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External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work

External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work

Antidepressants are more effective for some people than they are for others, but what factors influence how well they work? Research in mice suggests that exposure to external stimuli may play a key role. Do stressful vs. relaxing stimuli in our environment have a real impact on how well antidepressants work? “Antidepressants” is the term […]

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Experimental Drug Works Quickly on Major Depression

Experimental Drug Works Quickly on Major Depression

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants typically take four to eight weeks to ease the debilitating symptoms of depression, but an early clinical trial found a new type of drug brought relief in just two weeks. “SAGE-217, once fully developed, has potential to offer relatively quick […]

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Spravato (esketamine)

Spravato (esketamine)

FDA warnings This drug has boxed warnings. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Sedation. Spravato can cause sedation (sleepiness, trouble thinking clearly, inability to drive or operate heavy machinery). This can make certain activities […]

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Trintellix (vortioxetine)

Trintellix (vortioxetine)

FDA warning: Risk of suicidal thoughts in children This medication has a boxed warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the strongest warning that the FDA requires. A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Trintellix can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in […]

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Exercise Your Blues Away

Exercise Your Blues Away

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report. “The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast,” said study authors Felipe Barretto Schuch, from Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and Brendon Stubbs, […]

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New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression

New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression

There is growing evidence that exercise can help to treat symptoms of depression and lift mood, although the reasons have been unclear. Now, a new study finds that the body’s endocannabinoid system may play a role. New research helps explain why exercise improves mood. The researchers propose that a better appreciation of the relationship between […]

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Zulresso (brexanolone)

Zulresso (brexanolone)

FDA warning: Severe sedation and loss of consciousness This drug has a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Zulresso can cause severe sedation, with symptoms such as sleepiness, trouble thinking clearly, and […]