Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: SSRIs

Gradual Tapering Recommended for Antidepressant Discontinuation

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A new literature review reinforces the need to “down-titrate” or taper antidepressants, especially drugs like Celexa and Paxil.

Long Term Antidepressant Use Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality

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A study finds that commonly prescribed antidepressants are associated with the development of diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases.

Four Essential Studies on Antidepressant Withdrawal Every Prescriber Must Read

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A researcher and service user Stevie Lewis recounts her own experience with antidepressant withdrawal and what she wishes her doctors knew.

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.

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.

Welcome to Planet Psychiatry

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With the leadership of industry and their cosseted, lapdog doctors, psychiatric medications are prescribed indiscriminately to nearly anyone entering a physician’s office with a psychological complaint.

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.

The Reckoning in Psychiatry Over Protracted Antidepressant Withdrawal

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Medically-induced harm—affecting tens of millions of people worldwide—has taken the field decades to take seriously.

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.

Researchers Set the Record Straight on Controversial Zoloft Study

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An issue of Lancet Psychiatry is devoted to clarifying the lack of efficacy for Zoloft (sertraline).

Fluoxetine Not Helpful for Children with Autism

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A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.

Exposure to Antidepressants in the Womb Linked to Autism

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Researchers, publishing in Toxicology Research, review the evidence that antidepressant exposure in the womb is linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in humans.

Exposure to Antidepressants in the Womb Linked to Autistic Behavior in...

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Researchers experimenting on mice found that exposure to fluoxetine (Prozac) in utero resulted in behaviors considered in animal studies to be analogous to autism in humans.

Citizens Petition Calls for Sexual Side Effect Warnings

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Researchers take action after study exposes enduring sexual dysfunction as a potential side effect of serotonin reuptake inhibiting antidepressants, 5α-reductase inhibitors, and isotretinoin.

Review of Pediatric Antidepressant Studies Finds Evidence of Benefit Lacking

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Review of pediatric antidepressant studies finds the vast majority are negative on primary outcomes and an increased risk for suicidality.

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.

Majority of Pediatric Antidepressant Industry Trials Considered Low Quality

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Meta-analyses including studies that detail these trials could be presenting misleading information.

Antidepressant use During Pregnancy may Increase Risk of Birth Defects

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Use of antidepressants increased the risk of organ-specific malformations in women with depression

Better Mental Health Care Needed for Pilots

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A new study shows that airline pilots are at elevated risk for depression, yet encounter barriers to accessing mental health services.

Is Society or Psychiatry to Blame for the “Seriously Mentally Ill”...

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Adults in the U.S. diagnosed with “serious mental illness” die on average 25 years earlier than others. This is not controversial, as establishment psychiatry and its critics agree. What is controversial is who is to blame?

Antidepressants Increase the Risk of Suicide and Violence at All Ages

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Although the drug industry, our drug regulators and leading psychiatrists have done what they could to obscure these facts, it can no longer be doubted that antidepressants are dangerous and can cause suicide and homicide at any age.

What’s the Harm in Taking an Antidepressant?

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We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal?

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.

$11.9 Million Paxil Suicide Verdict: The Inside Story

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The judicial system and the public are becoming increasingly aware of the hazards of psychiatric drugs, including their capacity to make people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves and others, and contrary to their past behavior and character.