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2013-11-19 13:21:53

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Two years ago, mammalian target of rapamycin or mTOR, a signaling protein, was identified as a key mediator of the antidepressant effects of ketamine, the first rapidly acting antidepressant medication to be identified. Several years later, a group at the National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Program reported that scopolamine, a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, also produced rapidly appearing antidepressant effects,...

2012-11-06 11:10:39

Common medication to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies can have a negative impact on memory or concentration in the elderly, according to Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Chair at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM, Montreal Geriatric University Institute) and Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Montreal (UdeM). Up to ninety percent of people over the age of 65 take at least one prescription medication....

2012-10-30 12:33:09

An oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin significantly eased pain associated with oral mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, a study led by Mayo Clinic found. The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting in Boston. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: A video interview with Dr. Miller is available for journalists to download on the Mayo Clinic News Network. "Oral mucositis or mouth sores is a painful and...

2010-12-03 07:15:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Commonly used antidepressants could put patients at a higher risk for heart disease. The University College of London conducted a study which included 15,000 Scottish participants. The researchers compared tricyclic antidepressants to newer types such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, of which there were about 12 million and 21 million prescriptions given last year alone. The findings suggest an association between the use of tricyclic antidepressants and...

2010-12-01 12:35:42

Research that followed nearly 15,000 people in Scotland has shown that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study showed that tricyclic anti-depressants were associated with a 35% increased risk of CVD, but that there was no increased risk with the newer anti-depressants such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The study is published online today (Wednesday 1 December) in the European Heart Journal...

2010-03-25 06:35:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pisgah Labs, a drug product development company and an active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer (API) located in western North Carolina, has received a patent allowance in a series of patent applications. The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has notified Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) that a patent application related to a therapeutically significant family of pharmaceutical polymorphic compositions of imipramine...

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2010-03-01 14:40:17

Conventional antidepressant treatments generally require three to four weeks to become effective, thus the discovery of treatments with a more rapid onset is a major goal of biological psychiatry. The first drug found to produce rapid improvement in mood was the NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist, ketamine. In a new issue of Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that another medication, scopolamine, also appears to produce...

2009-10-15 12:05:00

Nortriptyline has been found to cause a ten-fold increase in suicidal thoughts in men when compared to its competitor escitalopram. These findings are published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research was carried out by Dr. Nader Perroud from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, who headed up GENDEP, an international team. Dr Perroud said "Suicidal thoughts and behaviors during antidepressant treatment have prompted warnings by regulatory bodies". He continued "the...

2009-08-12 11:24:25

IBS remains a common intestinal disorder causing significant discomfort and poor quality of life in patients who have the diagnosis. TCAs have been shown to improve abdominal pain in patients with IBS; however, there is insufficient evidence of global symptom relief. The search for an optimal treatment to improve symptoms and quality of life in IBS remains ongoing.A research article to be published on August 7, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. In the...


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