Tag Archive: anti-depressants

Anti-Depressant Prescriptions Down for Kids/Teens

Researchers Supriya Bhatia and Christopher Kratochvil, M.D., of the University of Nebraska Medical Center have found a significant decrease in the number of prescriptions given out by physicians after a “black box” warning was imposed by the FDA on antidepressant medication for children and teens. The 2008 research surveyed physicians in Nebraska. The “black box”…

Do Anti-Depressants Work?

This year has been particularly difficult for the makers of anti-depressant medications as studies questioning the effectiveness and validity of research into SSRI’s has come into question. In January of this year, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that research pointing to the ineffectiveness of anti-depression medication is either never…

Antidepressants without therapy

A recent report by the research firm Thomson Reuters suggests that at least half of children and adolescents who are prescribed antidepressants are not receiving other forms of therapy. Researchers examined 6.8 million insurance claims for antidepressant medication, and found that only about 40% of those also submitted claims for other forms of therapy. Although…

Exercise Instead of Prozac

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, which reviewed both unpublished and published studies submitted to the FDA, found that, when the unpublished trials were included, antidepressants were not nearly as effective as they’ve been thought to be. A second study that appeared in February in PLoS Medicine, the online journal, reviewed…