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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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Electroshock’s Serious Risks, Ineffectiveness Not Adequately Disclosed to Patients, Audit of Information Pamphlets Finds

Patients are not given enough information about the drawbacks of electroshock to give true informed consent for the procedure, researcher says. Continue reading

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New Study Finds Troubling Mental and Physical Side Effects Are Main Reason Patients Stop Taking Antidepressants

Negative effects of antidepressants are disturbing. Continue reading

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Study Adds to Research Showing Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization Does More Harm Than Good

Involuntary hospitalization for substance abuse treatment is not effective. Continue reading

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Devastating Movement Disorders Caused by Antipsychotic Drugs Not Listed for Discussion at Psychiatrists’ Annual Meeting

Tardive dyskinesia refers to the drug-induced, involuntary muscle movements that can develop over time from taking antipsychotic drugs. Continue reading

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Primary Care Doctors Advised Not to Prescribe Antidepressants to Patients on First Visit for Mild to Moderate Depression

Antidepressants have a limited efficacy and may have significant side effects. Continue reading

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Alternatives to Psychiatric Drugs

There are non-drug alternatives for adverse mental conditions. Continue reading

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Wasted Billion$ Spent On Violence Prevention

Psychotropic Drugs’ Role In Mass Shootings Continue reading

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What is Myfembree and Why Should I Care?

FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Continue reading

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The High Number Of Suicides After Electroshock

There is no evidence that ECT decreases the risk of suicide. Continue reading

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