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Cognitive therapy to treat moderate to severe depression is just as effective as antidepressants, according to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry. The study, conducted by researche ...


EMEA ( European Medicines Agency ) has completed its review of two classes of antidepressants and concluded that they should not be used in children and adolescents except in their approved indication ...


Use of SSRI antidepressants may increase gastrointestinal ( GI ) bleeding. A study suggests that the increase is similar to that seen with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs,). ...


Duloxetine ( Cymbalta ) significantly reduced anxiety symptoms in elderly patients with depression, compared with those treated with a sugar pill. In the eight-week study of people over age 65 with ...


A head-to- head study comparing Olanzapine and Fluoxetine capsules ( OFC ) and Lamotrigine for the treatment of bipolar depression, showed that patients treated with OFC experienced significantly gre ...


Many second-generation antidepressants, despite differences in drug classification and cost, offer patients essentially the same benefits with little variation in risks, University of North Carolina ( ...


GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) conducted a retrospective epidemiologic study of major congenital malformations in infants born to women taking antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy. A pr ...


Consumer advertisements for a class of antidepressants called SSRIs often claim that depression is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, and that SSRIs correct this imbalance, but these claims are ...


Discovery in rodents may explain why some antidepressants require weeks of use before they work. The beneficial effects of a widely used class of antidepressants might be the result of increased nerv ...


The question of whether SSRI antidepressants, such as Fluoxetine ( Prozac ), are safe and more effective than dummy pills for treating child and adolescent depression ( CAD ) remains highly contentiou ...


Researchers have discovered a new drug that raises the level of endocannabinoids providing anti-depressant effects. The research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( ...


A protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression has been discovered by Paul Greengard. " Mice deficient in this protein, called p11, display depression-like behaviors, while those with suf ...


Researchers at Florida State University used a gene transfer technique to block the expression of a gene associated with clinical depression in a new study of mice that could lead to better treatment ...


A study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, showed that almost one-third of 60 newborn infants whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy experienced neonatal abst ...


An analysis of data from 24 clinical trials suggests that antidepressant medications may be linked to a modest increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children. For decades, some ...