SSRIs Implicated in Drinking Problems

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The U.K.'s Mail reports of an effect of SSRIs that, though rare, has shown up in significant numbers of people according to David Healy's...

Despite Risks, Antidepressant Use among Reproductive Age Women Increases

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Accumulating evidence points to serious risks associated with antidepressant use during pregnancy, yet data suggests that prescriptions continue to rise in the US. "Given...

“B.C. Care Homes Provide Antidepressants Without Diagnoses”

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New data reveals that the majority of care homes in British Columbia, Canada are giving out prescriptions for antidepressants and antipsychotics without a diagnosis....

The Legal and Moral Issues of Drugging Children

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Jim Gottstein’s presentation March 29, 2012 at the APA’s Humanistic Division. Mr. Gottstein talks about the the legal and moral issues of the massive number...

“Survivors Push for Withdrawal Hotline and Change”

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“Two Scots whose lives have been ravaged by prescription drugs are battling for ­recognition of the devastating withdrawal issues as well as proper support for victims,”...

Judge Allows Zoloft Defense in CA Rape Case

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A former southern California police detective and Iraq war veteran charged with rape will be allowed to argue that an over-prescription of antidepressants for...

Why Would Depression Be Linked to a Doubling of Risk of Stroke?

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"Depression can double risk of stroke," reported many news outlets, covering a study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers in the Journal of the American Heart Association

Is the GSK Settlement Sufficient

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An article in the New England Journal of Medicine asks whether settlements such as the $3 billion GlaxoSmithKline agreed to last July regarding off-label...

ï»żA Rorschach Test for Psych Drugs

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On October 23, the New York Times ran a very nice feature story about a Los Angeles woman, Keris Myrick, who, even though she...

More Than 60% of Female Inmates in Canadian Prisons are Prescribed Psychiatric Medication

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The average rate of female prisoners in Canada's prison system who receive psychiatric medication has jumped from 42% in 2001 to over 60% today,...

Elevated Diabetes in Children Treated With Antipsychotics, Antidepressants

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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts found that children are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes when treated with antidepressants, and more...

FDA: New Depression Drug “Not Approvable”

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Gepirone, a new depression drug by Fabre-Kramer Pharmaceuticals, did not meet the FDAs efficacy standards. The new drug application for gepirone has now received...

“Psychiatric Drugs a Proven Menace”

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Brian Daniels writes in the Belfast Telegraph that the role of antidepressants in the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash needs to be investigated. “The safety...

“MHRA Consultant Calls for Antidepressant Use in Young”

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Bob Fiddamen dissects the issue of suicidality, bizarre behavior and antidepressants in light of BMJ Open's publication of "Suicide-related events in young people following...

“Psychotic Shooters on the Open Frontier of Profit”

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At CounterPunch, Joseph Natoli connects Big Pharma, mass shootings, and rampant inequality. He writes: “The Brave New World soma strategy to deal with a population that, were they not doped up, might violently disrupt that brave new world, is useful if a society is ‘creatively destroying’ a growing number of its population each day. While the poor have daily evidence of their poverty, a collapsing middle class live in the illusion that they are middle class and just a short distance, not from ruin, but from fame and fortune. They are, in short, heading for a catastrophic break-down. Big Pharma is already set to give us all a ‘soft landing.’”

ISEPP Board Member Testifies at Mexican Congressional Hearing on Psych Meds & Violence

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Dr. Toby Watson, The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry's former executive director, reports on his expert testimony to the Federal Congress and...

“Chuck Norris Warns Antidepressants Can Depress”

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Chuck Norris writes in WND: "I believe that too many who struggle with mild cases of depression don’t think they can find genuine relief...

Stress Reduces Gene Activity Thought to Protect Against Depression

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Researchers at Yale University found that stress in rats blocks the activity of a gene that promotes healthy neural connections in the brain. The...

“Alkermes Depression Drug Fails in Studies, Shares Plunge”

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Reuters reports that a new drug for major depression failed to improve symptoms in two late-stage clinical trials sending the manufacture’s stock into a...

AztraZeneca Struggling as Generic Seroquel Gets the Green Light

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With a U.S. judge refusing to grant an injunction against generic versions of it's top-selling drug Seroquel last Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports...

“Are We Using Antidepressants to Paper Over the Cracks of a Fractured Society?”

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The Guardian writes that "Use of antidepressant drugs has become more common than ever before. Perhaps it's time that we looked at the wider causes...

Relabeling “Antidepressants”

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Do "the medications we call antidepressants justify the label of antidepressant?" So ask Davids Antonuccio and Healy in Scientifica. "On all of the identified...

FDA Adds Warnings to Celexa’s Label

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Following up on last August's warning that high doses of Celexa can cause potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, the FDA has added clarification to...

Calif. Jury Rejects “Zoloft Defense”

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The jury in Anthony Orban's California trial for rape - which Orban argued was the result of a 'psychotic break' caused by his recent...

Adolescents at Risk for Psychosis Do Worse On Antipsychotics

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In a study of 53 adolescents at risk for psychosis, researchers from Canada and the U.S. looked at treatment with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and no...