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title pic Dads and Post-partum Depression

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on May 16, 2012

Post-partum depression is most often seen as something that only mothers go through. But that is simply not the case. Even dads can develop the condition. While as much as 15 percent of new mothers develop post-partum depression, 10 percent of men go through it, as well. Symptoms for post-partum in men are very much […]

Natural Support For Post-partum Depression

Posted by The Vigilant Mom on May 11, 2012

Most moms know that pregnancy and parenthood changes your whole life. The change can be enormous. While almost everyone feels disoriented or anxious or exhausted (or all three!) after giving birth, some new moms experience symptoms that can be a little more extreme. They suffer from an almost constant feeling or despair and low self-esteem, […]

title pic Preparing to Discontinue Your Antidepressant Medication

Posted by Dana Hinders on May 9, 2012

If you’ve decided that the side effects of your antidepressant medication aren’t worth the benefits, it’s important to remember that you should not just abruptly stop taking your pills. SSRI or SNRI antidepressant withdrawal affects everyone differently, but it’s common to experience side effects like tension headaches, stomach upset, dizziness and lethargy. You will need […]

title pic Study Suggests Parkinson’s Patients Can Safely Take Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on May 3, 2012

If you suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and are thinking about taking antidepressants, you may be happy to know that a new study has found that you can take antidepressants without suffering from any added complications to your condition. “Depression is the No. 1 factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease,” […]

title pic New Study Shows How Antidepressants Really Work

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 30, 2012

While most of us know what an antidepressant medication is, one thing that stands out in my mind is that most of us have no clue just how these drugs work. This is particularly true with SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. That may be changing as a new Princeton study conducted on Zoloft […]

title pic Study: Race and Medicaid is a Factor in Who’s Prescribed Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 26, 2012

According to a new study, race may play a role in which depressed patients will be prescribed antidepressant medications (including Celexa, Zoloft and Prozac). This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. What the researchers discovered during the study is that African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorders […]

title pic Another Study Links SSRIs, PPHN

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on April 25, 2012

As careful as we are with our kids, it’s easy and natural to get a little complacent sometimes. I’ve certainly had those moments of “Do I really need to reapply the sun block?” and on especially hectic, have-to-get-to-a-meeting mornings I have (kind of) convinced myself that donuts are, in fact, the true Breakfast of Champions. […]

title pic FDA Updates Warnings Against Celexa

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 19, 2012

It looks like the antidepressant drug Celexa (citalopram) is back on the chopping block: The FDA recently called for the addition of heart problem warnings on the drug’s labels. “Citalopram should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it could cause potentially dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of […]

title pic Study Asks: “Can Brain Remember Past Antidepressant Reaction?”

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 16, 2012

According to information from a new study, the brain’s past recollections of antidepressant use may be a deciding factor in how the brain reacts to antidepressant use now. This new study asks, “Can the brain remember past antidepressant reactions?” Since depression is an often-recurring condition that pops in and out of a person’s lifetime, many […]

title pic Low Birth Weight Babies and SSRIs

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on April 12, 2012

When I was pregnant with one of my children, several “helpful” people glanced at my belly and said, “Oh, she’s going to be really small.” Just how they gleaned that from my super-sized waistline, swayed back and ginormous tunics, I don’t know. But it did worry me a little. What happens if she’s small? What […]