January 29, 2007 |
A drug can combat depression common among patients with severe heart disease, but psychological counseling doesn't seem to work, a study has found. The report from the University of Montreal Hospital Center said there have been few studies looking at how much antidepressants help heart disease patients with depression, even though as many as 27% may suffer from it. Doctors believe that treating the depression may also slow the deterioration of patients' health.
March 3, 2008
Thank you for one of the most intelligent pieces I've ever seen regarding antidepressant withdrawal [“Go Off Drugs, Lose Control?,” Feb. 25]. It's a huge problem for many people, and sadly, only a tiny percentage of the population is even aware that it exists. I cannot tell you how many times I've described the dangers of antidepressants to others, only to be called a Scientologist. (I won't lie -- I don't know a lick about their beliefs.) I have a poorly created (yet terribly honest)
July 26, 2009 |
Anyone searching for a sepia-tinted rugby photo, antique cuff links or a precious piece of art deco jewelry at the Antiquarius Center had better come fast. Blink and it will be gone. The dozens of diverse, very British shops on the chic King's Road in Chelsea face eviction to make way for Anthropologie, an American-based chain planning a fashion emporium, much like the stores it operates in St. Louis and Miami Beach. "There used to be three antique centers in Chelsea, soon there will be none," said Sue Norman, who has sold hand-painted 19th-century china here since 1972.
January 29, 2007 |
A study reported last week that people who take anti-depressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) put themselves at greater risk for fractures. Researchers are working to understand how depression and its therapies affect skeleton strength. One thing they know: Several hormones and neurotransmitters affect, to varying degrees, the building and breaking down of bone. --- From the outside, bones look stiff, unyielding, unchanging.
September 6, 2007 |
A 22% drop in prescriptions for antidepressants for teens and children following government warnings about hazards of the drugs led to a sharp increase in suicides the following year, according to Chicago researchers. The change in labeling in 2003 warned that use of the drugs could increase suicidal thoughts and behavior among youths, but the labeling seems to have backfired, according to a report in the September issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.
March 6, 2007 |
Biovail Corp. reached a settlement with four generic-drug makers that delays sales of cheaper copies of one form of its antidepressant Wellbutrin XL until next year. The deal resolves complaints against Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Impax Laboratories Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mississauga, Canada-based Biovail said Monday. Biovail reported $302.2 million in Wellbutrin XL sales for the first nine months of 2006, or 42% of the company's product revenue.
October 8, 2007 |
People come into Andrew Leuchter's office, saying they're better, saying they want to stop. "Oh, gosh, it happens all the time," says Leuchter, a psychiatrist at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. "They say they feel OK, that they don't need drugs or any other help, and that they've recovered. On one hand that's very encouraging, but on the other hand we have to be very careful, because the cost of being wrong -- if they are not ready -- can be very high."
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March 23, 2011 |
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with her four children at her side, publicist Sally Morrison said. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Mickey Rooney played Elizabeth Taylor's trainer in "Lassie Come Home.
April 24, 2011 |
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.