Relationship between anti-depressant use and lung cancer survival - 1294191

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onthemark
Relationship between anti-depressant use and lung cancer survival - 1294191

The article linked below suggests that using specific types of anti-depressants (tricyclic and NDRI's) increases survival in lung cancer in both clinically and statistically significant ways. No benefit is seen with SSRI's however.

NDRI means norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors, one of which is Wellbutrin, which happens to be a medication I have been taking now for about half a year. It seems like a really easy thing to try to extend survival so I thought maybe other people here would be interested.

The article is freely available at:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5603309/

JimC
Hi onthemark,

Hi onthemark,

Thanks for sharing that very interesting study, which may be helpful to our other members. Any additional weapons in the fight against lung cancer are certainly of interest!

JimC
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<p>I began visiting GRACE in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and became a forum moderator in January, 2010. My beloved wife of 30 years passed away Nov. 4, 2011 after battling stage IV lung cancer for 3 years and 4 months</p>