Researchers Identify Patterns in Antidepressant and Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use

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The researchers found that, of those who were initially prescribed both antidepressants and benzodiazepines, approximately 12% went on to engage in long-term benzodiazepine use.

Over 1,000 Antidepressant Users Describe how Their Personal Life has Been Affected

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Survey examines adverse personal and interpersonal effects of antidepressants and the impact of polypharmacy

Study Investigates Physicians’ Beliefs About Placebo and Nocebo Effects of Antidepressants

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Surveyed doctors overestimate pharmacological effects of antidepressants and underestimate placebo effects.

PTSD and Psychiatric Medication Linked to Dementia in Older Veterans

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Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and taking SSRIs, novel antidepressants, or atypical antipsychotics are more likely to develop dementia.

Researchers Search for Subgroups Where Antidepressants Are More Effective

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The researchers theorized that this increased effectiveness was due not to “antidepressant” properties, but rather to the drug’s side effects, which include insomnia, drowsiness, and nausea.

Could ‘Treatment Resistance’ be an Effect of Antidepressants?

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Previously taking antidepressants could make individuals less likely to respond to treatment for bipolar II depression.

‘Do Antidepressants Work?’ is the Wrong Question

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“This research points to the inadequacy of asking the simple question: ‘Do antidepressants work?’ Instead, the value or otherwise of antidepressants needs to be understood in the context of the diversity of experience and the particular meaning they hold in people’s lives.”

Antidepressant Use May Increase Risk of Hip Fractures in Older Adults

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Study finds antidepressant use is linked to increase in hip fractures in community-dwelling older adults with and without Alzheimer’s disease.

Antidepressant Use Linked to Dementia

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A new study finds that elderly individuals using antidepressants are at significantly higher risk for dementia compared to depressed individuals who did not take the drugs.

Systematic Review Finds Antidepressants Double the Risk for Agitation and Violence in Healthy Volunteers

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The Nordic Cochrane Center conducted a systematic review of existing research trials on antidepressants and found that the drugs doubled the risk of feelings...

Use of Antidepressants Linked to Diabetes

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (such as Prozac and Zoloft) are the most commonly prescribed medication for depression. SSRIs have long been associated with an...