What Are Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of depression. They can be used alone or in combination with other medications. Before the 1950′s, opioids and amphetamines were commonly used as antidepressants. Their use was later restricted due to their addictive nature and side-effects. Today, SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic … Continue Reading →


SSRI Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Women taking SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) during pregnancy may increase the potential risk their newborn has congenital anomalies, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, and a rare heart and lung condition known as “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of newborns” (PPHN). A population based cohort study from 1996 through 2007, used logistic regression to estimate relative risks of stillbirth, neonatal death, and postneonatal death associated with SSRI use during pregnancy. The study took maternal … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants | What are Antidepressants

The term antidepressant is sometimes applied to any therapy or process found to improve a clinically depressed mood. In the 1950s Opioids were used to treat major depression, in the 1960s Amphetamines were used,  today SSRIs are used. Some antidepressants are in a group of drugs/medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors.  SSRI’s are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual … Continue Reading →


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What Is Paxil

Paxil, like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac and Celexa is in a class of medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Paxil was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1992 and is used to treat a number of medical conditions including: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Paxil is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and is said to be the … 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 →


Research Connected to Drug Companies Examined

Over the past twenty years studies regarding the connection between breast and ovarian cancers and antidepressants have generally provided mixed results.   Now, a study of the studies calls into question the motives of researchers.  “Studies that seemed to absolve the drugs of blame were carried out by researchers with close ties to the pharmaceutical industry.” Dr. Lisa Cosgrove of Harvard University led the examination of past studies and their researchers. … Continue Reading →