Daily Archives: 24/06/2014

Antidepressants May Have Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

Research conducted by Yvette Sheline, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues and reported in Science Translational Medicine suggests that antidepressants might someday be a long-sought weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. After older mice genetically modeled to have Alzheimer’s disease were chronically given the SSRI antidepressant citalopram, it stopped the growth […]

mentally challenging work and leisurely pursuits can delay the onset of dementia

those at higher genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, completing more school and going on to a lifetime of mentally challenging work and leisurely pursuits can delay the onset of dementia by close to nine years, says a new study. Preventing Alzheimer’s disease — with an antidepressant Melissa Healy Cultivating both early educational attainment and […]