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Low addiction risk with medical use of ketamine

Written by | 6 Aug 2022

Commonly used in medicine as an anaesthetic, ketamine is also increasingly prescribed to relieve depressive symptoms. This very fast-acting psychotropic drug is particularly indicated for the treatment of […]

Psychotherapy found to be ineffective or unavailable for medicated patients with severe depression

Written by | 8 Jun 2022

Antidepressants are the first-choice treatment for severe depression. Antidepressant use is often supplemented by psychotherapy. Now a major ongoing international study has shown that adding psychotherapy treatment to […]

Antidepressants may improve outcomes in persons with diabetes and depression

Written by | 31 Jul 2021

Researchers report that patients diagnosed with both diabetes and depression who are treated with antidepressants appear to achieve a lower risk of death and of serious diabetes complications. […]

How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

Written by | 9 May 2021

More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression, anxiety and related conditions, but these drugs have […]

Urgent shortage of evidence for safe withdrawal from antidepressants

Written by | 27 Apr 2021

A new study has highlighted that while much is known about the ever increasing uptake of antidepressant medications around the world, there is very little evidence on safe […]

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