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Study Defends Antidepressant Use In Pregnancy Despite Birth Defect Risks

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

While SSRI antidepressants are arguably still the most consumed drug class in the US, sales peaked in 2008 and have declined by four percent every yea...

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked To Increased Autism In Kids

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who take antidepressants during the late stages of pregnancy have an 87 percent increased risk of giving birth to a child who will be diagnosed ...

More Evidence That SSRIs Are A Much Needed Therapy, Not A Threat

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

A suite of three studies published Wednesday gives additional insight into the safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy: While there may be some ...

New Study Sheds Light On The Link Between Antidepressants And Birth Defects

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that pregnant women who take certain drugs that are part of a class of antidepre...

If Antidepressants Don't Cause Weight Gain, What Does?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

One hopes that patients who are gaining weight are not ignored their weight gain because a study says that they should not be doing so.

To Medicate or Not Medicate

Debra Kissen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

If you decide to take a break from medication while you're pregnant or discontinue taking it indefinitely, make sure you do so under the supervision of your doctor. Learn about discontinuing your medication, including what you should know about withdrawal effects and potential relapse.

Catherine Pearson

Study Says SSRIs Carry Risks For Pregnant Women | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

Deciding the best course for pregnant women grappling with depression has long been a tricky and contentious issue, and the debate has once again kick...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Depression: My Story | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

2011-12-16-arakdjkfjkdjfkd.jpgDepressed people don't choose to be sick. They want to be well. Believe me, I know, because I know I'm sick -- but I also know that I am more than my disease.

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.

Pill-Popping Culture

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

Most everyone I know is on a pill or trying to get one; everyone I know is trying to cure something. My friend, with the Prada pill bag, was trying to cure a broken heart.