The Silk Road. I Have Become Old. Anthrax Warning. Sext is a Word.

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I think that being around young people, 18-21 year olds, is necessary to really understand current culture and trends… I live with two people who fall into that cohort.  The other day one of their friends described to me how relationships and sex during high school take place almost exclusively on social media, and via “sext”.  I’m still stuck on … Read More

jenniferlreimerThe Silk Road. I Have Become Old. Anthrax Warning. Sext is a Word.

Medical Advertising Images

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Oh, the fun we have had with medical advertising images…   Click here … to go straight to the largest collection of psychiatric medication images, dating back to 1898, available in one place on the Internet!  More here, and here. Have any of you seen the new “Viibryd” antidepressant (they’ve put an SNRI and a dopamine agonist similar to Abilify … Read More

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Pristiq Doll in Commercial …Now Wearing Yoga Pants?

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Oh, Ms. Wind-Up, you just keep coming back to haunt us.  I’m slightly wary of the innocent-looking plastic woman, she got me accused of being a racist last time I wrote about her, so I will avoid discussing that she comes in both white and black, this time. You know her, don’t try to deny it, you flip through those … Read More

jenniferlreimerPristiq Doll in Commercial …Now Wearing Yoga Pants?

Vintage Pharmaceutical Ads (Stimulating Finds)

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. . Tired? Fatigued? Chronically Fatigued?   Born on a Wednesday? Mildly Depressed?   Postpartum? Postmenopausal?   Have Aches Or Pains? Headaches?   Or Migraines?       Always Sit in the Corner?   Fall Asleep at the Wheel?   Crash Cars?   Don’t Want to Talk? Wish the questions would stop? Can’t Seem to Get Moving? Moving too Much?* … Read More

jenniferlreimerVintage Pharmaceutical Ads (Stimulating Finds)

Japanese Pharmaceutical Print Advertising (二番 – number two)

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Click on individual ads to view full size I know, last time I went through each one.  This time it was much harder to determine (speaking/reading intermediate Japanese) which Japanese drug fit with which ad.  The antidepressants seem to be the most different.  If you have a question about a specific ad, please comment and I’ll discuss what I can … Read More

jenniferlreimerJapanese Pharmaceutical Print Advertising (二番 – number two)

Print Ads for Antidepressants and Psych Meds: Largest Collection

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I am pleased to say that I’ve searched and researched a fair bit and determined that Practice of Madness is host to the largest collection of print ads for antidepressants and all other psychiatric medications that we have been fed over the years, available for free online.  I wish I could make a coffee table book of all of them.  Some … Read More

jenniferlreimerPrint Ads for Antidepressants and Psych Meds: Largest Collection

The Funniest Psych Med Advertisement…

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Vintage-Miltown-Pregnancy-Ad

Sure, this one’s a giggle… And this one’s a real chuckle: …but the, what is the funniest psychopharmacological print ad I’ve seen since “Thorazine for Cancer”?  (hint: it features two things together that are pictured in many ads for psych meds)…. …………………….. [tweegi-button name=”Tweet to reveal!”]      

jenniferlreimerThe Funniest Psych Med Advertisement…

Latuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

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While checking out an article on “Medical News Today” about information released to the public in Japan related to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) related “hostility and violence”.  Japan also released information on the link between atypical antipsychotics and Type II Diabetes years before North Americans were made aware of this rather significant risk factor – especially in North America, … Read More

jenniferlreimerLatuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

A Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

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    Remember these ZOLOFT commercials from the 1990s?… ZOLOFT (to capitalize the name of the drug, as is done in the print ads, which I will do throughout this article) sounds quite tempting.  I often feel nervous in large groups of people, too – could ZOLOFT be the answer?  My new psychiatrist believed so, after I described to him … Read More

jenniferlreimerA Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

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Why stop one psych med that has bad side-effects when you can simply prescribe another? (sorry parents of wannabe child-stars, this has nothing to do with singing, acting, or dancing, unless you count tardive dyskenesia as a kind of dance performed by children drugged with Abilify, Olanzapine, Ritalin, and Dexedrine – to name a few…  ) Click on here to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

New Vintage Psychiatric Drug/Pharmaceutical Ads: The Biggest Gallery Yet!

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I happened upon a serious vault of print ads, past and more recent, and most are those that only appear in magazines for doctors – journals but they’re full of ads, they always have been.  I saw one from before 1920 on microfilm once and ads equalled (if not outnumbered articles) far before our current hyper capitalist age. Am I … Read More

jenniferlreimerNew Vintage Psychiatric Drug/Pharmaceutical Ads: The Biggest Gallery Yet!

Ten New Vintage Pharma Print Ads (for Thorazine)

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My wonderful brother of spirit and soul, and fellow psychiatric survivor (who I met first on this little website, and then hopped a plane to be with him in person for a couple of weeks last January, when I desperately needed a vacation from my family Christmas “vacation”, and a vacation we sure did have, kicking up a storm in … Read More

jenniferlreimerTen New Vintage Pharma Print Ads (for Thorazine)

Pristiq Wind-up Doll Goes to the Beach

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…in this current advertisement in American “women’s” magazines (incl.”First for Women”, “Women’s World”, and others that litter check-out stands across North America that would have one think that we still live in the 1950s).  Yup, depressed Ms. Pristiq dressed in her usual plain old dull frock into a magic mirror of sorts and there is her un-depressed double, dressed in … Read More

jenniferlreimerPristiq Wind-up Doll Goes to the Beach