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Placebos, self-induced healing, Homeopathy and Anti-depressants by Dr. Brian K. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:34pm Placebos, self-induced healing, Homeopathy and Anti-depressants Declaration of Interest: I am a medical doctor who has used homeopathic medicine for over 25 years and believe that homeopathy has a clinical effect independent of the placebo effect. As the world of psychiatric medicine squirms uncomfortably with the publicati ... Read on »
Anti-depressants and libido by Nicci T. Health MavenFacebook Posted Fri 27 Jul 2012 6:56am Q/ I have been taking anti-depressants for a while now and have noticed a dip in my sex drive. I don’t masturbate as much and haven’t initiated sex for a while now. My partner has commented on it and I can tell he is wondering if something is wrong. It occurred to me that the two might be connected so I am going to speak to my doctor about it. ... Read on »
A Public Health Concern: Anti-Depressant Usage in Children. by Krystal Plonski Posted Thu 02 Feb 2012 11:53am An increasing population affected by depression is children. Currently, children between the ages of 5 – 8 years old are highly medicated for antidepressants, surmounting to more than three times the amount prior to the 1990s, which also coincides with the introduction of Prozac. Children that are under 5 years old typically are not ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants Linked to Suicide and Violence by carmelakb Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 2:19pm Anti-Depressants Linked to Suicide and Violence : “It is also known that these medications increase brain levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which, in high concentrations, can also act as an excitotoxin.” When antidepressant drugs raise serotonin to an excitotoxin level, the brain reacts in ways similar to mental illness. Accord ... Read on »
So what's up with our access to anti-depressants? by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:11am A woman e-mailed me this morning after reading my last post and said that she's really suffering and needs to see a psychiatrist. She gave birth to her baby after a very traumatic delivery about 6 weeks ago and she's been experiencing some troubling OCD symptoms, like obsessive hand-washing. The problem is that she has no insurance and limited ... Read on »
Reevaluating Anti-Depressant Treatments by Kerri S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:35pm Philip Dawdy, blogger of Furious Seasons, wrote the cover story for the Willamette Week today, " Bitter Pill; A Portland doc flips on big pharma and reveals its “dirty little secret ”". It's a great article and Mr. Dawdy also has great coverage on his blog. Here are some excerpts from the article but for full coverage check out the links. ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants by Myah Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 2:16pm I saw Dr. Tween again yesterday. Now we are going to add Zoloft to my cocktail of medications. I think I have to take half a pill in the morning and half a pill in the afternoon or something like that. I am turning into a little old lady with all the medicines I have to take! I even carry one of those daily pill box thingies in my purse and s ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants by Babus Polarus Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 2:16pm I saw Dr. Tween again yesterday. Now we are going to add Zoloft to my cocktail of medications. I think I have to take half a pill in the morning and half a pill in the afternoon or something like that. I am turning into a little old lady with all the medicines I have to take! I even carry one of those daily pill box thingies in my purse and s ... Read on »
A new “food-drug” for depression? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 Nov 2013 4:09pm Which term used to describe manufactured natural vitamins by pharmaceutical companies pisses you off more…”medical food” or “food drug”?  Drug companies are getting the memo that nature is better…and they are determined to manufacture nature. Everyone gets “the blues” every now and again, but clinical depression is different.  For some, t ... Read on »
CBT meditation as effective as drugs in treating depression by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 4:53am A form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) that uses Buddhist meditation methods is just as effective as medications when treating people who are suffering with depression, according to a new study. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) concentrates on a person’s ability to focus on the present rather than making plans for the future or ... Read on »