Tagged: Major depressive disorder

Restless Legs Syndrome and Psychiatric Disorders

There has always been a close relationship between RLS and psychiatric disorders. As early as the 19th century, Wittmaack observed the co-occurrence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with depression and anxiety, which he termed...

Effects of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood and Mood Disorders

INTRODUCTION Methylxanthine (MTX) consumption is one of the most common customs in the world, occurring in most every society and culture (James, 1991; Barone and Roberts, 1996). Methylxanthines, which include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine,...

Therapies for Affective Disorders

There are three major classes of antidepressants that prove highly effective in reducing symptoms of mood disorders. They are the monoamine oxidase inhibitors, the tricyclic antidepressants, and the second-generation antidepressants, which include the selective...

Animal Models of Depression

Animal models are used to study the neurobiology of depression and to evaluate the mechanism of antidepressant drugs, as well as to screen new drugs for effectiveness. Although the affective symptoms of depression, such...