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Analyzing Serum Biomarkers to Predict Antidepressant Efficacy in Depression (2023 Study)

Depression, a complex and often debilitating mental health condition, affects millions globally. Despite advances in psychiatric medicine, finding the right treatment remains a challenge for many. A recent comprehensive study, however, is shedding light on this issue by examining the role of serum biomarkers in predicting the effectiveness of antidepressant therapy. Highlights: Innovative Approach: This …

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Drinking Coffee & Weight Loss? What You Should Know

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from the roasting of coffee beans, which technically, are seeds of berries produced by the Coffea plant.  Specifically, when Coffea plant berries ripen, they are picked, processed, dried, roasted, ground, brewed with boiling water, and served as the beverage we’ve come to know as coffee.  Although the Coffea plant …

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Remeron (Mirtazapine) and Weight Gain: What Causes It?

Remeron (Mirtazapine) is an atypical antidepressant that is technically classified as an “NaSSA” (noradrenergic and specific serotonergic) drug. It is considered a highly effective antidepressant, and some have posited that Remeron is superior in efficacy compared to other antidepressants. In a meta-analysis from 2009, it was found to be more effective than all SSRIs, SNRIs, …

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