Lead researcher Xiaoqin Liu analysed 90,5,383 children born between 1998 and 2012 with the aim of exploring the possible adverse effects of the mother's use of antidepressants
during her pregnancy.
It makes intuitive sense to use the smallest dose of medicine like antidepressants
While we certainly have more safety data on SSRIs that were manufactured earlier, as compared with antidepressants
that became available later, we have now accumulated data that fail to demonstrate a clear signal for teratogenicity across many antidepressants
manufactured over the last 2 decades.
Compared with adults, there were more children and adolescents from the diagnostic categories F4 to F9 being prescribed antidepressants
Fortunately, tricyclic antidepressants
have been replaced by less toxic drugs and now are used far less frequently than 30 years ago when they were responsible for an estimated 500,000 overdoses per year with a higher mortality than most other drug ingestions.
Overall, the percentage of reproductive-aged women with antidepressant
claims remained relatively stable during 2008-2013; however, prescription claims for some antidepressants
showed modest variability (Figure 1).
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It deserves to be treated and it's nice that these women can take the antidepressants
, which so effectively treat this condition without worry that they're doing something that would adversely affect their breast cancer risk in the future," she concluded, noting that more sophisticated analyses of the data are planned to consider additional variables, including treatment duration.
treatments should be considered as monotherapy before antidepressants
Legitimate concerns about drug-drug interactions that could reduce the treatment effect or increase the prevalence and severity of side-effects--especially among elderly patients--are other reasons clinicians are reluctant to prescribe multiple antidepressants
Among the 4% of subjects who used antidepressants
, there was no difference in these blood glucose measures according to the type of antidepressant
The risk of suicide due to antidepressants
28, 2014 in Psychiatry Research, also found that about a third of the respondents reported suicidal thoughts as a result of taking antidepressants
When film director Tony Scott jumped to his death off a bridge, the autopsy found he had taken antidepressants
and sleeping pills.
DOCTORS should think twice when prescribing antidepressants
as they could pose a risk of diabetes, research has claimed.