Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anti-depressant link to Clostridium difficile infection

Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improve ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common and occasionally ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the antidepressant effects of testosterone

Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, appears to have antidepressant properties, but the exact mechanisms underlying its effects have remained unclear. Nicole Carrier and Mohamed Kabbaj, scientists at Florida State ...

Medications

Antidepressants may raise risk for pregnancy complication

(HealthDay) -- Pregnant women taking the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) face a slightly increased risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure, Canadian researchers report.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressant-suicide link in youths absent in new analysis

In 2004, concerns about antidepressant drugs increasing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young patients prompted the FDA to issue a rare "black box warning." Now, a new analysis of clinical trial data finds that treatment ...

Neuroscience

Prozac works better when used with other therapies

(Medical Xpress) -- The antidepressant fluoxetine, which is marketed under the name "Prozac," has been approved for use in the US for over two decades, and while some people find it effective, the results vary widely from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Protracted abstinence revisited

Opiate abuse is a chronic disorder and maintaining abstinence represents a major challenge for addicts.

page 2 from 2