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Antidepressants found to have anti-seizure effects

Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds. MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) — Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. The study, to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in San Diego, included patients who were prescribed one of two types of antidepressants — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). These types include drugs such as Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, among others. Researchers led by Dr. Ramses Ribot, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, tracked ch...

Slowing the abnormal loss of brain function

ScienceDaily (July 20, 2011) — An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found.

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