School of Arts & Sciences

Study Finds Medication of Little Help to Patients With Mild, Moderate Depression

January 6, 2010
Research by Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences indicates that antidepressants are more likely to be beneficial in cases of severe depression.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Popular Drugs May Help Only Severe Depression

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research by Robert DeRubeis and Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Awarded Funding for Critical Zone Observatory Project


PHILADELPHIA –- Environmentalists from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $4.35 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Les Antidépresseurs peu Efficaces pour les Dépressions Légères et Modérées

January 5, 2010
Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses American antidepressant use.
Article Source: Agence France-Presse
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Study Shows Antidepressants Work Best for Severe Depression, Provide Little to No Benefit Otherwise

PHILADELPHIA –- A study of 30 years of antidepressant-drug treatment data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. University of Pennsylvania researchers say, however, the benefit of medications is substantial for patients with very severe depression.

Study: Antidepressant Lift May Be All in Your Head

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research of Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
Article Source: USA Today
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