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A History of Psychoactive Drugs

In 1987, Eli Lilly and Company was given the green light by the government to begin marketing a new antidepressant drug called fluoxetine, better known as Prozac. By 1990, Prozac was the most prescribed antidepressant in the US, with 650,000 prescriptions per month and Lilly’s sales topping $1 billion dollars. Prozac was the catalyst for […]

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How Long Should I Take Antidepressants?

This is a difficult question. Unfortunately, if a person has experienced depression, there is a substantial likelihood that he will survive it again. It is assumed that the risk of … More

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Are Antidepressants Addictive?

No, none of the drugs that are used as antidepressants currently are not addictive. Approximately 10% of antidepressant treatment causes side effects that require immediate … More

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Do Antidepressants Make You Fat?

In fact, no one can gain weight from one tablet. And the myth is the belief that lithium provokes the accumulation of water in the body and, consequently, obesity. We can not, … More

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Are Intelligent People More Depressed?

It has been noted in various studies that people with higher IQ tend to be more depressed or unhappy with life. The intelligent people tend to look at the bigger picture in … More

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A Short History of Depression

The history of Depression is long, and confusing, but recent medications and treatments have only started appearing within the past 50 years. … More