Anti Depressants

BBC Panorama On Murder And Anti-Depressants Sparks Fears People Will Stop Taking Medication

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

Mental health campaigners fear a BBC Panorama exploring the potential link between violence and certain anti-depressants could stop people taking thei...

BBC Panorama's Latest Programme Is Set To Inflame Stigma Around Mental Health And Medication

James Woods | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
James Woods

To me, it seems like it is yet another case of trying to make sense of complex, rare cases that have resulted in tragedy. But remember, never blame the oh-so-sacred alcohol. Ideally, the show would be pulled and potentially redeveloped but at this time it looks like it will go ahead.

How Do You Balance Clinical Guidelines With What Young People Want From Their Treatment?

Dr Nick Midgley | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Nick Midgley

Clinicians could support young people through this process by opening a dialogue where young people can ask questions and express any concerns or worries they may have throughout the decision-making process, both about whether or not to use medication, and if they do, whether it is working for them and how and when they may want to stop.

Why Are We So Reluctant To Go On Anti-Depressants?

India Benjamin | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

I never wanted to go on anti-depressants. They were a last resort for when I was so disconnected to the world, from anything but this numbing sadness, that I would have done anything to feel more myself. And they worked; minimal side effects, and within six months I was singing, smiling and fidgeting much like my usual self.

'Holly': A Word Used To Describe A Beautiful And Bright Being

Leyah Shanks | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

Losing her has left behind an empty part of me. She will always occupy a space of my heart. As I write this, I find it difficult not to get emotional. She really was my best friend. She taught me how to love and that your spirit is stronger than anything the world can throw at it. I will forever be grateful to her for that. Sleep well, my friend. I will always miss you.

I'm Terrified Of Passing Toxic Masculinity Onto My Sons

Chris Napier | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Napier

bmm banner.jpg I don't want my sons to share the programming which has crippled me. I don't want them to grow up in a world which victimizes boys for showing weakness and which treats mental health issues without compassion.

Scientists Discover Why Some Anti-Depressants Make People Anxious

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed a possible explanation for why leading anti-depressant drugs known as SSRIs initially make some patients anxious and even su...

Anti-depressants May Have Saved My Life

Holly Whiting | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

If I could describe depression, I'd say it feels like you're in a well and there's a rope that you can't quite reach, and when you look up at the other end of that rope, the person holding it is you. If you think you're suffering then hand yourself the rope, anti-depressants and depression are nothing to be ashamed of, just like any other illness you can get better.

Jeremy Hunt, You Need to Sort Out the Mental Health Service - Now!

Suzanne Day | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics
Suzanne Day

What I am going to write in this post isn't going to shock people. There is no big revelation hidden within it. But I have come to the conclusion that if Jeremy Hunt isn't constantly nagged about the state of the Mental Health Service in England, nothing is actually going to be done about it.

Rise In Prescriptions Of Anti-Depressants For Children A 'Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children in the UK prescribed anti-depressants increased by more than 50% between 2005 and 2012, according to a new study. The World ...

Chemical Lobotomy: The Madness of the Over-Prescribing Anti-Depressants

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

There is no doubt that medications can sometimes be beneficial, particularly if they are used sparingly and temporarily. But it is scandalous that hundreds of millions of human beings around the world are suffering addiction and adverse reactions to powerful psychotropic drugs which give them no benefit.

We Need More Words for Depression

Alice Bell Reeves | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Bell Reeves

'Depression' is such an umbrella term, one word encompassing a multiplicity of experiences from the deep sadness that follows, say, a relationship break-up, to years spent semi-catatonic, hardly able to get out of bed. It's a problem, I think, because the breadth and vagueness of the word can often make being depressed, in whatever sense, even harder and more lonely.

Depression: Do You Ever Really Recover?

Yaz O'Connor | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yaz O'Connor

It's a scary road. You wonder will you ever see the light again but I eventually found the ones right for me, they still make me feel a bit more 'slow' than usual but it's a better side effect than not being able to get out of the bed right?

Sex and the Married Depressive

Christian Talbot | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

In my case I have to say the effect hasn't been that pronounced. In fact if anything it's been a positive boon... Don't be afraid to go and discuss your mental health or any concerns you have about anti-depressants with your doctor. They love a good laugh.

Why This Woman Is Live-Tweeting Her Orgasm Struggles

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother suffering from depression is live-blogging her quest to achieve an orgasm, in the hope that it will help others to overcome their own persona...

Eight Critical Causes of Anxiety and Depression

Kiran Ram | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

The key to feeling better is to get to the root of the problem and do what you can to turn these negative feelings around. Despite the therapy and medications, people still continue to suffer. And there's a good reason why... actually there are eight good reasons. Sometimes the cause behind anxiety and depression isn't mental at all! It's physical.

Extreme Self-Care: My Antidote to Depression

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Extreme self-care for me involves evaluating every decision against the question, "Is this a loving thing to do?" and then making a radical choice to eliminate the things that don't make me feel good. Easier said than done, of course, but practice makes perfect.

The Diary of a Hermit: Depression

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

It's such a shame that it takes the death of a hugely famous actor/comedian to get the conversation happening to such a level. However, if we must find a positive from this tragic tale, the exposure of his struggles may leave some people with a greater understanding of the illness, and those who are masking their troubles may be encouraged to talk.

Who Should Prescribe Anti-Depressants?

Pam Warren | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

If you have to take anti-depressant medication I would urge caution as to what you take. Get the very best advice you can find before committing to anything. Realise that they are not a quick fix - it will take time and they should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Above all else, try to look at them as only a plaster cast that will help the 'break' in your mind to heal and be removed when it is.

Waste Anti-Depressants Are Having A 'Staggering' Side-Effect On The Oceans

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Tiny quantities of anti-depressants are affecting the fertility of aquatic wildlife such as crustaceans and molluscs, a new study has shown. Scient...

Being Open and Honest About Things That Trouble Us

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

I have never met Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, but I could not help but sit up and take notice when he said publicly that he is back on anti-depressants to help him fight his mental illness.

Smoking & Stress During Pregnancy Raises Chances Of Having Gay Children Claims Dutch Neuroscientist

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Smoking during pregnancy can affect the sexuality of an unborn child, a Dutch neuroscientist has claimed in a controversial new book. Levels of st...

GPs Are Too Quick To Prescribe Anti-Depressants, Warn Mental Health Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is becoming a nation of pill poppers, with GPs too quick to prescribe anti-depressants, mental health experts warn. New research suggests G...

Why Is the Prescription of Anti-Depressants on the Rise in the UK?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

The question is whether these drugs are really treating the condition (or the symptoms) and whether the NHS should do more to enable counselling and therapy?

Mental Illnesses Are Legitimate, So Let Us Treat Them

Kathryn Langston | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Langston

When it comes to contemplating the legitimacy of mental illness, it is the 'mental' aspect of the term that I think really throws people for a loop, with its entailment of a complex interface between biological and psychosocial factors. Thomas Szasz may have been right to propose that 'brain disease' would make a more appropriate, and less misleading term.