Psychology & Psychiatry

Why a third of antidepressants are prescribed for something else

It was when he became a father that Michael Briggs resolved to somehow bring his ulcerative colitis under control. He was determined to avoid what many people with the disease end up needing – having part or all of their ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Longtime antidepressant could slow Parkinson's

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that's been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson's.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not work

A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggests that antidepressant drugs such as the SSRIs do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Next step in depression treatment? Add rather than switch

Millions of patients suffering from major depression get little relief from the first drug they are prescribed. A major new study of 1,522 patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers shows these patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is ketamine a panacea for depression?

Researchers have long been intrigued by the antidepressant qualities of the club drug ketamine. Known on the street as "Special K," the drug is taken by partiers for its brief dissociative hallucinogenic effect, but it is ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better prediction for effectiveness of paroxetine

A third of patients with depression do not respond to the first antidepressant medication prescribed. Currently, the only approach available is one of trial and error. In this study, Max Planck scientists have identified ...

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