Category Archives: Meds


Psychotherapy is just as effective as anti-depressants at beating the blues

    Research finds little difference in the effects of drug and non-drug therapies All non-drug therapies are found to work equally well for younger and older patients and for mothers suffering from post-natal depression By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:01 EST, 28 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 EST, 28 May 2013 Non-drug therapy, such as […]

Things You Want to Know About Psychiatric Medications But Didn’t Know Who (or How) to Ask

   April 21, 2013  Psychiatric medications are among the most frequently-prescribed medications in this country and throughout the world. One in 10 Americans takes an anti-depressant. Yet despite the incessant barrage of multi-media drug promotions, you may not have the answers to the questions you most want answered. I asked more than a dozen expert […]

5 Disorders Share Genetic Risk Factors, Study Finds

By GINA KOLATA February 28, 2013  The psychiatric illnesses seem very different — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Yet they share several genetic glitches that can nudge the brain along a path to mental illness, researchers report. Which disease, if any, develops is thought to depend on other genetic […]

Researchers Uncover Key to Antidepressant Response

Released: 2/4/2013 2:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Medicine   — Discovery shows how therapies activate stem cells in the brain Newswise — Through a series of investigations in mice and humans, Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that appears to be the target of both antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy. Results of […]

How Medicare Beneficiaries Can Save Money on Prescription Drugs

  Tips on finding the best Medicare drug plan—and getting the most from it. By Kimberly Leonard February 7, 2013 Medication costs can make up a large part of seniors citizens' budgets, but a few simple steps can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. The biggest single cost-saver? Picking the right Medicare plan. Whether […]

Shiny Happy Neurons

Researchers look down a different path for new antidepressants Researchers are working on antidepressants that grow and protect new neurons like these [Image credit: AJ Irving, Wellcome Collection] By Sarah Jacoby | Posted January 14, 2013     As a teenager growing up in New Mexico, Zach Weinberg had the same thing for breakfast every […]

Antidepressants Containing “SSRI,” Users Have any Higher Risk of Hemorrhagic Strokes

    A group of researchers reported on Wednesday. The antidepressants are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and include widely used drugs like fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil.) This also has been linked to a risk of stomach bleeding. But studies have come to conflicting findings on whether SSRI […]

Depression is one of the Most Misunderstood Medical Conditions

  By Mifrah Haq Published: October 15, 2012 How to help a woman recover from depression. PHOTO: FILE Depression is one of the most misunderstood medical conditions, with caregivers often as lost as the sufferers. Ms. T tells you how to take care of women with depression. “Namaz parho, Quran parho. Kis cheez ka depression. […]

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