A new as-yet-unpublished trial of duloxetine (Cymbalta) for fibromyalgia has presented more evidence of suicidal events in teens.
Benzodiazepine prescription practices may be in response to an epidemic of distress, rather than being used to treat specific mental health diagnoses.
A new study found that prazosin was associated with increased insomnia and nightmares, and did not reduce suicidal thoughts.
Long-term opioid prescribing has not only been shown to not be helpful for chronic pain; it in fact worsens pain by repeatedly causing tolerance and withdrawals (the main symptom of which is pain). This is analogous to how psychiatric drug use, though often helpful initially, ultimately can cause people to become chronically “mentally ill.”
I had managed to get off the drugs again, this time with practically no withdrawal reactions other than some disturbances to my sleep which eventually settled down. I truly feel that I have been given a second chance because I am aware of how many people struggle terribly with these drugs just as I did.
Researchers discuss the evidence that antipsychotic medications may cause brain atrophy in children, whose brains are still developing.
Study finds that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression have diets that are more inflammatory and higher in calories.
Journal releases a compilation of articles detailing how zero-tolerance policy may impact mental health.
A new study examines the association of mindfulness and stigma resistance among individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis.
A recent Cochrane review has found that serious adverse events occur for about 1% of children and adolescents treated with Ritalin.
Mixed-Methods study explores the experiences of antipsychotic discontinuation among service users.
Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.
New research suggests that clinicians should exercise caution prescribing SNRIs as first-line treatment for mood and anxiety disorders.
Prominent researchers conduct a review of antidepressant withdrawal incidence, duration, and severity. Results lead to call for new clinical guidelines.
A new article in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine addresses common misinterpretations of the efficacy research on antidepressants.
Hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms have been reported after methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment for ADHD.
New data shows that calls to US poison control centers have increased significantly for children taking stimulant ADHD drugs.
Alterations in gray matter and white matter development found in infants of mothers taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.
Disturbingly, our study and others reveal that the black box warning is now ignored in many countries, since antidepressant prescriptions for children are on the rise again. Despite increasing certainty that antidepressants are ineffective and likely cause suicidal behavior in young people, psychiatry continues to claim that they reduce suicide risk.
Researchers point to the risks of using antipsychotics with youth and caution against the practice.
The primary factor protecting psychiatry’s unwarranted power and authority is that it is perceived as shielding society from folks who are believed to be dangerous. It would seem, then, that one logical step toward reducing society’s trust in biological psychiatry would be to reveal the evidence of a significant correlation between the use of prescribed psychoactive drugs and the commission of violent acts against oneself or others.
People who reduced antipsychotic use by tapering were doing just as well after five years as those who continued using the drugs.
Researchers find that valproate decreases brain volume in a region associated with emotion processing across all participants.
New intervention shows promise in reducing over-prescription of off-label antipsychotics in older adults.
Three out of four users of the sedative, zolpidem (brand name Ambien), do not follow FDA recommendations to reduce risk.