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Antidepressant Prescriptions For Children On the Rise

The number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has risen over the past three years, figures obtained by BBC's File on 4 reveal. In England, there was a 15% rise. Scotland saw a 10% increase. And in Northern Ireland the number rose by 6%. In total, there were 950,000 prescriptions [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:36:42+10:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

True Antidepressant Harms To Kids Being Hidden

Wise Geek Weasel words and unpublished data are hiding the extent of antidepressant harms to children and adolescents, including a likely doubling of aggression and suicidality, researchers suggest. - Rada Rouse Source: True antidepressant harms to kids being hidden | 6minutes

Cultural and Economic Factors Affect European Antidepressant Use

The study found that antidepressants were prescribed more often and used more regularly in countries with higher levels of healthcare spending. In addition, beliefs that people with a mental illness are 'dangerous' were associated with higher use, whereas attitudes that they 'never recover' or 'have themselves to blame' were associated with lower and less regular [...]

The Rise of All-Purpose Antidepressants

Antidepressant use among Americans is skyrocketing. Adults in the U.S. consumed four times more antidepressants in the late 2000s than they did in the early 1990s. As the third most frequently taken medication in the U.S., researchers estimate that 8 to 10 percent of the population is taking an antidepressant. But this spike does not [...]

Intranasal ketamine confers rapid antidepressant effect in depression

A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. This is the first study to show benefits with an intranasal formulation of [...]

The hunt for drugs to relieve depression in hours rather than weeks

The hunt is on for a faster-acting, more effective antidepressant. Current treatments for depression, including drugs like Prozac and Celexa, often take a month or more to give patients relief—and they don't work for everyone. Now, researchers and several pharmaceutical companies are testing medications that early studies are showing can lift mood in just a [...]

By |2013-04-28T08:08:44+10:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments