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What’s the Harm in Taking an Antidepressant?

Theatre Faces

By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal? I imagined

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Posted in anti-depressants, Depression, drugs, health, medication, mental health, research, suicide

Gut, Mood & Mental Health

Beneficial bacteria may serve the same role as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. In one study,  people who took a multi-strain probiotic for at least four weeks reported a lessening of rumination—recurring, persistent thoughts about something distressing that has or may

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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, anti-depressants, Anxiety, Depression, diagnosis, mental health, Micronutrients, nutrition, Psychiatry

Antidepressants, Pregnancy, and Autism: Time to Worry?

SSRI antidepressant use during pregnancy is linked to pregnancy complications and risks for the baby, including what may be an increased risk of autism. These complications might be considered tolerable if there was solid evidence of benefit with the use

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Posted in anti-depressants, Autism, Depression, medication, mental health
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