Antidepressants may be doubling risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Antidepressants, among the top prescribed drugs on the planet, may be contributing to Alzheimer’s and other brain-destroying dementias, new Canadian research suggests.
According to the study, popular Prozac-like pills known as SSRIs — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — and other antidepressants are associated with a twofold increase in the odds of developing some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
The association was even stronger for people who took antidepressants before age 65. Read the full story National Post