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Judging a Book By its Cover – Living with Medication Side Effects

We live in a world in which people are constantly judging us on how we look.  Our body shape, our clothing, and any sign that we somehow deviate from what is "normal", expected, or otherwise considered acceptable.  Mental illness is not always overtly obvious, but sometimes the effects of it are.  Hygiene may go out … Continue reading Judging a Book By its Cover – Living with Medication Side Effects

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Do antidepressants work? What a new meta-analysis says.

A recent paper published in the Lancet looked at how effective antidepressants are, and this has been reported on in the media.  Since media outlets don't necessarily have strong research literacy, let's take a look at what the paper itself has to say.  My earlier post on research literacy explains some of the terms I'll be using … Continue reading Do antidepressants work? What a new meta-analysis says.

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Medications That Can Make You Crazy (Literally)

We work so hard on our mental health, but sometimes we can get knocked down by an unexpected source: prescription medication.  Sure, we all know that some street drugs can adversely affect mental health, but there are also a number of prescription medications for conditions totally unrelated to mental health that can trigger symptoms of … Continue reading Medications That Can Make You Crazy (Literally)

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