Antidepressants

Antidepressants

SSRI Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Considerations and Risks

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
April 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article investigates whether or not there is evidence that antidepressant prescription drugs benefit pregnant women and if that benefit outweighs the potential risks.  Author Jane Shulman refers to Dr. Barbara Mintzes' expertise on the growing trend for doctors to encourage women to continue taking anti-depressants when they get pregnant.

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ISSN 14800039

What people need to know about psychiatric drugs

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
E. Daisy Anderson
Janet Currie
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Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Reviews the major categories of psychiatric drugs, the commons uses of these drugs and the problems that can result from taking them, including dependency and addiction.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Let them eat Prozac

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English
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Paper
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David Healy
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James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the practices of the pharmaceutical industry.

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ISBN 0550287834
PHAR.H43 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer/Fall 2004: Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft -- we all recognize these names, and probably know at least one or two people who have been prescribed these medications. With sales in the billions of dollars, we have to ask ourselves: is North America experiencing a depression epidemic, or are the pharmaceutical companies getting better at marketing drugs than making them? David Healy explores these difficult questions, taking us on a scary journey through the practices of the pharmaceutical industry. We soon learn that drug companies and researchers still do not know exactly how these drugs work, or what their potential side-effects are. Healy also reveals – and subsequent health warnings from both Britain and Canada have confirmed his findings -- that some patients taking new anti-depressants may become suicidal, and may be committing suicide at a much higher rate than if they had been left untreated. Let Them Eat Prozac is also a history of Healy's career, both working for the big pharmaceutical companies, and criticizing them.

The effectiveness of various postpartum depression treatments and the impact of antidepressant drugs on nursing infants

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English
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Dwenda Gjerdingen
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Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Lexington, KY

Presents research-based evidence on the benefits of various treatments for postpartum depression and their potential risks to nursing infants.

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ISSN 08938652 (Print)
ISSN 15448770 (Online)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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