Antidepressants news, articles and information:
|11/30/2016 - There is a growing body of evidence indicating that taking SSRI antidepressants is far more dangerous than previously thought – both in their psychological and physical effects.
A group of former antidepressant users recently appeared before the British Parliament to relate their experiences...|
|11/5/2016 - Parents generally do not enjoy fighting with their children to get them to take pills when they are sick, but a new spray to make medicine easier to swallow may do more harm than good.
As reported by CNN, swallowing pills can be difficult both for adults and kids when suffering from certain illnesses....|
|10/19/2016 - The term "antidepressant" implies a pill that takes away depression. In fact, some people even refer to them as "happy pills." However, this could be the misnomer of the century, as a recent study shows that the drugs actually make people twice as likely to become suicidal and violent.
|10/14/2016 - As concerns grow about the number of Americans taking antidepressants, a new study out of Denmark points to one factor that could be contributing significantly to the problem: The study found that those taking a popular birth control pill had a 23 percent higher likelihood of being prescribed antidepressants...|
|10/6/2016 - Children and younger adults who begin antidepressant therapy at high doses instead of the "modal" (average or typical) prescribed doses are likely to be at greater risk of suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of therapy and treatment, researchers say.
An earlier meta-analysis by the U.S. Food...|
|9/18/2016 - According to the World Health Organization, the United States in among the world's most depressed countries.
Using the metric of quality years of life that are lost because of disability or death, our country came in at third place in terms of unipolar depressive disorders; only India and China fared...|
|8/27/2016 - Even doctors across the pond are giving out antidepressants like candy. Shocking figures reveal that the youngest patient to receive antidepressants at NHS Tayside doctors' behest was a 1-year-old little boy.
Between the months of January and May of 2016, the NHS Tayside Trust reportedly prescribed...|
|8/22/2016 - According to a study that is being referred to as one of the most comprehensive comparisons of commonly prescribed antidepressants so far, most of these drugs are ineffective and some might even be unsafe for children and teens who are suffering from major depression.
The study, which was published...|
|8/12/2016 - A 32-year-old woman unexpectedly found herself taking mind-altering drugs after a mix-up at the pharmacy following a routine dental procedure.
After having her wisdom teeth removed, the New Zealand woman filled a prescription for 30, 50mg capsules of Tramadol, a painkiller. A week later, however,...|
|8/4/2016 - Are pharmaceuticals to blame for the tragic suicide of Conrad Roy III, an 18-year-old from Massachusetts whose case gained worldwide notoriety after it was revealed that his supposed friend provoked him to take his own life? A lawyer in the case is now arguing yes, noting that both teens had been taking...|
|8/3/2016 5:45:49 PM - A large group of medical doctors, psychiatrists and researchers are demanding that the American Psychiatric Association retract a shady study that relied upon industry influence to determine the effectiveness of an antidepressant that's widely prescribed among children and teens.
The study, published...|
|7/30/2016 - Some people are quick to dismiss the very real and disturbing statistics that paint antidepressants in an unflattering light, but it is important to keep in mind that every case of things going terribly wrong for someone who takes these drugs can have far-reaching effects not only on the person taking...|
|7/25/2016 - Thinking back to all the different mass shooting cases we've covered over the years, you may have noticed that there almost always seems to be one common denominator: the use of psychotropic medications by the perpetrators. Brain-altering antidepressant drugs are so often linked to cases of extreme...|
|7/20/2016 - England's National Health Service (NHS) spends the equivalent of $1M a day on antidepressants.
A report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that 61 million antidepressant medications were prescribed last year, which is 31.6 million more than in 2005, and 3.9 million more than...|
|7/15/2016 - According to a recent study, antidepressants carry a high risk of falls for nursing home residents suffering from dementia, as reported by McKnight's. Researchers used Medicare claims data from 2007 to 2009 to analyze the link between residents who displayed moderate-to-severe symptoms of dementia and...|
|7/15/2016 - Although pregnancy is viewed by most as a time to joyously anticipate the welcoming of a new life into the world, a rising number of new moms or moms-to-be struggle with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Depression during pregnancy is not to be taken lightly. It is a severe medical condition that...|
|7/12/2016 - Being in an unhappy marriage can hugely impact your daily life and make you depressed. Depression and marital conflicts often go hand in hand. And it's a vicious cycle; not only will an unhappy relationship make you depressed, but being depressed can in turn negatively impact your marriage or relationship.
|6/24/2016 - There is now another reason to be concerned about the effects of antidepressant use, particularly if you're pregnant. A new study out of the Helsinki University Children's Hospital has uncovered a link between the use of antidepressants by pregnant women, and brain abnormalities in their newborns.
|6/21/2016 - A young model has been left paralyzed following a failed attempt to take her own life, and antidepressants appear to be a big factor in the tragic turn of events.
Debora Dantas, a 20-year-old Brazilian model, found success as a Brazilian beauty queen, but her friends say she struggled with depression...|
|6/13/2016 - A bombshell study published in the medical journal The Lancet admits what Natural News and others in the holistic health community have been reporting for years: antidepressants kill. On Wednesday, researchers published the most comprehensive analysis to date of the safety and efficacy of widely prescribed...|
|6/9/2016 - Although most people consider pregnancy a time of happiness and joy, that's not the reality for all mothers-to-be. Depression affects up to 19 percent of pregnant women. Approximately 7 to 9 percent of expectant mothers consume antidepressants during pregnancy.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor...|
|6/7/2016 - Nearly half of people taking depressants are not suffering from depression at all, according to a study conducted by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
These people have been prescribed the drugs for "off label"...|
|5/27/2016 - The proportion of people in the U.S. taking antidepressants is truly astounding, according to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics, which reveals that one in every 10 Americans is taking an antidepressant. As reported by Harvard Health Publications, that includes 23 percent of women...|
|5/26/2016 - The use of antidepressants has skyrocketed in recent years, despite a growing consensus that these drugs are dangerous and often ineffective in treating the conditions for which they are prescribed.
Health experts in the US and the UK are concerned about the high rate of antidepressant use in both...|
|5/25/2016 - A class of antidepressants that increase levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, have been linked to accelerated bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to a study completed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the Kuopo Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the Clinical...|
|5/23/2016 - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant jump in the suicide rate in America in the years from 1999 to 2014. The rise has been particularly sharp among women and girls. Is it any coincidence that the percentage of Americans who take antidepressants nearly...|
|5/15/2016 - Cosmopolitan magazine says it's geared towards "contemporary women," however, its true audience is impressionable teenage girls, which is what makes the publication's latest offense that much more disgusting. Cosmo recently ran an article promoting and normalizing psychiatric drugs, and various combinations...|
|4/25/2016 10:23:31 AM - Although antidepressant use is at an all time high, so too are suicide rates. Fortunately, where antidepressants fall short, nature might have the cure. According to a recent international study, nutritional supplements can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, which has the potential to render...|
|4/21/2016 - There is such a dramatic increase in the prescribing of antidepressants for children in the West, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look – and is becoming concerned.
As reported by the BBC, the increases are sizable: 60 percent in Denmark; 49 percent in Germany; 26...|
|4/10/2016 - Chronic depression is a menace to society, afflicting an estimated 15.7 million, or 6.7 percent, of the U.S. adult population. Millions of these people are prescribed SSRIs, which medicate the symptoms, rather than treating the underlying problem. According to a recent meta-analysis, however, omega-3...|
|3/1/2016 - A BMJ press release reported, "Children and adolescents have a doubled risk of aggression and suicide when taking one of the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants," according to a study published in The BMJ on January 28, 2016.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin–norepinephrine...|
|2/11/2016 - The prescription and use of antidepressants in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past several decades, but research shows that a significant percentage of this legally sanctioned drug abuse has nothing to do with depression. Many doctors are now prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)...|
|1/5/2016 - The dangers of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Lexapro are once again highlighted in a new study, which found that the use of these brain-altering drugs during pregnancy can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on offspring, with mothers basically passing the...|
|12/17/2015 - While vaccines, pesticides and other industrial contaminants have been publicly linked to the onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we're now beginning to learn about the relationship between commonly prescribed anti-depressants and the often-severe developmental disability that astoundingly impacts one...|
|11/10/2015 - Are people in the United States actually becoming more aggressive and violent, or is it merely a misperception caused by slanted news coverage?
Certainly we are exposed to far more neurotoxins than prior generations, and in much higher doses, in the form of the plethora of industrial chemicals that...|
|9/29/2015 - In 2001, a study was published that had many people singing the praises of an adolescent antidepressant chemically known as Paroxetine. Since then, it's been sold in the UK as Seroxat and in the US as Paxil. That study, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent...|
|6/7/2015 - People taking antidepressants, tranquilizers and painkillers are all significantly more likely to kill another human being than similar people who are not taking those drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinsksa Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and published in the journal...|
|5/27/2015 - If every single person currently taking psychotropic medications or antidepressants were to be pulled off these deadly drugs and given a new, safer regimen instead, society would be much better off. This is the larger inference of a new review published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal), which found...|
|5/20/2015 - In a recent appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Sue Varma discussed overuse of antidepressants, also referred to as the "new drug moms are hooked on," and "mommy's little helper" because of their growing prevalence for use by mothers and women in general. During the show, one mother stated that taking...|
|5/19/2015 - Does the habitual use of antidepressants do more harm than good to many patients? Absolutely, says one expert in a new British Medical Journal report. Moreover, he says that the federal Food and Drug Administration might even be hiding the truth about antidepressant lethality.
In his portion of the...|
|8/15/2014 - Patients who regularly take serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, can lose feelings of love and attachment, according to the results of a new study.
Researchers found that men's feelings of love in particular tend to be more affected than women's when taking SSRIs, drugs which work mainly through...|
|7/20/2014 - High doses of brain-altering chemicals marketed as "anti-depressants" increase the likelihood of self-harm, rather than decreasing the risk, say Harvard health scientists in a study that analyzed data on 162,625 people.
Drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) may raise the...|
|7/5/2014 - New research from McMaster University in Canada has uncovered a correlation between fluoxetine, a chemical in popular antidepressants like Prozac, and pregnant woman.
Researchers recently discovered that pregnant women on antidepressants could be unknowingly jeopardizing the health of their unborn...|
|6/26/2014 - The damaging effects of America's most popular class of pharmaceutical drugs, antidepressants, are highlighted in a new study out of Harvard University. Researchers there found that suicides, particularly among teens, have risen dramatically in recent years, despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration...|
|5/31/2014 - What if you couldn't metabolize a drug you were prescribed? How would your body react to a psychotropic drug stuck in "overdrive"? Would you become psychotic because you were hooked on a drug your body can't even process? And if so, should you be out on the streets of society, mixing with all the other...|
|4/18/2014 - Evidence continues to mount that even supposedly "safer" antidepressants increase women's risk of stroke and death.
One of the reasons that doctors prefer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants to the older tricyclics is that the latter are known to have negative effects on...|
|10/9/2013 - A just-completed meta-analysis suggests that physicians should use caution when prescribing antidepressant medications, because they can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The study's authors don't directly conclude that antidepressants are the direct cause, but in reporting their findings...|
|6/4/2013 - A growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be a safe alternative to psychiatric drugs for those suffering from depression and anxiety.
"The functional MRI studies are showing that acupuncture has an influence over brain chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin," said Jamie Starkey,...|
|5/21/2013 - The list of antidepressants that can cause sudden death is growing exponentially, with citalopram - under the brand names Celexa and Cipramil - the latest such drug to be added, according to a new study.
The research, published recently in the British Medical Journal, revealed that the drug tends...|
|5/10/2013 - Two recent studies have shown an association between antidepressant use during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism in children. The risk of having an autistic child was doubled by the use of antidepressants taken during pregnancy. A large Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal...|
|4/5/2013 - Once again the alternative press is proven correct with the assertion that the No. 1 cause of violent shootings is mind-altering psychiatric drugs. New information has been released about the prescription drugs being taken by James Holmes, the mind-controlled Aurora Colorado "Batman" movie theater shooter,...|
|3/15/2013 - Pharmaceutical antidepressants are usually among a class of varied chemicals known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is the feel good central nervous system neurotransmitter that is produced in the body.
The phrase re-uptake inhibitor is confusing to most of us laypersons....|
|2/24/2013 - Nightmares, out-of-control aggressive behavior, extreme sadness and passivity, confusion, hallucinations, mania, brain damage, suicide, homicide---these are just a few central effects of psychiatric drugs.
Read the staggering statistics reported by Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America: "The...|
|11/12/2012 - Autism, birth defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) -- these are among the many serious health conditions newborn babies face whose mothers take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and certain other antidepressant drugs during pregnancy. The side effects of SSRIs...|
|11/1/2012 - Big Pharma wants pregnant women to take prescription drugs, vaccine shots and even chemotherapy. It's the latest insanity from an industry that kills more Americans ever year than died in the entire Vietnam War. And the latest science reveals that antidepressant use during pregnancy is causing babies...|
|9/10/2012 - Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative...|
|5/28/2012 - Analysts and experts have long maintained that the duration of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having a detrimental effect on the nation's military personnel. Nowhere have the problems of high operational tempos and repeated combat deployments manifested themselves more than in the tens of thousands...|
|5/1/2012 - Members of the Depression Industrial Complex (DIC) are still saying that their wonderful and effective antidepressant medication can treat your symptoms and wrestle your depression to the ground. However, the DIC evidence is built on a house of cards, mostly flimsy cards. It's been in the news, but...|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|1/12/2012 4:04:25 PM - Although Big Pharma and mainstream medicine continue to push antidepressants, especially the type known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Paxil and Prozac, the documented risks and side effects of these drugs remain often ignored. While it's true the FDA finally acknowledged...|
|7/23/2011 - Women who take an SSRI - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor - antidepressant have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis of 61 separate studies indicated.
"Reviewing the evidence is a critical public health issue in light of the increasing prevalence of antidepressant...|
|4/28/2011 - A new report put forth by researchers from The Rockefeller University (RU) in New York City suggests that combining selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft, with popular over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen, can effectively weaken or negate the alleged...|
|4/6/2011 - Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs -- most are Prozac and related antidepressant medications in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). A gigantic money maker for the drug giants, the SSRIs bring in billions to Big Pharma a year. They are promoted and prescribed...|
|3/2/2011 - One class of antidepressant drugs may increase a patient's risk of developing heart disease by 35 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and published in the "European Heart Journal."
The researchers compared heart disease risk among 15,000 residents...|
|2/9/2011 - Researchers from the University of Manitoba (UM) in Canada recently found that more than a quarter of people who take antidepressant drugs like Prozac and Zoloft do not even have any of the conditions for which the drugs were approved. Data shows that doctors routinely prescribe antidepressants to patients...|
|11/16/2010 - Studies vary considerably when it comes to antidepressants, how they work and if they work. What is becoming clearer is the most likely reason why those who use antidepressants tend to put on weight.
SSRIs and SNRIs are routinely prescribed to millions of adults, adolescents and children for conditions...|
|9/1/2010 - Antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed drug in the United States. They are prescribed even more often than drugs to treat high blood pressure, which one in every three Americans suffer from. In 2005 alone, doctors prescribed 118 million antidepressants to people around the country....|
|8/13/2010 - A new report published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has once again found that the antidepressants commonly prescribed to children with autism are not effective at improving behavior. After evaluating seven different studies about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and...|
|6/16/2010 - Roughly half the population should never be prescribed antidepressant drugs because they are only likely to become more depressed, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute and published in the journal Neuron.
|6/10/2010 - Of the 35 million Americans who are age 65 or older, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) claims about 7 million of them suffer from clinical depression -- and millions are on the prescription antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro...|
|6/7/2010 - Back in 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that exposure to the antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva) in the first trimester of pregnancy might increase the risk for birth defects, especially heart problems. Did this halt the widespread prescribing of paroxetine...|
|4/1/2010 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that antidepressant drugs do little to nothing for people with mild to moderate depression. Countering the belief that medication helps everyone with depression, Robert DeRubeis and his colleagues found that only in very severe cases of depression...|
|2/9/2010 - For years, antidepressant drugs have been connected with an increased suicide risk and aggressive behavior - and researchers may have just unknowingly uncovered the reason. A new study has just found that antidepressants are actually decreasing the amount of serotonin in many patients' brains, instead...|
|12/31/2009 - As NaturalNews previously reported (https://www.naturalnews.com/027054_drugs_antidepressants_health.html), the U.S. is a nation on mind altering antidepressant drugs. An astounding number of Americans, some 27 million, are now taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft...|
|9/18/2009 - As NaturalNews has reported in detail (https://www.naturalnews.com/antidepressant_drugs.html), antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) and the growing list of similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs (SSRIs) not only can have numerous side effects from nausea to headaches -- but they've...|
|8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (https://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (https://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (https://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (https://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (https://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (https://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|8/21/2009 - This is part two of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. You can read part one here: https://www.naturalnews.com/026789_suicide_suicide_prevention_Eli_Lilly.html
A recent study in the April 2009, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety journal found no change in the suicide rate in teens as a result...|
|8/6/2009 - Nearly every year, as part of the suicide prevention drug pushing racket, drug company shills publish a bogus study with claims that more people are dying from suicide due to a black box warning of an increased risk of suicide in young people on the labels of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants.
|7/31/2009 - This is part three of a four-part investigative article series by award-winning journalist Evelyn Pringle. Read part one (https://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html) or part two here (https://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html).
In an article titled, "Disorders...|
|7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously.
Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...|
|6/13/2009 - The FDA has approved Forest Laboratories' antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) for use in children and adolescents, even as the federal government and 11 states have filed a lawsuit against the company for illegally pushing the drug on kids.
The federal government has accused Forest of bribing pediatricians...|
|3/13/2009 - November 2008 - Dr. Julian Whitaker's Health & Healing, Vol. 18, No. 11
Sharon's husband was diagnosed with cancer, and they were looking at months of chemo and radiation. She was worried, had trouble sleeping, and found it hard to stay positive and upbeat for her husband. When she mentioned this...|
|3/11/2009 - A 17-year-old former student opened fire near Stuttgart, Germany, killing at least 16 people. The teenager was a former student at a Winnenden school, where he initiated the shooting spree. Three teachers and at least 10 students were killed by his actions.
The media is reporting that Tim Kretschmer,...|
|3/10/2009 - Research just published in the March 17, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology links depression to sudden cardiac death (SCD) and fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) in women with no known heart problems. But if you read the research carefully, it reveals another startling...|
|12/5/2008 - People who take tricyclic antidepressants are at increased risk for a group of blood cancers known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology at the Danish Cancer Society, and published in the journal Epidemiology.
"Our results indicate...|
|11/2/2008 - The use of antidepressants may increase the risk of "white matter" lesions in the brains and spines of the elderly, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and published in the journal Stroke.
Researchers compared magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans separated...|
|10/31/2008 - Large numbers of women are being inappropriately treated with antidepressants when they actually have premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a British nonprofit has warned.
"[PMS] can make you feel depressed or even suicidal" said Jackie Howe, head of the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS)....|
|3/6/2008 - A new law being considered in the U.S. Congress would attempt to prevent postpartum depression in new moms by drugging them with SSRI antidepressant drugs while they're still pregnant. This legislation is being aggressively pushed by pro-pharma front groups in an effort to expand the customer base for...|
|2/25/2008 - The following is a groundbreaking report from the independent, honest medical journal PLoS Medicine (which accepts no advertising money from Big Pharma). The full study, with sources and attributions, can be found at http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045
|1/8/2008 - Big Pharma is constantly looking for new ways to develop its markets and generate more profits. This is the inescapable directive of all corporations: Be more profitable, regardless of the cost to society. In Big Pharma's case, the pursuit of this mission inevitably leads to the targeting of an ever-increasing...|
|4/18/2007 - The Chicago Tribune reports that Cho Seung Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 fellow students in a shooting rampage, was taking antidepressant drugs. This is not the first time a school shooting rampage has been linked to antidepressants. The infamous Colombine High shootings took place almost...|
|1/4/2007 - An advisory panel for the FDA recommended that warnings of suicidal thoughts and behavior in adults up to age 25 be put on antidepressant drug packaging, but a health advocate notes that few people pay attention to these warnings anyway.
Currently, antidepressant drugs such as Pfizer's Zoloft and...|
|11/1/2006 - Use of one class of antidepressant drugs, the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), may be associated with severe violence in a small number of individuals say the authors of paper published in PLoS Medicine.
David Healy and David Menkes from Cardiff University, and Andrew Herxheimer from...|
|10/5/2006 - Antidepressant medications may be associated with suicide attempts and death in severely depressed children and adolescents but not in adults, according to an article in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...|
|9/12/2006 - New British research has found that users of GlaxoSmithKline's antidepressant drug Paxil were twice as likely to experience violent behavior compared to patients taking placebo.
Researchers from Cardiff University in Britain and the Cochrane Centre examined data on Paxil -- or its generic form, paroxetine...|
|8/28/2006 - The use of antidepressant drugs was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people who were already at greater risk of the disease – and this effect was not seen in those taking the drug metformin, according to a report presented here today at the American Diabetes...|
|8/18/2006 - A sleep disorder characterized by violent dreams, often acted out while sleeping, may be more common in people taking antidepressants, new research suggests.
Although REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) typically occurs in patients in their 50s, doctors are noticing a trend of more frequent RBD in...|
|8/11/2006 - Until recently, antidepressants—especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—were considered fairly safe for pregnant women. But late last year, citing evidence from several sources, the FDA warned that infants of women who took the SSRI paroxetine (Paxil) during the first trimester had...|
|8/9/2006 - An analysis of data from 24 clinical trials suggests that antidepressant medications may be linked to a modest increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, according to an article in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
|8/4/2006 - If you are already at high risk for getting type 2 diabetes, antidepressant drugs can boost that risk, according to new research reported Saturday.
The report was based on a re-analysis of part of the Diabetes Prevention Program, a large-scale study in which researchers reported in 2002 that those...|
|6/22/2006 - -- The results of a recent Mayo Clinic study indicate that antidepressant drugs may trigger an unusual sleep disorder called REM Behavior Disorder, or RBD, that causes sufferers to violently act out their dreams during REM sleep, often harming themselves or those in bed with them.
RBD is typically...|
|6/12/2006 - Editor's note: This is a technical article reprinted, with permission, from the PLoS Medicine Journal (a peer-reviewed, open-access medical journal that's bucking the system by daring to print the truth about drugs, depression and pharmaceuticals). This is not casual reading, but if you want to learn...|
|4/10/2006 - In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to American Medical Publishing's Prescription Medicines, Side Effects...|
|8/27/2005 - The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California. The interview is conducted by Terry Messman, editor...|
|10/4/2004 - There's a much bigger story than you might think about the recent hoo-ha concerning Vioxx being pulled from the market. It's not just about Vioxx or Merck, the drug's manufacturer. Virtually all prescription drugs that are heavily marketed by pharmaceutical companies today are harmful to human physiology....|
|8/8/2004 - As evidence continues to emerge about the correlation between antidepressant drugs and violent behavior, including suicides, new facts are emerging about how the FDA has attempted to cover up this information and prevent the public from learning about it. There's new scrutiny these days as we are learning...|
|8/6/2004 - The FDA has now approved Eli Lilly's new drug, Cymbalta, for treatment of depression. The new drug is expected to generate peak annual sales of about $2 billion, and is being described as a "much-needed boon for Eli Lilly after the sales of its former top-selling antidepressant Prozac fell due to generic...|
|7/28/2004 - There is a lot of information about seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) available on the internet and in the medical literature today, but most of the information about this disorder fails to inform readers about the real causes of it, and the simple, effective treatments for reversing it.
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|7/22/2004 - The very first week you start taking antidepressant drugs, your risk of committing suicide quadruples. Antidepressants have long been accused of actually causing suicides and violent behavior, and now research is proving it. It may be news to you and me, but it's not news to antidepressant drug manufacturers:...|
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