The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

‘Oh those pills make me fat’ is a common complaint. [1] When I was prescribed antidepressants this concern came to mind. At the time I felt so bad that the worry stayed somewhat in the back of my mind. My doctor asked me about my appetite but didn’t really go into the weight gain question. … Continue reading The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

Mythical Monday – misconceptions about antidepressants. What will the future hold?

  Myth: Antidepressants are all the same. When you tried one, the others won’t work either. You brain is full of neurons with tiny holes between them called synapses. Neurons communicate by sending chemical messages, called neurotransmitters across the synapses. AD seem to increase the availability of certain neurotransmitters to ease the symptoms of depression … Continue reading Mythical Monday – misconceptions about antidepressants. What will the future hold?

Mythical Monday – misconceptions about antidepressants.

  Antidepressants don’t do anything. They work as well as a placebo. Wait, what, how? I am interested where this misconception comes from. Who installed this myth in the world? The culprit seems to be a meta-study from 2008 when 47 studies were pooled to look for the difference between placebo’s and antidepressants (AD) and … Continue reading Mythical Monday – misconceptions about antidepressants.