Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressants beneficial for women with postnatal depression

Antidepressants are associated with better rates of treatment response and remission for women with postnatal depression, when compared to a placebo, according to a new systematic review by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some antidepressants may initially worsen symptoms

New research helps explain a paradoxical effect of certain antidepressants—that they may actually worsen symptoms before helping patients feel better. The findings, highlighted in a paper publishing online December 17 in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Autophagy and antidepressants

FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51) regulates acute and chronic effects of treatment with antidepressants via autophagic pathways (processes by which cells break down and recycle their components) in mice and is linked to the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nutrient combination super pill to treat depression

(Medical Xpress)—A new University of Melbourne and University of Queensland study will help people suffering from clinical depression by offering them new combination of nutrient-based medications to enhance mood.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Review: Effects of depression Tx in pregnancy unclear

(HealthDay)—The current evidence is inadequate for assessing the benefits and harms of depression treatment in pregnancy and the postpartum period, according to a review published online July 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key ...

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