Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

According to international drug regulatory agency warnings, side effects of psychiatric drugs include mania, psychosis, hallucinations,  worsening depression, suicidal ideation, heart attack, stroke, sudden death, and many more serious and often lethal side effects.

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Scroll down for links which provide summaries of all side effects of psychiatric drugs, including Antidepressants, ADHD drugs, Antipsychotics and Anti-anxiety drugs, taken from 409 drug regulatory warnings, 553 studies, and over 400,000 adverse reaction reports filed with the U.S. FDA.  The risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions.

By the Numbers: To see the total figures from IMS Health on the number of people taking psychiatric drugs in the U.S., click here.

Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.

The following are summaries of the warnings, studies and documented side effects of the four main classes of psychiatric drugs: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anti-Anxiety drugs and ADHD drugs.

ADHD Drugs: Summaries of 61 drug regulatory warnings & 40 studies on Stimulant drugs (ADHD drugs) such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta.

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antidepressants-black-box-thumbAntidepressant Drugs: Summaries of 151 drug regulatory warnings & 279 studies on Antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin.

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2.2-billion-dollar-johnson-and-johnson-settlementAntipsychotic Drugs: Summaries of 113 drug regulatory warnings & 212 studies on Antipsychotics such as Risperdal, Seroquel, Abilify, Fanapt.

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anti-anxety-drugsAnti-Anxiety Drugs: Summaries of 39 drug regulatory warnings & 79 studies on Anti-Anxiety drugs such as Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan.

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