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SSRIs APPEAR TO INCREASE FRACTURE RISK AMONG MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN WITHOUT PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS standard

Women who take common anti-depressants to counter the impact of menopause may have a 76 per cent higher risk of broken bones, scientists warn. The risk appears to last for several years after women take the drugs, leading to calls for doctors to reduce the period for which they are prescribed. For many women, the onset of the menopause triggers mood changes and depression, and each year thousands are prescribed a type of anti-depressant called SSRIs – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the best known of which is Prozac. The drugs are also sometimes prescribed to help women cope with other effects of the menopause, such as irritable bowel syndrome, hot flushes and night sweats. But new research suggests a side ...

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High Rates of Suicide, Depression Linked to Pesticides standard

High Rates of Suicide, Depression Linked to Farmers’ Use of Pesticides There is growing evidence that long-term pesticide use is linked to to alterations in farmers’ mental health Oct 6, 2014 |By Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News Stacey says: Whilst this article specifically relates to the impact on farmers using the pesticides, those of us in clinical practice see the impacts on everyday folks. We recomend abandoning their use for more healthy and human friendly alternatives which are not neurotoxic . In France, farmers who used herbicides were nearly twice as likely to have been treated for depression than those who didn’t use herbicides. Credit: USMC via Wikimedia Commons On his farm in Iowa, Matt Peters worked from dawn ...

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