No. I don't have any concerns about long term effects. When you read an anecdotal story like that article, it's usually something unrelated like that's just how he was and it's not due to the med. Study after study show no long term effects and these meds have been around for decades. You can't look at one person and blame it on the medicine. You have to look at properly controlled long term studies on multiple people to get real results on side efffects.