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Too many older British people given 'antidepressants instead of therapy'
GPs in the UK are giving too many older people antidepressants when they are struggling with depression, and should prescribe talking therapies far more often, according to a new research.
Many older adults don't take prescribed antidepressants
Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggested.
Antidepressants could stave off dementia
People with a diagnosis of dementia can also face depression. For this reason, they may end up taking antidepressant drugs. Now, a study has found that these drugs may be able to treat not just depression, but dementia itself.
Teenage antidepressants 'doing more harm than good'
A leading expert in psychiatric medication has said the growing prescription of antidepressants to teenagers is doing more harm than good.
Researchers find a new target for antidepressants
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found the brain's mu opioid receptors are responsible for the depression-relieving effects of tianeptine.
Antidepressants get backed up in the brain
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants can take weeks or longer to work for patients, leaving researchers to wonder why while searching blindly for ways to speed them up.
Antidepressants in pregnancy may raise autism risk
Women who take antidepressants during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may put their children at risk for autism spectrum disorder, a new Canadian study suggested.
Antidepressants, blood thinners work against brain cancer
Scientists have been exploring the connection between tricyclic antidepressants and brain cancer since the early 2000s. There's some evidence that the drugs can lower one's risk for developing aggressive glioblastomas, but when given to patients after diagnosis in a small clinical trial, the antidepressants showed no effect as a treatment.
Antidepressants during pregnancy may have benefits
Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications, a new study suggested.
Benefits and risks of antidepressants during pregnancy
Treating maternal psychiatric disorder with commonly used antidepressants is associated with a lower risk of certain pregnancy complications including preterm birth and delivery by Caesarean section, according to researchers at Columbia. However, the medications — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs — resulted in an increased risk of neonatal problems.
Talking therapies  more effective than drugs
Talking therapies work better than antidepressants to treat those with social anxiety, research published in The Lancet Psychiatry finds

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