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FDA Update: Antidepressant Name Change

The FDA has changed the brand name of an antidepressant to avoid confusion with a blood-thinning medication.

By Jeff Bauer

Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety May Be Linked

People who have bipolar disorder who experience an episode of mania are as likely to develop anxiety as they are depression.

By Jeff Bauer

Antidepressants and Your After-50 Sex Life

Having a satisfying sex life may be a challenge for those who take antidepressants. That’s because the medication may contribute to sexual dysfunction.

By HealthAfter50

More Seniors Taking Multiple Brain-Affecting Drugs

If you’re taking three or more medications for depression, anxiety, pain, or insomnia, you may be at risk for serious side effects.

By Pete Kelly

6 Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Opioids

Opioid addiction is a compulsive behavior that can develop even when you're using pain pills for a medical reason. These are the signs you might be addicted.

By HealthAfter50

Alcohol Abuse Tied to Heart Risks

Even low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk for atrial fibrillation and other heart-related problems. Here’s what to know.

By Diane Domina

The Emotional Toll of an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Informing patients that they have Alzheimer’s disease presents special challenges for the doctor, the patient, and the family.

By HealthAfter50

6 Triggers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Depression Can Take a Toll on Your Body

Depression clearly has a harmful effect on physical health, although the biological reasons for the link between body and mind are unclear.

By HealthAfter50