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Do antidepressants do more harm than good?

SSRI medication for depression does more harm than good, according to Danish researchers. A leading Norwegian psychiatrist questions their research methods.

Antidepressants decreased birthweights

The infants born to mothers who have used antidepressants during their pregnancy are more likely to be born prematurely and weigh less. That said, researchers are not advising women who use such medications to quit them when they get pregnant.

Antidepressants do not cause heart defects in babies

A large study dispels any notions about SSRIs causing serious heart defects in babies.

Scientists find no link between antidepressants and homicidal behaviour

Certain medications that affect the central nervous system can lead to an increased risk of committing homicide but antidepressants are not among them, shows new study.

Depression patients experiment with their medicine

Half of all patients suffering from depression start experimenting with the medication during the first year of their treatment.

Revealing the truth about antidepressants

Just after the first pill has been swallowed, the human body starts to react. A new study at the University of Oslo can be the first step towards an individualized treatment of mental illnesses.

New study: we're not getting enough vitamin D

Official vitamin D recommendations are way too low, and Scandinavians are not getting anywhere near enough vitamin D.

Psychiatrists are trying to change the way we diagnose depression

Imprecise depression diagnoses result in far too many people being prescribed antidepressants. A new research project aims to change this.

Elderly on antidepressants more likely to fracture hips

Hundreds of serious bone fractures in Norway among the elderly can be linked to the antidepressants used to treat their depression.

Antidepressants aren’t causing obstetric bleedings

An analysis of nearly 60,000 Norwegian women dispels perceived risks of vaginal bleedings from use of antidepressant medications during pregnancies.