Posts tagged "antidepressants"

Dr. Drew Bribed To Prescribe Wellbutrin, Government Claims

Dr. Drew Pinsky is facing allegations that he was bribed and had accepted $275,000 to talk up the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin SR during his radio and television show “Loveline.”  While hosting the shows “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober House,” Pinksy made sure to discuss the benefits of taking Wellbutrin SR, including its ability…

Daley Quinn / July 3, 2012

I Have Depression

We tend to think of the concept of “pain” as something physical—something that involves blood, bruises or casts. But people with mental illnesses struggle with this entirely other debilitating concept of pain, one that literally saps the life out of them. I have struggled with depression, or unipolar depression. The National Institute of Health say…

Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

Are Happy Pills As Happy As They Sound?

Last week a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that people with mild to moderate depression are wasting their time with happy pills because the most commonly prescribed antidepressants are about as effective as placebos. But before you throw away your bottle, you should know this study wasn’t perfect—a New

Nikki Dowling / January 14, 2010

Sound Off: Can Antidepressants Be A Dating Dealbreaker?

If you’re on antidepressants, chances are, the person you’re dating will find out. (If they don’t, then you’re really good about keeping a secret, and maybe they should be worrying about something else.) Maybe it’s not a big deal, and maybe your partner is even on medication. But for some women, this discovery can become…

Leonora Epstein / January 13, 2010

More People Are Taking Antidepressants, But Fewer Are In Therapy

Looks like, as a country, we’re feeling the blues. A new study shows that, since 1996, the number of people taking antidepressants has doubled. These days, about one out of every ten people in the U.S. is poppin’ depression meds. Oddly enough, during the same period, the number of people seeing psychiatrists has decreased by…

Nikki Dowling / August 4, 2009

The Little Blue Pill Might Help Women With The Blues

While Viagra is an invention that has helped grandpas around the country get it back up for their spouses, nurses, and right hands, it now may be able to help women too! A recent eight-week experiment, funded by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, followed 98 women who were having trouble orgasming due to antidepressant medication. They were…

Simcha / July 28, 2008

Quickies!: Viagra May Be Helpful To Women On Antidepressants

A new study suggests Viagra may help women on antidepressants, which can destroy sex lives. Yay! More pills to pop! [Tango]
College degrees no longer guarantee a job and adequate wages. [College Candy]
According to a new study, a man’s testosterone level will increase when he is talking to woman, regardless of whether he’s attracted…

Annika Harris / July 24, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Nude Blacklist, Bestiality, And Viagra For Women

A nudist resort in France had to get special permission from the government to keep a blacklist of guests forbidden from visiting. [Reuters]
Two dogs trained to have sex with women have been deemed adoptable and are waiting for new owners at an animal sanctuary in Tulsa, OK. [CBS News]
Women taking antidepressants might find…

Catherine Strawn / July 23, 2008

Warning: Side Effects May Include More Reasons To Be Depressed

Have you been turnin’ that frown upside down by poppin’ pills like Prozac? Well, your little picker-uppers might be doing more bad than good. For 20-some odd years, a set of antidepressants called SSRIs had been favored because they supposedly had less harmful side effects. However, a new study has shown that ye ole dry…

Simcha / May 21, 2008