Tag Archive for antidepressants

No REST for the vulnerable

The threatened closure of London’s only specialist support service for those battling tranquiliser dependency underlines the parlous state of UK healthcare for this patient group. By Harry Shapiro Based in north London, REST (Recovery Experience Sleeping Tablets and Tranquilisers) has…

Druglink news item 2002 – Prozac addiction warning

The makers of a leading antidepressant of the Prozac type (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs) have been forced to issue a new warning acknowledging that some patients may become dependent and duffer side effects on withdrawal. Prozac addiction warning…

The depressing truth about antidepressants

By Harry Shapiro The brain has a whole fleet of chemical couriers called neurotransmitters (NTs) which it uses to send messages to different parts of the body. They are released across a synaptic gap to engage with receptors on the…

Antidepressants

What are antidepressants? Antidepressants are drugs prescribed by doctors to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. Antidepressants appear to work by increasing the amounts of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain.…

AMT

Alpha, alpha-meth, Alpha-methyltryptamine, freebase, Indopan What is AMT? Alpha-methyltryptamine (aMT/AMT) is a long acting synthetic hallucinogen with stimulant properties. It usually comes as an off white or yellowish/orange powder which can be either clumpy or fine. It is also found…