Anti Depressants

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 08.03.2016 | 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 14.01.2016 | 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.

Why the Taboo on Prozac is So Last Century

Esther Rich | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

Unlike a lot of people in today's society, I will happily admit to taking anti-depressants. A mental illness is just that - an illness, which needs treating. If I had a physical ailment I wouldn't think twice about taking the medication, so I don't understand why there is such a taboo on medication for mental illnesses.

Why Are We So Afraid to Talk About Depression?

Adam Croft | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Croft

Winston Churchill called it the 'Black Dog'. Every year, thousands of people in Britain die because of it. One in three people will suffer from it at some point in their life. Why, then, are we so afraid to talk about depression? The problem is particularly striking amongst my own demographic, young men under the age of thirty.

Fat and Fabulous?... Well, No Actually

Claire Meadows | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

I simply have no patience for the 'fat and fabulous' warriors. That's fine for them, if that's what they're happy with. But it doesn't work for me, at all... I can't be kind to the lump in the mirror.

Prank Call Nurse 'Had Made Two Earlier Suicide Attempts'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

A nurse who was found dead days after transferring a prank call made to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sick...

Einstein's Brain and the Question of Consciousness in Defying Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

My friend remarked on how he'd had the top medical care and had taken almost 10,000 pills in the eight years between the doctor's diagnosis and its reversal. Yet that time was still filled with such mental and physical lows that he frequently felt suicidal.

Tony Scott Had Sleeping Pills And Anti-Depressants In His System When He Died

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

British film director Tony Scott had sleeping pill and anti-depressants in his system when he leapt to his death from a bridge, a coroner has announce...

Can Anti-Depressant ‘Happy Pills’ Cure Osteoarthritis?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug designed to beat depression could provide effective, life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers have found. Depress...

Exercise As Effective As Second Medication In Treatment Of Depression

Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for those battling depression, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Texa...