Category Archives: Antidepressants

Why depressed people have a hard time thinking

A new study in the journal Cognition and Emotion illustrates the link between reduced working memory capacity and dysphoria, a significant and prolonged depressed mood related to clinical depression. Building on the knowledge that dysphoric individuals (DIs) and clinically depressed … Continue reading

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Workplace suicide on the rise: Specific occupations pose higher risks than others

Ann Arbor, MI, March 17, 2015 — Suicide is responsible for more than 36,000 deaths in the United States and nearly 1 million deaths worldwide annually. In 2009, suicides surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death by … Continue reading

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Borderline Testosterone Levels May be Linked to Depression

Newswise — San Diego, CA—Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, new research finds. The results will be presented Saturday, March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Early life stress may cause excess serotonin release resulting in a serotonin deficit: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Studies indicate that the majority of people with mood and anxiety disorders who receive the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressant medications, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRI’s, are not helped by these medications. SSRIs are designed to increase serotonin, … Continue reading

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Preexisting Mental Disorders Linked to Chronic Headaches

Newswise — CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2015 — A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports an association between a broad range of pre-existing mental disorders and subsequent onset of severe or frequent headaches. The Journal of Pain is … Continue reading

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Higher opioid doses associated with increase in depression

ST. LOUIS - Patients who increased doses of opioid medicines to manage chronic pain were more likely to experience an increase in depression, according to Saint Louis University findings in Pain. The study, “Change in opioid dose and change in … Continue reading

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Does illness make people lonely?

Montreal, February 11, 2015 — Difficult circumstances often bring people closer together. But a new Concordia study published in Health Psychology has found that the onset of chronic illness often results in sufferers feeling lonelier — even for those who … Continue reading

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Depression predicts disturbed sleep among stroke survivors

Depression is a powerful predictor of nighttime sleep disturbances among stroke survivors, according to research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015. Sleep disturbances - The duration and time intervals of nighttime sleep, … Continue reading

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Bioethicists Call for Return to Asylums for Long-Term Psychiatric Care

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – As the United States population has doubled since 1955, the number of inpatient psychiatric beds in the United States has been cut by nearly 95 percent to just 45,000, a wholly inadequate equation when considering that … Continue reading

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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety and Serotonin Transmission

Newswise — About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring … Continue reading

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People in unhappy places are depressed more than a week a month

People in the country’s unhappiest communities spend about a quarter of the month so far down in the dumps that it can harm their productivity, according to economists. “This is a real concern not just in the United States, but … Continue reading

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Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression, study says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. Early maturation triggers an array of psychological, social-behavioral and … Continue reading

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Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions: Therapeutic Advances or Fads?

Newswise — Why are psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants, psychostimulants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics are increasingly prescribed in North America? Drawing a parallel between the dilemmas facing medicine in the nineteenth century and those that currently exist in the field of … Continue reading

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