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Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.          

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

SSRI Antidepressants: Do They Cause Osteoporosis?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil have been associated with diminished bone mineral density and increased rates of fracture. Do they cause osteoporosis? The rationale of using drugs for depression is questioned.      

When is it Okay to Take an Antidepressant

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
In our pharmaceutically oriented culture, antidepressants are often looked as the solution for depression. We want the quickest fix that will get us back on our feet and back to work. And the medical profession has been trained to resort to using antidepressants, especially the SSRI type that include Prosac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Luvox rather than...

Why Antidepressants Don't Work

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2015
SSRI antidepressants, according to research published in the February issue of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, may increase serum levels of serotonin, but actually lower levels in the brain. This family of drugs blocks the re-uptake of serotonin by nerve tissue, which raises serum levels but actually lowers levels where we need them the most -- in...

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