A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative… Read more

The anti-depressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) could be repurposed to take on one of the deadliest childhood tumours and possibly other types of cancer, scientists said. The breakthrough, led by Brunel University London, could spare young patients treatment with highly toxic cocktails of chemotherapy drugs and radiation. “Prozac has the potential to be used in children with… Read more

The longest stringent studies of antidepressants’ safety and efficacy only followed patients for only a couple of years. Yet a greater number of Americans are taking antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac for prolonged periods of time. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a quarter of people on the medications have used… Read more

Antidepressant treatment can lead to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain, and not just the state of depression itself, according to a collaboration involving social neuroscientists, neuroimaging experts, and psychiatrists from the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning… Read more

A receptor called mGlu2 that is critical to the mechanism of fast-acting antidepressants such as ketamine when used to treat depression has been identified[1] by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). This discovery into how this type of receptor in the brain works with fast-acting antidepressants is a critical discovery in… Read more