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News tag: antidepressants


Depression’s connection to low serotonin level is a myth

22 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Currently, it is accepted that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, and certain antidepressants raise its levels, but this could all be a myth, according to a psychiatry professor. Prof. David Healy, author of the book titled “Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry…


Training people’s mind as effective as medications in combatting depression

21 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Depression is one of the most common and concerning mental illnesses, affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide. According to World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of global disability. In treating depression, experts would recommend either the use of antidepressants or some form of psychotherapy and in some cases…


Staying mentally sharp require discipline and knowledge

15 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Staying sharp as you age will require you to follow expert’s advice: exercise more, check your risk for heart disease, and cooperate with your doctor to eliminate medical conditions and drug side effects that may impair your thinking. Other strategies are equally beneficial, including staying active socially, getting enough sleep,…