Chantix and Zyban (Wellbutrin) to get black box warnings

More black box warnings for an antidepressant (Wellbutrin) that doubles as a quit smoking drug (so it's also called Zyban) and Chantix the quit smoking drug with a killer reputation. Literally. FDA warning: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring manufacturers to put a Boxed Warning on the prescribing information... 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 →

In a nutshell—recent events in the SSRI pharma corruption scandals

By Evelyn Pringle who writes awesome stuff about pharma and psychiatric corruption all the time. Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire Throughout the 1990's, most doctors who attended conferences, medical seminars and other events were not aware that the so-called "key opinion leaders" encouraging them to prescribe the new generation of antidepressants for everything under... Continue Reading →

Yes, recovery can be lasting and real

Part of the reason some people are so skeptical about real and complete recoveries is because a lot of people who achieve it move on. The don't hang around the mental health blogosphere and most of them don't go into working in mental health like I probably will. Most of them go off and live... Continue Reading →

More damning info on antidepressants….in a mainstream magazine, no less!

Well this surprised me. None of the info is new for most of the readers of this blog, but it's refreshing to see it in a widely read mainstream magazine. From Discover Magazine: Irving Kirsch no longer sends patients to seek out antidepressants. "As a clinical psychologist," he says, "I used to refer patients to... Continue Reading →

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