Tag: SEROQUEL

LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS THE CURE FOR DEPRESSION

LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS THE CURE FOR DEPRESSION First of all why are so many people depressed? How is it that one in four women are on an antidepressant, with men one in five? If 20-25% of the American population is actually clinically depressed then there is something very wrong with our society. I don’t believe […]

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SSRI withdrawal GET OFF THE PHARM

GET OFF THE PHARM: how to successfully wean off of your antidepressant without going nuts. Get off the Pharm is a rap song written by one of my pharmacology students at Five Branches University. He now has it on Dr Tracy’s website for perusal. I remember notifying Dr Tracy about it. She liked it so […]

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SSRI SIDE EFFECTS: HOW DO I HURT THEE, LET ME COUNT THE WAYS

SSRI SIDE EFFECTS: HOW DO I HURT THEE, LET ME COUNT THE WAYS If you are considering an SSRI or something similar like the newer SNRI’s or one of the AAP’s because your doctor told you they were safe and effective and perfect for your condition review the major side effects listed below before you […]

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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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