Low-dose antidepressants may lessen menopause

In fact, a study published in the journal "JAMA Internal Medicine", showed that treatment with these drugs can be as effective as estrogen therapy, the main measure for preventing menopausal symptoms. In 2013, the American Drug Administration (FDA) approved the antidepressant serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine to treat hot flashes. For the work, Joffe’s team...

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Persistent depressive disorder

Permanent depressive disorder (PDD) is a chronic (ongoing) type of depression in which a person's mood is regularly reduced. Persistent depressive disorder used to be called dysthymia. What is persistent depressive disorder? Previously referred to as dysthymia or dysthymic disorder, in the most recent volume "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-V) renamed...

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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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