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The Limits of Antidepressants: Exploring the Alternatives

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

After he weighing the literature, Dr. Erick H. Turner determined that the most popular antidepressants were no more effective than a placebo for treating most depressive patients.

Are Psychiatric Drugs Contributing to Mental Illness Disability?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Since 1955, mental illness disability rates in the U.S. have increased six-fold. At the same time, psychiatric drug use greatly increased in the 1950s and 1960s, then skyrocketed after 1988.

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Which Illegal Hallucinogen Is Right for You?

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Let's lay it out: According to a major new overview study, all of America's beloved wonderdrug antidepressants are essentially useless and don't really work worth a damn. Wait, that's not quite right.

Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Treating Depression

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Here's some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don't work. Yet the pharmaceutical industry and FDA have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work.

Depression and My Lifesavers

Susan Polis Schutz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Polis Schutz

My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell.

Peaceful Revolution: If You Give a Mouse a Prozac...

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

It is crazy to put working parents in impossible situations where they are bound to go crazy, and then act like there's something wrong with them for going crazy.

Study: Link Between Antidepressants and Miscarriage

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New research suggests that women who take antidepressant medications during pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage....

Sharp Rise in U.S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

One in six service members is now taking at least one psychiatric drug, with many soldiers taking "drug cocktail" combinations. There has also been a large increase in military suicides over the last eight years.

Our Psychiatric Civilization

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

We're so obsessed with psychiatry that patients devote themselves to adjusting their diagnoses and drugs, instead of addressing their lives.

Driving Soldiers Crazy with Psychiatric Meds

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

Has life in the military has become tougher? Everyone seems to agree that it has with the increased frequency and length of deployments. But that's not the whole story.

Coping With A Loved One's Suicide

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

For people like my brother, and others, they feel depressed most of the time just because. That is not "normal" and makes life extremely difficult to endure.

Eating Disorders: The Nutrient Solution

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Instead of simply taking an antidepressant, there are many other ways to approach what at first appears to be strictly a psychological problem.

Six Simple Ways You can Change the World

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Perkey

From unemployment to natural disasters, to war, illness and poverty, problems are seemingly endless. The good news? We're not powerless to help.

Why It's Better To Have A Mind Than A Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The point must be made that we are not our brains. We are our minds, a rich, alive, constantly changing mystery.

The Truth About Antidepressants And Psychiatric Treatment Of Depression

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Standard antidepressant treatment is not always ineffective, however the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of severe depression should extend far beyond the mere prescription of an antidepressant.

The Good News About The 'Bad' News About Antidepressants

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I hope those whose lives are affected by depression will read the forthcoming challenges to Fournier's findings, since the conclusions arrived at by him are debatable.

Antidepressants: The Emperor's New Drugs?

Irving Kirsch, P.h.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irving Kirsch, P.h.D

It turned out that 75 percent of the antidepressant effect was also produced by placebos - sugar pills with no active ingredients that are used to control of the effects of hope and expectation in clinical trials.

All Hyped Up With Nowhere To Go

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

We all run out of time, and there is not really a way to save it. But one of the major ways we seem to be trying to save time is in how we communicate with each other.

The Prescription for Depression? "Oops, Never Mind!"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Most of us have been depressed at one time during our lives, or know someone who is seriously depressed.

Congressional Hearings On Antidepressant-Induced Suicide In The Military

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

Psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry continue to have a stranglehold on the treatment of active duty soldiers who become stressed.

10 Natural Antidepressants to Boost Your Spirits

Shannon Bindler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bindler

While antidepressants are the answer for some with clinical depression, others may seek natural methods in addition to or as an alternative to taking medication.

Stimulus Packages and Prozac: The Unintended Consequences of Intervention

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Peter Breggin

Artificial interventions by know-it-all psychiatrists with their drugs, or know-it-all politicians with their economic bromides can never improve upon the activities of individual human beings pursuing their interests and their ideals in a free society.

"Is Dirt the New Prozac?"

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

If your doctor advises you to get dirty instead of taking a pill to perk up your mood, don't look at her strangely. Pride yourself on having a physician who is on the cutting edge.

Arianna Discusses The Abuse Of Antidepressants On "Real Time With Bill Maher" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Huff TV

On Friday night, Arianna appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night alongside Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and th...