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Zoloft and Weight Gain: Causes & Influential Factors

Zoloft (Sertraline) is an antidepressant medication that has been around since 1991. It functions as an SSRI (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor) to increase extracellular levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. The drug is considered effective at treating a variety of conditions including major depression, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Despite being around since the …

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Antidepressants (SSRIs) During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk by 3X for Boys

New research has just surfaced from Johns Hopkins indicating that there is likely a link between prenatal exposure to antidepressant drugs and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as other developmental delays (DD) among boys. This is highly concerning for pregnant mothers who have made the choice to stay on antidepressants throughout their pregnancy, particularly …

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Low Dose Antidepressants Investigated For PMS Prevention & Treatment

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) is a condition characterized by unwanted symptoms such as mood swings, fatigue, food cravings, irritability, and depression. These symptoms tend to occur during the second half of a woman’s menstrual cycle and tend to subside approximately a couple days after the start of the menstrual period. As of now, these current symptoms …

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