When do Antidepressants, TMS, Nasal Esketamine Start Working?

Can Psychedelics Replace Antidepressants? 05 Oct, 2022 So many of us are used to those familiar names we associate with antidepressants: Zoloft®, Prozac®, Celexa, Paxil. The x’s and z’s roll off our tongues with little effort. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been the most popular and commonly prescribed antidepressants since the late 1980s. … Read more

This Just In: Antidepressants Don’t Work Anymore 

Please note that this is an opinion piece by an ADAA colleague member “So accentuated has been the feeling of the sense of well-being, that disciplinary measures have been necessary.”   That comment, in a 1952 report of a clinical trial of a new tuberculosis drug, reports the earliest observation of a startling antidepressant effect of a … Read more

Antidepressants more likely to be prescribed to LTC residents than other seniors: report – National | Globalnews.ca

Seniors living in long-term care across the country were three times more likely to have been prescribed antidepressants over the last five years than those in the community, a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicates. Just over 60 per cent of seniors living in long-term care were prescribed antidepressants in 2017, … Read more

Can Psychedelics Replace Antidepressants?

So many of us are used to those familiar names we associate with antidepressants: Zoloft®, Prozac®, Celexa, Paxil. The x’s and z’s roll off our tongues with little effort. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been the most popular and commonly prescribed antidepressants since the late 1980s. Along with non-SSRIs like Wellbutrin and Cymbalta, … Read more

Can Psychedelics Replace Antidepressants?

So many of us are used to those familiar names we associate with antidepressants: Zoloft®, Prozac®, Celexa, Paxil. The x’s and z’s roll off our tongues with little effort. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been the most popular and commonly prescribed antidepressants since the late 1980s. Along with non-SSRIs like Wellbutrin and Cymbalta, … Read more

Scientists may not know why, but antidepressants work

Antidepressants work. Antidepressants don’t work. Which is it? Let’s check-in with two academic psychiatrists who believe they do, even if scientists don’t know exactly why. …psychiatrists have never explained clinical depression solely in terms of reduced serotonin or any specific neurotransmitter. Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of the “Do antidepressants work?” donnybrook. Two … Read more

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead – but that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work | Christopher Davey

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is well and truly dead. A paper by Joanna Moncrieff and colleagues, longtime critics of the effectiveness of antidepressants, has caused a splash. The paper provides a summary of other summaries that confirm there is no evidence to support the idea that depression is caused by disturbance of the … Read more