Christine Adewunmi, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom and a former physical education teacher from Missouri, was struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, including researching suicide methods online.
In a recent study, the antidepressant, paroxitine (Paxil), was found to nullify the benefits of the breast cancer drug, Tamoxifen. Other antidepressants found to have no effect on Tamoxifen in the study may be suspect anyway, lead researcher says.
Treatment with antidepressant medication might cause real personality changes, alleviating depressive symptoms by decreasing neuroticism and increasing extroversion, according to researchers at Northwestern University.
The effects of protracted warfare have been generating some protracted arguments about mental health care. While the issues are fundamentally stress and combat-related, both the public and the troops’ expectations for care and treatment have risen.