Psychiatric Times, April 29, 2017 By Lauren M. Osborne, MD, Katherine McEvoy, MB ChB, and Jennifer L. Payne, MD Original Article’s URL: Dear authors, you mention that psychotherapy, yoga, acupuncture are “evidence-based nonpharmacological treatments” for mood disorders during pregnancy. I wonder if you can reference any study of these 3 […]

Doug Berger, psychiatrist in Tokyo comments on: “Antidepressants in Pregnancy: ...

Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo, writes a Letter to the Editor in Psychiatric Times (date unknown) In their article “Are Placebo Controls Ethical in Antidepressant Clinical Trials?” (Psychiatric Times April 2000) Khan and Khan state that the FDA’s double-blind placebo controlled trial requirement for new antidepressant approval is not necessary in […]

Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo, Letter to the Editor in Psychiatric ...

The most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs are antidepressants. They treat depression and anxiety. The first ones, isoniazid and iproniazid, were discovered by accident. They were developed after the Second World War by a Swiss pharmaceutical company (from leftover German V2 rocket fuel!) as tuberculosis treatments. Some tubercular patients taking the drugs became energetic and even rowdy, […]

The fascinating history of antidepressants.