Drugwatch is a free web resource, that provides information about addiction, pregnancy, eating disorders, and mental health issues. Drugwatch provides information on high-risk medical products and health issues, and helps people take legal action if they’ve been injured.
Drugwatch has provided reliable, trusted information about medications, medical devices and general health since 2008. They’ve also connected thousands of people injured by drugs and medical devices with top-ranked national law firms to take action against negligent corporations.
There team includes experienced medical writers, award-winning journalists, researchers and certified medical and legal experts. Drugwatch.com is HONCode (Health On the Net Foundation) certified. This means the high-quality information they provide comes from credible sources, such as peer-reviewed medical journals and expert interviews.
The information on Drugwatch has been medically and legally reviewed by more than 30 expert contributors, including doctors, pharmacists, lawyers, patient advocates and other health care professionals. Their writers are members of professional associations, including American Medical Writers Association, American Bar Association, The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.
I have recently been contacted by Drugwatch to share with you an amazing free resource around the links between depression and drug use. Depression and addiction commonly co-occur, and each condition can complicate the other. Drugwatch's content team have collaborated with medical staff to create a comprehensive depression and addiction resource guide.
You can read more and access this resource here:
Drugwatch has also written a fascinating article about suicide and SSRI's, also known as antidepressants. While antidepressants are designed to decrease the symptoms of depression, they occasionally have the opposite effect and can increase suicidal thoughts and actions, especially in children and adolescents.
If you are interested in reading this article and learning more about suicide and SSRI use you can read it here: