The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You and Your Baby
Shoshana Bennett ... So you want to get pregnant—or maybe you already are—
and you've got some very important decisions to make. You may have suffered
from a ...
Author: Shoshana Bennett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Antidepressants today top the list of drugs prescribed to women. But what happens when you add pregnancy into the mix? Pregnant on Prozac is the first guide to separate the myths from the facts. Taking a pull-no-punches, prescriptive approach, it clearly spells out not only the possible risks of antidepressant use—whether it be Prozac, Wellbutrin, or any of the host of other drugs—by hopeful mothers but also the lesser-known yet serious risks to both fetus and mother from untreated depression. Shoshana Bennett answers such questions as: Does the media exaggerate the risk? What of options such as tapering the dose? What alternatives are worth pursuing? Most importantly, she empowers each woman with the knowledge to make the best decision for her. Pregnant on Prozac is a must-have for any prospective mother who has experienced depression or anxiety as well as anyone with a friend or loved one in this situation.
I won't presume that for even claim that our decision-making about Costa Rica
has been framed in that way. Helen didn't like the shedding step in the search
committee. She was afraid I would shed something important to her. She was
Author: Willa Goodfellow
Publisher: She Writes Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
She was going to stab her doctor, but she wrote a book instead. Years later, Willa Goodfellow revisits her account of the antidepressant-induced hypomania that hijacked her Costa Rican vacation and tells the rest of the story: her missed diagnosis of Bipolar 2, how she’d been given the wrong medications, and finally, her process of recovery. Prozac Monologues is a book within a book—part memoir of misdiagnosis and part self-help guide about life on the bipolar spectrum. Through edgy and comedic essays, Goodfellow offers information about a mood disorder frequently mistaken for major depression as well as resources for recovery and further study. Plus, Costa Rica. · If your depression keeps coming back . . . · If your antidepressant side effects are dreadful . . . · If you are curious about the bipolar spectrum . . . · If you want ideas for recovery from mental illness . . . · If you care for somebody who might have more than depression . . . . . . This book is for you.
... relative risks, but experts are as well. For example, decisions by health
authorities on which treatment to fund have been shown to ... Hearing this
interpretation, patients were much less afraid of taking Prozac. This example
illustrates again a ...
Author: Michael W. Kattan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Decision making is a critical element in the field of medicine that can lead to life-or-death outcomes, yet it is an element fraught with complex and conflicting variables, diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. Together, decisions made by physicians, patients, insurers, and policymakers determine the quality of health care, quality that depends inherently on counterbalancing risks and benefits and competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy versus optimizing quality of life or quality of care versus economic realities. Broadly speaking, concepts in medical decision making (MDM) may be divided into two major categories: prescriptive and descriptive. Work in the area of prescriptive MDM investigates how medical decisions should be done using complicated analyses and algorithms to determine cost-effectiveness measures, prediction methods, and so on. In contrast, descriptive MDM studies how decisions actually are made involving human judgment, biases, social influences, patient factors, and so on. The Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making gives a gentle introduction to both categories, revealing how medical and healthcare decisions are actually made—and constrained—and how physician, healthcare management, and patient decision making can be improved to optimize health outcomes. Key Features Discusses very general issues that span many aspects of MDM, including bioethics; health policy and economics; disaster simulation modeling; medical informatics; the psychology of decision making; shared and team medical decision making; social, moral, and religious factors; end-of-life decision making; assessing patient preference and patient adherence; and more Incorporates both quantity and quality of life in optimizing a medical decision Considers characteristics of the decisionmaker and how those characteristics influence their decisions Presents outcome measures to judge the quality or impact of a medical decision Examines some of the more commonly encountered biostatistical methods used in prescriptive decision making Provides utility assessment techniques that facilitate quantitative medical decision making Addresses the many different assumption perspectives the decision maker might choose from when trying to optimize a decision Offers mechanisms for defining MDM algorithms With comprehensive and authoritative coverage by experts in the fields of medicine, decision science and cognitive psychology, and healthcare management, this two-volume Encyclopedia is a must-have resource for any academic library.
When side effects do occur, the dose can be reduced or divided or taken at a
different time of day, another antidepressant can be tried, or the side effects can
be treated. . . . Prozac (Fluoxetine) Making the Prozac Decision As Prozac has ...
You don't have to be making decisions about how much, when, where, with
whom all of the time. You can focus on one decision only — the decision not to
drink. It will be important for you to have some sort of support as you make the
Author: Kathleen DesMaisons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Outlines a nutrition program that reduces food cravings
When side effects do occur , the dose can be reduced or divided or taken at a
different time of day , another antidepressant can be tried , or the side effects can
be treated . ... Prozac ( Fluoxetine ) Making the Prozac Decision As Prozac has ...
Author: Richard P. Halgin
From McGraw-Hill Comtemporary Learning Series (formerly known as McGraw-Hill/Dushkin), this fourth edition of TAKING SIDES: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
Making the Prozac Decision: A Guide to Antidepressants. Los Angeles: Lowell
House, 1994. OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER Baer, L. Getting Control:
Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, rev. ed. New York: Plume, 2000
Author: Peter Rabins
Informative and full of hope, Getting Old Without GettingAnxious assists older people and their caregivers in overcoming one of the more crippling and misunderstood human afflictions: anxiety. Geriatric psychiatrist and bestselling author of The 36-Hour Day Dr. Peter V. Rabins explains how the many changes that occur as a person ages can trigger severe andlife-altering anxiety, often destroying lives. This valuable guide will help readers to: - learn how late-life anxiety differs from anxiety in younger people;- identify the disorder a loved one may have and its causes; and- treat the affliction with the best remedy or combination of options available. Anxiety is often dismissed as simply a by-product of old age. Yet Dr. Rabins shows that experiencing life as an older person does not mean living in fear, and he provides the tools to help people break free from the debilitating grasp of their disorders. Stories from patients will encourage and motivate both those suffering from mental illness and their caregivers.
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inhaled corticosteroids • flunisolide has a potential disadvantage , in that it has a
disagreeable taste , which may interfere with patient compliance FLUOXETINE ...
Author: Marc S. Levine
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Everything there is to know about drugs and more is covered in this unique guide, organized in a question-and-answer format to emulate a logical discussion of drug therapy. Each drug description tells the reader how and when to use the drug, when not to use the drug, what alternative therapies should be considered, how to monitor for and when to expect an effect or reaction, how to treat adverse effects, and drug interactions. This handbook will answer all common drug usage questions! Divided into two sections: Section 1: Drug Therapy for Disease States...provides suggestions for the use of drugs in the treatment of over 50 different disease states or conditions. Section 2: Drug Monographs...information on over 300 commonly used drugs listed alphabetically by generic name...plus coverage of adverse effects, interactions, contraindications, length of use, route, dosage, cost, and more! Chapter 11: A Special Interest Chapter on Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions...gives specific approaches for the treatment of five specific drug-induced adverse reactions. Question and answer format helps the reader achieve the best outcome with guidelines for prescribing and monitoring the effects of drug therapy on a day-to-day basis. Facilitates additional research in the literature with references to recent publications. Covers US and Canadian drugs.
In the following exemplar , a student talks about tapering her drug ( Prozac® )
and feeling a difference in how her body reacted to that . This student had been
asked by her physician to taper down her previous antidepressant , Prozac over
A guide to the use of fluoxetine as a drug therapy to treat depression . Kramer ,
P. D. ... A thorough discussion of the therapeutic use of the drug fluoxetine .
Richman , J. ... Making the Prozac decision : A guide to antidepressants . Los
Turkington , Carol & Eliot F. Kaplan . velopment librarians may also wish to
Originally published in 1989 , Rosenthal's Making the Prozac Decision : A Guide
look at recommended titles on such lists definitive book emphasizes that SAD is
Even if she ends up opting for fluoxetine, she thinks it's important that I
understand the process she has gone through in making that decision. First,
there are the standard tricyclic antidepressants, formulated and introduced in the
fifties, drugs ...
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Elizabeth Wurtzel's New York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —New York Times "A book that became a cultural touchstone." —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Everything You Need to Know About Prozac. Jonas, J.M., and Schaumberg, R.
Bantam Books, New York, 1991. The Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs. Salzman, B
. Henry Holt, New York, 1996. Making the Prozac Decision: A Guide to ...
Author: Andrew L. Morrison
Publisher: Main Street Books
Provides an introduction to antidepressents, covering such topics as side effects, dosages, interactions with other medications, and what to expect when taking an antidepressant.
or people concerned about the possible drawbacks of chemical antidepressants
such as Prozac , there is evidence that ... A . TURKINGTON is the author of
sixteen books , including Making the Prozac Decision : A Guide to
Author: Carol Turkington
Category: Depression, Mental
For people concerned about the posssible drawbacks of chemical antidepressants such as Prozac, there is evidence that the herb hypericum (St. Jude's Wart) is providing to be a safe, inexpensive, natural way to alleviatedepression.
He ing condition before making his decision , Dr. differed with Dr. Pirodsky's
assessment of Pakull indicated that he felt it ... no longer taking severe and
debilitating mood disorder than dys . Prozac . Dr. Pakull confirmed that dysthymia
thymia ) .
I ' d made so many jokes about Prozac in my life that taking it seems to be not
only capitulation , but selling out . Selling out — the worst phrase that could be
assigned to a child of the sixties . My psychiatrist understood my fears , but she
Author: Nancy Oster
Publisher: Patient-Centered Guides
Category: Family & Relationships
Introduces sources of medical information, explaining how to locate and understand journal articles, statistics, treatment options, complementary therapies, and clinical trials.