Happy new year? Understanding depression and what you can do about it

The promise of a new year brings optimism and hope to many, but throws others into abject misery. Whether or not you’re aware, someone you know is suffering from depression. Depression is a common but serious illness. People with depression (also known as clinical depression, major depression or major depressive disorder) find that their state interferes with daily life. DepressedContinue reading “Happy new year? Understanding depression and what you can do about it”

FDA drug alert: anti-depressant celexa (citalopram)

Citalopram (Celexa) is an anti-depressant drug prescribed for depression, anxiety and other disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning: this drug should not be used in high doses because of concerns that it may cause damage to the heart. Dosages of 40mg/ day or higher has been found to cause problems withContinue reading “FDA drug alert: anti-depressant celexa (citalopram)”

Are anti-depressants in YOUR water?

The question may not be whether or not they’re lurking in your water, but rather how much there is and what implications this may have on our health.  A study funded by Health Canada and published online in January 2011 has revealed that anti-depressant drugs are now passing into the waterways and affecting fish. Dr. Sébastien Sauvé at the UniversityContinue reading “Are anti-depressants in YOUR water?”