Friday, February 26, 2021

Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of Failure of Dental Implants

People who take SSRI antidepressants are twice as likely to have their dental implants fail, according to McGill University researchers. In a press release,...

Psychiatry’s Top Experts Acknowledge Lasting Harms of Antidepressant Withdrawal

Royal College of Psychiatrists’ former president demands support for patients coming off antidepressants.

Class Action Lawsuit Granted Over Pfizer Antidepressant’s Effects on Heart, Liver and Profits

Pfizer will face a class action lawsuit by investors who claim that the drugmaker's Wyeth unit failed to disclose information about its antidepressant Pristiq's...

Antidepressants Not Superior to Psychotherapy for Severe Depression

On Wednesday, JAMA Psychiatry released a meta-analysis comparing the results of cognitive-behavioral therapy and antidepressant medication in severely depressed populations. Currently, many practice guidelines suggest that antidepressants be used over psychotherapy for major depressive disorder. The analysis, however, found that “patients with more severe depression were no more likely to require medications to improve than patients with less severe depression.”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked to Psychiatric Conditions

A review published by Romanian and German researchers in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry suggests that many psychiatric conditions have strong links to Irritable...

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