Antidepressants in regular dosage may impact feeling and seizure regularity positively Epilepsy and depression are common co-morbidities. Concern for the potential of specific antidepressants to induce seizures provides resulted in under-treating depression and anxiety disorders in epilepsy sufferers for patients . Research shown today at the 66th American Epilepsy Culture meeting shows that antidepressants in regular dosage may have a positive impact on both disposition and seizure frequency. A study team at Hurry University Medical Center, Chicago, carried out a retrospective research of 100 consecutive epilepsy sufferers started on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors .
Croen, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and co-workers examined medical records for children drawn from the Childhood Autism Perinatal Research carried out by Kaiser Permanente Medical Care System in Northern California. The authors included 298 children with ASD and their moms, and 1,507 control children and their moms in the scholarly research. Twenty mothers of kids in the case group and 50 mothers of kids in the control group had at least one prescription for an antidepressant in the year prior to the birth of the study child. Of the 20 case moms who were prescribed antidepressants, 13 were prescribed SSRIs just, two were recommended an SSRI in combination with another antidepressant and five were prescribed one or more non-SSRI antidepressants only.