Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Anti-depressant is released

A new anti-depressant (Wellbutrin XL) has been approved by the FDA to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which (per theDSM) is a depression that gets worse when the daylight hours begin to dwindle.
First of all - as I have
posted previously, the DSM is a non-scientific manual that is fabricated largely on the basis of psychiatric votes - not scientific fact.
Second - this new anti-depressant has such side effects as weight loss, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, sore throat, irritability, hostility, seizures, increased blood pressure, worsening depression, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, thoughts of suicide, mood swings and suicide. This is not a complete list of side effects, however it's what I could gather from the
Wellbutrin XL website.

These side effects are intensely serious. So are the side effects of
many other antidepressants. Do your research before taking anti-depressants or letting a loved one take them - you may be saving their life.

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