Wednesday, September 22, 2021

More Discussion of Antidepressant Withdrawal Effects

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-Forensic psychiatrist Andrew Shepherd reviews a recent study on withdrawal effects from coming off antidepressant drugs.

Antipsychotic-induced Sexual Dysfunction Underreported

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Researchers found some antipsychotics to be worse than others for causing sexual dysfunction.

Lithium May Cause Sexual Dysfunction — More Research Needed

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Lithium appears to reduce libido and sexual function, and more research into the problem is needed.

Antidepressant Caused Six-fold Artery Plaque Build-up in Monkeys

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Zoloft caused up to six-fold increases in build-up of atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of monkeys.

PTSD and Antidepressants Linked to Diabetes

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A JAMA Psychiatry study found links between PTSD, type 2 diabetes, and antidepressants.

Children on Antipsychotics 50% More Likely to Develop Diabetes

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Antipsychotic drugs increased the risk of children developing diabetes by 50%, and with an antidepressant added, their risk doubled.

Pfizer Accused of Knowing Zoloft Antidepressant Caused Birth Defects

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The first of more than 1,000 lawsuits about Zoloft and birth defects has gotten underway.

“Treatment Resistant” Schizophrenia Strongly Linked to Dopamine Supersensitivity

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Over 70% of schizophrenia patients who are "treatment resistant" have apparently developed dopamine supersensitivity psychosis from long-term use of antipsychotic medications.

More Evidence Antidepressants Might Induce Sexual Dysfunction Even After Stopping Them

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A retrospective study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry examined cases of people who suffered sexual dysfunction that endured even after stopping taking SSRI antidepressants.

Psychotropics During Pregnancy Raise Risk of Babies with Low Birth Weight, Hospitalizations

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The use by mothers of any of four major classes of psychiatric medications during pregnancy significantly raises the risk that their babies will be born with low birth weights and will need to be hospitalized.

Researcher: 60,000 Americans Now Taking Antipsychotics Will Die Prematurely

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-A fired government health economist says that his research was showing that 60,000 Americans now taking antipsychotic medications will die prematurely.

Health Canada Adds Suicide Warning to ADHD Medications

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Stronger warnings on the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors are being incorporated into the prescribing information for ADHD drugs in Canada.

Long-term Use of Lithium Can Cause Kidney Failure

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A third of patients who have taken the common psychiatric medication lithium for over ten years have developed "chronic renal failure" from the drug.

Some Common Psychiatric Medications Associated With Pneumonia

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Pneumonia cases in the elderly are strongly associated with use of anticholinergic medications, including benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants.

J&J Loses Case Over Risperdal Antipsychotic Causing Male Breast Growth

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A jury decided Johnson & Johnson must pay a Philadelphia man $2.5 million in damages "for failing to warn that its Risperdal antipsychotic could cause gynecomastia."

Antidepressants Actually Reduce Serotonin Levels

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Common scientific beliefs about serotonin levels in depression and how antidepressants act on the brain appear to be completely backwards.

Stopping SSRI Antidepressants Can Cause Long, Intense Withdrawal Problems

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In the first systematic review of withdrawal problems that patients experience when trying to get off SSRI antidepressant medications, researchers found that withdrawing from SSRIs was comparable to trying to quit addictive benzodiazepines.

FDA System for Recording Adverse Drug Effects Perilously Deficient

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The system that the US FDA is using to gather and report on information about dangerous side effects from medications is extremely unreliable and...

Over One Thousand Boys Grew Breasts “Probably” Caused By Common Psychiatric Medication

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According to an ex-chief of the FDA, Johnson & Johnson knew long before it started warning people that Risperdal could cause boys to grow breasts.

Certain Antidepressants, Sleep Aids Associated with Higher Dementia Risk

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Greater cumulative doses of drugs that are anticholinergic or block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine are associated with significant increases in dementia and Alzheimer's.

Antipsychotics Again Strongly Linked to Falls and Fractures

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Three independent studies in two journals reported strong links between antipsychotics and falls and fractures.

FDA-approved Ads Misinform Patients About Antipsychotics and Motor Dysfunction

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Food and Drug Administration-approved information and public advertisements are misleading the public about the actual neurodegenerative risks from second-generation antipsychotics.

Evidence Lacking for Antidepressant Safety in Nursing Mothers

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A scientific review says we need to know much more about the risks of nursing mothers taking SSRIs.

Antidepressants Seem to Increase Heart Disease in the Elderly

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Depressed elderly people are more likely to suffer heart disease not because of their depression, but apparently due to antidepressant drugs.

Different Antipsychotics Have Different Effects on Brain Volume

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First generation antipsychotics seem to cause general brain volume loss, while second generation antipsychotics seem to both increase and decrease the thickness of different parts of the brain.

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