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Nortriptyline-Induced “Room Tilt Illusion”: A Rare Adverse Event of Antidepressants (2024 Case Report)

Room Tilt Illusion (RTI) presents a perplexing challenge to both patients and physicians, transforming the familiar into the surreal as surroundings appear rotated or flipped. This rare condition, often linked to neurological or vestibular disorders, has recently been observed as an adverse effect of the antidepressant nortriptyline, used in treatment-resistant depression. A case report highlights …

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Sex-Specific Biomarkers in Antidepressant Treatment for Depression: Male vs. Female (2023 Review)

Depression, a complex and multifaceted disorder, presents differently in men and women, not only in symptoms but also in how each sex/gender responds to treatment. This divergence has led scientists to explore the molecular mechanisms behind these differences, revealing intricate biological and neurochemical pathways. Highlights: Sex-Specific Prevalence and Symptoms: Women are twice as likely as …

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Types Of Antidepressants & Examples

Antidepressants are drugs that were created to reduce symptoms of depression by targeting various neurotransmitters in the brain. Although initial researchers hypothesize that those with depression have a “chemical imbalance,” this isn’t a proven fact. With that said, increasing levels of certain neurotransmitters such as: serotonin, norepinephrine, and to a lesser extent dopamine seems to …

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