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Can antidepressant medications cause antipsychotic side effects?

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Interview with TV New Zealand about Cannabis Risks

Here is an interview with TV New Zealand’s Anna Burns-Francis about cannabis risks. My view is that cannabis should be as legal as cigarettes, and its risks as widely-publicized. Also… the people that will profit from legalization should not be the ones who determine which risks get publicized.   Transcript: Anna: New Zealand researchers recently…

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Can Antidepressant Medications Cause Psychosis?

SSRI Capsule

A subscriber to my YouTube channel 15-Minute Pharmacology recently asked if a common type of antidepressant medication can cause psychosis: “Can SSRI’s bring on a psychotic episode? My good friend has become acutely unwell and completely psychotic after being put on SSRIs twice.”   The SSRI Medications Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or SSRI medications are…

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Can antidepressant medications cause antipsychotic side effects?

Is such a thing even possible? A question came up recently: A psychiatrist had prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) to a patient with depression. Soon after starting the medicine, the patient developed muscle spasms, which fit the neurological definition of dystonia. Translating to English, “dystonia” means abnormal muscle tone. Most people recognize dystonia as a possible side…

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