QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODIES? It’s all Greek to our medical watchdog
Virtually no drug is licensed for use by the young, so a warning from a UK drugs watchdog about the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine) is perplexing.
The arrival of the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Prozac, in the early 1990s was greeted by the medical profession as the final solution to depression. Here was a class of drugs that appeared to lift depression
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Yes, there is a safer and better way
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. ...
SSRIs are promoted as having fewer unwanted effects than alternatives, to be more acceptable to more patients and to be safer in overdose (and thus to decrease the risk of suicide). Two independent meta-analyses,
The new "wonder" antidepressants have been shown to promote cancer growth in some preliminary animal studies. ...
Over the past 200 years, doctors have prescribed an almost uninterrupted succession of 'addictive' drugs, always in the belief they would not cause dependence or that patients would be mainly responsible if they did.
The antidepressant drug paroxetine (brand name Seroxat), along with other so called SSRIs (selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors), is associated with extrapyramidal reactions (the part of the ...
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.