Antidepressants

Antidepressants up risk of death: Study

Antidepressants up risk of death: Study

The researchers reviewed studies involving hundreds of thousands of people and found that antidepressant users had a 33 per cent higher chance of death than non-users. 

Sep 15, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Antidepressants found accumulating in fish brains

Antidepressants found accumulating in fish brains

Researchers detected high concentrations of these drugs and their metabolised remnants in the brain tissue of 10 fish species found in the Niagara River.

Sep 04, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Here comes an alternative for antidepressants

Here comes an alternative for antidepressants

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is common, recurrent, chronic and disabling.

Mar 04, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

The study found that even in people without Alzheimer's, the regular use of antidepressants was associated with two times higher risk of hip fracture among controls.

Jan 12, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

A new study suggests that women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills.

Dec 03, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Depressison lowers chances of pregnancy in women!

The study found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in a given menstrual cycle among women who reported severe depressive symptoms, compared to those with no or low symptoms.

May 25, 2016, 13:51 PM IST

Antidepressants more effective with nutrient supplements

The findings showed that Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)*, methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the effects of medication and can also be used as a mood enhancing therapy when taken with antidepressants.

Apr 27, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

Fast antidepressant may better treat depression: Study

Using biochemical tests on mouse neurons, the team found that CGP3466B, a compound already proven safe for people, works on the same signaling cascade and shows effects within hours.

Feb 07, 2016, 21:43 PM IST

Antidepressant use in pregnancy ups autism risk

The World Health Organization indicates that depression will be the second leading cause of death by 2020, which leads the researchers to believe that antidepressants will likely to remain widely prescribed, including during pregnancy.

Dec 15, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

Study finds young people on anti-depressants more prone to violence

Young people taking antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat are significantly more likely to commit violent crimes when they are on the medication, but taking higher doses of the drugs appears to reduce that risk, scientists said on Tuesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

'St John's Wort' side effects same as antidepressants', warn researchers

Are you taking St John's Wort for depression? Well, it maybe time you stop as a new study claims that it can produce serious side effects.

Jul 27, 2015, 12:04 PM IST

Using antidepressants and painkillers together can cause bleeding

 Combining the use of antidepressants and common painkillers can lead to increased risk of bleeding soon after starting treatment, new study has claimed.

Jul 15, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

How REM sleep disruption affects kids' brain development

 A new study has suggested that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains.

Jul 04, 2015, 12:09 PM IST

Exercise helps people overpower depression

Exercise has a positive effect on depression, a dissertation from Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.

Jun 14, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

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.

Apr 08, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Common antidepressant can also reverse heart failure

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

Mar 05, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

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.

Dec 22, 2014, 13:57 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2014, 10:47 AM IST
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.

Sep 29, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

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.

May 15, 2014, 02:57 AM IST