Vortioxetine for Cognitive Impairment in Depression

Peter Forster Major Depression, Treatments of Depression

Takeda and Lundbeck announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee (PDAC) voted to support the efficacy of vortioxetine (Brintellix) for treating cognitive dysfunction in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The advisory committee also reviewed evidence to suggest that cognitive dysfunction in people with major depressive disorder was an appropriate target for treatment. Several recent …

Vortioxetine a New Antidepressant

admin Treatments of Depression

Vortioxetine (Brintellix) is a new antidepressant that has a range of effects on serotonin receptors, making it different from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most common type of antidepressants, which work only on the serotonin transporter. Researcher Johan Areberg et al. reported at the 2014 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association that the drug is an antagonist at receptors …