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Anti-Depressant Associated with Increase in Suicidal Thoughts in Men

The popular anti-depressant Nortriptyline has been found to cause a ten-fold increase in suicidal thoughts in men when compared to its competitor escitalopram. Nortriptyline is marketed under the brand names Sensoval, Aventyl, Pamelor, Norpress, Allegron, and Nortrilen. Escitalopram is marketed as Lexapro and Cipralex. Science Daily reports that the research was carried out by Dr.…

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ADHD and Depression May Predict Internet Addiction in Adolescents

Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility, and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Addiction to the Internet can negatively impact school performance, family relationships, and adolescents’ emotional states.

Study Analysis Finds Gene Variation Associated with Increased Depression May Not Provide Link

Much of the effective treatment of depression lies in the accurate identification of its origin and triggers. While stressful life events are an obvious trigger, a specific gene variation that has been identified as increasing the risk in conjunction with stressful life events may actually have no impact at all. This surprising finding is the…