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  • Patients On Prozac Experience Suicidality
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    Abstract At first it was the cure all people were looking for. Then it became the drug they were afraid to take. Somewhere between these two extremes lies the truth about the drug Flouxetine, better known as Prozac, the most widely prescribed drug on the globe. It is mainly prescribed to patients suffering from clinical depression. It was first brought to the market in 1988 by the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly co. Even though it was originally prescribed for depression, it has been prescribed f...
  • Presynaptic 5 Ht 1 Receptors
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    Discuss Recent Developments In Our Understanding Of The Pharmacology And Biochemistry Of Depression Depression is a mental state which along with mania is classed as an affective disorder and can be defined as a pathological mood state. Depression is usually phasic and is characterised by a return to normality during remission. Classification of depressive orders is very difficult because the disorders are heterogeneous and the symptoms range from mild to severe and can overlap with those of anx...
  • Depression
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    According to William Styron (Poet), he sees depression as a fertile muse. Over a period of time, it became acceptable t o publicly confide vulnerability to depression, due to the fact that William Styron had had publicly admitted how he overcame depression, which brought him near to madness. There then became a flood of drugs such as Paxil, Prozac, Serotonin etc. on the drug market. However, despite this influx of medicines on the drug market, researchers has sought a revised view of depression....
  • Risk Factor Of Depression
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    Depression Consider this: Elizabeth Wurtzel has struggled with depression throughout her life. She has a history of suicide attempts, self-mutilations, and serious mood swings. She took numerous antidepressants and medications in an attempt to regulate her irregular behavior. She quit using the medications due to the multiple side effects the drugs had on her. The result was chaos; after Elizabeth quit taking her medication her body experienced episodes of withdrawal. Despite her continued attem...
  • Use Of Drugs And Alcohol
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    ... old can be severe, long, and interfere with all aspects of development, relationships, school progress, and family life (Janzen, & Saklofske, 1991). The existence of depression in school-age children was nearly unrecognized until the 1990's. In the past, depression was thought of as a problem that only adults struggled with, and if children did experience it, they experienced depression entirely different than adults did. Psychologists of the psychoanalytic orientation felt that children wer...
  • Effectiveness Of Antidepressant Drugs
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    In Issue 13 of Taking Sides, the controversial question Have Antidepressant Drugs Proven to be Effective is analyzed. Psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer argues in this issue that antidepressant drugs "can transform depressed patients into happy people with almost no side effects" (p. 212). On the contrary, professors of psychology Seymour Fisher and Roger P. Greenberg "claim that the studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of antidepressants are seriously flawed" (p. 212). Kramer's agreement with t...
  • Drugs Like Speed And Cocaine
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    By pure mischance a high school student named Vargas happens to walk by smokers corner on his way home. Unlucky for him, his friend Johnny Blue jean is one the corner smoking a blunt. Johnny stops Vargas and offers him a smoke. Vargas tempted with all Johnny endorsements, and peer pressure collapses and takes the blunt. 20 years later Vargas is in the hospital breathing off a respirator. This all occurred because of one unlucky YES ruined Vargas life. This scenario transpires millions of times a...
  • Premenstrual Syndrome And Postpartum Depression
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    Depression, its something all of us have experienced in some point and time in our lives, whether it was for a day or for years. Most of the people that it affects arent even aware of the serious complications depression creates and if they are they dont admit to themselves they would be clinically diagnosed with depression. It is the second most common health problem; anxiety is the first. Depression is known as the common cold of mental illness. There are many causes for depression. They consi...
  • 29 Reported Depressed Elderly Patients
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    Depression in the elderly is a serious problem that often goes mis-diagnosed, or is not treated properly. Many factors need to be taken in to consideration, such as what causes depression, what environmental factors are involved, and what can be done to help treat depression. Factors such as where one individual lives, nutrition, and the type of lifestyle they engage in has an enormous impact on the stress level on has with coping with stress. Living in a city with a lot of noise, pollution, and...
  • Interaction Between Different Neurotransmitters And Depression
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    Biochemical Correlates of Depression Research clearly points to a link between depression and biochemical abnormalities in the brain. While much is still to be discovered, evidence strongly suggests that abnormalities in the synaptic transmitter systems of the brain can cause depression. Two neurotransmitters thought to have significant importance are norepinephrine and serotonin. Depression is usually associated with the reduction in levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, although other neurot...
  • Depression With Drugs
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    The Over Diagnoses, Over Prescription and Low Efficacy of Anti-Depressants It is truly sad the way in which modern medicine deals with so called "depression", where doctors pass out pills without considering the long-term damage these powerful drugs can inflict upon the patients, that often times do not require such medication. Drug companies often have unhealthy relationship with doctors, giving them gifts and benefits, while of course handing out innumerable samples of these new, possibly unsa...
  • Drug Treatment In Young Children
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    Anti-Depressants And Children The Anti-Depressants And Children Essay, Research Paper The Use of Antidepressants on Children We must limit the number of young children who are administered antidepressants, as we do not have sufficient, if any, data regarding the effects of these drugs on the developing brain. Greater involvement from parents, teachers, ministers, and friends, as well as counseling and psychotherapy must all be used extensively before turning to the "quick fix' of antidepressants...
  • Depressed Patients
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    Antidepressants should be taken off the market. Depression is simply a condition of the mind. Events that take place in ones life can bring upon a depressive episode. With the variety of people in the world, there comes a variety of ways in which people cope with things. Some people can cope with depression, when in turn, people that are emotionally unstable, cannot. With all of the antidepressants on the market today, people are becoming dependent on these drugs that virtually? mess with their ...

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