antidepressants

Common antidepressants ‘linked to increased risk of dementia’

Anticholinergic drug use is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to new research published in the BMJ. The…

Researchers identify new target for antidepressant drugs

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, only work for 50 per cent of the population. A…

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Depression, a disease of the mind? Actually our immune system could be the culprit

When the journalist Bryony Gordon wrote about her struggle with depression she was taken aback by her readers’ reaction. In…

Antidepressants are often ineffective. Can a blood test change that?

Researchers claim that a blood test can identify which medication is most likely to effectively treat depression, according to a…

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A nasal spray for depression? It doesn’t pass the sniff test just yet

A nasal spray can ‘rapidly and significantly’ improve the symptoms of depression in patients who do not respond to other…

A revolutionary moment for treating depression may be round the corner

Researchers have developed a blood test which can help doctors choose the best drug to treat patients with depression, according…

‘Worrying’ rise in children being prescribed anti-depressants

There has been a large increase in the number of British children prescribed anti-depressants, according to research published in the…

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy ‘nearly doubles the risk of autism’

Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, according to research published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Professor…

Over-eating food that is high in fat ‘may cause anxiety and depression’

Over-eating foods that are high in fat could be a cause of anxiety and depression, a study has suggested. The…

Do antidepressants cause gun massacres? Peter Hitchens wants to know…

In a blog post published after the massacre of black worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina, by Dylann Roof, a young…