails for Rare Polio-Like Virus in Kids
Despite initial hope, fluoxetine failed to improve outcomes in children with acute flaccid myelitis and in some cases was linked to a worsening of the disorder, which can cause permanent paralysis in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- The antiviral agent fluoxetine is well tolerated but is not effective for patients with proven or presumptive enterovirus D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to a study published online Nov. 9 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Researchers Thought This Drug Could Treat the Polio-Like Illness Sickening Children. A New Study Says It Probably Doesn ’t
Health officials are scrambling for answers — and cures — as a rare, polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) spreads across the country. Some researchers thought the antidepressant fluoxetine, which is often sold under the brand name Prozac and has some antiviral properties, could work against AFM, a mysterious illness that strikes some children and can cause muscle weakness, breathing issues, paralysis and even death. A new study published Friday in Neurology, however, provides disappointing results: In a small, non-randomized retrospective study, fluoxetine did not seem to restore patients&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Fluoxetine for Acute Flaccid Myelitis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Anti-enteroviral activity in vitro, but did not improve neurological outcomes in children (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking Kids
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) is ineffective in treating a rare, polio-like disorder that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis in children, researchers are reporting. In the United States, there have been 219... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How my £10,000 therapy inspired a new TV comedy
An ex-Observer journalist on her battle with depression, and the creation of a celebration of women with complicated livesNot long after my 30th birthday – which I spent cry-dancing in a random club with baffled strangers – I went to my GP and was diagnosed with depression. In some ways it was a relief. The feelings of hopelessness, inadequacy, unworthiness and loneliness with which I’d struggled since my teenage years finally had an explanatio n. It was caused by dodgy brain chemistry, serotonin deficiencies. Even better, there was a treatment and it was simple and easy to swallow.For the next five years...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lorna Martin Tags: Mental health Psychology Psychiatry Depression Television Sharon Horgan Source Type: news

Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids
HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don’t realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That’s what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn’t be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn’t go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IVIG OCD PANDAS Source Type: news

Fluoxetine, Riluzole or Amiloride No Benefit in Progressive MS Fluoxetine, Riluzole or Amiloride No Benefit in Progressive MS
A new trial with an innovative multiarm design testing three drugs at the same time has shown no therapeutic benefit for any of them in secondary progressive MS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why depression pills could be fuelling the rise of superbugs  
Research suggests that an ingredient in the commonly prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine — or Prozac — causes a mutation in some bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Understanding Antidepressants
One in five Americans will have a major depressive episode in their lives and many will seek help from a mental health provider, which may include treatment with medication. As with all medication, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan when it comes to antidepressants. The terminology alone is confusing. There are SSRIs, tricyclics, and other drugs that have off-label uses. For those who take antidepressants, it is a challenge to find the right one. Some work better than others for individuals, and family members may not understand why it is difficult to find something that “works.” In Understanding Anti...
Source: Psych Central - September 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Antidepressants Book Reviews Depression Disorders General Medications Psychology Treatment book on antidepressants understanding antidepressants Source Type: news

Cancer drug and antidepressants provide clues for treating brain-eating amoeba infections
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba's growth in a laboratory dish. Several of these drugs are already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for other uses, such as antifungal agents, the breast cancer drug tamoxifen and antidepressant Prozac. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis
Researchers from the University of Queensland found that when E.coli is exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine it undergoes mutations that stop it responding to common antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Open water swimming as a treatment for major depressive disorder - van Tulleken C, Tipton M, Massey H, Harper CM.
A 24-year-old woman with symptoms of major depressive disorder and anxiety had been treated for the condition since the age of 17. Symptoms were resistant to fluoxetine and then citalopram. Following the birth of her daughter, she wanted to be medication-f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons in mice
(Picower Institute at MIT) Inhibitory neurons in the aging brain show reduced growth and plasticity, likely contributing to declines in brain function. In a new study in mice researchers at the Picower Institute at MIT show that treatment with fluoxetine restored substantial growth and plasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Serotonin speeds learning
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) Why do treatments with antidepressants like Prozac seem to work better when combined with behavioral therapies, which promote the learning of positive behaviors by the depressed patient? A new study suggests a possible explanation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roseanne Barr Just Used the ‘Ambien Defense.’ So Have Accused Murderers and Drunk Drivers
Roseanne Barr had an explanation in the aftermath of sending a racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her sitcom, Roseanne: Ambien made me do it. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting,” Barr wrote in a now-deleted tweet, adding in a separate post that she was “Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien.” Roseanne is definitely not off Twitter despite her statement yesterday that she was leaving it. And her “Ambien tweeting” line has users describing every odd (non-racist) thing they’ve done while on the sleep d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here ’ s what we learned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Antidepressants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Brain Advertising and Marketing Prozac (Drug) New York Times Source Type: news

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit
Long-term use of the medications is surging in the United States, according to an analysis by The Times. One reason: withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to stop. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY and ROBERT GEBELOFF Tags: Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Antidepressants Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Addiction (Psychology) Prozac (Drug) Cymbalta (Drug) Paxil (Drug) Zoloft (Drug) Eli Lilly and Company Food and Drug Source Type: news

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater – review
Twenty years after hailing antidepressants in her memoir Prozac Diary, a now jaded, sceptical Lauren Slater revisits the psychopharmacological industry – with uneven resultsInProzac Diary (1998), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life. While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a profound loss of libido, for instance – the reader was left with the sense that Prozac had pieced back together the shards of Slater’s existence. In some ways,The Drugs That Changed Our Minds is a sequel to that book. Slater is now in her mid-50s,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Autobiography and memoir Science and nature Books Medical research Depression Society Culture Source Type: news

Serotonin Involved in a Slug Hosts Response to a Parasite
Host slugs given Prozac to increase their serotonin levels no longer avoid parasitic nematodes, the same behavior seen in infected slugs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Antidepressants do work – but children need someone to talk to
Young people in mental distress need – and deserve – faster access to support services, as well as pillsNearly a decade ago I found myself perched on the edge of a hard chair in a dark doctor ’s office. I was 13 and struggling a lot with self harm, body image, and the simple task of keeping myself alive. Shuffling my feet and wondering how I ended up here, I remember not fully understanding what was happening when I was handed a little green prescription for Fluoxetine – an antidepre ssant drug often better known as Prozac.Back then, my frame of reference for mental illness was pretty minimal. All I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Gibbs Tags: Depression Mental health Psychiatry Society Drugs Science Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says
Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On Wednesday, a large new study provides evidence that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at the published data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 different types of antidepressants. The study authors also reached out to pharmaceutical companies and study authors for additional unpublished study data. All told, the data collection included 116,477 men and women...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Abrogated Freud-1/CC2D1A repression of 5-HT1A autoreceptors induces fluoxetine-resistant anxiety/depression-like behavior - Vahid-Ansari F, Daigle M, Manzini MC, Tanaka KF, Hen R, Geddes SD, B éïque JC, James J, Merali Z, Albert PR.
Freud-1/CC2D1A represses the gene transcription of serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) autoreceptors, which negatively regulate 5-HT tone. To test the role of Freud-1 in vivo, we generated mice with adulthood conditional knockout of Freud-1 in 5-HT neurons (cF1ko). In c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, PSU study finds
(Portland State University) Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University (PSU). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Olanzapine and Fluoxetine (Symbyax) Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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