Sacred healing drink can treat depression

 This may be the first time you're hearing of ayahuasca but the psychedelic drink -- a South American plant-based brew used for centuries in healing ceremonies -- can treat depression within hours of ingesting.

Common antidepressant can also reverse heart failure

A new research has revealed that a commonly prescribed antidepressant could also help in restoring heart failure.

Prenatal exposure to antidepressants causes adult anxiety in offsprings

 Scientists have found that early exposure to antidepressants may not be good for the offsprings as adults.

Certain antidepressants safe for pregnant women?

Use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can lead to life-long changes in anxiety-related behaviour in their offspring and protect them from anxiety-related disorders when they turn adults, research has found.

Brain signalling determines how disappointed you feel
Brain signalling determines how disappointed you feel

Feelings of disappointment are caused by a rare type of brain signalling, according to a new study.

Antidepressants may slow plaque buildup seen in Alzheimer`s

Scientists reported Wednesday more evidence that a certain antidepressant may cut the development of brain plaque implicated in Alzheimer`s disease, this time by studying young people without dementia.

Antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix: Study

Women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, a new study has found.

30 minutes of meditation may help curb anxiety, depression

About 30 minutes of meditation daily could help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new analysis of previously published research has suggested.

Antidepressants may not be effective in treating bipolar disorder

A new study has found that antidepressants may not be very effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Antidepressants taken in pregnancy don`t cause autism

Women who take a common type of antidepressant during pregnancy are not more likely to have a child with autism, according to a new study from Denmark.

Five reasons why antidepressants are bad for you

Using antidepressants may help in treating major depressive disorder and other mental illnesses such anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, etc.

Exercise can lessen adverse sexual effects of antidepressants in women

A new psychology study has found that moderately intense physical activity can significantly help women who suffer from sexual dysfunction resulting from antidepressants.

Antidepressants during pregnancy `not linked` to autism risk in kids

A new study has found that there is no link between the of antidepressant medication - the so-called SSRIs - during the course of pregnancy and the risk of having a child with autism.

How antidepressants work in brain

A new study has allowed researchers better understanding of how antidepressants work in the human brain - and may lead to the better antidepressants` development with few or no side effects.

Repurposed antidepressants can help treat small-cell lung cancer

A bioinformatics approach to repurposing drugs resulted in identification of a class of antidepressants as a potential new treatment for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Antidepressants may raise diabetes risk

People taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has warned.

Antidepressants up risk of diabetes in patients

Researchers have warned that clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes.

Antidepressants could up risk of babies being born with heart defect

Some popular antidepressants in early pregnancy could double the risk of an unborn child developing a heart defect, an expert has warned.

7 in 10 people take prescription drugs

Almost 70 percent of US citizens take at least one prescription drug, and more than 50 percent take two, according to researchers.

Antidepressants linked to increased risks of bleeding after surgery

SSRIs have been associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and mortality when taken around the time of surgery.