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Can Psychedelic Drugs ‘Reconnect’ Depressed Patients with Their Emotions?

Two new studies consider the potential of using psychedelics to help treat depression. Imperial College London researchers report psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, can help to relieve symptoms of depression without the dulling of emotions associated with SSRIs. The researchers note the psychedelic experience could help to maintain long term mental health for those with treatment resistant depression.... Read More...
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Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Linked to Slightly Increased Autism Risk

A new study in the BMJ links antidepressant use in pregnant women to a very small increased risk of autism in their offspring. Researchers discovered 4.1% of children exposed to antidepressants while in the womb were diagnosed with ASD, where as only 2.9% of children whose mothers had a history of mental health problems but did not take take medications were diagnosed with autism.... Read More...
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Old Antibiotic Could Form New Depression Treatment

Minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, has shown promise in the treatment of depression. Researchers say the antibiotic could help reduce brain inflammation associated with some cases of major depressive disorder. A small study conducted by researchers at Deakin University found those treated with Minocycline reported improved quality of life, reduced anxiety symptoms and a better global impression of their depression.... Read More...