Tag: "antidepressants" at medical news
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...t as an adjunct therapy combined with conventional antidepressants
for non-seasonal affective disorder. These study groups were limited to adults ages 18 to 65 years who met a criterion-based mood disorder diagnosis. The meta-analysis demonstrated statistically significant treatment effects for SAD, dawn simulatio...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
... Houston may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants
like Prozac work and how to make them more effect...nsmitters as well." A better understanding of how antidepressants
work would come as welcome news to those who suffer from depressive disorders, a leading cause of di...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...ations with the introduction of antipsychotics and antidepressants
in the 1950s. Tharyan says that in countries with few state-funded social services, ECT can be useful as the more rapid treatment because the impact of long-running schizophrenia can cause both patients and family caregivers to stop working. ECT is m...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...ed drugs. The study showed that doctors prescribed antidepressants
far more often when patients asked for them. Furth...t in major depression (Role 1), doctors prescribed antidepressants
53 percent of the time when Paxil was requested, 76 percent of the time when the actor-patient made ...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...ssion. "Although several small trials suggest that antidepressants
may deliver modest benefits to patients with minor...vitz, lead investigator on the study. "Prescribing antidepressants
for adjustment disorder, as presented in the study, is at the margin of clinical appropriateness." I...
Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say
...g fMRI brain scans. "We have seen that if you give antidepressants
to the average patient with fibromyalgia, they'll come back a couple of months later and say, 'My pain isn't any better, but I don't feel so sad about it,' " Clauw says. "Our research provides further evidence that these pathways are quite independen...
Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep
...ng sleep but did not find a similar connection for antidepressants
or calcium channel blockers, two other types of medications known to precipitate gastroesophageal reflux. Other significant predictors of heartburn during sleep that were found include increased body mass index (BMI), various sleep abnormalities, hy...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...; Causes fewer side effects than some of the older antidepressants
on the market; and Causes slightly fewer side effe...otonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, the class of antidepressants
most recently developed. The review was led by Professor Klaus Linde of the Centre for Complementar...
Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public
... look at the past year's newspaper headlines about antidepressants
being linked to increased risk of suicide in child...risk and underestimated the benefit of prescribing antidepressants
to children and teens. But clinicians and parents alike were at a loss to understand their meaning."...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...ration of ZYVOX and serotonergic agents, including antidepressants
such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been reported. Patients who are treated with ZYVOX and concomitant serotonergic agents should be closely observed for signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome (e.g., cognitive dysfunction,...
Many drugs prescribed for chronic insomnia are not approved for that purpose
... the use of trazodone (Desyrel) and other sedating antidepressants
rose by 146 percent. This trend continued through 2002, such that trazodone became the most frequently used medication for the treatment of insomnia." He said that 78 percent of psychiatrists now make trazodone their first choice. "In addition to tr...
Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia
...y of the drugs now used to treat insomnia, such as antidepressants
and antihistamines, have not been approved for this indication; their efficacy in treating chronic insomnia has not been proven. Even those medications that have been approved for insomnia are approved only for short-term use, leaving chronic suffere...
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
...by medications like antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants
and diuretics and can often be treated by the dentist. The quality of life of patients suffering from dry mouth is often profoundly impaired. Symptoms include extensive dental decay, infections of the tissues of the mouth, difficulty in speaking, eat...
Bipolar disorder linked to specific brain regions; certain drugs alter brain metabolism
...gdala, that have been implicated with conventional antidepressants
but instead, pramipexole was found to increase activity in the premotor cortex, hippocampus, posterior cingulate cortex, and superior temporal gyrus. The Sixth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder is being presented by the University of Pitts...
Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study
...e researchers, such as appropriate prescription of antidepressants
and dietary counseling for example, only two showed significant statistical differences with regard to race. First, blacks were more likely to receive angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors to treat congestive heart failure, and whites were less li...
Antidepressants lessen risk of heart attack, Stanford researcher says
STANFORD, Calif. - The use of antidepressants
in patients who have suffered a heart attack appea... stronger evidence than we've ever had before that antidepressants
are safe and may benefit these patients," said C. Barr Taylor, MD, professor of psychiatry and behav...
Antidepressants may lower risk of recurrent heart attack in depressed heart attack patients
...r effectiveness in treating depression, the use of antidepressants
in patients with CVD remains controversial. C. Bar...NRICHD) clinical trial to determine the effects of antidepressants
on post-MI patients. The ENRICHD trial randomized 2,481 depressed and/or socially isolated patients ...
Mood lighting: Penn researchers determine role of serotonin in modulating circadian rhythm
...ame way for mammals, the implication would be that antidepressants
other than Lithium can also affect the clock." Sehgal and colleagues also studied the role of serotonin in dark adaptation, the experience of increased sensitivity to light following long periods of darkness. After seven days in constant darkness, ...
Antidepressants should be first-line approach for nerve tissue pain
...stematic evidence reviews on the effect of various antidepressants
and anticonvulsives on pain, appearing in the curr...ers recommend more studies of the effects of other antidepressants
such as the newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective Norepinephrine Reupt...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3
...y damage to the nervous system can be treated with antidepressants
Antidepressant drugs such as amitriptyline are ef...and L-tryptophan. "The clinical impression is that antidepressants
are effective and this review confirms this belief," said lead author Tiina Saarto who works in Hels...
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