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When neurons are out of shape, antidepressants may not work

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medication for major depressive disorder (MDD), yet scientists still do not understand why the treatment does not work in nearly thirty percent of patients with MDD. Now, Salk Institute researchers have discovered differences in growth patterns of neurons of SSRI-resistant patients. The work has implications for depression as well as other psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia that likely...

Is Zoloft a good medication for depressive bipolar symptoms?

Is Zoloft a good medication for bipolar disorder?Zoloft can help manage the symptoms of depression for people with bipolar disorder. However, a mood stabilizing drug should be considered the basic treatment with Zoloft added to treat the depressive symptoms during a depressive episode.Zoloft is one of the drugs in the SSRI category of which there are several. These SSRI drugs can be used to treat symptoms of depression other than the depressed episode of bipolar disorder.The diagnosis of bipola...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Zoloft, SSRI, David G Markham

yahoo lifestyle interviewed me in April 2018 — the article is up today… (In recovery — from antidepressants)

I did emphasize the fact that all psych meds have withdrawal issues. Unfortunately this article, like most that hit the mainstream don't do much to acknowledge that reality. Still, it's always good to see coverage of this sort out there.  Laura Delano and Kelly Brogan are also quoted. Yay, us. We've all been at this for a long time and it's good to see our work being recognized. 
Tags: Health, Infertility, Antidepressants, SSRI, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Psychiatric Abuse, Laura Delano, Kelly Brogan

How Going On Antidepressants For The First Time Changed My Skin

In 2014, after a particularly tough breakup, I started taking antidepressants for anxiety and OCD. I'd struggled with my mental health since around 2010, but had never tried medication because I was scared of the side effects. I expected to experience insomnia and headaches, but one thing I never really considered was whether taking the drugs I was prescribed would affect my appearance — mainly, my skin.According to figures obtained by The Guardian, more than 4 million people in England are lon...
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3 Types Of Depression Identified

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Tags: Psychology, Depression, Jeremy Dean, SSRI

Drug combination for treatment resistant depression no more effective than single

A large clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal today, looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazapine to an SSRI or SNRI in patients who remain depressed after at least six weeks of conventional (SSRI or SNRI) antidepressant treatment. They found that this combination was no more effective in improving depression than placebo and call on doctors to rethink its use.
Tags: Science, British Medical Journal, SSRI

Researchers examine SSRI use during pregnancy and major gestational malformations

A comprehensive new review article presents the most current understanding of the role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors play in increased risk of multiple diverse gestational malformations and takes aim at the ongoing debate over whether SSRIs as a drug class can cause these malformations.
Tags: Health, SSRI

Comorbidity: Treating Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse at the Same Time

Bipolar disorder seems like enough trouble for one person to deal with, but research is increasingly showing that individuals suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from a host of other diagnoses, such as an anxiety disorder, impulse control disorder, and perhaps most dangerous of all, a substance use disorder. The presence of both bipolar disorder and a substance use disorder in an individual is especially dangerous because it can increase the risk of injury, contracting...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, United States, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Recovery, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, CBT, SAMHSA, SSRI, Depressive Episode, Addiction Recovery

I’m Afraid of Being Influenced by Others’ Opinions

From Indonesia: I am sorry if my English is not that good. I’ve been diagnosed with pure Os for 10 years or so, and I’ve been drinking SSRIs for 2 years, which helped me a lot. Now my obsessions are lowered and there is only one kind of fear that buggers me a lot. I am afraid of being influenced by someone’s opinion, when that person doesn’t like the things that I like. I am afraid that by understanding her/his perspective, I’ll stop enjoying the things that I do enjoy. It works on some emotiona...
Tags: General, Indonesia, Paranoia, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, OCD, Obsessions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, SSRI

Picking A Tent

A couple years back (and thanks to SSRI-induced fatigue and apathy), I gave away most of my camping equipment. Now that I'm back in something like my right mind, I'm sad about that-- had a pretty nice Cabela's 3-season dome tent that wasn't too hard to set up. But, hey-- Might as well make the best of the situation. I'm in a position to get new, better gear!! And I think getting a tent for Christmas (give or take) is going to be my reward for laying 1500 square feet of flooring. So, I'...
Tags: Weapon, Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum, Cabela, SSRI

Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: Price v. H. Lundbeck A/S, 2018 ONSC 4333 (CanLII) Approximately three and a half years ago, pursuant to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, [Plaintiff] commenced a proposed class action against H. Lundbeck A/S and Lundbeck Canada Inc. (collectively “Lundbeck”), which are pharmaceutical compa...
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Antidepressant use and the climbing rate of the suicide

It is not clear whether Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade were getting drug treatment for depression. What is clear is that suicide in the U.S. has never been higher even as the use of SSRI antidepressants has also never been higher. One in every eight American adults recently took an antidepressant says the CDC and the number is only rising. Are the drugs working? The use of antidepressants almost tripled after direct-to-consumer drug advertising began. Only 13.4 million Americans took antidepres...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Psychiatry, New York Times, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, SSRI, Conditions

Psych drugs harm. Let’s get high profile MDs and celebrities – spreading the message

There are quite a few relatively mainstream doctors now talking about the harms of benzodiazepines and anti-depressants on social media. As usual other psychiatric drugs (neuroleptics, anti-convulsants, — called anti-psychotics and mood stabilizers, etc) are given short shrift. This is about informed consent. If people don’t know about the very serious potential risks involved in […]
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Pharmaceuticals, Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, Benzodiazepines, Infertility, Antidepressants, SSRI, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Abuse, Neuroleptics

Long-term effects of pre-birth exposure to anti-depressants 12 years later

This study investigates the complex relationships between pre-birth exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, and thinking and attention skills in 12-year-olds.
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In response to the NYTimes articles on antidpressant withdrawal

Some of us have been on the front lines figuring out this stuff years before anyone was publicly acknowledging it. I am sharing this info and collection in response to the two recent @nytimes articles. 
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Recovery, Infertility, Antidepressants, SSRI, Nytimes, Psychiatric Medications, SNRI

In response to the NYTimes articles on antidepressant withdrawal

Some of us have been on the front lines figuring out this stuff years before anyone was publicly acknowledging it. I am sharing this info and collection in response to the two recent @nytimes articles. 
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Recovery, Infertility, Antidepressants, SSRI, Nytimes, Psychiatric Medications, SNRI

Study examines associations of prenatal SSRI exposure, fetal brain development

Brain imaging findings suggest selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use by pregnant women may be associated with fetal brain development, particularly in regions of the brain related to emotional processing.
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Bio Roundup: Ex-Kiters Say Allo, NASH Cash & Data, Alkermes No & More

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ll start this week with biotech deals, one featuring a couple of CAR-T heavyweights who have re-emerged after selling Kite Pharma for $12 billion. They will try to shepherd to market a different type of the promising cancer immunotherapy: allogeneic T cells that come from donors, not from a patient’s own blood. After the deals, we’ll move on to data. The FDA didn’t smile upon a big submission of depression studies from Alkermes, while those fighting liver diseas...
Tags: Startups, Obamacare, Cdc, Value, Trends, Cash, Investment, Cms, Ms, Mit, Vc, Depression, Therapy, Abuse, NHS, Healthcare

New Guidelines: Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Big pharma is surely loving this! Plus it mentions firearms, I wonder if the screening will include questions about firearms in the home? Here is a write-up discussing the risks and "treatment", of course SSRIs are listed as the first treatmnt, along with SSRIs and psychotherapy. https://www.uspreventiveservicestask...nts-screening1 So by all means let's have pediatricians with very little experience start doling out the latest newest SSRI that is being promoted by big pharma to 12 year olds, ...
Tags: Weapon, General Discussion, SSRI, Zuckerbrot

Money story: Return of the frugal jerk

This guest post from the Frugal Jerk is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. This is a continuation of the story Frugal Jerk started last week. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all stages of financial maturity. Today, the Frugal Jerk — who has asked to remain anonymous for now — shares the second half of a story about going from internet entrepreneur to busted ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, John, Ben Goldacre, House & Home, Reader Stories, Don, Kris, SSRI, HTP, Money Stories, Frugal Jerk, NDRI

Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy

The failure of SSRI antidepressants can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Norway published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Prescribing the dose of escitalopram based on a patient's specific genetic constitution would greatly improve therapeutic o...
Tags: Sweden, Norway, Karolinska Institutet, SSRI, Diakonhjemmet Hospital

How to Deal With Inappropriate Urination

You wouldn’t believe this is the same cat who frustrated me with her inappropriate urination behavior when she first arrived. Inappropriate urination is one of the most frustrating things cat guardians have to deal with. We get all kinds of emails here at Paws and Effect HQ from people whose cats are peeing and pooping where they shouldn’t. We give the best advice we can, but did you know I’ve had to deal with this annoying and heartbreaking problem, too? It’s true. When Tara came to Paws and E...
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I Can’t Cry On My Antidepressant — & It’s Really Weird For Me

I went on antidepressants for the first time in March. It’s been an overwhelmingly successful experiment, with one standout caveat: I can no longer cry.I’ve always skewed more toward anxiety than depression and have always been a crier. I’m 40 now, and I had my first anxiety attack at 12. That first attack, especially when you’re young, is pretty much the most terrifying thing you can imagine. Not only is your body betraying you — first it’s a pit in your stomach, then a shortness of breath, an...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Broadway, Liberal, Pollyanna, Melissa, Courtney, SSRI, EVAN HANSEN

Do I Have To Sacrifice My Mental Health To Have Kids?

My Ob/Gyn’s eyes widened as she looked at the list of medications I take for depression and anxiety — Paxil, Lamictal, Klonopin. And then she let loose with a lecture I’d never heard from any doctor before. “You CANNOT get pregnant on these medications,” she warned while taking my history, and then again for good measure before letting me leave. I promised her I wasn’t planning on it. I’m 24, single, and until I met my now 1-year old niece, I’d never even really seen the appeal of kids to begin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nas, Poppy, Higgins, SSRI, Ackerman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erin Higgins, NYU Langone Health, Sacrifice My Mental Health To Have Kids, Paxil Lamictal Klonopin, Ashley Laderer, Marra Ackerman

Patients' expectations influence the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but their superiority over placebo has been questioned, generating considerable debate among researchers and clinicians. In a new study, Uppsala University researchers show that the way in which the treatment is described to the patient can be as important as the treatment itself.
Tags: Science, SSRI, Uppsala University

3 Silver Stocks to Buy if Silver Falls Below $15

The stock market has had a fantastic year, with all three broader market indexes pushing to multiple all-time highs. However, since the beginning of 2016, you'd struggle to find industries that have performed better than precious metals. Leading that charge is the Global X Silver Miners ETF, which has risen by a cool 84%, which is more than quadruple the return of the S&P 500 over that same time frame.There have been plenty of reasons to be optimistic about silver stocks. The vast majority of si...
Tags: Energy, Finance, Materials, Sean Williams, SSRI, HL, and Utilities, CDE, 84264d4a-6100-11e7-bf72-0050569d4be0, Silver Falls Below 15, Global X Silver Miners ETF

How Silver Standard Resources Inc. Makes Most of Its Money

At first glance, it would seem obvious that a company named Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ: SSRI) probably makes most of its money from mining silver. That assumption, however, couldn't be farther from the truth because the bulk of this company's production is gold, which currently supplies 70% of its revenue. It's why the company is in the process of changing its name to SSR Mining to better reflect its current business. Here's a closer look at how gold became its biggest moneymaker and if...
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With health care cuts looming, low-cost magnesium a welcome option for treating depression

The cost of depression is great -- 350 million people worldwide suffer from this disorder and costs for traditional SSRI treatments are high. New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies.
Tags: Science, SSRI

Relax, Gold and Silver Investors. So the Fed Raised Rates -- No Big Deal!

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released its long-awaited and much-anticipated decision on its federal funds target rate. As expected on Wall Street, the Fed chose to raise its federal funds target rate by 25 basis points to a new range of 1% to 1.25%, marking the third time in six months that the U.S. central bank has lifted interest rates, and the fourth time since December 2015. The Fed retained its longer-term target of a 3% federal funds target rate.The Fed also laid out a plan to unwind ...
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Best Online Pharmacy – Price Escitalopram online – Express Delivery

Price Escitalopram online Generic Lexapro Best Pharmacy To Buy Cheapest Lexapro. Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an antipsychotic medication belogning to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor class or SSRI. It is used to treat depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Lexapro also marketed as:Cipralex, Escitalopram, Esertia, Lexaprin, Seroplex. *Lexapro® is a registered trademark of Forest Pharmaceu...
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