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Ayahuasca, the Psychedelic Antidepressant? - Discover Magazine (blog)

Depression - Sun, 2018-06-17 05:09

Discover Magazine (blog)

Ayahuasca, the Psychedelic Antidepressant?
Discover Magazine (blog)
In the present study, Brazilian researchers Fernanda Palhano-Fontes and colleagues gave ayahuasca to 14 patients with chronic depression who hadn't responded to other antidepressants. Another 15 depressed patients received a placebo drink.

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EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy - Science Daily

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-15 17:49

EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy
Science Daily
"About 50 percent of people prescribed either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, -- a class of antidepressants -- or cognitive behavioral therapy get better with those treatments," said Katie Burkhouse, assistant professor of psychiatry ...

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New Generation Of Antidepressants On FDA Fast Track - TheFix.com

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-15 08:48

TheFix.com

New Generation Of Antidepressants On FDA Fast Track
TheFix.com
The study administered esketamine (a close relative of ketamine) to adults with treatment-resistant depression, in addition to a “newly initiated oral antidepressant,” and discovered a “statistically significant, clinically meaningful rapid reduction ...

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No Firm Answers on Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism Risk - Medscape

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-15 06:51

Medscape

No Firm Answers on Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism Risk
Medscape
MIAMI — A new meta-analysis of studies that examined prenatal antidepressant (AD) exposure as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shows there is wide variation in the definition and selection of comparison groups and that this leads to ...

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EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Depression - Thu, 2018-06-14 12:08

EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on ...
EurekAlert (press release)
People react differently to positive events in their lives. For some, a small reward can have a large impact on their mood, while others may get a smaller ...

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There may be a link between antidepressant meds and weight gain - FOX 5 Atlanta

Depression - Thu, 2018-06-14 09:57

FOX 5 Atlanta

There may be a link between antidepressant meds and weight gain
FOX 5 Atlanta
It's not showing or necessarily proving the antidepressants are causing the weight gain," says Dr. Bergquist. Researchers looked at data from about 300,000 people over a decade, about 20% were on an anti-depressant. They found those taking one of 12 ...

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Rosy outlook, newly issued patents boost VistaGen Therapeutics' antidepressant AV-101, says Oppenheimer - Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Depression - Wed, 2018-06-13 14:29

Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Rosy outlook, newly issued patents boost VistaGen Therapeutics' antidepressant AV-101, says Oppenheimer
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
Analysts at Oppenheimer said Friday that a “rosy outlook” and newly issued patents elevated VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VTGN) new generation antidepressant AV-101. The analysts said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued two ...
VistaGen Therapeutics Issued Two Key US Patents for Treatment of Depression with AV-101Markets Insider

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This week: Antidepressant withdrawal, burnout and retroviral infections in Australia - WRVO Public Media

Depression - Wed, 2018-06-13 13:12

This week: Antidepressant withdrawal, burnout and retroviral infections in Australia
WRVO Public Media
Some people who stop taking antidepressants report withdrawal symptoms: nausea, fatigue, insomnia. In some cases, people say they felt as if they had the flu, and others report troubling zapping sensations in their heads. Psychiatrist Thomas Schwartz ...

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Antidepressants Work for Major Depression! Not so Fast - Medscape

Depression - Wed, 2018-06-13 09:39

Medscape

Antidepressants Work for Major Depression! Not so Fast
Medscape
A highly touted recent meta-analysis has been greeted with screams of elation: "Antidepressants work!" Even Medscape has shared in these shouts of joy. Why is the medical community and psychiatric profession so primed to convince itself, once and for ...

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Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed - Psychiatry Advisor

Depression - Tue, 2018-06-12 12:06

Psychiatry Advisor

Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed
Psychiatry Advisor
Published in JAMA Psychiatry, results of a cohort study indicate that antidepressant use is higher among women who have had abortions than among women who have not. However, statistical analyses indicate that this correlation is attributable to ...

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Blame inflammation when antidepressants don't work? - Futurity: Research News

Depression - Tue, 2018-06-12 07:53

Futurity: Research News

Blame inflammation when antidepressants don't work?
Futurity: Research News
Depressed patients who have not responded to multiple antidepressants exhibit evidence of increased inflammation, according to a new study. The study shows that antidepressant treatment resistance is associated with increased inflammatory markers in ...

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Rise in US Suicides Highlights Need for New Antidepressant Drugs - Advocate.com

Depression - Mon, 2018-06-11 17:23

Advocate.com

Rise in US Suicides Highlights Need for New Antidepressant Drugs
Advocate.com
Rise in U.S. Suicides Highlights Need for New Antidepressant Drugs. Recent high-profile suicides — Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade — and an increase in rates generally are driving the point home. By Victoria Stein. June 11 2018 7:17 PM EDT. Share on ...

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Study identifies a link between antidepressant treatment resistance and inflammation - Medical Xpress

Depression - Mon, 2018-06-11 05:51

Medical Xpress

Study identifies a link between antidepressant treatment resistance and inflammation
Medical Xpress
Researchers at Emory University have found that depressed patients who have not responded to multiple antidepressants exhibit evidence of increased inflammation. Findings were recently published online in the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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Study identifies a link between antidepressant treatment resistance and inflammation - Emory News Center

Depression - Sun, 2018-06-10 09:00

Emory News Center

Study identifies a link between antidepressant treatment resistance and inflammation
Emory News Center
Researchers at Emory University have found that depressed patients who have not responded to multiple antidepressants exhibit evidence of increased inflammation. Findings were recently published online in the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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New DNA test could end 'trial and error' of antidepressant treatments - CTV News

Depression - Sat, 2018-06-09 20:03

CTV News

New DNA test could end 'trial and error' of antidepressant treatments
CTV News
The future of psychiatric medicine may lie in our DNA. A new genetic profile test is bringing personalized medicine into the realm of psychology by determining how individual patients are predisposed to respond to more than 30 different drugs. Some in ...

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Global Tricyclic Antidepressant Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2022, Business Opportunities ... - Business Investor

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-08 15:08

Global Tricyclic Antidepressant Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2022, Business Opportunities ...
Business Investor
Tricyclic Antidepressant Market Report offers a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Tricyclic Antidepressant industry along with competitive landscape, Market share and revenue forecasts 2022. This report is a valuable ...

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Rise in US suicides highlights need for new depression drugs - Reuters

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-08 14:36

Reuters

Rise in US suicides highlights need for new depression drugs
Reuters
With the availability of numerous cheap generic antidepressants, many of which offer only marginal benefit, developing medicines for depression is a tough sell. Drugmakers have 140 therapies in development targeting mental health issues, including 39 ...
Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our cultureUSA TODAY
Bourdain, Spade suicides highlight need for new depression drugsNasdaq
How suicide quietly morphed into a public health crisisNew Straits Times Online

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Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain - Clinical Advisor

Depression - Fri, 2018-06-08 08:15

Clinical Advisor

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain
Clinical Advisor
The widespread use of antidepressants may play a role in increasing the risk for weight gain at the population level, according to a study published in the BMJ. Rafael Gafoor, PhD, MRCPsych, of the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences ...

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