Medications

Behavioural outcomes of antidepressant treatment

Mood and anxiety disorders are some of the biggest contributors to morbidity worldwide, and may be lethal. Appropriate treatment is therefore paramount and antidepressants is the first choice of pharmacological treatment ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expectations and dopamine can affect outcome of SSRI treatment

Levels of dopamine and the placebo effect can determine whether patients with social anxieties improve when treated with SSRIs. A new study shows the effect was four times higher for patients with high expectations of the ...

Medications

Antidepressants plus common painkillers may raise bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay of depression treatment, but a new study warns that taking common painkillers alongside SSRIs may raise the chances for intestinal ...

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