Sunday, July 25, 2021

Researchers Propose Study to Test Whether Antidepressants Impede Recovery

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Evolutionary theorists suggest that antidepressants interfere with the adaptive function of depression and propose a test of this theory.

No, the FDA’s Black Box Warning Did not Increase Suicides

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Researchers again debunk the claim that the FDA black box warnings on antidepressants led to more suicides.

Psychotherapy Can Prevent Relapse When Discontinuing Antidepressants

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“Short and simple psychological programs can prevent people from relapsing when they stop their antidepressants.”

Allen Frances Takes on the Over-Prescription of Antidepressants

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The prominent psychiatrist explores why antidepressants remain highly overprescribed and offers solutions to the problem.

Antidepressants Not Clinically Useful for Back Pain

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While professional guidelines recommend antidepressants for back pain, researchers point out the lack of evidence for their usefulness.

Cochrane Review Calls for More Research on Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Researchers find a lack of current literature on safe, effective ways to manage antidepressant withdrawal and make suggestions for future research.

Internet Forum for Tapering Psychiatric Drugs Provides Novel Insights

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After 15 years, the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, Adele Framer, shares what she has learned about the science of withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.

Antidepressant Withdrawal Misdiagnosed as Functional Disorder

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Adverse physiological symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal are regularly mistaken to be other problems to the detriment of the patient.

Antidepressants Still Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

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Bias and financial conflicts in antidepressant trials “contribute to systematic underestimation of risk in the published literature.”

Another Failed Study of “Personalized” Depression Treatment

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Due to lackluster antidepressant study results, researchers test if subgroups of depressed patients show greater improvement.

Researchers Document Protracted Withdrawal from Antidepressants

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Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome characterized by long-term adverse experiences after coming off of antidepressants.

New Research Questions Safety of Esketamine for Depression

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An analysis of FDA adverse event reports related to esketamine shows the potential for negative effects such as suicidal and self-injurious ideation.

Researchers: “Antidepressants Should Be Avoided in Bipolar Depression”

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New research finds that antidepressants are not effective for bipolar disorder and can worsen symptoms of mania.

Facebook Groups Provide Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Help When Doctors Don’t

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A new study looks at how online communities provide information and support for patients experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal.

Listening to the Patient Voice: The Antidepressant Withdrawal Experience

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Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.

Suicide Rates Did Not Decrease When Antidepressant Drugs Were Introduced

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Researchers investigate the claim that the introduction of antidepressant drugs led to decreases in suicide rates internationally.

Promising Preliminary Results from a Small Study of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

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A new study offers promising results for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for depression.

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.

Anticholinergic Drugs Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline

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A new study finds that anticholinergic drugs, like antidepressants and antipsychotics, are associated with mild cognitive decline.

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.

Psychiatry’s Top Experts Acknowledge Lasting Harms of Antidepressant Withdrawal

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

Further Results Confirm Antidepressants Increase Risk of Violent Crime By 26%

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Taking an SSRI antidepressant was associated with a 26% increased risk of violent crime conviction.

Unblinding in Antidepressant Trials Biases Results

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Studies that compare the effectiveness of different antidepressant drugs are unreliable, according to new research in BMC Psychiatry.

Stuart Shipko – SSRI Withdrawal: Shooting the Odds

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We interview Dr. Stuart Shipko, a psychiatrist and author who has a particular interest in the side effects and withdrawal effects of SSRI antidepressants and the need for informed consent when prescribing.

Tapering Strips Help People Stop Using Antidepressants, Study Finds

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A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os investigated whether tapering strips can help people stop using antidepressants.

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