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Archive for July, 2007

rimonabant – Risks too high

Rimonabant (also known as Acomplia) is a drug which is used to treat obese patients with a risk of developing diabetes. As I blogged about a month or so ago, the drug is considered controversial. There is now evidence to suggest that one in every ten people that take the drug suffer from some kind […]

Anti-Depressants: When Should You Withdraw?

A large proportion of people who have suffered from anxiety and depression have been offered anti-depressants such as Prozac, lexapro and Celexa. A percentage of these people will not have taken the drugs for any length of time. There are often tolerance and side effect issues that cause many people to cease using the drugs […]

Worst SSRI’s for weight gain

In response to the ongoing discussion about weight gain when taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) I have added this post as I recently read some information that I found interesting. Many people who take SSRI’s for depression or anxiety suffer weight gain as a result. Indeed it is a common reason for people to […]

Folic Acid for depression

Moves are afoot in the UK to add folic acid to bread in order to cut depression. The supplement has long been popular with pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant as it is strongly believed to safeguard foetuses against condition such as spinabifida. It has also been suggested that it can help prevent […]