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Inappropriate prescribing

Inappropriate prescribing | Pharmacy Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Studies show concern about the rise of prescription or psychotropic drugs to treat mental health disorders.
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Tyler Farmer's comment, February 20, 2014 11:10 PM
Untrained primary care physicians are the filling out the prescriptions for antidepressants. Four out of every five prescriptions written for a psychiatric drug is not written by a psychiatrist. In 2005 only 1 out of 5 people on antidepressants actually go out and receive therapy and that is out of a survey with over 50,000 responses.
Tyler Farmer's comment, February 20, 2014 11:16 PM
Growing bodies of research our now showing that antidepressants are not nearly as effective as perceived. In trials done by the FDA people taking a ssri antidepressants did not have a significant improvement over the placebos when treating moderate depression. These drugs had no effect on people that are really depressed. Study was done by irving Kirsch at Harvard.
Tyler Farmer's comment, February 20, 2014 11:28 PM
Psychotherapy has been proven to be a better way to prevent the reoccurance of falling back into a major depression than taking medicine and therapy does not come with the serious side effects. The British government just recently paid 400 million dollars to have their therapy more available to their citizens. This effort will include training 6,000 therapists in cognitive therapy, Reviewing a patients negative thought patterns and creating a life plan with a pschyatristis proven more effective then taking pills.
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PRISTIQ (desvenlafaxine) | Treatment for Depression | Risk Info

PRISTIQ (desvenlafaxine) | Treatment for Depression | Risk Info | Pharmacy Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Get info about the risks & benefits of a prescription treatment for depression. Learn about the approved prescription medication PRISTIQ (desvenlafaxine).
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Tyler Farmer's comment, February 20, 2014 11:43 PM
Children, teens, or young adults using antidepressants can cause behavior problems or suicidal thoughts. When starting on antidepressants the patient needs to be greatly monitored. If the patient starts having weird thoughts or behavioral issues it is extremely serious and you must get looked at by a doctor immediately.