Adverse reaction to antidepressants often lead to additional diagnosis

Today Philip highlights this phenomena which has been mentioned many times on this blog as well. His closing statements on a story well worth reading: Instead of long-term anti-depressant use leading to health problems and physical dependence (or addiction, if you prefer), it's now leading to people being re-diagnosed with another disorder. I've been deeply... Continue Reading →

More on benzodiazepines: (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium etc) legal and accidental addiction

From the Guardian, a year ago: They used to be called 'mother's little helpers', pill prescribed to stressed suburban housewives as a miracle pick-me-up. Now benzodiazepines are proving popular again, this time as an alternative to heroin. The tranquilliser boomed in the Sixties and Seventies as a supposedly safe alternative to barbiturates. Mick Jagger and... Continue Reading →

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