Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: over prescription to women

Madness to Miracles

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I lost 20 years of my life and everyone and everything I held dear, including myself, due to psychiatric medicine. Why did doctors not see how drastically I changed and how rapid and brutal my descent was?

The Answers in the Attic: A Mother-Daughter Story of Overmedication and...

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In 1959, my mother suffered what people referred to as a nervous breakdown after my sister’s birth. I puzzled over why Mom never recovered, until I found Dad’s collection of medical records in my sister’s attic. How could anyone give a nursing mother with three small children so many drugs in such a short period of time?

How Antidepressant Withdrawal ‘Can Trap People’

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Psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances argues when people face "mild, transient depression," antidepressants shouldn't become "a way of treating the aches and pains of everyday life."

More Than Two-Thirds of Antidepressants Prescribed Against Guidelines

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Results of a new study reveal that sixty-nine percent, or more than two-thirds, of patients prescribed antidepressant drugs have never, in their medical history, met the criteria for major depression. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry this month, also found that several demographic factors, like race and gender, were associated with the prescription of antidepressants.