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The U.S. FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Aripiprazole ( Abilify ) for maintaining efficacy in patients with bipolar I disorder with a recent manic or mixed episode who had been stabilize ...


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 ...


In two double-blind, randomized, multicenter studies evaluated the investigational use of intramuscular ( IM ) Aripiprazole ( Abilify ) in patients with either acute bipolar mania or schizophrenia. ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


Use of the antidepressant Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse. Anorexia nervosa ...


A research has shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ), a group of drugs commonly used to treat depression, may double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. When the drugs are ta ...


New data have shown the efficacy of Agomelatine ( Valdoxan ) in the treatment of anxiety in depressed patients when compared with other commonly prescribed antidepressants. Additionally, Valdoxan's an ...


The aim of a study was to determine the prevalence of drug-induced long QT at admission to a public psychiatric hospital and to document the associated factors using a cross-sectional approach. All ...


Treatment of bipolar depression is complicated by variable response and risk of switch to mania. Guidance is informed by the strength of evidence rather than by comparative data. Researchers have p ...