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Studying the effect of sertraline in reducing aggressive behavior in patients with major depression - Farnam A, MehrAra A, Dadashzadeh H, Chalabianlou G, Safikhanlou S.
PURPOSE: Depression causes dysfunction in various spheres of individual and social life, which is now considered as the fourth-leading cause of the global disease burden. Given that violence and aggression associated with depression in the community cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sertraline Hydrochloride Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pfizer defeats appeals linking Zoloft to birth defects
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Friday defeated an effort to revive more than 300 lawsuits alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft causes cardiac birth defects in children when taken by women during early pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer defeats appeals over Zoloft birth defects
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Friday defeated an effort to revive more than 300 lawsuits alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft causes cardiac birth defects in children when taken by women during early pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Sertraline Reduces Risk of Depression in Adults After Traumatic Brain Injury - Slawson D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - November 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sertraline for preventing mood disorders following traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial - Jorge RE, Acion L, Burin DI, Robinson RG.
IMPORTANCE: Prevention is more effective than treatment to decrease the burden of significant medical conditions such as depressive disorders, a major cause of disability worldwide. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a candidate for selective strategies to pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zoloft (Sertraline Hcl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 26, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can sertraline prevent depressive disorders following traumatic brain injury?
Depressive disorders are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI). So, can the antidepressant medication sertraline prevent the onset of depressive disorders following TBI? (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 -- Depression can often follow a traumatic brain injury, but new research suggests the antidepressant Zoloft might help prevent this from happening. One expert said prior studies have produced similar findings. The new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) 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

Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X
Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax 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

Asynchronicity of organic and psychiatric symptoms in a case of sertraline intoxication - Pitzianti M, Marciano S, Minnei M, Baratta A, Pasini A.
Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as an antidepressant and antipanic agent in children and adolescents. Sertraline is well tolerated and its safety profile in overdose is favorable. However, sertraline overdose may cause a toxic h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

Antidepressants linked to premature births
(NaturalNews) Even though studies have already linked SSRI use during pregnancy to birth defects and autism in children, the pills are continually and dangerously prescribed to pregnant women. Common SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft artificially increase serotonin levels in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants and pregnancy: More research needed
Follow me at @Drmoniquetello For many women, pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time — but not for every woman. Recently, postpartum depression — extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety following the birth of a child — has come out from the shadows. But what about depression during pregnancy? It’s more common than you think: as many as 14% to 23% of pregnant women will experience symptoms of depression. It’s of sufficient public health concern that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all pregnant women and new moms for depression. However, treatin...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Drugs and Supplements Family Planning and Pregnancy Source Type: news

More than sad: Depression affects your ability to think
When you think of clinical depression, you probably think of feeling sad and down for long periods of time; losing your energy and your interest in things you used to enjoy; sleeping too much or too little, or eating too much or too little. But besides these, depression can actually change your ability to think. It can impair your attention and memory, as well as your information processing and decision-making skills. It can also lower your cognitive flexibility (the ability to adapt your goals and strategies to changing situations) and executive functioning (the ability to take all the steps to get something done). For pe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Cartreine, PhD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Mental Health Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Pfizer's Zoloft Lawsuits
The lawsuits accused Pfizer of failing to warn about possible birth defects associated with taking the antidepressant during pregnancy (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zoloft Lawsuits Dismissed: No Link to Birth Defects, Says JudgeZoloft Lawsuits Dismissed: No Link to Birth Defects, Says Judge
A federal judge has dismissed the majority of more than 300 lawsuits against Pfizer Inc that claim that use of the company's antidepressant Zoloft is linked to birth defects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pfizer beats hundreds of lawsuits alleging Zoloft birth defects
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Philadelphia dismissed more than 300 lawsuits against Pfizer Inc alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft caused birth defects in children born to women who took the drug while pregnant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

sertraline, Zoloft
Title: sertraline, ZoloftCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sertraline improves Cryptococcus clearance in HIV meningitis
An open-label pilot study has found adjunct treatment with the SSRI antidepressant sertraline is associated with accelerated clearance of Cryptococcus from the cerebrospinal fluid in... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - March 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Sertraline improves Cryptococcus clearance in HIV meningitis
An open-label pilot study has found adjunct treatment with the SSRI antidepressant sertraline is associated with accelerated clearance of Cryptococcus from the cerebrospinal fluid in... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder(SAD) — also known as the winter blues or winter depression — is a seasonal but serious disorder that impacts many people with the changing of the seasons (from fall into winter, or from spring into summer). Luckily there are a number of effective treatment options for anyone who is suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Light Boxes Research has found that the majority of those suffering from the winter blues experienced relief solely from the regular use of light boxes. Light boxes emit high intensities of light of 2,500 to 10,000 lux (as compared to a normal light fixture that ...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Antidepressants Depression Disorders Medications Psychotherapy Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment help for the winter blues help for winter depression seasonal affective disorder treatment treatment for sad treatment for seasonal Source Type: news

Comorbid tics have no effect on response to cognitive-behavioural therapy in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tic-related obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a DSM-5 diagnostic subtype that is estimated to occur in 10–40% of cases with childhood onset.1 Studies comparing tic-related and non-tic-related OCD have found consistent differences in sex, onset age, comorbidity and course, but inconsistent differences in OCD symptoms and prevalence of OCD and tics in first-degree relatives.1 ,2 Medication trials have indicated that tic-related OCD is less responsive to sertraline, fluvoxamine and paroxetine; however, tic history appears to have no effect on the response of OCD in youth to either ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Paxil Help Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Paxil (paroxetine) is an antidepressant medication in the same class as Prozac and Zoloft. It is also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Antidepressants linked to suicide and aggression in teens
ConclusionPerhaps the most troubling aspect of this paper is not the increased risk of suicidal thoughts in young people, as that has been known for many years. What is worrying is the researchers’ conclusion that they are unable to tell the true extent of harms from antidepressants, because of poor data collection and availability.RCTs are designed to test the effects of treatments with as little bias as possible. However, if the right data on adverse effects is not collected in the trials, or is not made public, we cannot balance the benefits and risks of treatment in a fair and transparent way. According to the da...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medication Source Type: news

Brent Saunders Softens His View On Research With Jim Cramer On 'Mad Money'
Drug discovery is a key component of R&D and Pfizer has a long history of discovering major new medicines, including drugs like Zoloft, Zithromax, Lipitor and, yes, Viagra. However, Saunders has made his reputation on repudiating the need for such investments. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina Source Type: news

A case of frontotemporal dementia presenting with treatment-refractory psychosis and extreme violence: response to combination of clozapine, medroxyprogesterone, and sertraline - Jha MK, Lambert ES, Beadles BA, Spradling B, Martinez R, Renfro N, Byerly M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sarah Silverman Perfectly Sums Up What Panic Attacks Feel Like
Sarah Silverman has some choice advice for people who nonchalantly say they're "having a panic attack" when something goes wrong: Don't. The actress and comedian opened up about her personal experience with depression in the latest issue of Glamour, noting that many people who coolly use mental-illness terms may not understand what's really going on when these issues actually happen.  "People use 'panic attack' very casually out here in Los Angeles, but I don’t think most of them really know what it is," she said. "Every breath is labored. You are dying. You are going to d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant May Help With Premenstrual SyndromeAntidepressant May Help With Premenstrual Syndrome
Administering the antidepressant sertraline at symptom onset may help relieve premenstrual dysphoric disorder in some women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 is Better Than Drugs For Depression
I’ve been banging the table about the healing power of vitamin D3 for years. This fat-soluble vitamin is one of the core “primal” nutrients that kept our ancestors strong, potent, and disease free. In previous letters, I’ve shown you dozens of studies that back up this vitamin’s power to fight cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 But vitamin D3 has a mental and emotional impact as well. It’s an effect I’ve seen in my patients, and it helps me get them off antidepressants like P...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging vitamin vitamin D3 Source Type: news

Antidepressant paroxetine study 'under-reported data on harms'
ConclusionThis study stands as a warning about how supposedly neutral scientific research papers may mislead readers by presenting findings in a certain way.The differences between the independent analysis published in the BMJ and the 2001 research paper are stark. They cannot both be right. The "authors" of the 2001 paper appear to have picked outcome measures to suit their results, in the way they present evidence of effectiveness. It has subsequently come to light that the first draft paper was not actually written by the 22 academics named on the paper, but by a "ghostwriter" paid by GSK.The st...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Antidepressant changes brain differently in depressed, healthy people
Stephen FellerWINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The antidepressant sertraline, marketed as Zoloft, was found in a study with nonhuman primates to have different effects on depressed and healthy brains. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Sheds Light On The Link Between Antidepressants And Birth Defects
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that pregnant women who take certain drugs that are part of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are at slightly increased risk for having a baby with birth defects.  While this sounds frightening, the absolute risk for birth defects is still very low, cautioned study authors. For instance, women who took Paxil (paroxetine) would increase their risk for giving birth to a baby with anencephaly (a serious and often fatal brain and skull defect) from two per 10,000 to seven per 10,000. For a certain heart ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects
(Reuters) - A sweeping government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects, but has cleared other popular treatments in the class, including Celexa, Lexapro and Pfizer's Zoloft, which is the subject of a major lawsuit over birth defect claims. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. jury clears Pfizer in second trial alleging Zoloft birth defects
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday said Pfizer Inc was not responsible for birth defects in a young girl whose mother took its antidepressant Zoloft while pregnant, the second straight win for the company out of hundreds of similar lawsuits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zoloft, Vascor found effective against Ebola virus
Marilyn MalaraFREDERICK, Md., June 6 (UPI) -- New research finds that a preexisting antidepressant and discontinued heart drug may successfully fight the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotherapy vs Sertraline for Nonepileptic Psychogenic SeizuresPsychotherapy vs Sertraline for Nonepileptic Psychogenic Seizures
This pilot study evaluated psychotherapy, with and without sertraline and compared with usual care, in the management of nonepileptic psychogenic seizures. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc scored a key victory Friday when it was cleared of liability in the first U.S. trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug while pregnant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Future of Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been a mental health condition, classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), since 1980. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-III) in 1980 classified PTSD as an anxiety disorder, DSM IV (1994) and DSM-IV Textual Revision (TR) also reaffirmed PTSD as an anxiety disorder. DSM-5 (2013) reclassified PTSD as a Trauma and Stress-Related Disorder. PTSD in terms of its longevity, 35 years as a recognized diagnosis, can be seen as a young adult. However, the phenomena of intrusive thoughts, nightmares, startle response, psychic nu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only effective less than 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supporti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only effective less than 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supporti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'
Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. In a controversial new paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, psychologist Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario argues that this failure of medication may be based in a misunderstanding of the underlying chemistry related to depression. Andrews surveyed 50 years' worth of research supp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news