Viibryd: A New Antidepressant with Fewer Sexual Side Effects

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Viibryd: A New Antidepressant with Fewer Sexual Side Effects

Viibryd, for the treatment of major depression in adults, will be hitting pharmacy shelves very shortly. What makes this antidepressant different, and interesting, is that unlike traditional SSRIs, the pharmaceutical company found during clinical trials that sexual function in patients was comparable to placebo when measured by an objective sexual functioning scale. Most of the current and older SSRI antidepressant medications have been associated with causing or exacerbating sexual dysfunction. The FDA approved Viibryd in January.

The most frequent side effects reported by patients taking Viibryd in clinical trials included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia. For more information, check with your doctor.


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Coaching The Overly Controlling Parent

A teen writes The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield: "My father is a total control freak and I can't stand it, and can't even talk to him. It's like he doesn't even know me, and probably won't ever."

It's a common problem many parents and teens face. Dr. Richfield provides insight into the controlling parent and what can help.

"Challenges of Parenting Teenagers" on HealthyPlace TV

For many, parenting teenagers is a challenging task. But our guest, Dr. David Dawson, author of The Adolescent Owner's Manual, says some parents put too much stress on themselves. "We also discuss the "brain of a teenager on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

Coming in March on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • Attempted Suicide: Back From the Brink
  • Depression and Bipolar Treatments

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"How Family Can Affect Someone with an Eating Disorder" on HealthyPlace Radio

Jennifer has been living with bulimia for 12 years. She says although her parents are good people, "they have had an affect on my eating disorder both in its development and its continuance. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2011, February 28). Viibryd: A New Antidepressant with Fewer Sexual Side Effects, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 27 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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