psychopharmacology

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Extended antidepressant use creates physical dependence

Long-term use of antidepressants can create physical dependence and severe withdrawal symptoms for patients looking to stop their treatment. Patients who quit their medication often experience Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, which results in flu-like symptoms, insomnia, nausea, and other symptoms associated with withdrawal.... Read More...
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How CBD takes effect in the brains of people with psychosis

During memory tasks, people with psychosis have different patterns of activity in the prefrontal and mediotemporal brain areas compared to those without the disorder. When exposed to cannabidiol (CBD), the activity of the brain areas became more like those seen in the controls for people with psychosis. Patients reported a decrease in symptoms of psychosis following one dose of CBD. Researchers stress that no definitive conclusions could be made about the effectiveness of CBD use over a sustained period.... Read More...