Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing cancer treatment can be a traumatizing experience. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA could help alleviate symptoms from cancer-related PTSD.
Postpartum depression can strike days, weeks or months after delivery, and the much rarer cases of psychosis can be difficult to detect.
Antidepressants have been prescribed to millions of people with little thought about how those people will come off them.
An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
There are lots of reasons someone might want to stop taking antidepressants, from a life change to wanting to take a break. But the process of tapering off medications needs to be carefully managed.
Neuroactive compounds in antidepressants enter our wastewater and affect how fish function. Identifying the potential damage to fish is paramount for protecting our aquatic ecosystems.
Patients who undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation say it’s painless, with few to no side effects. The treatment isn’t yet widely accessible, but for those who use it, the effects can be profound.
This rare procedure is offered by only a handful of centers in the US and around the world and should be used only when less invasive treatment options for OCD have been tried.
In a new study, a single infusion of the antidepressant – along with repeated exposure to positive imagery – significantly reduced symptoms in depressed patients in a clinical trial.
The authors of one of the most shared research papers in modern history clear up some of the misunderstandings that followed in the wake of its publication.
A recent review of studies concluded depression is not caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain. But this doesn’t mean antidepressants, which work on serotonin, aren’t effective.
Drugs can interact with one another in ways that are harmful. A study finds that taking oxycodone with certain SSRIs can make an opioid overdose more likely.
Just because we don’t understand the precise mechanism behind depression, doesn’t mean we should dismiss drugs that are known to be effective.
Different painkillers provide relief in different ways. The most effective medication is the one that best targets the type of pain you’re experiencing with minimal side effects.
Research shows that school shootings can lead to years of health, educational and economic detriment for students who survive the attack.
A well-intentioned public health message has had serious negative impacts on the treatment of young people for depression.
Drug manufacturers often shun the use of placebos in clinical trials. But research suggests that placebos could play an important role in the treatment of depression, pain and other maladies.
Some psychedelic drugs – paired with therapy – hold great potential for helping sufferers of PTSD, depression and other mental health disorders.
It’s early days yet. But here’s what we know so far.
In the study, 44% of people who stopped taking their antidepressants didn’t experience a relapse within a year.