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Antidepressants

Most people, sooner or later, will experience depression, anxiety, or other negative feelings. Getting through that period is important, and there’s a lot of ways to do it. Antidepressants are one way, and while they can be very helpful, many aren’t aware of the difficulties of quitting (antidepressants have withdrawal), or of the side-effects.

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Last week a news story broke on how antidepressants may increase the risk of a brain bleed by 50%—it’s still a very small risk, but if you have a family history, concurrent medical condition, or other blood thinning medication, it’s nothing to sneeze at. This week, antidepressants’ (SSRIs’) safety has been downgraded for pregnant women, […]

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A year of antidepressants may cause about 1 in 10,000 people to have a brain bleed. That’s not a huge number, but it’s 50% more likely than not being on antidepressants. Traditionally, many psychological medications aren’t thought to have physical effects of this sort and are generally accepted as safe in that regard. But, with […]

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