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ANTIDEPRESSANTS OFFER LITTLE MORE THAN PLACEBO

ANTIDEPRESSANTS OFFER LITTLE MORE THAN PLACEBO Furthermore, antidepressant effects are little more than placebo. Many studies-as confirmed in The Emperor’s New Drugs by Dr. Irving Kirsch-show that SSRI’s are only slightly better than placebo and when you add in an active placebo-one that has side effects-the difference nearly vanishes. More importantly an antidepressant’s effectiveness correlates […]

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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Psychopharmacology a term first coined in the early 20th century is the term used to describe the science of psychiatric medications. The timeline for psychopharmacology and its antidepressant/antipsychotic drugs are as follows:[1] For completeness I have added in a few key items in brackets. The 1950’s Development of phenothiazines [E.g., Thorazine] Discovery of iproniazid’s […]

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THE SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND THE ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS

THE SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND THE ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS There is no way that I can write a book on preventive medicine and wellness without mentioning the newer classes of psychiatric drugs. Namely the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and the third generation of antipsychotics called the atypical antipsychotics (AAP). There are also the selective norepinephrine reuptake […]

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