Antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzos all increase suicide attempts in a new study

A new study a JAMA network open found that antidepressants do not prevent suicide. The researchers concluded that antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines were all associated with increased suicide attempts in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mood stabilizers had no effect on suicide attempt rates. ADHD stimulant drugs were the only drug class associated with … Read more

Antidepressants May Cause ‘Chemical Castration’

From Reports Maryanne Demasi: ÔÇťAntidepressants can cause serious, sometimes irreversible sexual dysfunction that persists even after treatment is stopped. Sufferers have described it as chemical castration, a type of genital mutilation caused by antidepressants, mainly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The condition is known as post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD), a largely unrecognized condition and whose … Read more

Kelly Clarkson is honest about mental health and antidepressants in an interview with Raw

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Kelly Clarkson opens up about her mental health and decides to take antidepressants following her divorce from her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. The singer made an appearance on the Las Culturistas podcast to promote his new album, Chemistry. I couldn’t stop crying, she recalls the aftermath of the divorce. From since you’ve been Gone TO Stronger … Read more

Antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms, here’s what you need to know

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Millions of people around the world take antidepressants to fight depression. But as a recent BBC Panorama found, many are unaware that antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking them. For some, these symptoms can be severe and long-lasting. Here’s what you should know. What causes antidepressant withdrawal? When we take psychotropic drugs … Read more