Search Resources (English): Antidepressants

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What people need to know about psychiatric drugs

Reviews the major categories of psychiatric drugs, the commons uses of these drugs and the problems that can result from taking them, including dependency and addiction.

Published: 2005
The effectiveness of various postpartum depression treatments and the impact of antidepressant drugs on nursing infants  
http://www.jabfp.org/cgi/content/full/16/5/372
Presents research-based evidence on the benefits of various treatments for postpartum depression and their potential risks to nursing infants. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Let them eat Prozac
Examines the practices of the pharmaceutical industry.
Published: 2003
Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42065

This article investigates whether or not there is evidence that antidepressant prescription drugs benefit pregnant women and if that benefit outweighs the potential risks.  Author Jane Shulman refers to Dr. Barbara Mintzes' expertise on the growing trend for doctors to encourage women to continue taking anti-depressants when they get pregnant.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
SSRI Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Considerations and Risks   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/SSRI%20fact%20sheet%20Eng%20final.pdf
Published: April 2010