Tag Archives: Antidepressants

Assessing the Reproductive Safety of Antidepressants: Can Non-Randomized Studies Provide the Information We Need?

Perinatal psychiatry is a field in which we treat vulnerable patients, a mother and her child, where both the illness we are treating and the treatments we prescribe have the potential to affect the outcome.  There is a deep and compelling literature that describes the negative impact of postpartum depression upon children, and we are… Read More »

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To standardize dosing, prescriptions were converted to fluoxetine equivalents, and a longitudinal cluster analysis was performed.  The outcomes observed in this study… Read More »

How do antidepressants affect neurotransmitters

In some cases, results of special blood tests, where available, may offer clues about how your body may affecf to. Another extensively studied serotonin receptor is the 5-HT 1B receptor. Mice with a nervous system-specific knockout how the glucocorticoid antidepressants GR NesCre have increased hypothalamic CRH expression, reduced plasma ACTH levels, and increased plasma cortisol.… Read More »

How are antidepressants effective

NCBI Bookshelf. Like psychological approaches, antidepressants are a key part of treating depression. They aim to relieve symptoms and prevent depression from coming back. Opinions vary on how effective antidepressants are in relieving the symptoms of depression. Some people doubt they help, while others consider them to be essential. effective Migraines and Vertigo Migraines: Are… Read More »