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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 […]

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 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 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 […]

title pic Drugmakers ‘Depressed’ Over Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 9, 2012

In what can only be viewed as irony, the halt in the development of a novel antidepressant — caused when the researchers realized that the drugs being considered aren’t groundbreaking in comparison to pills that are already on the market — seems to have depressed drug makers hoping to create the next big thing in […]

title pic Study Links Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy to Autism in Children

Posted by Dana Hinders on April 5, 2012

Many people, even those who do not have children of their own, find themselves wondering why there seems to be such a rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism each year. It’s likely that many causes are contributing to the rise in autism, one of which is the increased number of women taking […]

title pic Symbyax and Pregnancy

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on March 26, 2012

You know how sometimes a company will slap a “new and improved” label on something, but it’s really a familiar product that is not so new and hardly improved? The same thing happens in the pharmaceutical industry. Sometimes a new drug hits the market and everyone thinks it’s different than the drugs that came before […]

title pic Prozac and Cough Syrup: The New Killer Cocktail

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on March 16, 2012

Prozac has been accused of many things over the years. Recently, a report on pointed out that when antidepressant medications mix with cough syrup, the effects can be deadly. According to the report, which was made by coroners in Quebec, an investigation of the deaths of two men revealed that they both died from […]

title pic SSRIs May Shrink Your Baby’s Head Size

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on March 12, 2012

As if the birth defects risks associated with women taking SSRIs during pregnancy weren’t enough, a new study is suggesting that SSRIs also cause a baby’s head size to be smaller. This study was conducted by lead researcher Hanan El Marroun and his team and was published in the March 5 online edition of the […]