Antidepressant therapy more effective than supervised physical activity at three and six months
The percentage of older adults prescribed drugs that increase falls risk shot from 57% to 94% over almost two decades, researchers say. And fall-related deaths have more than doubled at the same time.
Patients who take common antidepressants are not at increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, a deadly type of bleeding stroke, a new study has found.
Substantial regional variations exist for fracture-associated drug prescriptions — and hip fracture rates — in long-term care facility residents, researchers say.
From 2009 to 2018, women alone accounted for rising antidepressant use in adults, the CDC has found. Researchers have also tied the COVID-19 pandemic to a three-fold increase in depression.
The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac is a brand name) does not help repair the brain or improve functional abilities after a stroke, say researchers. Past research has suggested otherwise.
Online depression care augments conventional therapy and helps prevent recurring symptoms, say psychologist-researchers.
Treating depression can aid in stroke recovery, but the jury’s still out on the effects of antidepressants in these patients.
Fast-tracked antidepressant Sage-217 failed to outperform a placebo in a stage 3 trial, according to its developer.
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