Search Resources (English): Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

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The marketization of depression: the prescribing of SSRI antidepressants to women  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/SSRIs.pdf

Looks at the impact of SSRI use among Canadian women. Reviews what is currently known about the benefits and harms caused by SSRIs, as well as both the definition and incidence of depression in women.

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Published: 2005
Paroxetine (Paxil) and congenital malformations  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.051421v1?etoc
Warns that paroxetine (Paxil) may increase the risk of major congenital malformations. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39462
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Let them eat Prozac
Examines the practices of the pharmaceutical industry.
Published: 2003
SSRI antidepressants: their place in women's lives  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/ssri.html
Explores SSRI use in women and its effects. Also looks at alternatives to SSRIs. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Serotonin and depression: a disconnect between the advertisements and the scientific literature  
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10%2E1371%2Fjournal%2Epmed%2E0020392
Examines direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) campaigns for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. Studies whether claims made in ads can be backed up with scientific evidence. (See Details)
Published: 2005