The SSRI sertraline (Zoloft), if taken while pregnant, can result in birth defects caused by the drug damaging a cell’s genetic information. Researchers report one potential way to counter the effect is with specific antioxidants.
Increased levels of serotonin transporters in the amygdala may explain why some people are more prone to anxiety than others.
While it is well-known antidepressants are effective at treating those with depression, a new study reports the medications may be beneficial as a preventative measure for those with a risk factor for depressive disorders.
Children exposed to SSRI antidepressants in utero had an increased risk of experiencing language and cognitive deficits in kindergarten.
Brain connections strengthened with treatment from fast-acting antidepressants, such as ketamine, are consolidated during deep sleep. Researchers propose rapid antidepressant treatments share the ability to regulate both synaptic potentiation and homeo…
The GPR56 protein has been implicated in the biology of depression and a person’s response to antidepressants.