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Sunday, June 17, 2018

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

People taking venlafaxine (Effexor) for depression were 5.7-times more likely to commit suicide

Research shows that antidepressants increase the risk of suicide.

People given a diagnosis of depression who were taking venlafaxine (Effexor) were 5.7-times more likely to commit suicide over the next five (5) years compared to people given a diagnosis of depression who were taking no antidepressants according to a recent analysis.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 7:33 am | [0] comments

Saturday, December 31, 2016

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Other antidepressants associated with 5.2 times greater risk of attempted suicide in elderly

People over the age of 65 taking mirtazapine (Remeron) or venlafaxine (Effexor), referred to as “other antidepressants”, were 5.2 times more likely to attempt suicide or self harm during the study period compared to when antidepressants were not being used according to a 2011 study from the U.K.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:05 am | [0] comments

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Other antidepressant use in those over 65 associated with 1.7 times greater risk of dying

People over the age of 65 taking mirtazapine (Remeron) or venlafaxine (Effexor), referred to as “other antidepressants”, were 1.7 times more likely to die during the study period compared to when antidepressants were not being used according to a 2011 study from the U.K.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:50 am | [0] comments

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Other antidepressant use in those over 65 associated with 1.4 times greater risk of stroke

People over the age of 65 taking mirtazapine (Remeron) or venlafaxine (Effexor), referred to as “other antidepressants”, were 1.4 times more likely to have an ischemic stroke (where a blood clot interrupts the flow of blood) or transient ischemic attack during the study period compared to when antidepressants were not being used according to a 2011 study from the U.K.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:35 am | [0] comments

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Other antidepressants in those over 65 associated with 2.2 times greater risk of seizure

People over the age of 65 taking mirtazapine (Remeron) or venlafaxine (Effexor), referred to as “other antidepressants”, were 2.2 times more likely to have a seizure during the study period compared to when antidepressants were not being used according to a 2011 study from the U.K.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:32 am | [0] comments

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

All-cause mortality 66% higher over one year when older patients taking other antidepressants

All-cause mortality over one-year was 66% higher in people over 65 taking mirtazapine (Remeron) or venlafaxine (Effexor), referred to as “other antidepressants”, compared to when patients were not taking an antidepressant according to a 2011 study from the U.K.

The absolute death rate was 11.43% over one year in those taking a other antidepressants compared to 7.04% for those not taking an antidepressant.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:10 am | [0] comments
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