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Prozac May Reduce Symptoms of Autism in Adults

The antidepressant Prozac may alleviate repetitive behavior and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in adults with autism, reducing these defining symptoms of the...

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...

What Salt and Prozac Have in Common

Recently, two medical controversies have made headlines: the question of whether too much salt is bad for your health and the debate over whether widely used...

Could a Body-Clock Drug Help Ease Depression?

Sad mood and sleep problems often go together — sleep disturbances like insomnia or, conversely, sleeping too much are common symptoms or warning signs of...

Kitty Prozac.

Sara, a former shelter cat, has been luxuriating in my home for nine years. She's always been gentle yet skittish, the proverbial scaredy-cat. But after Sammy—a...

A Brief History of Antidepressants

Antidepressant drugs are as controversial as they are popular. And, boy, are they popular. As many as 1 in 10 Americans is on some form of antidepressant...

Why Antidepressants Don't Live Up to the Hype

In the '90s, Americans grew fond of the idea that you can fix depression simply by taking a pill — most famously fluoxetine (better known as Prozac), though...

Prozac Over the Counter?

Antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed class of drugs in the U.S., making up about 5% of all prescription medication recorded in outpatient files,...

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