A speedier treatment for depression?
Jul. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used a computer-based search to identify a compound with promise as a new, mechanistically distinct and rapid-acting therapy for major depressive disorder.
Study provides new insight into how antidepressant drugs work
Dec. 1, 2021—A study by Vanderbilt researchers sheds light on how current antidepressant drugs work and suggests a new drug target in depression.
Study explores potential new class of antidepressants
Nov. 21, 2019—Researchers at VUMC have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications.
Study ‘ignites’ link between genes and drug response
Jul. 25, 2019—A national study is seeking to determine whether genetic testing can help physicians choose the best drugs for their patients to relieve pain and depression.
Reducing antidepressants’ side effects
Nov. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.
Antidepressants’ heart impact less than expected: study
Oct. 13, 2016—A Vanderbilt University study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry may help patients prescribed higher doses of certain antidepressants feel better about attributed cardiac risks.
Fetal impact of antidepressants
Aug. 3, 2016—Antidepressant use during pregnancy is common. Fetal exposure to the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is associated with the life-threatening condition PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn), but a causal link has not been established.
New view of neurotransmitter transport
Apr. 24, 2014—Dynamic measurements of the bacterial leucine transporter shed light on the transporters that play roles in neuropsychiatric and addiction disorders.
Vanderbilt study shows suicide risk doesn’t differ in children taking two types of commonly prescribed antidepressants
Jan. 7, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows there is no evidence that the risk of suicide differs with two commonly prescribed antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents.