Monday, January 7, 2013

Non-Mental Health Problems with SSRIs?

A reason to consider neurofeedback as an alternative to anti-depressant medication? This 2012 article on the blog Science2.0 is called Serotonin: Anti-Depressants Likely Do More Harm Than Good.
It cites research from Canada's public research McMaster University that reviews the non-mental health side effect potential of anti-depressants.

Here's a quote from the article listing some of the elevated risks the researchers found:

  • Developmental problems in infants
  • Problems with sexual stimulation and function and sperm development in adults
  • Digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, indigestion and bloating
  • Abnormal bleeding and stroke in the elderly

bleeding and stroke in the elderly
I'm not connecting the dots, but it's interesting that new development of anti-depressants by the large phamaceuticals has slowed significantly.

Please feel free to comment here or email me.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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