Psychology & Psychiatry

Commonly used SNRIs may cause dependence and withdrawal when stopped

The difficulties that people have in discontinuing antidepressant medications has been in the news recently. An analysis published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics on the effects of discontinuing commonly ...

Neuroscience

CRISPR technology targets mood-boosting receptors in brain

An estimated 13 percent of Americans take antidepressant drugs for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sleep problems. For the 14 million Americans who have clinical depression, roughly one third don't find relief with antidepressants.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New theory may explain cause of depression and improve treatments

A new area in depression research suggests dysfunction in mitochondria—the main source of energy for cells—could lead to major depression. Published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, this new insight to long-held theories ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers identify new type of depression

Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypothesis of how depression arises. Patients that do not fit this mold may not ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do antidepressants lead to chronic use?

Data from Netherlands point to the chronic use of antidepressant drugs in general practice in a study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Antidepressant use is highly prevalent. Research has ...

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