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Dr. Gary Small, M.D.

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Gary Small, M.D., is Chair of Psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Physician in Chief for Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated healthcare network. Dr. Small has often appeared on the TODAY show, Good Morning America, and CNN and is co-author (with his wife Gigi Vorgan) of 10 popular books, including New York Times bestseller, “The Memory Bible,” “The Small Guide to Anxiety,” and “The Small Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Tags: statin | depression | SSRI

Statins May Boost Antidepressant Effectiveness

Dr. Small By Wednesday, 31 July 2019 04:37 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently prescribed for depression, and many people with depression also take statin drugs to control elevated blood cholesterol.

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicated that patients taking both an SSRI and a statin were less likely to contact a psychiatric hospital for treatment of depression or for any other reason.

One explanation for this finding could be related to the anti-inflammatory effects of statin drugs.

Lowering inflammation can lift mood. The results were consistent with previous research showing that depression treatment effects of the SSRI fluoxetine could be augmented using the statin drug lovastatin.

Experts recommend further study to determine whether statin drugs could be useful as additional treatments for depressed patients who are not responding to an antidepressant.

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently prescribed for depression, and many people with depression also take statin drugs to control elevated blood cholesterol.
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