Long Term Antidepressant Use Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality

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A study finds that commonly prescribed antidepressants are associated with the development of diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases.
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Psychiatric Journals’ Pro-Pharma Publication Bias Hides Suicide Risk of Antidepressants

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Selective publication bias in top psychiatry journals was not explained by the quality of the studies, but by financial ties to pharma.

Antipsychotics Often Prescribed Without Informed Consent

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New research reveals that patients are often not given fully informed consent before being prescribed antipsychotics.

Antidepressant Withdrawal Linked to Suicide Attempt in Case Study

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Researchers suggest that antidepressant withdrawal can be a possible precipitant of suicide.

Toward a Critical Self-Reflective Psychiatry: An Interview with Pat Bracken

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MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.

Newborn Babies Go Through Antidepressant Withdrawal

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A new study finds that newborn babies experience antidepressant withdrawal after birth if their mothers take SSRIs when pregnant.

Adults Treated for ADHD Report Low Quality of Life

Adults receiving ADHD medications and therapy frequently experience adverse events that interfere with employment and daily life.

Researchers: It’s Time to Stop Recommending Antidepressants for Depression

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Researchers review a new synthesis of the existing evidence and conclude that the harms of antidepressants outweigh any benefits.
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Antidepressant-Induced Serotonin Syndrome a Danger for the Elderly

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Researchers found that 25% of elderly patients taking antidepressants had serotonin syndrome, which is potentially life-threatening.

Case Study of Liberation Approach to International Mental Health Care

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Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.

Study Finds Improved Functioning for ‚ÄėSchizophrenia‚Äô Without Antipsychotics

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Long-term treatment with antipsychotic drugs is currently considered the standard treatment for patients diagnosed with ‚Äėschizophrenia.‚Äô A new study challenges this practice, however. The...

Ethical Issues Raised Over FDA Collaboration with Biogen on Failed Drug

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The FDA collaborated with Biogen to conduct repeated re-analyses of aducanumab for Alzheimer's and FDA committee members are raising concerns.

Researchers: Antidepressant Use in Children Increases Suicide, No Evidence of Benefit

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Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.

Study Finds ADHD Drugs Alter Developing Brain

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A new study, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, investigates the effect of stimulant ‚ÄėADHD‚Äô drugs on the brains of children and young adults. The...

“I Found My Lion’s Roar”: Ro Speight on Combining Peer Support and Open Dialogue

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MIA's Ana Florence interviews recovery advocate Ro Speight about her journey from receiving Peer Support to working as a facilitator in Peer Partnered Open Dialogue.

Mental Health Professionals Critique the Biomedical Model of Psychological Problems

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While a great deal of the excitement about advances in psychological treatments comes from the potential for research in neuroscience to unlock the secrets of the brain, many mental health experts would like to temper this enthusiasm. A special issue of the Behavior Therapist released this month calls into question the predominant conception of mental illnesses as brain disorders.

Psychostimulants Harm Performance, as Well as Neuroplasticity

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A review of "potential neurobiological ramifications of the popular cognitive enhancers," in Frontiers of Systems Neuroscience, finds that stimulants reduce performance at higher dosages, and...

How Exercise Can Help With First Episode Psychosis

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New study examines the experiences of people utilizing an exercise program following a first-episode psychosis.
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Antipsychotic Augmentation Increases Risk of Death

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A new study finds that adding an antipsychotic to existing antidepressant treatment is associated with a 45% increased risk of early death.
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Patient Reports Reveal SSRI Antidepressants Often Lead to Emotional Blunting

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According to patient reports, SSRI antidepressants most frequently lead to the subjective experience of emotional blunting.

Review Explores First-Person Experiences of People Taking Antipsychotics

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A new systematic review finds that patients report reduced symptoms but also loss of self and agency while taking antipsychotics.

Researchers: Antidepressant Withdrawal, Not ‚ÄúDiscontinuation Syndrome‚ÄĚ

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Researchers suggest that the pharmaceutical industry had a vested interest in using the term ‚Äúdiscontinuation‚ÄĚ in order to hide the severity of physical dependence and withdrawal reactions many people experience from antidepressants.

No Evidence PTSD Treatments Helping Veterans

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No one has been tracking whether or not US veterans have been benefiting in any way from over $3.2 billion annually in mental health...

Anticholinergic Psychiatric Drugs Linked to a 50% Increase in Dementia

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People who take anticholinergic drugs, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics, are at a 50% higher risk of dementia.

Researchers Seek Standardized and Safe Antidepressant Tapering Protocol

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A new study promotes the use of a standardized approach to antidepressant tapering.