In “Anatomy of an Epidemic’’ Whitaker presents his theory that the dramatic increase in mental illness in the United States since World War II is the direct result of the medicines psychiatrists have been prescribing to treat it, and that this itself stems from an unholy alliance between the pharmaceutical industry and corrupt physicians. However, although extensively researched and drawing upon hundreds of sources, the gaps in his theory remain too large for him to succeed in making a convincing argument.
If you are one of the millions of people taking
antidepressants for mild depression symptoms, you might as well be taking a
A study released by a team of researchers led by Jay C.
Fournier, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania,
found that the most commonly prescribed antidepressants do little for mild to
moderate symptoms of depression, having the same results as a placebo.
A San Francisco woman
who asphyxiated her 3-year-old daughter during an apparent suicide attempt in
their Ingleside Terrace home has been sentenced to 25 years to life in
Linda Woo, 43, was sentenced Tuesday in San Francisco Superior
Court by Judge Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee for first-degree murder. Woo will serve a
concurrent term of seven years to life for the attempted murder of her
4-year-old son, who survived the incident.
HYDERABAD: A 42-year-old engineer, who
claimed to be a PRP activist, committed suicide by throwing himself in front of
a train near Sanatnagar railway station on Sunday morning.
graduate, Ajay of Tanuku in West Godavari district was jobless for the past nine
SHERMAN — In a suit recently transferred to the East
Texas federal court, the maker of a popular anti-depressant drug is being blamed
for a murder-suicide committed by a woman who had taken the drug.
papers say that after taking Pfizer’s drug Zoloft, 41-year-old Andrea Roberts
shot and killed her two children and husband before turning the gun on
Her parents, Glenda and John Robert McCoy, and brother, John
Andrew McCoy, acting pro se, first filed a suit in Denton County on July 31 on
behalf of decedents Jon Andrea Roberts, Michael Roberts, Micayla Roberts and
A GRIEVING son said his father should have been cared for at a Basingstoke psychiatric hospital to stop him from killing himself.
Bernard Jeenes, 77, was found dead in his kitchen, in Cayman Close, Popley, Basingstoke, on June 7, after taking an overdose of anti-depressants and hanging himself.
His son Mark, who found his body, told an inquest into his death that his father had begged to be admitted to the mental health unit at Parklands Hospital after a suicide attempt the week before he died.
The attorney for Coram resident Brandon Hampson says he plans to argue that his client became violent and beat Lisa Essling on Aug. 25, 2006, because he stopped taking the popular antidepressant Zoloft days before the attack.
Nassau County District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer said Friday that she will allow a defense witness to testify that withdrawl from the antidepressant can cause a person to become aggressive.