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Are Antidepressant Drugs Better Than Placebo For Depression? by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 4:01pm Clinical psychologist Irving Kirsch is selling a new book in which he argues that anti-depressants aren’t much better than placebo.  He bases his claim on sophisticated statistical studies he has done that combine the results of antidepressant research trials from over the years. The scary part is that he had to use the freedom of informati ... Read on »
Could Antidepressant Drugs Have Played an Unwitting Role in the Awful Virginia Tech Shootings? See The Opinion Piece By Mike Ada by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:10pm The often thoughful, provocative, anti-Pharma Mike Adams, editor of the popular NewsTarget.com website, posits an intriguing idea about what may have gone on with Cho Seung-Hui, which may have led him to go on a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. In an e-mail designed to drum up interest in his intriguing -- and sure to be controversial - ... Read on »
Common Antidepressant Drugs Linked to Lactation Difficulties in Moms by BreastFeedingMums .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:00am According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Breastfeedi ... Read on »
Antidepressants Drugs - Some Better Than Others by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 9:00am @Photodisc Elderly patients being treated for depression may fare better with older antidepressants rather than newer, more popular antidepressants such as Effexor and Prozac. Researchers say that while newer SSRIs drugs are generally safe and effective, there have been fewer studies testing their ... Read on »
Antidepressant drug warning to expectant mothers by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 17 May 2010 5:04am Pregnant women taking antidepressants have received a warning from health chiefs about the risks to their unborn child. Related News:Iraqi doctors turn to acupuncture for caesarean... Click on the title to read the post in full Read on »
Can Antidepressant Drugs Cure Depression? by Adeyera A. Posted Sat 23 Oct 2010 12:00am I've heard some depressed people say that antidepressants have made their unbearable life bearable and have helped them greatly. But if you are suffering from Clinical Depression, before you race off to your Doctor and get some, please consider the following. Antidepressants often come with side effects such as * Drowsiness and fatigue ... Read on »
Stress study offers clues for new antidepressant drugs by Andrea Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 May 2013 12:00am Until I became a patient in Dr. Carr's practice in NC (before he moved to CA), I had a number of doctors, including a boatload of assorted specialists relating to the injuries from my long ago car accident, and not one of them ever spent more than about 60 seconds talking to me about stress.  I didn't even know what cortisol (the stress hormone) ... Read on »
Screen Finds An Antidepressant And Other Drugs That Might Work Against Prion Diseases by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 6:53pm In a new study, NYU School of Medicine researchers report that they have found several chemical compounds, including an antidepressant, that have powerful effects against brain-destroying prion infections in mice, opening the door to potential treatments for human prion diseases. The researchers, led by Thomas Wisniewski, MD, professor of n ... Read on »
Stress Study Offers Clues for New Antidepressant Drugs by Medline Plus Posted Mon 06 May 2013 2:10pm Scientists have worked out the way in which stress hormones reduce the number of new brain cells - a process linked to depression - and say their work should help researchers develop more effective antidepressants. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants , Depression , Stress Read on »
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants: Drug Safety Communication - Use During Pregnancy and Potential R by FDA Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 4:00pm Including Celexa (citalopram); Lexapro (escitalopram); Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax (fluoxetine); Luvox, Luvox CR (fluvoxamine); Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva (paroxetine); Zoloft (sertraline); Viibryd (vilazodone)  [Posted 12/14/2011]   AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Family Practice ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare profession ... Read on »