Antidepressants may make people less neurotic
ReutersCHICAGO -- Antidepressants may go well beyond just easing the symptoms of depression; they may also make people less neurotic, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
December 9, 2009, 10:53 am TWN
The study of people who took GlaxoSmithKline's Paxil, known generically as paroxetine, suggests the drug may treat factors such as neuroticism that make a person more likely to be depressed in the first place.
“Our data suggests that modern antidepressants work partly by correcting key personality risk factors of depression,” Tony Tang, a psychology professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, whose study appears in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.