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  • Brain Stimulation Doesn’t Beat Meds For Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people who battle depression and can’t find relief, stimulating the brain with electric impulses may help. But a new study by Brazilian researchers says it’s still no better than antidepressant medication. In a trial that pitted transcranial, direct-current stimulation (tDCS) against the […]

  • Teens Given Electroshock Treatment Showed Few Bad Effects

    March 24, 2000 (Washington) — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or “shock therapy,” did not cause long-term memory loss or brain damage in adolescents who underwent the procedure for severe depression, according to a new study. Shrouded in controversy but believed beneficial by many experts, ECT involves giving electrical shocks to the brain. It has been found […]

  • Depression Medicine Types and Tips for Taking Antidepressants

    Not only does it take time to get an accurate depression diagnosis, finding the right medication to treat depression can be a complicated, delicate process. Someone may have a serious medical problem, such as heart disease or liver or kidney disease, that could make some antidepressants unsafe. The antidepressant could be ineffective for you or […]

  • Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely

    Introduction If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, there are some important things you need to know about how to take them. Following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine. Antidepressants work best when you take them exactly as your doctor prescribes them. This also helps reduce side […]

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

    Examples Generic Name Brand Name citalopram Celexa escitalopram Lexapro fluoxetine Prozac fluvoxamine Luvox sertraline Zoloft How It Works Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can restore the balance of certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that regulate mood. When these brain chemicals are in proper balance, the symptoms of depression may be relieved. Why It Is Used Selective […]

  • St. John’s Wort-Related Information

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    ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD – Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

  • Depression and the Holidays-Related Information


  • Depression Screening-Credits

    ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD – PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Axelson, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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