Psychiatric Drugs

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Connected to Elevated Risk of ADHD

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Connected to Elevated Risk of ADHD

Date: February 10, 2020 Source: University of Turku Summary: The risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in those children whose mother's vitamin D level was sufficient during the first and second trimesters. The result was adjusted for maternal age, socioeconomic status and psychiatric history. "Alongside genotype, prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, can influence the development of ADHD" says MD Minna Sucksdorff from the University of Turku, Finland. The study is the first population-level research to demonstrate an association between low maternal vitamin ...
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Report: New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

Report: New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

Big Pharma’s business model is working great…for them. They are racking in billions getting people hooked on their drugs and then hiking the prices up 667% in some cases. According to ARS Technica, new drug-pricing data is showing massive and stunning hikes. One drug’s price has risen by a whopping 667%. This price hike is well over the cost of inflation. By law, drug makers are required to report their price increases quarterly. This is the first report from the new law and includes data on drugs that had price increases of 16% or more over their January 2017 ...
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Antidepressants for Seniors Have Doubled in Two Decades

Antidepressants for Seniors Have Doubled in Two Decades

Depression is common in older adults, occurring in 2% of those aged 55 years and older and rising with increasing age. Many more — from 10% to 15% — struggle with depressive symptoms, although they may not have been diagnosed with major depression.1 That being said, there’s been a major rise in the number of antidepressants being prescribed for older adults over the last two decades, without a similarly sharp increase in the number depressed, according to a study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry.2 The findings suggest seniors may be being overprescribed antidepressant drugs, which could have ...
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Study: Safety of Safety Evaluation of Pesticides (Dow Chemical Faked Safety Studies on Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos)

Study: Safety of Safety Evaluation of Pesticides (Dow Chemical Faked Safety Studies on Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos)

We’ve known for a while that Monsanto buried the truth about Roundup weedkiller by ignoring concerns by its own scientists. Now it seems Dow Chemical Co. has been using the same playbook. Dow (renamed DowDuPont after its 2017 merger with DuPont) likely knew for decades that its widely used chlorpyrifos insecticide is harmful to humans—especially children and developing fetuses. But the company hid that information from regulators, both in the U.S. and EU, according to a new study, published in the journal Environmental Health. The revelation comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is duking it out in ...
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Study: ADHD Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Study: ADHD Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at University of Utah Health found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and Parkinson-like diseases than individuals with no ADHD history. The results are available online on September 12 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. “Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a neurodegenerative disease associated with aging,” said Glen Hanson, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and School of Dentistry at U of U Health and senior author on the paper. “This may be the first time where a childhood disease and its treatment may be linked to a geriatric expression of neurodegenerative disorder.” ...
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