Roseanne Barr Just Used the ‘Ambien Defense.’ So Have Accused Murderers and Drunk Drivers
Roseanne Barr had an explanation in the aftermath of sending a racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her sitcom, Roseanne: Ambien made me do it. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting,” Barr wrote in a now-deleted tweet, adding in a separate post that she was “Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien.” Roseanne is definitely not off Twitter despite her statement yesterday that she was leaving it. And her “Ambien tweeting” line has users describing every odd (non-racist) thing they’ve done while on the sleep d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here ’ s what we learned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Antidepressants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Brain Advertising and Marketing Prozac (Drug) New York Times Source Type: news

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

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater – review
Twenty years after hailing antidepressants in her memoir Prozac Diary, a now jaded, sceptical Lauren Slater revisits the psychopharmacological industry – with uneven resultsInProzac Diary (1998), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life. While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a profound loss of libido, for instance – the reader was left with the sense that Prozac had pieced back together the shards of Slater’s existence. In some ways,The Drugs That Changed Our Minds is a sequel to that book. Slater is now in her mid-50s,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Autobiography and memoir Science and nature Books Medical research Depression Society Culture Source Type: news

Serotonin Involved in a Slug Hosts Response to a Parasite
Host slugs given Prozac to increase their serotonin levels no longer avoid parasitic nematodes, the same behavior seen in infected slugs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Antidepressants do work – but children need someone to talk to
Young people in mental distress need – and deserve – faster access to support services, as well as pillsNearly a decade ago I found myself perched on the edge of a hard chair in a dark doctor ’s office. I was 13 and struggling a lot with self harm, body image, and the simple task of keeping myself alive. Shuffling my feet and wondering how I ended up here, I remember not fully understanding what was happening when I was handed a little green prescription for Fluoxetine – an antidepre ssant drug often better known as Prozac.Back then, my frame of reference for mental illness was pretty minimal. All I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Gibbs Tags: Depression Mental health Psychiatry Society Drugs Science Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD 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

Abrogated Freud-1/CC2D1A repression of 5-HT1A autoreceptors induces fluoxetine-resistant anxiety/depression-like behavior - Vahid-Ansari F, Daigle M, Manzini MC, Tanaka KF, Hen R, Geddes SD, B éïque JC, James J, Merali Z, Albert PR.
Freud-1/CC2D1A represses the gene transcription of serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) autoreceptors, which negatively regulate 5-HT tone. To test the role of Freud-1 in vivo, we generated mice with adulthood conditional knockout of Freud-1 in 5-HT neurons (cF1ko). In c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, PSU study finds
(Portland State University) Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University (PSU). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Olanzapine and Fluoxetine (Symbyax) Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Faster-acting antidepressants may finally be within reach
(Rockefeller University) Neuroscientists have taken a major step toward answering longstanding questions about how Prozac and similar drugs act in the brain. Their findings could lead to better antidepressants that don't take weeks to kick in. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antidepressant Plus CBT May Ease Hypochondria Antidepressant Plus CBT May Ease Hypochondria
Fluoxetine may help ease hypochondriasis, and adding cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) provides a small incremental benefit, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?
After drinking mother ’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements in their social interactions, communication patterns and a wide range of neurochemical peculiarities... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

WATCH: Anxiety on the rise among Americans
A trending New York Times article suggests the United States has transformed from the "Prozac Nation" of the '90s to an anxiety-ridden Xanax nation today. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Prozac in Pregnancy May Up Risk of Infant Heart Defects
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds significant association with first trimester use of drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Analysis examines safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy
Use of fluoxetine -- the most commonly prescribed antidepressant -- during pregnancy is linked with a slightly increased risk of malformations in infants, according to a recent analysis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Analysis examines safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy
(Wiley) Use of fluoxetine -- the most commonly prescribed antidepressant -- during pregnancy is linked with a slightly increased risk of malformations in infants, according to a recent analysis of published studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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...
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

Improve Your Mood With Turmeric Root (Curcumin)
"Dr. Sears," C.R. asked me, "I know curcumin is good for treating a lot of things, but can it improve someone's mood?" This morning, one of the women on my staff, C.R., came into my office to talk to me about her 15-year-old son. He'd been irritable and moody and sleeping a lot lately. Most mornings, he'd miss the bus to school and then stress about being late. But today, he was up on time with his backpack packed and a smile on his face. C.R. even heard him whistling in the shower! And he was at the bus stop 10 minutes early. C. R. started taking curcumin supplements a few weeks ago. She ha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Mouse study identifies new method for treating depression
(University of California - San Diego) Standard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves signs of depression in mice. Moreover, inhibiting GLO1 worked much faster than the conventional antidepressant Prozac. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

When our world turns 'upside-down,' serotonin helps us deal with it
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) It has been called the 'happiness molecule' due to its antidepressant effects in drugs such as Prozac. But serotonin may in fact have a more indirect role in mood regulation: making us more adaptable to changes in our life circumstances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, please
HealthDay News Many Americans are stressed about the future of the country, and politics and terrorism are key reasons why, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 -- Many Americans are stressed about the future of the country, and politics and terrorism are key reasons why, a new survey finds. " The stress we're seeing around political issues is deeply concerning, because it's hard for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

10 Little-Known Tips For Saving Money On Health Care
Sometimes, the devil is in the details. That’s a rule that applies to health care as well; the more you know, the better off you will be. Here are 10 ways you might be surprised to know you can save money on the one truly priceless thing you have: your health. 1. Prescriptions may cost you less if you don’t use your insurance. As difficult a pill as this is to swallow, your best deal on some commonly prescribed drugs may be found by ignoring the drug coverage you pay for and instead just reaching for your wallet. Often, your insurance drug plan requires a copay that is higher than the cost of paying cash at the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symbyax (Olanzapine and fluoxetine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Despite Rising Rates Of Depression, It's Doubtful We'll See New Drugs
LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a “failure of science” they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. “I’d be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade. The pharmaceutical industry is simply...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Rising Rates Of Depression, It's Doubtful We'll See New Drugs
LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a “failure of science” they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. “I’d be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade. The pharmaceutical industry is simply...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No new antidepressants likely in next decade, say scientists
Reluctance of healthcare providers such as NHS to pay for expensive drugs is behind lack of research, says Oxford professorNo new drugs fordepression are likely in the next decade, even though those such as Prozac work for little more than half of those treated and there have been concerns over their side-effects, say scientists.Leading psychiatrists, some of whom have been involved in drug development, say criticism of theantidepressants of the Prozac class, called the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), is partly responsible for the pharmaceutical industry ’s reluctance to invest in new drugs – e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Drugs Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Science Society Health Health policy NHS UK news Source Type: news

Looks Like Carrie Fisher's Ashes Are Resting In A Giant Prozac Pill
Some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes were scattered near her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, on Friday morning. But Fisher, who had her own memorial on Thursday, had the last laugh, as it definitely, definitely looks like her ashes were put inside a giant Prozac pill, which is objectively fantastic. Just fantastic. I can't be positive, but I think Carrie Fisher had an urn made that looks like a prozac pill which is god damn genius of her.— Cher (@thecherness) January 6, 2017 @thecherness oh she totally did. pic.twitter.com/VPBFCJuqUV— Cher (@t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids? Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids?
A meta-analysis of pediatric depression drug trials has a clear winner: fluoxetine.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Side Effects of Prescription Drugs on the Body
One of the biggest problems with medical drugs is that even when they “fix” a problem, they often create another one. And what do you think the medical industry’s solution for that new problem is? That’s right… another drug. Just look at antidepressants… A solid 10% of Americans take these drugs. So chances you or someone you know is on one…  What are the side effects of antidepressant drugs? They’re supposed to make you happy. But instead of lifting your spirits, these drugs just make you feel numb to everything. They kill your sex drive and can make you fat, suici...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fluoxetine does not enhance visual perceptual learning and triazolam specifically impairs learning transfer - Lagas AK, Black JM, Byblow WD, Fleming MK, Goodman LK, Kydd RR, Russell BR, Stinear CM, Thompson B.
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine significantly enhances adult visual cortex plasticity within the rat. This effect is related to decreased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mediated inhibition and identifies fluoxetine as a potential agen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FLUOX-PMS: Antidepressant Does Not Slow MS Progression FLUOX-PMS: Antidepressant Does Not Slow MS Progression
Although there was no significant difference on combined walk and 9-hole peg tests between fluoxetine and placebo groups, researchers and other experts note a trend'that cannot be ignored. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One Small Change Makes Antidepressants Much More Effective
Depression and sleep have a complicated but close relationship: Studies suggest as many as 75 percent of people with depression also have symptoms of insomnia. And other research suggests having insomnia makes you up to 10 times more likely to be depressed. Althought that sounds like an endless feedback loop for feeling sick and tired, it actually might be good news for those looking to improve their treatment: A new study found that getting two extra hours in bed made patients who took antidepressants twice as likely to have improved depression symptoms.   The study was relatively small,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Turmeric: Nature ’s Miracle Root for Disease
My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. Balians use it as an antibiotic and for liver support. They boil it with milk and sugar to treat the common cold and allergies. Rural doctors make it into a paste with lime to ease sore joints. They make drinks to treat fevers and stomach pain. They mix it wi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Flops as Progressive MS Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Trial may have been underpowered to detect a benefit (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Beta-blockers may prevent bone loss linked to antidepressant drugs
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The SSRI drug fluoxetine was found in a recent study to increase bone loss, but researchers may also have found a way to prevent it from occurring. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant bone loss could be prevented with beta-blockers
(Columbia University Medical Center) The antidepressant fluoxetine causes bone loss by instructing the brain to send out signals that increase bone breakdown, but a beta-blocker can intercept the signals, a new study in mice has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Book Review: Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
For those in the field of mental health, the debate about the efficacy of pharmaceutical medications has been an enduring and uncertain one, and this debate can sometimes end up complicating treatment, outcomes, and even attitudes toward what it means to be well. In his extraordinary new book, Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer delves into this debate, taking a rare and unbiased look at the question: Do antidepressants work? Kramer, the author of the widely popular Listening to Prozac, uses his impressive clarity and insight to study the science that has influenced antidepressants. The question ...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Clinical Trials Disorders General Medications Policy and Advocacy Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Antidepressant Antipsychotic Bipolar Disorder books on antidepressant efficacy books on antidepressants books on Source Type: news

Shrinking Violets by Joe Moran – review
A cultural historian looks at fascinating stories of the socially awkward, from Cicero to MorrisseyShyness: a word to be whispered, these days. If the Victorians saw it as an unwavering disposition, a force all but impossible to beat, our own age tends to regard it – rather more dubiously, in my opinion – as a condition to be cured, whether with the platitudes of self help, or with drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft (for this, alas, we may trace some of the blame back to the stricter Freudians, who liked to pathologise those bad at talking). Either way, it ha s certainly stuck around down the centuries, an evoluti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: History Books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD
“Every family is a system of constantly moving parts. When one part of the system changes, it creates change in all the other parts. What this means is that when one family member experiences a mental health challenge, all family members are affected.” – Jon Hershfield, MFT, in When a Family Member has OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder can be incredibly disabling for the affected individual and completely baffling for the family. So much more than frequent hand washing, OCD can take over the life of those struggling with this disorder and that of their family. In his new book, When a Family Member has OCD...
Source: Psych Central - August 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Pediatrics for Parents Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Treatment books about f Source Type: news