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Pfizer recalls antidepressants after pharmacist finds heart drug

A pharmacist found that a bottle of antidepressant Effexor XR contained one capsule of Tikosyn 0.25 milligram (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

The many faces of bipolar disorder Special

Christine Adewunmi, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom and a former physical education teacher from Missouri, was struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, including researching suicide methods online.
Digital Journal Report by Lisa duTrieuille - 4 comments

Antidepressant being considered for meningitis cure

A long-established antidepressant, called sertraline, is being trialled in Uganda as a fungal brain disease treatment drug.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antidepressant drug has potential to treat sickle cell disease

A widely used antidepressant drug called TCP has, according to new research, the potential to treat sickle cell disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New generation of antidepressants may work faster

Scientists have been looking at a new wave of antidepressant medicines that, by focusing on the appropriate target in the brain, may work faster than medications currently available.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Link between antidepressants and heart risk

Some types of antidepressants have been linked with an elevated risk of certain heart conditions developing, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

A natural antidepressant discovered

A scientific team based at Yale University have identified a natural anti-depressant. The substance, called neuritin, is found in the brain and it has a role in nerve transmission.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Are we overdosed and overmedicated?

The popular belief that we’re “overdosed and overmedicated” is not rooted in reality but rather in a blatant prejudice against the mentally ill.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 13 comments

Report: Antidepressant medication may do 'more harm than good'

In a new report, Canadian researchers suggest antidepressants may be doing more harm than good. In the study, researchers examined previous patient studies and the impact of medications on the body.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Women on antidepressants may be more likely to have a stroke

Dallas - A new study shows that women who have a history of depression and are taking antidepressant SSRIs like Prozac, Zoloft or Celexa face a 39% greater risk of having a stroke.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg
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FDA concerns over antidepressant Celexa

The US FDA is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide;...
Mar 28, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Two contrasting stories on antidepressants

Two contrasting news stories about antidepressants have caught my eye this week. The first relates to epilepsy and...
Feb 17, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Antidepressants taken by expectant mother's may affect a baby's blood pressure

Expectant mothers who take a certain type of antidepressant may increase the possibility of their babies having a...
Jan 17, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Depression Increases Risk of Stroke

Depression is already known to be a probable cause for other health ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, even...
Sep 21, 2011 by Derrick Robertson
 

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