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2012-01-13 12:31:25

Mothers who take anti-depressants during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with persistent pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) finds a study published today on bmj.com. Persistent pulmonary hypertension is an increase in blood pressure in the lungs leading to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. It is a rare, but severe disease with strong links to heart failure. The study, carried out by researchers at the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology...

2011-12-15 16:49:18

Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting what could become the first reliable method to predict whether an antidepressant will work on a depressed patient. The method would involve a blood test for a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). A Loyola study found that among depressed patients who had higher than normal blood levels of VEGF, more than 85 percent experienced partial or complete relief from depression after taking escitalopram (brand name...

2011-11-04 21:01:30

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind to demonstrate an association between the antidepressant escitalopram and improved general pain, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have found that opioid-dependent patients treated with escitalopram experienced meaningful reductions in pain severity and pain interference during the first three months of therapy. These findings appear in the journal Pain. Pain is common in opioid-dependent patients yet...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the antidepressant Zoloft, has launched a new Web site designed specifically to inform the public about links between the medication and various serious birth defects. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 According to a July 4, 2011, piece in the New York Times, an article published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reported "an elevated risk of autism in children whose mothers took a...

2011-07-09 00:00:30

In an effort to reach out to those who have suffered adverse side effects from antidepressant drugs, the Onder Law Firm has launched a site specifically focused on this type of lawsuit. (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Nationwide, FDA-approved antidepressant drugs - such as Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Prozac "“ have been touted by large pharmaceutical companies as a solution to those who are suffering from depression-related symptoms. These medications, however, are not as harmless as...

2011-03-16 23:46:55

The numbers are, well, depressing: More than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of those living in nursing homes. The suicide rate among white men over 85 is the highest in the country "” six times the national rate. And we're not getting any younger. In the next 35 years, the number of Americans over 65 will double and the number of those over 85 will triple. So the question becomes, how to help elderly depressed individuals? Researchers at...

2011-02-18 17:24:36

The most widely prescribed antidepressants "“ medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil "“ work by blocking the serotonin transporter, a brain protein that normally clears away the mood-regulating chemical serotonin. Or so the current thinking goes. That theory about how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work can now be put to the test with a new mouse model developed by neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University. These mice, described in the online edition of the...

2011-01-19 08:04:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows antidepressants can help reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. In the study, Ellen Freeman, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and her colleagues found that women who were either transitioning to menopause or were postmenopausal had less menopausal hot flashes when they used escitalopram (an antidepressant medication) compared to women who received placebo (a dummy medication or treatment). The researchers not only tested to...

2011-01-18 23:09:56

Women who were either in the transition to menopause or postmenopausal experienced a reduction in the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes with the use of the antidepressant medication escitalopram, compared to women who received placebo, according to a study in the January 19 issue of JAMA. "Hormonal agents have been the predominant therapy for menopausal hot flashes, but their use decreased substantially following the shifts in risk-benefit ratios that were identified in the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.