Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit
Long-term use of the medications is surging in the United States, according to an analysis by The Times. One reason: withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to stop. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY and ROBERT GEBELOFF Tags: Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Antidepressants Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Addiction (Psychology) Prozac (Drug) Cymbalta (Drug) Paxil (Drug) Zoloft (Drug) Eli Lilly and Company Food and Drug Source Type: news

Lexapro vs. Paxil
Title: Lexapro vs. PaxilCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says
Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On Wednesday, a large new study provides evidence that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at the published data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 different types of antidepressants. The study authors also reached out to pharmaceutical companies and study authors for additional unpublished study data. All told, the data collection included 116,477 men and women...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Lupin, Cadila recall drugs in US Market
Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, arm of Cadila Healthcare, is also recalling 19,812 bottles of Paroxetine tablets in the strength of 30 mg from the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lupin, Cadila Healthcare recall drugs in US
Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, arm of Cadila Healthcare, is also recalling 19,812 bottles of Paroxetine tablets in the strength of 30 mg from the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-dose Paroxetine for Pruritus in a Palliative Care Patient Low-dose Paroxetine for Pruritus in a Palliative Care Patient
Pruritus is a distressing symptom commonly seen in cancer patients in palliative care. Might paroxetine be an effective treatment?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Zydus Pharma recalls 44.8 K bottles of antidepressant in US
The reason for recall is presence of foreign tablets. "Risperidone tablets were found in bottle of paroxetine tablets", the report said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Suicide Leaves Grief and Tough Questions About an Antidepressant
Some patients taking antidepressants experience nearly intolerable agitation, a side effect that experts say may be linked to suicide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Depression (Mental) Anxiety and Stress Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Antidepressants Mental Health and Disorders Labeling and Labels (Product) Paxil (Drug) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Source Type: news

Lawsuit Over a Suicide Points to a Risk of Antidepressants
Some patients taking antidepressants experience nearly intolerable agitation, a side effect that experts say may be linked to suicide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Depression (Mental) Anxiety and Stress Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Antidepressants Mental Health and Disorders Labeling and Labels (Product) Paxil (Drug) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Source Type: news

Lupin recalls 12,480 bottles of anti-depressant drug from US
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc is recalling 12,480 bottles of Paroxetine extended-release tablets in the strength of 12.5 mg manufactured by Lupin Ltd. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Label Or Liability: GSK Faces $3M Verdict Over Product It Didn't Make
This spring, a Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicide by stepping in front of a CTA L train in Chicago ’s Loop in 2010 shortly after taking a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

GSK must pay $3 million in generic Paxil suicide lawsuit: U.S. jury
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline must pay $3 million to a woman who sued the drug company over the death of her husband, a lawyer who committed suicide after taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, a U.S. jury said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Not Just for Attention: Stop Teen Suicide
The subject of depression and suicide, especially in the case of children and teens, is a tremendous concern. Unfortunately, many cases go missed not necessarily because those surrounding these young people don’t care or pay enough attention to them, but more because they aren’t aware of what to look out for. I am a suicide survivor. I also grew up with a suicidal mother and witnessed a peer successfully commit suicide, ironically, when I was in the emergency room beside her being treated for the same thing. I was saved, while her family still mourns for her. These experiences, including the fact that my twelve-year-ol...
Source: Psych Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chynna Laird Tags: Antidepressants Children and Teens Depression Medications Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stress Suicide Therapists Spill Treatment Anxiety Coping Skills Depression Mood Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Monoamine Oxi Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Opioid Scripts Down at the VA; Paxil on Trial
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news