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Depression-Resistant Mice May Hold Key to Human Happiness
Researchers at McGill University and the University of Nice, France, have created a permanently happy breed of mouse.
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Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Antidepressant Prescription
Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine have found a genetic variation that influences how patients respond to different classes of antidepressants. Of 241 male and female Korean patients with major late-life depression, 136 were treat...
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Two-Thirds of Depressed Patients Curable in One to Four Treatment Steps
A study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shows that more than two-thirds of patients can be relieved of depression if they work with doctors to try several medications and/or therapies until they find the best treatment for them. Th...
Antidepressants May Help Men Drink Less
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have published research showing that antidepressants may help men consume less alcohol. Surveying 14,063 male and female Canadians on their use of alcohol and antidepressants, they found that whether male or female...
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New Findings On Bipolar Medication
Adding antidepressants to mood-stabilizing drugs offers no help treating bipolar disorder, shows a clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published online yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Three-hundred ...
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Depression Treatment May Trigger Thoughts of Suicide in Genetically Predisposed Men
A study of 1,447 people with depression, conducted by Roy H. Perlis, M.D. of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and his colleagues found that 10 percent of the men studied expressed suicidal thoughts during at least one follow up vis...
Two Genes Shown to Increase Risk for Suicidal Ideation
Can a simple test predict your risk for suicidal thoughts? A DNA study has identified two genes that increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in patients taking antidepressants by as much as 50 percent. The study examined the DNA of 120 people with no histor...
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Combination Therapy Best Addresses Teen Depression
Using cognitive-behavioral therapy in conjunction with antidepressants has both short- and long-term advantages over using either treatment alone.
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PsychBriefs: December 9-15, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Antidepressant Success May Be Greatly Exaggerated
A new review of trials on commonly prescribed antidepressants shows these drugs have only about a 50-50 percent chance of successfully treating depression, despite reports of far higher success rates.
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When Medication Fails, Combination Therapy May Help Depressed Teens
For the 40 percent of clinically depressed teenagers who do not respond to their first antidepressant treatment, a combination of medication and psychotherapy has an excellent chance of providing successful treatment.
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Most Children On Antidepressants Not Receiving Therapy
A large-scale study on children and teens on antidepressants shows that at least half do not receive therapy in conjunction with medication. The study used data from a database of 6.8 million youth with insurance claims for antidepressants. Data showed that only about 40 percent also received a referral for at least one therapy session.
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More Than 1 in 10 Americans on Antidepressants
The October 2011 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief reveals that 11 percent of Americans over age 12 take antidepressant medications.
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