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Antidepressants and Epilepsy

April 24, 2016
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For a long time, depression was thought to be a complication of epilepsy.

“People with a history of depression have a 3 to 7 times higher risk of developing epilepsy,” said Dr. Andres Kanner, a specialist on epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “This kind of information is forcing us to take a second look at the interaction between depression and epilepsy.”


Popular Painkillers — Depressing News

April 27, 2011
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Popping an aspirin or ibuprofen may seem like a good idea when you have a minor ache or pain. But these NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), could be affecting your antidepressant. And not in a good way.

Especially if you’re taking a popular SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro.

According to a new report published April 25, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants was reduced by 15% when taken alongside anti-inflammatory drugs…


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