Psychiatric Problems Another Ephedra Side Effect?
Findings from a new study reveal reports of numerous incidents of psychiatric problems, which include hallucinations, mania and severe depression.
However, it's also noteworthy that two-thirds of the people who reported the problems had pre-existing psychiatric conditions or were using other medications or illegal drugs.
The researchers (led by study author Margaret Maglione of the RAND Corporation) caution that there is not a conclusive link between ephedra and psychiatric problems.
People have reported numerous incidents of serious psychiatric problems -- including hallucinations, mania and severe depression -- that may have resulted from taking ephedra, new study findings report.
Here's the link to the full article from Reuters, but be cautioned: Reuters was willing to do what the researchers weren't, claiming (in the headline, no less) that psychiatric problems are a side effect of ephedra.