Healio (8/28, Gramigna) reported, “Long-term treatment with certain antidepressants appeared associated with reduced dementia incidence,” investigators concluded in a study that sought “to determine the effects of antidepressant drug classes and individual compounds with various treatment durations on the risk for developing dementia.” For the study, “researchers analyzed data of 62,317 individuals with an incident dementia diagnosis who were included in the German Disease Analyzer database, and” then “compared outcomes to those of controls matched by age, sex and physician.” The study revealed that “for long-term treatment, herbal and tricyclic antidepressants were linked to a decrease in incidence of dementia,” and “long-term treatment with escitalopram” and Hypericum perforatum “were associated with the lowest risks for dementia on an individual antidepressant basis.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)