Article Archive for December 2010
SSRI discontinuation syndrome
When was the SSRI discontinuation syndrome first recognized?
Reports began to emerge soon after the SSRIs were introduced in the late 1980s.
How common is it? The incidence and prevalence of this syndrome is …
What are antipsychotics used for?
Antipsychotics are usually used to help treat people with schizophrenia and similar conditions such as psychosis. They are also used to treat other problems such as mania, hypomania and …
Benzodiazepines – Pronounced: ben-zo-dye-az-e-peens
What are benzodiazepines used for?
Benzodiazepines are a group of medicines usually used to relieve the symptoms people may have with anxiety (feeling tense, fearful or on edge) and insomnia (not being able …
Discontinuing Antidepressants – what you need to know
Are antidepressants addictive?
Antidepressants do not cause an addiction as with opioid drugs (such as heroin), barbiturates, amphetamines (speed), alcohol and nicotine. This means that taking your medicine regularly …
What are tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) used for?
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a group of medicines usually used to help treat people with depression. Medicines are often used to treat more than one condition, so if …
The Side Effects Of Common Psychiatric Drugs: Lithium
Brand Names (generic names):
Birth defects if given to a
Change in the ability to …