All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘antidepressants’

Depression Signs Could be Treated With Alzheimer’s Drug

Millions of Americans with depression function perfectly well using common treatments, but there are those whose disease shows resistance to most drugs. Researchers this week announced some hope for those people in new research that could eventually lead to a treatment for treatment-resistant depression – and that hope is coming from an unlikely place. Researchers at the University of Texas …

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Generic Versions of Cymbalta Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the first generic versions of the antidepressant duloxetine, commonly marketed as Cymbalta. The drug is a delayed-release medication used to treat depression and some other specific conditions. The new generic versions of Cymbalta will function the same as the branded version of the drug, and at the same strength. This …

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FDA Approves New Antidepressant, Brintellix

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved vortioxetine, a new medication to treat major depressive disorder in adults. The drug is marketed by both Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck as Brintellix, and will come in 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, and 20 mg tablets. The drug was approved following six clinical trials which showed …

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Antidepressants Are Overprescribed, Says Doctor

A doctor writing for the British Medial Journal (BMJ) has stated that antidepressants are overprescribed. His views are part of a debate on the BMJ website over treatment with antidepressants. Dr. Des Spence, a general practitioner from Glasgow, said that “”we use antidepressants too easily, for too long, and that they are effective for few people (if at all).” Though …

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Antidepressants Could Be the Future For Teens With a Certain Biomarker

A new study has discovered a cognitive biomarker in teens that could identify those who are at high risk for future depression and anxiety. The marker may appear prior to the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and researchers believe a test for the biomarker could be used as an inexpensive way to screen adolescents for common emotional mental illnesses. The …

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Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study

Usage of common antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should only be prescribed with “great caution” and counseling for women who are trying to get pregnant. This finding comes from a new study published this week in the journal Human Reproduction that shows SSRIs carry an “elevated” risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complication, and “longer term neurobehavioral …

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