Children exposed to SSRI antidepressants in utero had an increased risk of experiencing language and cognitive deficits in kindergarten.
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.
A new study reports certain nutritional supplements may increase the effectiveness of antidepressants.
Researchers believe the newly understood mechanism could yield insights into more precise future treatments for nerve pain and depression.