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Common Medications May Be Contributing to Depression

Common Medications May Be Contributing to Depression

The use of medications with depression as a side effect may be contributing to the growing problem of depression, according to a new study. The study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) – over 26,000 adults were surveyed every...
Antidepressants – Some May Be Better Than Others

Antidepressants – Some May Be Better Than Others

A recent analysis of 522 studies including over 116,000 adults with major depression identified 4 antidepressants as more effective and tolerable than 17 others. The 21 antidepressants, all available in the US, included tricyclics (amitriptyline, clomipramine),...
Antidepressants – Some May Be Better Than Others

Antidepressants on FDA Watch List

The FDA publishes a quarterly “watch list” for potentially serious medication risks identified through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The purpose of the list is to report that the FDA is evaluating the risks – not that the medication has a risk....
Depression: More Reasons & Options for Recovery

Depression: More Reasons & Options for Recovery

Depression (major depressive disorder, or MDD) was the leading cause of disability worldwide in 2017. In 2015, 7-10% of adults and 10-12% of adolescents in the US suffered from MDD. Alarmingly, suicide completion rates in the US increased 24% from 1999 to 2014.5 In...