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Antidepressants are not superior to placebo and other medication in short-term, and long-term use of antidepressants cannot achieve higher response and remission rates of bipolar disorder.
Anders Hviid, who led the study at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen along with colleagues found a direct link between antidepressant use before pregnancy and autism in children.
Furthermore, calling suicidal thoughts a "side effect" is not entirely correct: they are an "effect" of antidepressants.
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Antidepressant exposure also was significantly associated with lower Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes when compared with all the unexposed mothers and to only the mothers who were depressed but did not take antidepressants.
Finally, they wanted to see if people with good antidepressant adherence also had good antiretroviral adherence, and if people with good antiretroviral adherence also had good antidepressant adherence.
To the extent that antidepressants are being prescribed for uses not supported by clinical evidence, there may be a need to improve providers' prescribing practices, revamp drug formularies, or undertake broad reforms of the healthcare system that will increase communication between primary care providers and mental health specialists," adds Mojtabai.
We cannot be sure that the risks and side effects of antidepressants are worth the benefit of taking them for people who do not meet criteria for major depression," Pagura said in an e-mail to Reuters Health.
Typical antidepressant medications trigger reactions that ultimately take nine to 14 days to produce the desired antidepressant effect.
Finally, when researchers use the HAM-D, which relies on a subjective assessment of a client's depression, they often obtain higher ratings of antidepressant effectiveness than if they had used tools that rely on clients' own assessments of their depression, such as the Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, Ward, Mendelson, Mock & Erbaugh, 1961).
He was put on a course of antidepressants and psychotherapy.
The study found that among people taking antidepressant medication, the percentage of patients treated for depression remained relatively stable at 26.
To date, there has been little published scientific data on the extent of Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, probably because the medical community only recently recognized the problem, and it is under-reported by people who experience it.
Nearly 7% of deliveries covered by seven HMO plans in 2001-2005 were to women who received an antidepressant during pregnancy.
Here's some depressing news about antidepressant drugs.