What do antidepressants and antidepressants can do to you?
A new study by a University of British Columbia professor has found that antidepressants can have negative impacts on depression symptoms, as well as other aspects of depression.
Dr. Jennifer A. Haddad, who is the lead author of the study, says that it’s been a long time since we have seen this type of work on depression.
She says that there’s a lot of speculation and a lot that hasn’t been backed up by evidence.
For example, people have talked about depression having some kind of biological basis.
There’s also a lot about the fact that antidepressants are associated with a range of negative effects on brain function.
But Dr. Had says that we don’t really know what’s going on with depression that is so far beyond the biological mechanism.
She says that what we do know is that antidepressants do have a number of negative consequences on depression and that’s one of the reasons why it’s important to use them in conjunction with other therapies and not against it.
The study, which was published online in the journal Psychiatry Research, examined data from the Canadian National Centre for Health Research Depression Unit.
This was a randomized, double-blind trial that followed 632 people who were either taking an antidepressant or an antidepressant placebo.
Dr Hadd says that this group was given an MRI scan of their brains at the end of the six month study.
The researchers found that those taking an SSRI antidepressant had more activity in the amygdala, which is part of the brain that’s responsible for processing emotions and emotions.
Dr J. Paul Getty, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, says this is a big finding.
He says that antidepressants have a role to play in the treatment of depression and it’s a very interesting area of research that we’re just beginning to explore.
He notes that it is well known that antidepressants increase the risk of depression, and it may be a little bit of a surprise that these antidepressants also have some of the same effects on the brain.
Dr Getty says that these findings may be particularly relevant to patients who have depression, because they’re the ones most likely to experience a relapse or increase in symptoms.
He adds that he’s hopeful that this new work can lead to better understanding of depression in general and the relationship between antidepressant use and depression.
The new research is a collaboration between the University of B.C. and McGill University.
Dr Jennifer A Haddads research is published in Psychiatry Research.
The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Science and Technology.