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The Observer view on a crisis in mental health | Observer editorial

Government policy has a role to play when it comes to dealing with rising anxiety levels<p>Anxiety can be good for you. It is part of the “fight or flight” reflex triggered in the presence of danger. The amygdala, the brain’s alarm system, is responsible for generating negative emotions. To prevent …

Mental Health

Antidepressants Saved My Life and Killed My Orgasms

I can’t think of much that's less arousing in the middle of sex than starting a conversation about the side effects of my antidepressants. But this …

Mental Health

How the Government Conditions Citizens To Obey

<i>This article was written by Anthony Wile and originally published at The Daily Bell</i><p>Can you count how many ways the government manipulates people to …

Mental Health

How do antidepressants actually work? | Dean Burnett

A recent article by Deborah Orr regarding her experiences with antidepressants sparked a lot of debate as to their merits and drawbacks. The truth is, they’re not as simple or as understood as many might think<p>Antidepressants; the go-to treatment for depression, or generalised anxiety. It’s …

Depression

People are hacking antidepressant doses to avoid withdrawal

A patient-led movement is helping people taking psychiatric medicines to hack their dosing regimens so they can wean themselves off the drugs without …

Antidepressants in pregnancy not tied to intellectual disability in kids

Pregnant women's use of antidepressants does not increase their babies' risk of intellectual disability, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers analyzed …

8 things you’ll notice when you first start taking antidepressants

So you’ve taken the first step and gone to see your doctor about your mental health worries. Surely that’s the scariest part over with, right?<p>While …

What You Need to Know About Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

It's something that not many new moms discuss but many have dealt with privately: antidepressants and pregnancy. Actress Amanda Seyfried, who had her …

Amanda Seyfried opened up about taking antidepressants during pregnancy, and we are so here for her transparency

Amanda Seyfried has never shied away from revealing her struggles with OCD and anxiety. So it’s no surprise the <i>Mean Girls</i> actress was totally candid …

Amanda Seyfried: 'I didn't get off my antidepressant' during pregnancy

Actress Amanda Seyfried credits medication for helping her cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder.<p>So when the "Mamma Mia!" and "Les Misérables" star became pregnant with her first child, she kept taking Lexapro, a drug used to treat depression and anxiety, and one that’s been part of her routine …

Depression

Antidepressants and pregnancy: study didn't find they actually cause autism

A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism in mothers who were using antidepressant …

Autism

​Amanda Seyfried Says She Took Antidepressants While Pregnant

"I've been taking Lexapro for years and years and years."<p>Actress Amanda Seyfried gave birth to her first child earlier this year, and has been refreshingly vocal about her life as a mom. In a recent interview, she revealed that she opted to take antidepressants throughout her pregnancy in order to …

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to autism in kids — study

INQUIRER.net PHOTO<p>PARIS, France — Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to suffer autism, but the added risk is very …

Taking antidepressants in pregnancy may raise risk of an autistic child, study suggests

Mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of autism, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol found that the children of women who took pills in pregnancy were 41 per cent more likely to be autistic.<p>However the absolute risk is …

Help! My Antidepressants Aren’t Working

<b>By Eric M. Plakun, MD</b><p>The most current research on depression shows that it is most often caused by a combination of both environmental and genetic …

Antidepressant Medication

What You Need to Know About Depression Medication<p>When you’re suffering from deep, disabling depression, the idea that a pill can give you back your …

Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Laughter is vital brain and heart medicine for more reasons than we realize.<p>Intuitively we know that laughter is one of the best tools we have for …

'I've been terrified of my mind since I was a small child' - Blogger mum (28) on her life long battle with mental health

For mum-of-one Grace Rattigan, anxiety has been a constant companion in her life<p>Having battled depression and chronic anxiety, Grace, who is …

I’ve been popping antidepressants since I was 16. Why is this a bad thing?

I was first prescribed depression medication five years ago and it’s now part of my self-care routine. It’s good for young people to take control of their mental health<p>I have been on the antidepressant citalopram for the best part of five years now – popping my pill is as much a part of my morning …

Depression

BBC, SSRIs and ‘a Prescription for Murder’: Experts Slam Panorama Documentary on Antidepressants

“Is it possible that a pill prescribed by your doctor can turn you into a killer?”<p>That is the premise of a BBC Panorama documentary examining a link …

Common antidepressants ‘linked to at least 28 murders’

England’s most popular antidepressants have been linked to at least 28 murders, an investigation reveals.<p>It also uncovered a further 32 reports of …

Depression

Did antidepressants help make this man a mass-murderer?

<b>James Holmes, a young man with no record of violence, murdered 12 people watching Batman in a Colorado cinema in 2012. Did an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed by a doctor, play a part in the killings?</b>

A Prescription for Murder? BBC Panoroma just set mental health journalism back decades

The documentary questioned whether SSRI antidepressants played a part in James Holmes' murders.<p>Last night's Panorama programme <i>A Prescription for</i> …

Taking Antidepressants Does Not Make You Less Than - Treating Depression with a Prescription

Jul 28, 2017<p>I'm the very last person who should have any prejudice against psychiatric meds. I was on a lot of them once, at very high doses. That …

Mental Disorders

When Drug Side Effects Make You Rethink What It Means to Have a ‘Good Life’

Even if you aren’t aware of it, the chances are good that someone you know is taking some sort of psychiatric medicine. According to the most recent …

Antidepressants: Setting The Record Straight

<b>Let’s get things straight; antidepressants do not turn people into mass murderers, right?</b><p>“What causes someone to become a murderer is likely …

Dr Miriam Stoppard: People consumed by worry must be kinder to themselves

Even the calmest person can be prey to anxiety from time to time, and there are many ways to cope with it.<p>I say cope, but often attempts to regain …