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Effects of Antidepressants

Over the last fifty years, many studies of psychiatric medication have been carried out on the basis of psychopharmacology. At the beginning, researchers and clinicians found the unexpected effectiveness of some medications with therapeutic effects in anti-mood without knowing the reason. Next, researchers and clinicians started to explore the mechanism of neurotransmitters and started to gain an understanding of how mental illness can be. Antidepressants are one of the most investigated medications. Having greater knowledge of psychopharmacology could help us to gain more understanding of treatments. In total ten chapters on various aspects of antidepressants were integrated into this book to help beginners interested in this field to understand depression.

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Effects of AntidepressantsEdited by Ru-Band Lu

Published: June 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2268

ISBN: 978-953-51-0663-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7013-6

Copyright year: 2012

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38037 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Evaluation of the Humoral Immune Response of Wistar Rats Submitted to Forced Swimming and Treated with Fluoxetine

By Eduardo Vignoto Fernandes, Emerson José Venancio and Célio Estanislau


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2. Effects of Antidepressants on Inhibitory Avoidance in Mice: A Review

By Concepción Vinader-Caerols, Andrés Parra and Santiago Monleón


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3. Participation of the Monoaminergic System in the Antidepressant-Like Actions of Estrogens: A Review in Preclinical Studies

By Carolina López-Rubalcava, Nelly Maritza Vega-Rivera, Nayeli Páez-Martínez and Erika Estrada-Camarena


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4. Antidepressants and Morphological Plasticity of Monoamine Neurons

By Shoji Nakamura


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5. Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

By Ipek Komsuoglu Celikyurt, Oguz Mutlu and Guner Ulak


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6. Antidepressants Self-Poisoning in Suicide and Suicide Attempt: Acute Toxicity and Treatment

By Sara Santos Bernardes, Danielle Ruiz Miyazawa, Rodrigo Felipe Gongora e Silva, Danielle Camelo Cardoso, Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira2 and Conceição Aparecida Turini


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7. Rational Polypharmacy in the Acute Therapy of Major Depression

By Per Bech and Claudio Csillag


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8. Antidepressant Drugs and Pain

By Blanca Lorena Cobo-Realpe, Cristina Alba-Delgado, Lidia Bravo, Juan Antonio Mico and Esther Berrocoso


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9. Antidepressant Drug Use in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 - The Effect of Medication on Mental Problems and Glycemic Control

By Jana Komorousová and Zdeněk Jankovec


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10. Effects of Fluoxetine and Venlafaxine on the Salivary Gland - Experimental Study

By Silvana da Silva, Luciana Reis de Azevedo, Antônio Adilson Soares de Lima, Beatriz Helena Sottile França, Maria Ângela Naval Machado, Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann and Ana Maria Trindade Grégio


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