from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug used to prevent or treat clinical depression.
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- n. An agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
- adj. Preventing or counteracting depression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
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They found that an increase in antidepressant sales of one pill per capita (about a 12 percent increase over the sales levels for 2000 in the countries surveyed) correlated with a suicide-mortality decline of about 5 percent.
"Dishonest research designs," Dr Scott says, "do not give an honest assessment of the physical or the psychological dangers of long-term antidepressant use."
In reality, the terms antidepressant and antipsychotic say nothing other than "drugs that treat X"-- there's absolutely no way the terms can a priori determine other efficacies, side effects, pharmacologic actions, etc,-- but psychiatry uses them to carry precisely this kind of information.
It also has long-term antidepressant users who will be hard to wean off.
As I mentioned earlier, there is a long-term antidepressant effect that is finding its way into the medical literature and that I am seeing on a regular basis in my psychiatric practice.
Long-term antidepressant drug use causes rise in prescriptions: Study
That a chemical called an antidepressant can change your mood in no way constitutes proof that you have a mental disorder called depression.
This appears to be the first criminal case in North America where a judge has specifically found that an antidepressant was the cause of a murder.
When she -- an -- and I think her antidepressant is the reason.