The use of these antidepressants in children has exploded in the past decade. So has the controversy about increased suicide rates in patients taking them.
In order to meet diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder, a patient must worry excessively about everyday problems for at least six months.
A woman refuses to treat her depression pharmaceutically and relies on herbal remedies—against her clinician’s advice.
Should the shocking confession of a depressed patient become a discoverable part of the medical record?
After two years of success with a generic antidepressant, the patient’s depressive symptoms made an unwelcome return.
Level 1: Likely reliable evidenceA recent Cochrane systematic review evaluated the efficacy and safety of St. John’s wort extracts for the treatment of major depression (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008:CD000448). The review included 29 randomized trials comparing St. John’s wort with placebo (11 trials), standard antidepressants (12 trials), or both (six trials) in a total…
Off-label use of sildenafil (Viagra) relieved sexual side effects of antidepressants for…