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Predictive Diagnostic Test for Anti-Depressant Related Suicide Risk by Posted Sun 30 Sep 2007 5:00pm Description of Invention: A number of studies have reported a potential link between antidepressant treatment and suicides. Although the scientific basis for this phenomenon is not known, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required a black box warning of worsening depression and/or emergence of suicidality (i.e., developm ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants Bring Higher Risk Of Developing Cataracts: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 6:11pm Some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased chance of developing cataracts, according to a new statistical study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University. The study, based on a database of more than 200,000 Quebec residents aged 65 and older, show ... Read on »
Tricyclic anti-depressants l ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 8:29pm Tricyclic anti-depressants linked to increased risk of heart disease Research that followed nearly 15,000 people in Scotland has shown that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). ... Read on »
When People Say ‘Anti-Depressants Don’t Work,’ Run for the Hills. Or go for a Rusty Fork Through their Eye. by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 10:33pm There is a growing movement on the web against anti-depressant medication. I’m not going to link to such ludicrous filth, but you can find it easily, written by “qualified” professionals no less. They’ll cogently promote different treatments such as psychotherapy, herbal remedies, exercise, proper nutrition, sleep regimens, mega-vitamin thera ... 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 for Chronic Pain by Caroline Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:01pm 1 Comment I have had several NL and pain docs recommend anti depressants for chronic pain. I tried them last year when a NL ordered 50mg of Amitriptaline(Elavil) for me to take at bedtime as my back pain gets much worse at night and I was having trouble sleeping because of the pain. Because Elavil makes a lot of people very sleepy (including me) it ... Read on »
Anti-depressants and breastfeeding by Kristin D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:11am There have been several new moms visiting this blog who have shared their concern about taking anti-depressants while breastfeeding. There are so many mixed messages on this out there -- doctors saying that it's perfectly fine, that moms need to take care of themselves first in order to take care of their babies; or that there is a risk, but it's ... Read on »
Certain anti-depressants, includ ... by Pam Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:24am Certain anti-depressants, including Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, have been found to decrease bone density and increase risk of falls. In the Archives of Internal Medicine, a recently published five-year study followed 5000 people over 50 who took these anti-depressants, called SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Since evidence fro ... Read on »
Natural Anti Depression – A Brief Overview by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 6:20am < p>The 21st century has seen many healthcare breakthroughs come about. From the ancient days, in case you weren’t feeling nicely, your doctor would prescribe one pill or an additional to cure what ailed you. With so many perilous chemicals around us in our daily lives; a lot of of us are seeking to learn organic ways to live healthful ... Read on »
Anti-Depressants Linked to Diabetes: Correlation Does not Imply Causation by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 9:14pm I got about a dozen emails from friends and readers recently, all with the same question: did you hear that anti-depressants cause diabetes?? Let’s keep it short and sweet and address that issue here: A new study has found a connection between anti-depressant use and diabetes. This, of course, is fantastic news for the one-size fits all ... Read on »