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    Default Common antidepressant sertraline may change brain structures

    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
    September 4, 2015
    Journal reference: Neuropharmacology

    A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

    The study - conducted in nonhuman primates with brain structures and functions similar to those of humans - found that the antidepressant sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) marketed as Zoloft, significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed subjects but decreased the volume of two brain areas in non-depressed subjects.

    "These observations are important for human health because Zoloft is widely prescribed for a number of disorders other than depression," said Carol A. Shively, Ph.D., professor of pathology-comparative medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study, published in the current online issue of the journal Neuropharmacology.

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    I'm so sorry. I tried and tried to get the paragraphing to work, including doing it in Word and pasting it, and nothing worked!

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    Thanks, Islander. Yes, I seem to have it permanently! I can't imagine why pasting it from Word wouldn't work, but it didn't.

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