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Neuroleptics and Tardive Dyskinesia in Children

February 26, 2014

There’s an interesting February 11, 2014, article on Peter Breggin’s website:  $1.5 Million Award in Child Tardive Dyskinesia Malpractice.  Thanks to Mad in America for the link. Here’s the opening paragraph: “On February 11, 2014 a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive […]

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SSRIs and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

January 21, 2014

There’s a new study in the January 2014 issue of the BMJ:  Grigoriadis et al, Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn: systematic review and meta-analysis.  Thanks to Nanu Grewal for the link. PPHN is a relatively rare condition.  The authors report that the estimated prevalence is about 1.9 per 1000 […]

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Does Antidepressant Use Increase the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

October 4, 2013

On September 25, PsychCentral ran an article on this topic.  The article was a commentary on a 2013 meta-analysis conducted by Katharine Barnard, PhD, et al of the University of Southamptom, UK. The meta-analysis examined three systemic reviews and 22 studies. RESULTS “There was evidence that antidepressant use is associated with type 2 diabetes. Causality […]

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SSRI’s During Pregnancy and APGAR Scores

May 12, 2013

There’s an interesting article on this topic by Hans Jensen et al, in the February 21, 2013 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.  You can see an abstract here. The authors conducted a register study on all pregnant women in Denmark from 1996 to 2006, linking data from the Medical Birth Register, the Psychiatric […]

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