antidepressant

Could a Form of Ecstasy Fight Cancer?

New research suggests that a modified form of MDMA — more commonly known as the illegal drug ecstasy — could kill some types of blood cancer cells. Prozac and similar antidepressants may also possess similar anti-cancer potential.

Heat Spikes Death Risk from Drugs

With relentless heat enveloping much of the nation, no one, it seems is spared. That includes a group at especially high risk of harm from high temperatures: drug users, both therapeutic and recreational, particularly those who …

Prozac Aids Recovery from Stroke

A new study finds that Prozac can significantly improve recovery from stroke— the number one cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The randomized controlled trial found that while patients

Antidepressants may alter personality

Clarification added January 6, 2010.

A wealth of research has shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are effective at reducing the symptoms of depression—though new research suggests that study populations limited to those with severe depression may skew these findings, and that antidepressants only show truly