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Lexapro Shown To Be Effective For Anxiety In Older Adults

Older adults with generalized anxiety disorder treated with the antidepressant Lexapro showed significant improvement in symptoms, a new study reports. Read on..Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older…

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Newer Antidepressants Reduce Adult Suicide Risk

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) including such widely used antidepressants as Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft may significantly reduce the risk of attempted or completed suicide in depressed adults, according to a review of eight large-scale observational studies. Read on..SSRI antidepressants may lower adult suicide…

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Some New Antidepressants May Be Better Than Others

In the analysis of 12 different drugs, two came out on top as the most effective and best tolerated as first-line treatments: sertraline (Zoloft) and escitalopram (Lexapro). Read on…Zoloft, Lexapro Best New…

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The Link Between Depression And Pain

Tricyclic anti-depressants such as Elavil, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac or Lexapro, and especially serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as Effexor or Cymbalta, which are dual-acting antidepressants that can increase both serotonin and norepinephrine, have proven capable of decreasing pain while treating both depression and chronic pain. Because pain can…

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Dog Ownership Good For Your Health

UBC professor and author Stanley Coren says dogs work better than Prozac, a prescription antidepressant– and that’s no exaggeration. Read on..Dog owners visit the doctor…

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Advice On Weaning Off Antidepressants

What is the best and safest way to wean yourself off of an antidepressant drug such as Zoloft?. Read on..How can I safely wean off an…

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Statin Drugs: No Dementia Protection

Statin drugs, a commonly prescribed class of lipid-lowering drugs that include Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor, do not prevent Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, according to a report in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Read on..Statin drugs do not prevent…

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Care for Those with Dementia

The word dementia refers to many types of cognitive breakdown, including loss of memory and reasoning power. Because of the mental issued, they cause disruptions in the person’s daily life. Since it is usually found in elderly patients, some people refer to it as going senile. Although untrue, people used to believe that dementia was…

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Untreated Mild Depression May Worsen

Many people with untreated mild depression can experience a progression to major depression. Read on… Untreated, Mild May Become Major…

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