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Barbara Hollingsworth – Study: 69% of Patients on Antidepressants Are Not Clinically Depressed

Sixty-nine percent, or more than two-thirds of patients currently using the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medications, “never met the criteria for major depressive disorder,” according to a recent study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “Many individuals who are prescribed and use antidepressant medications may not have met criteria for mental disorders. Our data indicate that antidepressants are commonly used in …

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Pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals associated with higher prescribing rates

Accepting a single pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with higher rates of prescribing certain drugs to Medicare patients by physicians, with more, and costlier, meals associated with greater increases in prescribing, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Some argue industry-sponsored meals and payments help facilitate the discussion of novel treatments but others have raised concerns about the …

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Antidepressants do not prevent suicides and may even increase the risk of attempts

A new analysis published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses important findings as to the role of antidepressant drugs in preventing suicide. It is unclear whether antidepressants can prevent suicides or suicide attempts, particularly during long-term use. The Authors carried out a comprehensive review of long-term studies of antidepressants (relapse prevention). Sources were obtained from 5 review articles and by searches …

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Study: Big Pharma’s Smoking Gun – Antidepressants Proven to Double Suicidality

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between antidepressant treatment and increases in suicidality and aggression. Their study [3], published in the British Medical Journal [3], was based on 64,381 pages of clinical reports reveals new information on harms – pharmaceutical antidepressant …

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Focus on the Facts – 02.08.16

Today on Focus on the Facts, Martha Rosenberg and I will be discussing the latest study that found SSRI antidepressants double the risk of suicide and aggression and Big Pharma hid the trials that proved this. I’m going to post many of the articles that I wrote on SSRIs and how we activists knew the drug companies were hiding all this.

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More than one in 20 US children have dizziness and balance problems

More than 1 in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children. Prevalence increases with age, with 7.5 percent of children ages 15-17 and 6.0 percent of children ages 12-14 having any dizziness …

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Antidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children

Children and adolescents have a doubled risk of aggression and suicide when taking one of the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants, according to findings of a study published in The BMJ today. However, the true risk for all associated serious harms–such as deaths, aggression, akathisia and suicidal thoughts and attempts–remains unknown for children, adolescents and adults, say experts. This is …

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Brandon Turbeville – New Gov’t Task Force Calls for Screening Every Adult, Pregnant Women for Depression

A new recommendation has been released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government advisory group that is now recommending all adults be routinely screened for depression as part of their healthcare. The first part of the recommendation suggests that all adults be screened, but singles out pregnant women and new mothers as a target population. The second part …