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  • UCLA study assesses impact of maternal antidepressant use on offspring
    UCLA study assesses impact of maternal antidepressant use on offspring
    A new UCLA study evaluated the effect of maternal antidepressant use on their offspring as they matured into adults. The two antidepressants studied were the serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants (SSRIs) Prozac and Lexapro. The...
  • Reducing miscarriage risk for women taking antidepressants
    Reducing miscarriage risk for women taking antidepressants
    A new study assessed whether a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in early pregnancy is associated with miscarriage. They found that an increased risk of taking or discontinuing the medication. SSRIS...
  • The effects of fluoxetine and its side effects
    The downside of antidepressants
    Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. They are given for a variety of mental health issues ranging from depression to obsessive compulsive disorder. While they do show a great amount of success...
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    Is Prozac as good as the manufacturers say?
    Prozac(with a generic name of fluoxetine), is the most commonly prescribed SSRI in America. Most commonly prescribed for depression, it is also given to aid obsessive compulsive disorder as well as anxiety disorders. With so many people taking...
  • Antidepressant use linked to suberbug infections
    Antidepressant use linked to suberbug infections
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, depression is a common illness that can affect anyone. About one in 20 Americans—more than 11 million people—suffers from depression every year. The condition is found...
  • Prozac reported to combat viral infections
    Prozac reported to combat viral infections
    Prozac (fluoxetine) is a commonly-prescribed medication for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and some personality disorders. However, a new study by UCLA researchers has found that it is effective against human enteroviruses, which...
  • Antidepressant use during pregnancy increases risk of hypertension
    Antidepressant use during pregnancy increases risk of hypertension
    Recent studies have reported the negative impact of maternal antidepressant use on their offspring; however, a new study has reported that it can also increase pregnancy risk for the mother. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public...
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    Can Prozac cause people to commit murder?
    Alyssa Bustamante, herself only 15-years-old when the crime was committed, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 9-year-old girl near Jefferson City. Part of her defense was presented by a psychiatrist who testified that the...
  • Edgemont Pharmaceuticals
    Austin company rolling out generic version of Prozac
    An Austin company is preparing to launch the first 60-milligram generic version of the antidepressant Prozac to be sold in the United States.Edgemont Pharmaceuticals LLC received approval in October from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to...
  • Congress must be on Prozac
    $15 trillion debt, and Congress on Prozac
    One of the incredible benefits of being in Congress MUST be a virtually unlimited Prozac supply. There can't be any other explanation to the inaction on public debt. Perhaps Congress views the public debt like many people view birthdays. A...
  • New study on antidepressants taken during pregnancy
    New study on antidepressants taken during pregnancy
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 7% of males and 11% of females in the county suffer from depression; thus, the disorder is significantly higher among Los Angeles women. Some of these depressed women are pregnant or...
  • Antidepressant drugs linked to higher risk for breast and ovarian cancers
    Antidepressant drugs linked to higher risk for breast and ovarian cancers
    While drugs such as Prozac and Paxil are meant to make people feel better, a new study by Lisa Cosgrove, a research lab fellow at Harvard’s Edmond J.Safra Center for Ethics in Cambridge, MA, shows that the antidepressants may actually give...
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    Prozac Aides Stroke Patients
    The antidepressant may aide in recovering motor skillsScientists have stated that by administering the antidepressant medication Prozac to people who have just endured a stroke just may be able to aide them to recover more motor control over their...
  • Prozac is the nation's leading antidepressant of choice
    The Antidepressant Anti-Cure
    Chronic depression is widespread. 15 million Americans are depressed and 28 million, or 1 in 10, are on some type of SSRI, including Prozac, Lexapro, and Paxil. With the overuse of antidepressants, it's not uncommon to know at least one person...