Antidepressants linked to birth defects

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

According to a new study, a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be linked to birth defects when taken during pregnancy. The study found this risk of birth defects in the SSRIs fluoxetine (brand name Prozac) and paroxetine (brand name Paxil). However, the SSRIs sertraline (Zoloft), escitalopram (Lexapro) and citalopram (Celexa) […]

Effective Treatments Available for Anxiety Disorder

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

When worries pile up, seem inescapable and interfere with day-to-day activities, it’s time to see a doctor. Overwhelming worry is a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers the symptoms of GAD and treatment options. With generalized anxiety disorder, shedding worries is difficult, even when the worry […]