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  • Antidepressants may harm newborns' lungs

    02/10/2006 11:23:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 8, 2006 | STEPHANIE NANO
    ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- New research has linked the use of Prozac and other similar antidepressants during pregnancy to yet another complication in newborns: an uncommon but life-threatening lung problem. Infants whose mothers took the antidepressants in the second half of pregnancy had six times the expected risk of developing the lung disorder, the researchers reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The antidepressants implicated are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, a class of drugs that includes Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. "This is the latest in a series of troubling reports of possible adverse effects of...
  • A Self-Effacing Scholar Is Psychiatry's Gadfly

    11/16/2005 5:37:36 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 852+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Scientist at Work | David Healy His mother in Ireland is entirely unaware of his international reputation, as far as he can tell. His neighbors in the hamlet of Porthaethwy, on an island off the coast of Wales, are equally oblivious, or indifferent. His wife, who knows too well the furor he has caused, says simply, "How could you be right and everyone else wrong?" Dr. David Healy, a psychiatrist at the University of Cardiff and a vocal critic of his profession's overselling of psychiatric drugs, has achieved a rare kind of scientific celebrity: he is internationally known as both...