Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: iatrogenic

Review Documents Severe Withdrawal Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

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Researchers find that most psychiatric drugs cause severe withdrawal despite attempt s to gradually decrease the dosage.

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.

Study Finds High Risk for Suicide Following Psychiatric Hospitalization

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Patients are at an increased risk for suicide during the three months immediately following discharge from an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Prescription Stimulant Use is Associated with Earlier Onset of Psychosis

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Individuals diagnosed with psychotic disorders have an earlier onset of psychosis if they have previously been exposed to prescription stimulants, according to new research currently in press in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Meta-Analysis Ties Gray Matter Loss to Antipsychotic Dose

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Antipsychotics are currently the predominant treatment for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, but there is an accumulating body of research that links the use of these drugs to structural abnormalities in the brain. A recent meta-analysis suggests that gray matter loss in the brain may depend on the dose and class of the antipsychotic.

“More Evidence that Antipsychotics Shrink the Brain”

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New research finds that brain matter loss in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia is correlated with antipsychotic use, according to Psych Central. The analysis suggests that the continued use of antipsychotics is linked with progressive cortical gray matter loss.

It’s Not Just the Drugs; Misinformation Used to Push Drugs Can...

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I was recently talking with a young man about his anxiety, which he experiences as extreme.  When I asked him what the anxiety was...