Resveratrol may have powerful Anti-depressant and Anti-anxiety effects

Resveratrol may have powerful Anti-depressant and Anti-anxiety effects Resveratrol displayed neuroprotective effects against corticosterone by inhibiting the expression of PDE4. The research lays the groundwork for the use of the compound in novel antidepressants. Xia Zhu, Wenhua Li, Yongkun Li, Wenhua Xu, Yirong Yuan, Victor Zheng, Hanting Zhang, James M. O’Donnell, Ying Xu, Xiaoxing Yin.…

Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD

Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin. Sara Baziar et…

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find

Germ fighters, antidepressants, opioids top list; women, elderly likelier to have prescriptions Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CORRECTION: Corrects fourth most commonly prescribed drugs to drugs used to lower lipids rather than drugs to control blood pressure, and adds Olmsted Medical Center as study co-author. ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at…

Are antidepressants overused? : 75% of those who write these definitions have links to drug companies.

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Head to head: Are antidepressants overprescribed? Antidepressant prescriptions in the UK have increased by 9.6% in 2011, to 46 million prescriptions. Does this reflect overmedicalisation or appropriate treatment? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Glasgow GP, Dr Des Spence, thinks that “we use antidepressants too…

Common antidepressant drugs linked to lactation difficulties in moms

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their…

68th Health Research Report 27 OCT 2009 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five: 1. Pesticides exposure linked to suicidal thoughts 2. Why antidepressants don’t work for so many 3. Popular antidepressant associated with a dramatic increase in suicidal thoughts amongst men 4. Music makes you smarter 5. Neurologists Investigate Possible New Underlying Cause of MS (43 FOLD Increase) In This Issue: 1. Don’t block…

Antidepressants linked to risk of brain bleeds: antidepressant users were about 40 to 50 percent more likely to suffer bleeding in or around the brain

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:18 GMT Reuters Oct 18 (Reuters) – People using a common class of antidepressants may have slightly increased odds of suffering bleeding in the brain – though the risk is still very small, according to a Canadian study looking at more than 500,000 people. The antidepressants are known as selective serotonin…

St. John’s wort relieves symptoms of major depression: 29 trials 5,489 patients

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Beal wbnewseurope@wiley.com 44-012-437-70633 Wiley-Blackwell New research provides support for the use of St. John’s wort extracts in treating major depression. A Cochrane Systematic Review backs up previous research that showed the plant extract is effective in treating mild to moderate depressive disorders. “Overall, we found that the St.…

Taking Prozac? Don’t drive: Pills raise risk of you having an accident by 70%

By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED:19:15 EST, 12  September 2012| UPDATED:19:15 EST, 12 September 2012     Taking common antidepressants heightens the risk of  accidents greatly Taking happy pills before driving makes you  more prone to accidents, researchers claim. They have found that taking common  antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat heightens the risk by 70 per …

GPs hand out record 47m Antidepressant prescriptions… a rise of 9% in a year

  By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED:19:01 EST, 31 July  2012 | UPDATED:19:43  EST, 31 July 2012 Record numbers of adults are relying on Prozac  and other so-called happy pills, according to NHS figures Almost 50million prescriptions were handed  out by doctors last year – a rise of nine per cent compared with the previous 12  months.…