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  • Antidepressant medication linked with increased risk of superbug infection

    05/09/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2013 | NA
    Certain types of antidepressants may put people at an increased risk for developing a deadly superbug infection, a new study suggested. Researchers from the University of Michigan revealed that individuals who suffer from depression and those taking antidepressants such as mirtazapine and fluoxetine had a much higher chance of contracting Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) – a life threatening infection that can cause severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. One of the most common infections acquired by patients at hospitals, C. difficile has been occurring with more and more frequency, resulting in the deaths of 14,000 individuals in the United...
  • Study confirms suicide rates dropping

    09/29/2006 12:26:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 749+ views
    Scientific American ^ | September 28, 2006 | Maggie Fox
    Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suicide rates among the youngest and oldest Americans have steadily declined since the late 1980s, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a finding that contradicts popular conceptions that rates were rising. The study suggests that new antidepressant drugs may not raise the risk of suicide after all, the researchers said, but they acknowledge they are mystified by what might be causing the decline, because it is not affecting people aged 25 to 64. "For 40 years adolescent suicide rates rose," said Dr. Robert McKeown, a professor at the University of South Carolina's school...
  • Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School Shootings

    03/26/2005 11:20:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,913+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2005 | MONICA DAVEY and GARDINER HARRIS
    Polaris Jeff Weise, whose rampage killed 10 people, took antidepressants. RED LAKE, Minn., March 25 - In their sleepless search for answers, the family of Jeff Weise, the teenager who killed nine people and then himself, says it is left wondering about the drugs he was prescribed for his waves of depression. On Friday, as Tammy Lussier prepared to bury Mr. Weise, who was her nephew, and her father, who was among those he killed, she found herself looking back over the last year, she said, when Mr. Weise began taking the antidepressant Prozac after a suicide attempt that...
  • FDA to review "missing" drug company documents (Prozac + AK-47 + workplace, guess what?)

    12/30/2004 10:16:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,185+ views
    The British Medical Journal ^ | 1 January 2005 | Jeanne Lenzer
    Home Help Search Archive Feedback Table of Contents Author Keyword(s) Vol Page [Advanced] BMJ  2005;330:7 (1 January), doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7481.7 Extract of this article PDF of this article Email this article to a friend Respond to this article Download to Citation Manager Search Medline for articles by: Lenzer, J. Alert me when: New articles cite this article News FDA to review "missing" drug company documents Jeanne Lenzer New York The US Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review confidential drug company documents that went missing during a controversial product liability suit more than 10 years ago. The documents appear to suggest a link...
  • Antidepressant Seen as Effective in Treatment of Adolescents

    06/02/2004 12:49:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 345+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | GARDINER HARRIS
    PHOENIX, June 1 — In the midst of a worldwide debate on whether depressed children should be treated with antidepressant drugs like Prozac, a landmark government-financed study has found that Prozac helps teenagers overcome depression far better than talk therapy. But a combination of the two treatments, the study found, produced the best result. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, was the first to compare psychotherapy and drug treatment for depressed adolescents. Statistically, the researchers found, talk therapy — in which a patient discusses problems with a therapist — was by itself no more effective in...