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When Stopping Psychiatric Medication, Doctor Support Often Lacking

When Stopping Psychiatric Medication, Doctor Support Often Lacking

Around half of people on psychiatric medications for the long term who decide to stop taking at least one of them are successful, though they say their doctor could have provided more support to deal with withdrawal symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers asked 250 long-term users (9 months…

Bipolar Remedy: Worse Than the Disease?

NEW YORK CITY, NY, August 19, 2014 – MedShadowFoundation, an online patient advocacy resource today published a revealing first person account chronicling the journey of Elaina J. Martin, a former editor who lives with bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder. An estimated 5.7 million American adults have bipolar…

Abilify: Controversial Side Effects Plague Top Drug as Add-On for Depression Treatment

MedShadow.org interviews leading psychiatrist, Dr. Candida Fink NEW YORK CITY, NY, November 11, 2014  – In 2013, the drug Abilify generated sales of $6.5 billion, making it the best-selling prescription in America. Although initially introduced for schizophrenia as an anti psychotic, Abilify is now used widely used as an add-on…

Nasty Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

Nasty Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

By Elaina J. Martin If you ever want to gain 20 or 30 pounds, might I suggest getting on some mood-stabilizers with a side of anti-depressants? Antipsychotics will work, too. Maybe an anticonvulsant? Just swallow them down with the pizza and the chips and the cereal and the mashed potatoes…

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