Reduced brain volumes due to SSRI exposure in pregnancy was not explained by maternal depression alone.
Researchers find that SSRIs increase suicide attempts up to age 24, and have no preventative effect at any age, even for those at high risk of suicide.
Response and remission rates were the same in the drug versus placebo groups, and Lexapro increased suicidality sixfold.
Leading ADHD researchers outline four mistakes that turned ADHD from a description of behavior into a medical disease.
Also, male mice born to mothers with an immune response exhibited “autistic-like” behaviors, scientists report.
A new study in rats found that those exposed to antidepressants in utero had an impaired ability to nurture their own children in later life.
When comparing kids with the same symptoms who were either diagnosed with ADHD or not, those who received the diagnosis had worse outcomes.
Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy were more than six times as likely to have neonatal withdrawal syndrome—including breathing problems, irritability/agitation, tremors, feeding problems, and seizures—than those born to mothers taking other types of drugs.
“Efforts to improve learning in children with ADHD should focus on obtaining effective academic instruction rather than stimulant medication.”
Risk of depression increased when children were taking methylphenidate for ADHD, but once they stopped taking the drug, depression risk dropped to normal levels.
Mark Horowitz and David Taylor provide advice on how to tell the difference between antidepressant withdrawal and depression relapse.
Withholding antipsychotics may be beneficial for memory, the researchers write.
A new study finds that newborn babies experience antidepressant withdrawal after birth if their mothers take SSRIs when pregnant.
A study of over 1.5 million people in Europe and the US links the development of less adaptive personalities with childhood lead exposure.
Researchers again debunk the claim that the FDA black box warnings on antidepressants led to more suicides.
Researchers have found further evidence that the anticholinergic effect of psychiatric drugs can lead to cognitive impairments.
Medical researchers present evidence that ADHD is overdiagnosed in children and teens, which can lead to significant harm.
The article suggests that research challenging the evidence for ADHD drugs does not lead to changes without public campaigns.
Bias and financial conflicts in antidepressant trials “contribute to systematic underestimation of risk in the published literature.”
According to researchers, children are being increasingly prescribed multiple different psychiatric medications.
Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.
National data on rates of youth antidepressant prescription, suicide, and self-harm in Australia sparks public health debate about drug safety.
New study finds that Medicaid enrolled youth were 14 times more likely to be on an antidepressant in 2014 than in 1987.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins test paroxetine on developing brain cells and discover numerous neurotoxic effects.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.