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Targeting GABA Receptors With Neurosteroids In Depression

A neurosteroids approach to alleviate depression, using CRISPR technology, is being investigated by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Sage Therapeutics in Boston. Most antidepressant drugs target serotonin receptors, aiming to boost serotonin, a chemical thought to regulate mood and social behavior. Using gene editing, the scientists have been able […]

Do Antidepressants Really Double Risk Of Suicide?

The Daily Telegraph reports that “Antidepressants could double the risk of feelings that could lead to suicide, according to a new study which has triggered furious rows.” Critics have attacked the study as “fatally flawed” because researchers extrapolated certain side effects, such as anxiety, as being a risk factor for suicide.┬áResearchers carried out an analysis […]

Majority Of Antidepressants Ineffective For Kids or Teens, Study Shows

Most antidepressants prescribed for children and teenagers with major depression are ineffective, and could even be unsafe, a major review shows. The comprehensive review found that of 14 antidepressant drugs, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was more effective at relieving the symptoms of depression than a placebo. Taking venlafaxine (Effexor) was linked with an increased risk of […]