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Another Use for Antidepressants

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Antidepressants could help patients suffering with pain from chemotherapy.

New research at the University of Michigan found cancer patients taking the anti-depressant duloxetine for five weeks had a greater reduction in pain compared with those who took a placebo.

About 20 to 40 percent of patients with cancer develop the pain condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

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