Long-Term Antidepressant Treatment Contributes To Significant Increases In Weight Gain And Obesity

On January 18, 2011, in Depression, Medication, by Christopher Fisher, PhD This study demonstrates that patients using antidepressant medication continuously, mostly serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), show significantly more (abdominal) overweight and obesity than those using them intermittently or not at all. Compared with SSRIs, other types of antidepressant medication used…

Can You Be Psychologically Healthy In Today’s World?

by Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. The aftermath of the Tucson shootings is likely to spawn new discussion about serious mental illness and its legal implications. Coincidentally, the mental health establishment has been debating what to include or exclude as a mental and emotional disorder, for the forthcoming revision of the Diagnostic…