Antidepressants ease hot flashes: study

The antidepressant citalopram reduces the severity of hot flashes during menopause, at least in the short term, said a team of researchers who followed 254 women for seven weeks. Previous studies have shown that certain antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac) and venlafaxine (Effexor), can treat hot...

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Schizoaffective disorder in adults

It is a mental condition that causes both loss of contact with reality (psychosis) and mood problems (depression or mania). Schizoaffective disorder is part of a group of diagnoses called the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. Spectrum schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that include: Schizophrenia Schizoaffective disorder...

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Atypical Depression Differences

Atypical depression is an emotional disorder in which typical depressive symptoms (depressed mood, ideas of guilt, psychomotor disorders) are mild or modified, and atypical manifestations lead to atypical manifestations, psychomotor disorders) are mild or modified, and untypical manifestations lead to atypical manifestations, psychomotor disorders) are mild or modified, and untypical symptoms are dominant, and...

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Dysthymia and Antidepressants

Dysthymia is a chronic condition that lasts at least two years, characterized by depressed mood for more than half of the days a year, but does not meet the criteria for an episode of major depression. Some patients have the so-called “double depression”, in which episodes of major depression occur against the background of...

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