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Antidepressants – Some May Be Better Than Others

A recent analysis of 522 studies including over 116,000 adults with major depression identifed 4 antidepressants as more effective and tolerable than 17 others. The 21 antidepressants, all available in the US, included tricyclics (amitriptyline, clomipramine),...

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Antidepressants on FDA Watch List

The FDA publishes a quarterly “watch list” for potentially serious medication risks identified through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The purpose of the list is to report that the FDA is evaluating the risks - not that the medication has a risk. The...

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Depression: More Reasons & Options for Recovery

Depression (major depressive disorder, or MDD) was the leading cause of disability worldwide in 2017. In 2015, 7-10% of adults and 10-12% of adolescents in the US suffered from MDD. Alarmingly, suicide completion rates in the US increased 24% from 1999 to...

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HIV Infection: An Update on Antiretroviral Therapy

Thirty seven years after the first case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was reported, 36.7 million people world-wide are living with HIV. About 1.8 million new HIV infections and 1 million AIDS-related deaths were reported in 2016. However,...

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