antidepressants

antidepressants

Study Points to a New Class of Antidepressants

Compounds that target a certain opioid receptor in the brain could be used to develop a new group of antidepressants, researchers reported in a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology in September.

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New Path to Fast-Acting Antidepressant

Animal research reported on March 21 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has uncovered a drug development strategy that could lead to a new type of antidepressant medication.

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Brain Activity Patterns

New research published on-line March 24 in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that an MRI of the brain could help clinicians predict whether a patient with

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Abstract shape of bone structure

One of the side effects of using antidepressant medications of the SSRI class (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may be an increased risk of bone loss and fractures.

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Newly Discovered Brain Circuit

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter whose levels are boosted by certain antidepressant medications, is best known for its role in regulating mood in a positive way.

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