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Antidepressants

Katherine Bindley

One In Four Women Are Using What?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

When it comes to feeling depressed or anxious, or inattentive, women are more likely to take prescription medication than men, according to a new repo...

New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

It has been apparent for many years that chronic exposure to SSRI antidepressants frequently makes people feel apathetic or less engaged in their lives, and ultimately more depressed.

How To Treat Dementia-Related Depression -- Naturally

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Addressing depression in older adults with dementia without using an antidepressant can be difficult and requires additional effort to consider their individual circumstances and to engage them.

Going Off Antidepressants: When's The Right Time?

Therese Borchard | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

The question of whether or not you should start taking antidepressants is complex and difficult to answer. But even fuzzier is the question of when or if you should stop.

What Older People Should Consider Before Taking an Antidepressant

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Medication may be the best thing for you, but there are alternatives that you and your doctor may decide you should try first.

What to Do When You're Blue

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Depression remains mysterious, and those who suffer from it tend to hide their condition... When you're in the throes of depression, it's hard to escape the feeling that you are a failure and that the future is hopeless.

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Judge Agrees Prozac Could Have Made Teen a Killer

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The judge declared in his decision, "His basic normalcy now further confirms he no longer poses a risk of violence to anyone and that his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac."

Why We Need Psychoactive Meds

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Among the balloons that exploded during this super-heated summer was the intensifying debate over the worth of psychotropic medications. We try to weigh the risks of psychoactive drug treatment against the risks of forgoing treatment.

Is A New Form Of Psychotherapy The Answer?

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 08.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Instead of new antidepressants, what the world needs are new and better psychotherapies, and more available and better-trained psychotherapists.

Health Care, Not Scare

Russ Gerber | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Feeling better and living a freer life is strengthened by cultivating higher ideals, by consistently entertaining better and freer thoughts of life.

4 Med-Free Ways To Treat Depression

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When you're depressed, remember this: almost everybody gets better. And there are many ways -- more than we imagine today -- to get better. There's a lot more to treating depression than drugs.

Catherine Pearson

Depression Increases Stroke Risk In Women, New Research Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Depression does more than take a mental toll on people, leading to possible physical complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now, ne...

Catherine Pearson

Antidepressant Use Up Among Undiagnosed Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Antidepressants are increasingly prescribed for people who have not been diagnosed with an actual psychiatric disorder, according to a new study that ...

Depression in Women

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Paul Heroux

While it may be a by-product of women more comfortable talking about their emotions or showing depression differently than men (and as such being diagnosed more often) there is a gender gap in depression between men and women.

Psychotropic Medication Is Not Evil

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Is there an epidemic of mental illness? That is the question posed by Marcia Angell in her two-part series in the New York Review of Books.

Ending A Midlife Affair With Meds

Paulina Porizkova | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Paulina Porizkova

My affair with an antidepressant reinforced what I already knew: I'm not one for affairs. I'd rather fight tooth and nail to keep and restore what I have than take a break from it. But that is so much easier said than done with a Klonopin in my pocket.

Do Parents' Rights End at the Schoolhouse Gate?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Helping America's teens make positive, healthy and responsible lifestyle choices is a worthy goal, but it must start with parents within the home.

Can Antidepressants Help The Brain Heal?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.28.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Depression is about loss, so it is not uncommon for depression to be delayed until a point in time when the person begins to realize what they have lost as a result of a stroke or brain injury.

Antidepressants Linked To Heart Attack Risk

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

Middle-age men who use antidepressants are more likely to have a narrowing of blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, than th...

Panel to Examine Murder and Suicide Associated With Antidepressants

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Saturday morning April 9th of this year, a panel discussion will be held for the public and professionals on the theme of "Psychiatric Drug Tragedies: Personal, Legal and Medical Perspectives."

Millions On Antidepressants With No Diagnosis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are you taking antidepressants for something like sleep problems or a sour mood? Well according to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Psych...

People Should Quit Drinking and Smoking - But Can They?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

It seems that personal and societal policies predicated on people not using or drinking face an uphill battle. And that's not just in America recently, but throughout the history of humankind.

The Cost Of Depression

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

The cost of depression (lost productivity and increased medical expenses) is $83 billion each year which exceeds the costs of the war in Afghanistan.

Making A Market In Antipsychotic Drugs: A Tragedy

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Drug companies and organized medicine and psychiatry must be stopped from benefiting from the creation of lifelong patients suffering from chronic medication-induced madness.