Tag Archives: Depression

Medical News Today: Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the “leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In… Read More »

Alkermes' depression treatment fails to get FDA panel backing

(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted against approving Alkermes Plc’s treatment for depression in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapies. The decision comes two days after FDA staff reviewers bit.ly/2QegxPF flagged abuse potential for the opioid-based depression treatment and raised questions on its… Read More »

Mind: What’s Life Like After Depression? Surprisingly, Little Is Known

ImageCreditScott Menchin A generation ago, depression was viewed as an unwanted guest: a gloomy presence that might appear in the wake of a loss or a grave disappointment and was slow to find the door. The people it haunted could acknowledge the poor company — I’ve been a little depressed since my father died —… Read More »