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Children at risk as ‘pocket money heroin’ hits the streets

Police blame ‘Blue Boy’ pills that cost as little as 50p for rise in criminality in northern cities Saturday, 15 October 2011 Illicit prescription drugs that can cause severe side effects if taken in the wrong dose are being sold to children on the streets of a major British city for 50p. Mano 10, a […]

‘Pocket money heroin’ sparks fears for UK’s kids

Illicit prescription drugs that can cause severe side effects if taken in the wrong dose are being sold to children on the streets of a major British city for 50 pence (NZ$1). Mano 10, a type of benzodiazepine which is used to treat anxiety, depression and alcoholism, is being blamed by police for an upsurge […]

Chantix Users At No Additional Psychiatric Risk: Studies 2018

Smokers who take the anti-smoking drug Chantix are not at higher risk of being hospitalized for psychiatric events such as depression, compared with smokers who use nicotine patches, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Monday. The agency based its findings on a review of two recent studies that compared Pfizer’s Chantix to […]

Antidepressants Reduce Cancer Risk 2018

Antidepressants cut cancer risk? Word from a large study out of England says yes. the study published in the British Journal of Cancer states that antidepressants known as tricyclic antidepressants were seen to quite significantly reduce the risk of brain and bowel cancer. a common type of brain cancer called glioma saw a reduction of […]

Accessing depression treatment is essential to overcome it 2018

Depression is a state of mind that is persistent and needs to be overcome. in its most serious form it can cause problems like lack of energy and stress induced conditions. it can also lead to suicidal thoughts. hence it becomes a medical emergency. Depression treatment today is highly advanced and can be tackled through […]

Carlsbad Therapists – Symptoms of Depression 2018

Carlsbad Therapists – What are the symptoms of depression and when should drugs be used for treatment? Depression is a very serious mental illness that is very difficult for a person to reverse on their own. There are many possible causes of depression; it may come from the work, from friends or family, or from conditions within […]

Some Depressed People Feel Worse on Medications, Study Says 2018

According to a new look at past antidepressant trials, up to a fifth of patients on Cymbalta and similar medications may actually do worse than those given drug-free placebo pills. Researchers found that patients’ symptoms over the first couple months of antidepressant use separated them into “responders,” who got progressively better, and “non-responders,” who didn’t […]

Lack of sunlight may put some people in a bit of a slump 2018

As far back as the Renaissance, European doctors prescribedMediterranean vacations during the winter months. But the termSeasonal Affective Disorder wasn’t popularized until the 1980s,when Dr. Norman Rosenthal at the National Institute of MentalHealth decided to figure out why winter made him depressed. Rosenthal was the first to theorize that lack of sunlight wasthe cause and […]

Tapering Off 2018

About 20% of patients who have taken an antidepressant for at least six weeks will develop what is known as discontinuation syndrome if they abruptly stop taking their antidepressant. Discontinuation syndrome includes symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, muscle pain, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, dizziness, blurred vision, irritability, tingling sensations, vivid dreams, sweating or electric shock sensations. […]

US Stocks Rally on Earnings, EU Deal 2018

Broad-based buying took stocks close to two-week high peak. Stocks now advance into Friday sporting a week-to-date gain of nearly 2%. Traders were dealt an additional big batch of better-than-expected earnings results, but that did not do much to fuel broad market buying interest previous to the open. In the meantime, a subdued response was […]

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