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Common Pain Relievers Fight Depression: Study

By    |   Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:52 PM

If you suffer from depression, relief may be only as far away as your medicine cabinet. New research published in the American scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry has found that ordinary-over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective in the treatment of the mental health disorder.
The findings, by a research group from Aarhus University, are based on a review of 14 international studies involving 6,262 patients who suffered from depression or had individual symptoms of depression.
"The meta-analysis supports this correlation and also demonstrates that anti-inflammatory medication in combination with antidepressants can have an effect on the treatment of depression. When combined they give an important result which, in the long term, strengthens the possibility of being able to provide the individual patient with more personalized treatment options," said researcher Ole Köhler.
"However, these effects must always be weighed against the possible side effects of the anti-inflammatory drugs. We still need to clarify which patients will benefit from the medicine and the dose-sizes required."

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