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Heart rate variability and psychiatric treatment: ParuchMD

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By John Paruch Combined training in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry with holistic, evidence-based, preventive approach to implementation and promotion of wellness.
Andrew H Kemp, Renerio Fráguas, Andre R Brunoni, Marcio S Bittencourt, Maria A Nunes, Eduardo M Dantas, Rodrigo V Andreão, José G Mill, Antonio L P Ribeiro, Julian Koenig, Julian F Thayer, Isabela M Benseñor, Paulo A Lotufo
OBJECTIVE: Debate has focused on the effects of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants on heart rate (HR) and HR variability (HRV), both of which are predictors of adverse cardiovascular events. Here, we examine the associations between specific SSRI antidepressants and resting state HR (and HRV) after accounting for a host of potential confounding factors using propensity score techniques. METHODS: Participants included 10,466 not taking antidepressants, 46 participants taking escitalopram, 86 taking citalopram, 66 taking fluoxetine, 103 taking paroxetine, and 139 taking sertraline...
September 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
W-L Huang, S-C Liao, T B J Kuo, L-R Chang, T-T Chen, I-M Chen, C C H Yang
Introduction: The autonomic effects of antidepressants and quetiapine on heart rate variability (HRV) are inconsistent based on past studies. The aim of this study was to explore their influence on the HRV of psychiatric patients without psychotic symptoms. Methods: A total of 94 patients with depression, anxiety, or somatic symptoms, were recruited into this study. Based on their medication, 4 groups were identified: the no antidepressant group (n=19), the SSRI group (using sertraline or escitalopram, n=53), the other antidepressants group (using venlafaxine or mirtazapine, n=9), and the augmentation group (AG, using an antidepressant+quetiapine, n=13)...
September 2016: Pharmacopsychiatry
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