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Journal Club: Starlings on Prozac: How pharmaceuticals may affect wildlife

SUMMARY: Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Biology, revealed that some psychiatric … Continue reading

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Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants Backfires

After a 2003 report was published linking SSRIs with increased suicide rates among children and teen-agers, the use of these antidepressants by these age groups has decreased dramatically. Sadly, this has triggered a sharp increase in suicide rates for youths, according to two papers that have recently been published. Continue reading

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