Escitalopram may help stroke patients recover some mental skills.

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Los Angeles Times (2/2, Roan) reports, “Widely used antidepressants may help patients recover cognitive functions, such as memory skills, that are damaged following a stroke,” according to a study published in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry “and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.” Bloomberg News (2/2, Ostrow) reports […]

Lexapro may ease anxiety in older adults-US study

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Lexapro may ease anxiety in older adults-US study The popular antidepressant Lexapro showed promise at easing anxiety symptoms in older adults, but the effect was “modest” and would need to be studied further, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. They said antidepressants like Lexapro, made by Forest Laboratories Inc and known generically as escitalopram, may be useful […]

Study indicates Lexapro may help treat generalized anxiety disorder in older adults.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

 Bloomberg News (1/21, Ostrow) reports that, according to a study published in the Jan. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Forest Laboratories Inc.’s antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) aided older adults suffering from” generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, found that nearly “70 percent of those aged […]