Posts Tagged "Anti-depressants"

Many People Taking Anti-depressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the April 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Victoria Toline needed nine months to taper off Zoloft. “I had to drop out of school,” she said. “My life’s been on hold.”CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times. Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was desperately trying...

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Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Lead to Fetal Brain Changes

Posted on Jun 20, 2018 in Chronic Disease

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the April 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show There’s a growing and confusing group of studies looking at the effect of anti-depressants during pregnancy. Some research suggests that the drugs are linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, while other studies focus on the implications for the developing baby (including possible birth defects and an increased risk of autism), while other studies questioned such associations. So it’s not surprising that doctors and expectant moms struggle with weighing the benefits of...

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Neuroscience Helps Explain Severe Infection In Pregnancy Link To Autism

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Autism, Chronic Disease

It is known that mothers who come down with severe infections that require hospitalization during pregnancy are at an elevated risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School investigate the phenomenon and pinpoint potential prevention pathways. In research on mice, the researchers discovered that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these...

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Should people without depression take medication to prevent it?

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

By Nathaniel Morris September 17 If you were at risk for developing depression, would you take a pill to prevent it? For years, physicians have prescribed antidepressants to treat people grappling with depression. Some people can benefit from taking these medications during an acute episode. Others with a history of recurrent depression may take antidepressants to help prevent relapses. But researchers are studying a new use for these medications: to prevent depression in people who may have never had it before. It has long been known that people with head and neck cancer are vulnerable to...

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More Doctors and Scientists Now Agree: Depression Is a Physical Illness

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness

By Alex Pietrowski For those looking for a way out of depression, recent research offers a totally different approach than is what is being offered by most doctors and psychiatrists. It centers around the findings in a host of new research which suggests that many cases of depression may be physical in nature, rather than rooted in a chemical imbalance or psychological disturbance. Some 13 million Americans suffer from some form of depression, and some 350 million people worldwide are thought to have it. Typically, medical treatment centers around the restoration of certain chemicals in the...

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