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Prozac Warning

Prozac is an anti-depressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) is used to help treat depression, it is in a class of drugs called “selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors” or SSRI’s. Prozac has serious side effects – Prozac.com states that: WARNING: SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric … Continue Reading →


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Serotonin

What Is Serotonin? Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is a hormone.  Hormones are substances our body produces to help regulate and control the activities of certain cells and/or organs. The hormone serotonin is in the pineal gland, the digestive tract, the central nervous system and blood platelets.  Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter – which means it transmits nerve impulses across the space between nerve cells or neurons known as synapses. Some experts believe … Continue Reading →


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Celexa Anti Depression Treatment

Celexa (Citalopram HBr) is a medication used for the management of depression known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Celexa was developed by the Danish pharmaceutical firm H. Lundbeck A/S and is marketed in the U.S. by Forest Laboratories.  Celexa was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug administration) in July of 1998. Celexa is known as a “highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” with little similarity to other neurotransmitter … Continue Reading →


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Antipsychotics Can Be Lifesaving

People who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression can benefit from atypical antipsychotics, but people with low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia should think twice before using atypical antipsychotics. In an article by Dr. Richard A Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan; Dr. Friedman cautions using antipsychotics medications for symptoms that come with “modern life” such as low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia.  Noting, that in … Continue Reading →


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Paxil (Paroxetine) Informaiton

Paxil is a medication used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Paxil is known as an “antidepressant” and is in a class of medications called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s).  Paxil is made by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1992. Paxil has serious side effects including, but not limited to: Bruising / Unusual Bleeding … Continue Reading →


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Side Effects of Celexa (Citalopram HBr)

Celexa (Citalopram HBr) is an antidepressant that affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced and cause depression Celexa is in a group of drugs called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin reuptake Inhibitors. Celexa (Citalopram HBr) has serious adverse effects, get emergency help if you have any of the below symptoms: Skin Rash Hives Difficulty Breathing Swelling of the Face, Lips, Tongue or Throat Call your doctor if you have: Change … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →


Brain Injury Mistaken for Depression

Canada’s The Telegram is running a six part series on the brain. In part one, Dr. Hugh Mirolo says that adults are often misdiagnosed with depression and given antidepressants like Zoloft, when in fact what their real problem is brain injury. “Apathy and sleep disorder in brain injury are two things that look like garden-variety depression, but they aren’t and they don’t respond to antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil,” … Continue Reading →


Past Paxil Verdict

In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline was ordered by a jury to pay $2.5 million to a woman whose son was born with serious heart defects after she took the antidepressant Paxil during her pregnancy. Paxil is a serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs type of antidepressant like Zoloft.  Since then, more families have come forward and more lawsuits have been files. Currently Zoloft is classified as Category C medication by the FDA—which means that … Continue Reading →