Loose Screws Mental Health News

At least 2.9 million people either suffer from depression, know someone who has it, or want to know more about it. According to comScore Networks, a research firm, depression in the most researched medical condition online. Straggling behind in second place is bipolar disorder with insomnia coming in at third.

Whew! Am I glad I’m off Paxil! I’d rather be alive and not in a lawsuit than dead and have my family suing for a wrongful death.

Niiiice: Target goes head-to-head with Wal-Mart and launches its own $4 generic prescription drug program.

Target

Competition between the nation’s two largest retailers is REALLY beginning to heat up… In the good news category, psych meds such as fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), and paroxetine (Paxil) are part of the deal. See the full list of generics Target offers for $4. IMPORTANT FINE PRINT:

“Due to state law in CA, CO, LA, MN, MT, PA, RI, TN, WI, and WY, pricing on these drugs is higher than $4.”

Dangit – sucks for me – I now live in Pennsylvania. Lucky New Yorkers!

Who needs antidepressants and antipsychotics? One blogger’s found the cure-all for mental illness.

Olfactory nerves have more than an ability to smell. Apparently, they can be used to determine whether someone can develop a mental illness, according to Australian researchers.  Researchers at the University of Melbourne have detected a connection between mental illness and the poor ability to identify smells. Looks like a scratch-and-sniff card is only a mental illness determination away.

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1 Comment

  1. December 21, 2006 at 11:41 am

    The problem with generic is that within FDA standards it can be 20% more effective or less effective than the brand name, so if you’ve been taking a brand name drug and then switch to generic you might be getting more or less than your body is used to which might not be a good idea with some people.


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