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… Read more

New compounds that could effectively treat depression in less than 24 hours, while curtailing side effects, have been identified. The compounds, according to a new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine, could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications, even though they have not yet been tested in people. Research leader… Read more

SSRI antidepressants are presrcibed for some women going through menopause to help ease mood swings and hot flashes. But the medications could raise women’s risk of injury. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are a class of antidepressant drugs that are given to millions of Americans each year. Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft are some of the… Read more

Celexa oral is an antidepressant that does not make many headlines. It is rarely used in the treatment of elderly depression because many a geriatric patient has preexisting medical conditions that discourage its use. These conditions are by and large related to liver and stomach ailments, any kinds of kidney problems, and also a diagnoses if manic depression.

Celexa is known also as Citalopram and it falls into the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants. As such, it is a powerful tool that a healthy elderly patient may utilize to once again reestablish a balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. In so doing, one of the first things she or he may notice is a resurgence of the energy levels, enabling the patient to once again get out of the house and do the things she or he loved to do prior to falling victim to the depression.

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ADD and Effexor

Effexor (Venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) approved to treat depression. Effexor XR, the extended-release version, is approved to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. Additionally, Effexor and Effexor XR are used off label for treatment of ADD.

Attention Deficit Disorder is not an objectively quantifiable illness, rather it’s diagnosis is based on what a majority people subjectively deem to be normal behaviour. As such, there are both pro and con views about medicating ADD. Leaving such questions aside, let’s look at a few of the facts about ADD and Effexor.