May 23, 2013 — When researchers challenged people with heart disease to perform some stressful tasks, those who took a popular antidepressant had fewer symptoms related to low blood flow to the heart. The findings, though preliminary, suggest another avenue for treatment.
Feb 7, 2012 — A fresh analysis finds no increase in suicide among young people taking Prozac. The results add a wrinkle to the long-running debate over the safety of the medicines for the treatment of depressed young people.
Jan 31, 2012 — The anesthetic and club drug ketamine seems to lift depression symptoms in a matter of hours. But how does it work? Researchers are searching for the answer in an attempt to make a new class of depression medications. "We can take care of a migraine in hours," one researcher asks. "So why do we have to wait weeks or months with depression?"
Jan 23, 2012 — The antidepressant Prozac selectively targets the chemical serotonin. When the drug was introduced in the 1980s, it helped solidify the idea in many minds that depression was the result of a chemical imbalance. But the real story is far more complicated.
Oct 20, 2011 — Antidepressant use has surged almost 400 percent since the early 1990s. Women and adolescent girls are 2 1/2 times more likely than men and adolescent boys to be taking one of the pills.
Sep 14, 2011 — Many people don't want to tell their doctor that they have symptoms of depression. And they've got a variety of reasons: fear of antidepressants, fear of being sent to a psychiatrist and worries about the confidentiality of medical records.
Aug 25, 2011 — The FDA says doctors should not treat patients with doses of the antidepressant Celexa in excess of 40 milligrams a day. Doses higher than that raise the risk for abnormal heart rhythms.