THE DRUGS DON'T WORK: So why are more and more being prescribed for bi
There are many better alternatives than drugs for depression. Here's a short summary. For more detailed information, see WDDTY, vol 6 no 6, and the WDDTY Guide to Mental Health
New mothers who receive personalised care from a midwife for a few months after birth are significantly less likely to develop postpartum depression, according to a new British study.
THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE, I: Are the wort's days numbered?
'When you find a drug which helps you, do not try and persuade your medical advisor to cut the length of the treatment short. You may find when you take drugs that you improve quickly but do remember that depression is an illness ...'
MIND AND BODY: How a positive attitude can help you survive bypass sur
Fresh evidence suggests that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) taken for depressive illness are not safe in overdose, contrary to the belief of some doctors. ...
Despite the advent of new antidepressant drugs such as the SSRIs, psychiatrists are still prescribing the older tricyclic drugs, the best known of which are amitriptyline and imipramine.
First up is the 74-year-old woman who has been prescribed Mirtazapina for her depression. But what are the drug's side effects, she wonders? Well, quite a few, say our readers, and enough to make you. .
The Committee on Safety of Medicines may consider limiting the use of the older and potentially more toxic tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, unless GPs reduce the number of prescrip ...