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Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults surges during pandemic

Written by | 26 Feb 2024

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults increased sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic began – particularly among females – a new study finds. While a growing number of […]

Antidepressant use lower in moms who have support from grandparents

Written by | 20 Feb 2024

Mothers are less likely to take antidepressants if their own parents and parents-in-law are healthy and live close by– a new study finds. On the flip side of […]

People who are in good shape take fewer mental-health related medication

Written by | 1 Sep 2023

“We find that people who are in better shape fill fewer prescriptions for anxiety and depression medications,” says Linda Ernstsen, the senior author of the article and an […]

Antidepressants prescription associated with a lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19

Written by | 25 Jun 2023

New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has found that community mental health patients who were prescribed antidepressants were […]

Most antidepressants prescribed for chronic pain lack reliable evidence of efficacy or safety, scientists warn

Written by | 12 May 2023

Most antidepressants used for chronic pain are being prescribed with “insufficient” evidence of their effectiveness, scientists have warned. A major investigation into medications used to manage long-term pain […]

Adding antipsychotic med to antidepressant may help older adults with treatment-resistant depression

Written by | 9 Mar 2023

Aripiprazole originally was approved by the FDA in 2002 as a treatment for schizophrenia but also has been used in lower doses as an add-on treatment for clinical […]

Antidepressant prescribing during covid-19

Written by | 2 Jul 2021

Some four million extra prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2020 compared to 2019 but the cost to the NHS increased by £139 million, according to a study published in […]

Antidepressant therapy not significantly effective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Written by | 21 Jan 2021

Antidepressants do not appear to provide significant back or osteoarthritis pain relief, even though they are widely prescribed for such purposes, researchers reported on Jan. 20, 2021 in The […]

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