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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Lexapro squeaks by FDA approval for teens

Read Philip's inside scoop...he concludes his research with this paragraph. So we have two failed studies and a positive study of Celexa with a very small effect size plus a poster presentation of Lexapro and that's what the FDA based its approval of Lexapro for teens upon. My guess is that this drug just barely... Continue Reading →

Alison Bass asks: Is psychiatry more corrupt than other medical specialties?

Alison Bass, a critic of pharma and author of the bestselling and wonderful book Side Effects A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, does a post today on her blog, pondering the above question in the title of this post. It's well-worth reading and it's time I introduce Alison to those of... Continue Reading →

Beating the anti-antidepressant drum….It’s Life, Not Depression

This is all old news, but I always have some new readers so I'm posting this excerpt from NaturalNews. If any of this info is new to you, please read the whole article. It's a nice little primer about how big pharma works, complete with the issues of disease mongering etc. It's also a nice... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Pharma kickbacks and corruption

From (Reuters): - The United States accused Forest Laboratories Inc of inappropriately marketing the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for children and paying kickbacks like spa visits to pediatricians who prescribed the drugs, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the antidepressant Celexa was no more effective than a placebo when taken by children or... Continue Reading →

A most important post for anyone contemplating psychiatric drug withdrawal

In a response to a post the other day about the horrors of Cymbalta, a drug which among many other awful things is also awful to withdraw from, as are all psychotropics potentially, I got this comment. I’m working on a taper off Cymbalta, been on it for a bit more than two years, and... Continue Reading →

Must read—antidepressants vs. placebo in children

Philip Dawdy on Furious Seasons does an analysis on this study from The American Journal of Psychiatry which shows a majorly huge placebo success rate with SSRIs suggesting most kids don't respond to antidepressants. The placebo response rate is 49% and Philip wisely surmises: That placebo response rate is huge, and should really give any... Continue Reading →

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