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    1. Pfizer Recalls Effexor Antidepressant

      March 7, 2014 -- Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine HCI), because it may have been contaminated with a heart drug. Interaction between the two could be fatal. The recall affects one lot of 30-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) 150-mg extended-release capsules

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    2. Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked

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    3. Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens

      Feb. 18, 2014 -- A simple saliva test might one day spot which teenaged boys are most likely to develop major depression later in life, British researchers report. After testing both boys and girls who had been diagnosed with mild depression, the researchers found that boys with high levels of a str

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    4. FDA OK's Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta

      The first generic versions of the antidepressant Cymbalta have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency okayed six generic versions of the drug from a number of companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharma Global and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., the Associated Pr

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    5. Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teens can suffer from depression like everyone else, but a small new study hints that exercise might help ease the condition. The British study included three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in trainer-led wo

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    6. Tweaked Club Drug Shows Promise as Antidepressant

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The veterinary tranquilizer ketamine -- perhaps better known as the illicit "club drug" Special K -- may be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, and researchers report promising early findings. The goal is to produce a ke

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    7. Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's

      By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed people -- particularly those 65 or older or with hard-to-treat depression -- are more than three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as their peers without depression, a new study indicates. The new findings

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    8. FDA Approves New Antidepressant

      The drug Brintellix has been approved to treat depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "Major depressive disorder can be disabling and can keep a person from functioning normally," Dr. Mitchell Mathis, acting director of the division of psychiatry products in the FDA's Ce

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    9. Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems, a long-term study suggests. Researchers looked at data from more than 500 people who were followed

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    10. Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a powerful tool for preventing depression, equaling or exceeding the effectiveness of antidepressants and other types of care, according to two new studies. Follow-up cognitive therapy can

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