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Holiday Blues? Research Finds Alternatives That Avoid Questionable Benefit and Known Side Effects of Antidepressants

Research validates the effectiveness of trusted social connections, exercise, proper diet, enough sleep and other non-drug approaches for handling depression. Continue reading

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Despite Claims of Safety, Electroshock Caused Memory Loss in Majority of Teens in New Study, CCHR Warns

Researcher says study failed to show the safety or efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy. Continue reading

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Heart Disease Risk Increases the Longer ADHD Drugs are Taken, Study Finds

Researchers advise prescribers to keep monitoring patients on ADHD drugs for symptoms of heart disease. Continue reading

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Psychiatric Diagnoses, Treatment with Psychiatric Drugs Linked to Worse Socioeconomic Outcomes for Patients, Study Finds

Psychiatric diagnoses and drugs were linked to lower income, increased unemployment, greater likelihood of being single and living alone. Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls Involuntary Electroshock Treatment a Human Rights Abuse

New guidance from World Health Organization and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also calls for laws banning electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for children. Continue reading

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ADHD Drugs Do Not Enhance Performance, Worsen Cognitive Ability in Some People, Study Indicates

High potential for abuse and overdose of prescription stimulants prompts U.S. Food and Drug Administration to research alternative treatments. Continue reading

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Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Alter Brain Development of Offspring, New Study Indicates

Women taking antidepressants who are, or are planning to become, pregnant can discuss these risks with their physicians. Continue reading

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Foster Children Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs At Four Times the Rate of Non-Foster Children, New Study Finds

Previous government recommendations for improved oversight of psychotropics in foster care have not resolved the overdrugging problem. Continue reading

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No Clear Benefit, But Serious Side Effects Common for Older People Taking Antidepressants, Study Finds

Adverse effects from taking antidepressants are more common and serious for the elderly because they have more fragile health and take more medications. Continue reading

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Half of Depressed, Anxious Teens Recover Without Mental Health Treatment, Study Finds

Research indicates the resilience of adolescents is effective and can avoid the ineffectiveness, harms and costs of pharmacological and psychological treatments. Continue reading

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