The medications that change who we are - BBC Future


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2 days ago by yousaf.khokhar
RT : This is a thought-provoking article, and worth a read.
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2 days ago by DRMacIver
mentions studies that claim: paracetamol can make you feel better after a rejection, but also blunt your ability to feel empathetic; antidepressants lower neuroticism independent of their effect on depression; statins make you aggressive
health  psychology  science 
10 days ago by hopeful_monster
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains.
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10 days ago by aakashamin
“Patient Five” was in his late 50s when a trip to the doctors changed his life. He had diabetes, and he had signed up for a study to see if taking a “statin” –…
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10 days ago by urbansheep
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains. via Pocket
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11 days ago by cijanzen
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains. The medications that change who we are
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11 days ago by Agiza
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains.
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11 days ago by edgaron
“I'm not entirely junior anymore as a researcher, and to be honest, this line of research is really the most worrisome that I've ever conducted,” he says. “Especially because I’m well aware of the numbers [of people] involved. When you give somebody a drug, you don’t just give it to a person – you give it to a social system. And we really don’t understand the effects of these medications in the broader context.”
11 days ago by jbkcc
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains.
mental  health  psychology  drug  medicine  personality  rage  pharma 
11 days ago by ivar
We found that massive changes in neuroticism were brought about by the medicine and not very much at all by the placebo [or the therapy],” says Robert DeRubeis, who was involved in the study. “It was quite striking.”

The big surprise was that, though the antidepressants did make the participants feel less depressed, the reduction in neuroticism was much more powerful – and their influence on neuroticism was independent of their impact on depression. The patients on antidepressants also started to score more highly for extroversion.
drugs  ssri  prozac  depression 
12 days ago by rpmuller
“Patient Five” was in his late 50s when a trip to the doctors changed his life. He had diabetes, and he had signed up for a study to see if taking a “statin” –…
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12 days ago by indirect
“Patient Five” was in his late 50s when a trip to the doctors changed his life. He had diabetes, and he had signed up for a study to see if taking a “statin” –…
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12 days ago by steinbej4
unexpected behavioural and physiological side-effects
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13 days ago by redfennel
“people with lower cholesterol levels are more likely to die violent deaths”, painkillers reduce empathy, antidepressants reduce neuroticism, parkinsons drugs increase risk taking
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14 days ago by amitp