Using a mini-brain model, researchers report the popular SSRI antidepressant Paroxetine can induce brain cell developmental abnormalities that could lead to adverse effects in children.
A new Nature Communications study reports the antidepressant Clomipramine may relieve symptoms of primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Researchers report the antidepressant paroxetine suppresses neuroinflammation in improves reaction time in people with HIV associated cognitive impairment.
A new small scale study reveals the antidepressant fluvoxamine may be a new tool in the fight against COVID-19. Researchers report fluvoxamine reduced the severity of coronavirus symptoms and hospitalizations.
A new study reports antidepressant use in pregnancy is linked to a significant increase in the risk for the offspring to develop autism.
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.
Overall, people who used antidepressants to manage depression long-term did not have a better quality of physical or mental health than those with depression who did not use prescription medication to manage their symptoms.
Antidepressants for major depressive disorder reduce the aversive response triggered by exposure to the suffering of others. Findings suggest antidepressants may lead to impaired empathy of pain perception.
While it is well-known antidepressants are effective at treating those with depression, a new study reports the medications may be beneficial as a preventative measure for those with a risk factor for depressive disorders.
FIASMA antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and desipramine, halt the growth of four different kinds of bacterial pathogens in cell cultures and animal models. The antidepressants have shown to be effective in killing intracellular bacteria in two chlamydia infections, as well as human granulocytic anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease that attacks white blood cells.
Researchers report a 37 percent increase in speech or language disorders in the offspring of mothers who used SSRI antidepressants while pregnant.