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The Right Way to Get Off Antidepressants
Crissi Estep had been on Cymbalta (duloxetine) for a few years when the medication seemed to stop working. At first,…
Bipolar Disorder: Fast Facts
What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by drastic and intense shifts…
6 Things to Know About Ketamine for Depression
The anesthetic ketamine is increasingly being used off-label for depression. The drug seems to work rapidly, but its long-term side…
Anxiety Is a Surprisingly Common Side Effect of Many Medicines
If you’ve recently started experiencing anxiety that’s disrupting your life, it could also be a side effect of a medicine you take.
Suicidal Ideation: It May be Your Medications
Shortly after she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, Sarah Lawrence was prescribed Otezla (apremilast). In less than two months after…
5 Surprising Ways Alcohol Harms Your Body
Living under lockdown and being quarantined has led to an upswing in the alcohol we Americans drink. A Nielsen survey…
Anxiety Medications Fast Facts
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, but for some people, it can become overwhelming and debilitating. People with types…
Do SSRIs Increase the Risk of Suicide in Those Diagnosed with Clinical Depression?
Antidepressants present a counterintuitive challenge. The most popular ones have been dogged for decades by claims that they can increase…
4 Drugs That Interact with Anxiety Meds
If you suffer from anxiety, panic disorder, or insomnia, your doctor may have prescribed you what’s known as benzodiazepines (or…
Therapy, Meditation, Sleep, and Exercise Can Help Lessen Anxiety
Different techniques that have been proven to control anxiety. When Lisa Jones was in college, her once-manageable anxiety became overwhelming.…
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