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Archive for December 1, 2015

Antidepressant medication protects against compounds linked to dementia

Antidepressant medication protects against compounds linked to dementia

Antidepressant medication protects against compounds linked to dementia

In addition to treating depression, a commonly used antidepressant medication also protects against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. The study found that blood levels of two neurotoxic compounds dropped significantly in depressed patients after they were treated with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro).

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