What is venlafaxine?

July 11, 2018
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Venlafaxine oral tablet is a prescription drug used to treat depression and social anxiety disorder (SAD). It comes in two forms: immediate-release (treats depression) and extended-release (treats depression and SAD). Both forms are available only as generic drugs. Learn about…

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What is fluoxetine?

July 11, 2018
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Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side…

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How to boost serotonin and improve mood

July 10, 2018
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Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, the importance…

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How does depression affect the body?

July 9, 2018
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Depression does not only affect a person’s mood and emotions. Long-term, it can also affect their body in ways that may be serious. In this article, learn about the physical effects that doctors link to depression, including chronic pain, weight…

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How to safely stop antidepressants

July 5, 2018
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People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are…

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Signs of alcohol withdrawal syndrome

July 5, 2018
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Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the cluster of symptoms that may develop when someone who is alcohol dependent suddenly stops drinking. Alcohol affects many body systems, so the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome can vary widely. In this article, learn about…

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Could an Amazonian psychedelic treat depression?

July 2, 2018
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For many people with depression, medical treatments do not work. According to a recent study, the psychedelic drug ayahuasca might be the answer. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Exercise, the ‘best antidepressant,’ also prevents heart disease

June 28, 2018
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Depression often interferes with the motivation to exercise and raises the risk of heart disease. New research aims to help people overcome this obstacle. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Why does depression make you feel tired?

June 26, 2018
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Depression can lead to a lack of physical and emotional energy, in addition to causing sleep disturbances that leave a person feeling chronically fatigued. In this article, learn about the link between fatigue and depression, as well as the possible…

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How does ketamine relieve depression so quickly?

June 25, 2018
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Ketamine has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression quickly. A new study delves into the molecular details and asks how and why. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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