Response and remission rates were the same in the drug versus placebo groups, and Lexapro increased suicidality sixfold.
Researchers found that rats born to mothers given the antidepressant Prozac during pregnancy or breastfeeding exhibited varied behavioral and developmental effects, with implications for the understanding of antidepressant impacts during human pregnancies.
Risk of depression increased when children were taking methylphenidate for ADHD, but once they stopped taking the drug, depression risk dropped to normal levels.
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.
When comparing kids with the same symptoms who were either diagnosed with ADHD or not, those who received the diagnosis had worse outcomes.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.
Leading ADHD researchers outline four mistakes that turned ADHD from a description of behavior into a medical disease.
A new study finds that newborn babies experience antidepressant withdrawal after birth if their mothers take SSRIs when pregnant.
Mark Horowitz and David Taylor provide advice on how to tell the difference between antidepressant withdrawal and depression relapse.
“Efforts to improve learning in children with ADHD should focus on obtaining effective academic instruction rather than stimulant medication.”
A new article reviews studies in the field of nutritional psychiatry and how nutrition can prevent and treat mental health issues.
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.
Medical researchers present evidence that ADHD is overdiagnosed in children and teens, which can lead to significant harm.
A new study examines the role parent borderline pathology plays in the perpetuation of childhood maltreatment.
Neuroscience researchers find no differences in brain connectivity between children with diagnoses of autism, ADHD, and those with no diagnoses.
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.
Researchers detect a striking relationship between the month of school enrollment relative to peers and patterns of ADHD diagnoses in a large sample of elementary school students throughout the US.
Researchers discuss the evidence that antipsychotic medications may cause brain atrophy in children, whose brains are still developing.
Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.
Withholding antipsychotics may be beneficial for memory, the researchers write.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins test paroxetine on developing brain cells and discover numerous neurotoxic effects.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
Also, male mice born to mothers with an immune response exhibited “autistic-like” behaviors, scientists report.