Suicidal ideation gone…for a long time now

Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the “psychiatric” symptoms they were being “treated” for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided […]

Bipolar Disorder ‘misdiagnosed in a quarter of cases’

An excerpt from an article on Medical News Today: They found that over 25% of the patients with bipolar disorder had initially had their condition misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. Misdiagnosis often occurs because the symptoms of bipolar disorder overlap with depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, misdiagnosis can cause serious problems. For example, if people […]

Vogue Magazine takes on the toxicity of Paxil in pregnancy!!

Amazing but true!! This is a major victory. Vogue is as mainstream and (frankly disgusting) a magazine as you can get, but it’s so outrageously popular that this is really amazing and wonderful and may save hundreds of babies lives. It talks about the risks of taking medications in general while pregnant. With all the […]

Researcher Slams SSRIs, Citing Large Risks And Small Benefits

I got this PDF file emailed to me yesterday, but wasn’t well enough to take a good look at it, so just visit Furious Seasons’s today. This is a VERY important step forward. Furious Seasons no longer exists so here is a copy of the original post: March 19, 2009 Researcher Slams SSRIs, Citing Large […]

Antidepressant Use Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

For days the headlines have been screaming that depression is associated with sudden cardiac disease and death in women. Today this study perhaps tells us more! From MedScape today: A new analysis has found that major depression predicted cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study [1]. The hazard ratios were […]