Category Archives: Antidepressant medication

Task Force Calls for Depression Screening During and After Pregnancy

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Included in the recommendations is the screening of women for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time … Continue reading

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AMA Moves to Ban Direct-To-Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads

According to the AMA, direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned. [More…]

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Primary Care Providers Should Screen For Depression: US Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for depression in adults. Both are available for review and public comment from July 28 through August 24, 2015. In this … Continue reading

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Adolescents, antidepressants and suicide

A meta-analysis of clinical trial data published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that risk for suicidal behavior is twice as likely when children and young adults who are diagnosed with depression are given antidepressants compared to placebo.  A key … Continue reading

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Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The task force commented that there is “striking incongruity between the wide use of and … Continue reading

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