By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2014 4 Comments
    Celexa Withdrawal Triggered Sound of Eyes Moving

    Q. I was concerned about a swooshing sound when my eyes move. Thank goodness I found your website. I thought I was losing my mind. I had been taking Celexa for generalized anxiety for the last eight y…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2013 13 Comments
    Why Don’t You Trust Generic Drugs as Much …

    Why don't patients and their doctors trust generic drugs? Despite the fact that 84 percent of all prescriptions are dispensed in their generic form, there is still a great deal of skepticism about the…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2013 238 Comments
    Abilify Side Effects Can Be Scary!

    Abilify (aripiprazole) has been one of the most successful drugs in the pharmacy. The last time we checked, this medication had sales of over $5,000,000,000. That turned it into one of the best selli…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2013 34 Comments
    Antidepressant Withdrawal Feels Like Circles of …

    When a doctor prescribes an antidepressant, does he or she envision the patient taking it forever? Some antidepressant medications are hellishly difficult to discontinue. One reader reported on the ex…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2005 4 Comments
    St. John’s Wort

    Overview St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) has long been used in Europe for treating mood disorders and has become very popular in the United States. The plant itself is a perennial native to Eur…

    By: Joe Graedon April 1, 2000 104 Comments
    Venlafaxine

    Overview Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) was introduced as an antidepressant, although it is sometimes used to treat other mental conditions such as panic disorder. Venlafaxine is classified as an SNRI-a s…