Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48-04:00April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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Pilots and Psychiatric Medications

By |2016-11-20T07:53:50-05:00January 2nd, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I never realized that the Federal Aviation Administration could decline someone from becoming certified if they took certain psychiatric medications - even antidepressants and/or medications for ADHD, or if they had a psychiatric diagnosis such as depression or ADHD. If you have or have had a psychiatric diagnosis or are taking medication, you are required to [...]

New study on the effectiveness of St. John’s Wort

By |2016-10-05T06:46:13-04:00October 9th, 2008|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Across 29 studies, St. John's Wort was found to be more effective than placebo and just as effective as Prozac in treating mild to moderate depression. However, it should be noted that the researchers stated that some of the smaller German studies may have had "over-optimistic results". Keep in mind that in some countries, like Germany, [...]

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Antidepressants and effectiveness

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00February 28th, 2008|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , , , , , |

A recent study from the University of Hull in England stated that antidepressants only help the most severe cases of depression. In the study, subjects responded just as effectively to placebos as they did to antidepressant medication, except in the more severe cases of depression. The following article refutes the study's findings and gives information on [...]

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Study finds antidepressants carry very low risk to fetuses

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00June 28th, 2007|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , |

Two studies being published in the New England Journal of Medicine did not find a link between birth defects and the mothers' antidepressant use. A total of almost 30,000 infants and their mothers were studied. For many, the benefit of being healthy outweighs the risk of stopping medication. Untreated depression can cause stress and possible [...]

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