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Rethinking Serotonin's Role in Clinical Depression

Teagan Wall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science
Teagan Wall

Since the 1950s, clinical depression has been thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, specifically an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin. But a paper published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience last month suggests that no, depression is not cause by serotonin dysfunction.

Anna Almendrala

The Unexpected Factor That Could Be Sabotaging Breastfeeding Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

New mothers who struggle with depression might feel hesitant to keep taking antidepressant medication while breastfeeding. But new research hints that...

The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

Julia Fierro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Julia Fierro

We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.

$1.5 Million Award in Autistic Child Tardive Dyskinesia Legal Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Feb. 11, 2014, a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia whi...

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

David Blistein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...

STUDY: Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Don't Cause Autism

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BY GENE EMERY NEW YORK Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:15pm EST (Reuters Health) - Women who take a common type of antidepressant during pregnancy are not ...

Marijuana Blamed for Dzhokhar's Alleged Boston Bombings

Russ Belville | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Russ Belville

Let's see, there are 26.1 million annual tokers, 17 million monthly tokers, and 2 million daily tokers in America. Two of them are alleged terrorists. That's literally, at best, a one-in-a-million risk.

Faster-Acting Experimental Antidepressants Show Promise

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ricki Rusting (Click here for the original article) Antidepressants restore well-being to many people, but sometimes at the cost of such side e...

Xanax Facts and Whitney Houston

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Reports that Xanax and other benzos are not usually lethal when taken alone are vastly misleading. Xanax is rarely taken alone. Why? Because as much or more than any other prescribed drug, Xanax causes medication spellbinding.

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.

Judge Sentences Teenager In Prozac Murder Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The judge's opinion is a landmark legal confirmation of the scientific fact that the newer antidepressants like Prozac, including the SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, can cause violence and even murder.

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."

FAA: Pilots On Antidepressants Now Permitted To Fly

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an...

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. ...

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

What Would Happen if Men Lost their Testosterone for a Few Days Each Month?

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Understanding the hormonal cycle is imperative for maximizing our physical and mental health, and the younger the woman is when she is enlightened, the better off she will be.

Old Drug, New Drug . . . Red Drug, Blue Drug?

James S. Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James S. Gordon

This letter of mine appeared in The New York Times yesterday (in somewhat shortened form), under the title, "Alternatives to New Drugs." I thought yo...

When Depression is Treated as a Disease

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

Acting on our own behalf, working in concert with physicians and therapists who value our efforts, we can overcome the helplessness and hopelessness that are the hallmarks of depression.

The Anthrax Perpetrator and the Arkansas Shooter Were Taking Antidepressants

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

It was recently disclosed that two murderers, one extremely notorious, were probably taking antidepressants at the time of their crimes, but hardly an...

Online Therapy: The Next Frontier

The Times | Peta Bee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research has found that when - and this is crucial - it is carried out responsibly, and kept specific, online therapy is one of the ...

Do Antidepressants Actually Work? Research Says Probably Not

Reuters | Will Dunham and Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

British researchers have released a report that claims that antidepressants, for the most part, are ineffective. The researchers found that compared ...