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2013-09-16 10:29:58

Understanding alternate pathways for how mental meds work could lead to faster-acting drug targets The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians. Julie Blendy, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Brigitta Gunderson, PhD, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Blendy lab,...

2013-09-12 13:32:16

Exercise may benefit people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the review found evidence to suggest that exercise reduces symptoms of depression, although they say more high quality trials are needed. Worldwide, more than 120 million people suffer from depression. Antidepressants and psychological therapies are recommended as effective treatments for depression. However, antidepressants have side-effects...

2013-09-11 23:21:01

Diet Doc’s medical diet plans encourage healthy food choices through nutritionist-designed meal plans, closely monitored by a physician and capable of working around weight gain now found to be caused by some antidepressants. Jackson,MS (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Hundreds of millions of antidepressant medication prescriptions are written each year in America. Medical News Today reports that while improving the emotional health of many patients, many of these antidepressant medications...

2013-09-10 08:29:13

MASON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company focused on pharmacogenomics for neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the publication of a joint clinical study conducted by Assurex and Mayo Clinic which provides additional evidence for the effectiveness of the GeneSight pharmacogenomic test over the current method for selecting psychotropic medications. The study results were published on July 24, 2013 in Pharmacogenetics and...

2013-09-03 23:24:56

On July 26, the Office of the Attorney General, State of Louisiana announced that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay $45 million to settle Louisiana lawsuits on Medicaid fraud and deceptive marketing allegations related to Paxil and other medications. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Paxil side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB)...

2013-09-03 08:28:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. ("ITI" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for CNS disorders, announced that it completed a private placement of approximately 18.9 million shares of its common stock to new and existing investors that resulted in gross proceeds of approximately $60 million to the Company, including approximately $15.3 million in bridge notes that converted into common stock...

2013-08-29 23:17:41

Online USA Doctors, virtual doctors present a new, innovative way of treating anxiety disorder. Virtual medicine provides inventive solution to common and costly disease of anxiety disorder. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Online USA Doctors, the only virtual doctors offering nationwide telemedicine service present a new, innovative way of treating anxiety disorder by researching thoroughly causes that can cause anxiety outside of traditional treatments of prescribing anti...

Seasonal Depression Not As Common As Believed
2013-08-28 09:46:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the winter blues or cabin fever may get you down during the first months of the year, a new study from Oregon State University suggests cold weather does not cause serious depression in most people. The study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests individuals’ experiences with depressive symptoms are not significantly affected by the weather or time of year. David Kerr, lead author of the study...

Most Medications Can Be Used Safely By Breastfeeding Moms
2013-08-26 14:51:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is claiming that most medications are safe  for mothers who are breastfeeding to take. It is widely assumed that women should either stop taking medications or discontinue nursing due to the potential harm the drugs could cause to the infant. However, the latest study provides an outline for physicians to follow when advising which medications mothers can still take, and the safe list far...

2013-08-25 23:02:42

Among latest cases are allegations involving Paxil and birth defects claim. Resource4thePeople's national network of attorneys to continue offering free consultations to families with children allegedly suffering birth defects after use of antidepressants during pregnancies. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update to consumers who are affected by SSRI lawsuits...