Abortion is becoming more difficult to obtain in the United States, and the arguments against legalization of abortion include the claim that it is harmful to a woman’s mental health. This article investigates if that is true.
Side effects are burdensome to patients, but do they also get in the way of recovery? This study sought to clarify how side effects change over time and whether they impede recovery in major depressive disorder.
SSRIs are often used in PTSD, but it is not clear that they work for all kinds of trauma. Trials of SSRIs are generally positive in women and people with a history of sexual trauma, while trials involving combat-related trauma tend to be negative. The current study aimed to better identify predictors of response.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.