Antidepressants

No Pill Can Cure Mental Health Stigma

Marisa Lancione | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living
Marisa Lancione

If you are among the lucky population who does react well to medication, taking a pill may allow you to work through the problems you're facing in therapy and hopefully you won't have to be on medication for the rest of your life. But the reality is that for some of us suffering from chronic mental illness, therapy isn't enough.

More People Use Antidepressants Just to Keep Going

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Generally speaking, taking medications against depression or anxiety should not always be the first measure to find relief. A health-promoting lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and enough sleep can be very helpful in dealing with many disturbances, both of body and mind.

When Depression Sucks Back Every Breath You Take

Sandra Charron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Depression doesn't decide when it will attack. It sits on your head, an ever-looming presence, watching you go about your day. Sometimes, it can sit there for so long, you will forget it's there. You will start making plans for yourself; glorious, luxurious, productive plans. They will be ruined.

Medicating Mental Illness Can Be as Necessary as Treating Cancer

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

To tell someone with mental illness that treatment is not necessary in order to overcome the symptoms of the disease is about as sensitive as telling someone with a treatable cancer that surgery, chemo, and radiation won't be necessary.

10 Things to Expect When You're Mentally Ill

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

These past six months have been an onslaught of revelations, some good and some bad, as I've been navigating my way through my diagnoses. Along with the side effects of the cocktail of medications that have been hit and miss in helping to alleviate the symptoms of my mental illnesses, adjusting to my life has been a juggling act of emotions.

9 Signs Your Antidepressant Isn't Working

Everyday Health | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers, Everyday Health For many people, finding the right depression treatment is a trial-and-error process. “The larg...

If Bieber Was on Anti-Depressants, He Should Be Praised, Not Mocked

Arthur Gallant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Music
Arthur Gallant

On the January 23, 2014 episode of The View and just hours after Bieber was arrested, the subject of his arrest came up. It's been alleged that Bieber was found with medication at the time of his arrest which are rumoured to be anti-depressants. Journalist, creator, and co-host of The View Barbara Walters stated that she had no idea what Bieber had to be depressed about. If Bieber has depression or some form of mental illness, then I commend him for seeking treatment. What Walters said in relation to Bieber is a widely-held misconception.

What to Ask Your Doctor Before Going on Antidepressants

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

I have had many conversations with clients over the years where they tell me they've been feeling nauseous, panicky and depressed. The symptoms my clients describe are directly due to a reduction in, or complete termination of, their antidepressant medication. I hope the following advice is useful to patients.

Canadians Among Biggest Users Of Antidepressants

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business

Well, this is depressing. Canadians are among the world's biggest users of antidepressants, with as much as nine per cent of the population on one ...

Post-Partum Depression More Common For Women In Big Cities

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - New mothers living in big cities in Canada have a higher risk of postpartum depression than women in less populated areas of the country, a ...

Why Taking an Antidepressant Is Right for Me

Erica Berman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

Hello, my name is Erica Berman and I take an antidepressant. Do you think I'm crazy to admit it? Or just plain crazy? Well think what you want. I have been taking a low dose of a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) for almost four years, not for depression, but for anxiety. Yes, in case you were unaware, some antidepressants are very helpful for controlling anxiety.

B.C. Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawsuit

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia mother whose daughter was born with a hole in her heart after taking prescribed anti-depressants during pregnancy will ...

Antidepressants, Sleeping Pills Raise Driving Risk

CBC | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living

Drivers who take certain antidepressants, anti-anxiety or sleeping pills could be at higher risk for motor vehicle collisions. Psychotrop...

Who's Getting Antidepressants? The Factors In A Doctor's Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Living

A new study from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health has found that doctors are far less likely to prescribe antidepressants to Afric...