The SSRI sertraline (Zoloft), if taken while pregnant, can result in birth defects caused by the drug damaging a cell's genetic information. Researchers report one potential way to counter the effect is with specific antioxidants.
Children exposed to SSRI antidepressants in utero had an increased risk of experiencing language and cognitive deficits in kindergarten.
Chronic stress can affect a person's health and mental well being. Due to the COVID-19 virus, chronic stress is on the rise worldwide. Researchers examine the general and psychological health implications of chronic stress and suggest some methods we can adopt to keep our stress levels in check.
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.
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.
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A new machine-learning algorithm that analyzes EEG data can identify reliable and robust neural signatures associated with antidepressant treatment response.
Alteration of placental serotonin levels due to maternal depression or antidepressant use may be associated with the disruption of placental estrogen production.
Exposure to antidepressants during the first few weeks of pregnancy has long term implications for sensory processing in the offspring.
Research examines the myths and science behind how the amino acid tryptophan, associated with turkey, affects mood.
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Artificial intelligence technology was able to identify specific brain regions which were most important for predicting whether a person with depression would respond to SSRI antidepressants.
Sertraline (Zoloft), a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, may not be as effective at treating depression within 6 weeks as previously thought. However, the drug is effective for treating anxiety symptoms.