THE REMARKABLE POTENTIAL HUMAN AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS IN PREVENTING, ARRESTING, AND ALLEVIATING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A MINIREVIEW
Julian Lieb, M.D
Twenty years ago, researchers knew that depression often accompanies and predisposes to the Alzheimer’s disease, the obvious inference: why not use antidepressants to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s? However, medical science is often peripheral to those exploiting the misfortunes of others. Today’s figure is $100,000,000 for preventing Alzheimer’s, with research based on the genome bubble.
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As depression predisposes to Alzheimer’s disease, it is not surprising that antidepressants are capable of preventing, alleviating and arresting the disorder. Excessive synthesis of prostaglandin E2 generates amyloid, and such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as aspirin and ibuprofen, as well as antidepressants, inhibit prostaglandin E2. Two epidemiological studies have shown that ibuprofen (Motrin), that inhibit prostaglandin E2, can delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder closely related to Alzheimer’s.
Antidepressants offer great advantages, and few disadvantages, in addressing Alzheimer’s, recently referred to as “the coming tsunami,” but you would not think so, given the lack of enthusiasm of Alzheimer’s organizations and health policy makers, when notified of this innovation. One suspects that conflicts of interest, and the low cost of generic antidepressants, are the root causes of the neglect.
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Julian Lieb, M.D
Retired, Yale medical school professor
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