It took a freedom of information act to expose the truth. The drug makers have been hiding the negitive studies.
Now a new Study: Antidepressants Work No Better Than Placebos for the vast majority of depressed people.
The drug makers have been out right lying about the efficacy of antidepressants.They have been caught red handed.
For the majority of people, the drugs are no better then snake oil.
If the only problem was that, the drug is a placebo for the vast majority people who have been given it, I would not care.
But it is far from the only problem!
The Physicians' Desk Reference lists the following adverse reactions (side effects) to antidepressants among a host of other physical and neuropsychiatric effects: manic reaction (mania, e.g. kleptomania, pyromania, dipsomania), emotional lability (or instability), abnormal thinking, alcohol abuse, hallucinations, hostility, lack of emotion, paranoid reaction, amnesia, confusion, agitation, delirum, delusions, hysteria, psychosis, sleep disorders, abnormal dreams, and discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome. Adverse reactions are especially likely when starting or discontinuing the drug, increasing or lowering the dose or when switching from one SSRI to another SSRI. Adverse reactions are often diagnosed as bipolar disorder when the symptoms could be entirely iatrogenic (treatment induced). Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medications can also cause severe neuropsychiatric and physical symptoms. It is important to withdraw extremely slowly from these drugs, usually over a period of a year or more, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced specialist.
In addition to the adverse reactions listed in the Physicians' Desk Reference, the FDA published a Public Health Advisory on March 22, 2004 which states (in part): "Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, impulsivity, akathisia (severe restlessness), hypomania, and mania have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric."
The vast majority of school and other recent massacres have involved people going on or coming off these drugs.
Many otherwise loving parents have killed their own children wile going on or coming off these drugs.
This website is a collection of 2100+ news stories with the full media article available,
I have personally witnessed some who who became scary psychotic and violent wile in withdrawal. Someone who is normally highly, intelligent gentle, kind and loving. This is a person I dearly love.
For some people the often horrendous withdrawal effects last for years after quitting.
Withdrawal effects such as Suicidal thoughts, Suicide attempts, Homicidal thoughts or urges, Chest pain, racing heart, Auditory hallucinations, Visual hallucinations, Disequilibrium, Serious Headache, Numbness, burning, Electric zap-like sensations in the brain, Electric shock-like sensations in the body, Abnormal visual sensations, Spasms in the eyes, Loud ringing or other noises in the ears, Abnormal smells or tastes, Drooling, Slurred speech, Blurred vision, Muscle cramps, stiffness, twitches and much more. Most people describe it as hell.
Frequency of withdrawal reactions
Antidepressant______halflife_______Frequency of withdrawal reactions
People can become completely incapacitated by SSRI withdrawal.
Reference: “The Antidepressant Solution” by Joseph Glenmullen, M.D.
Suicide, homicide, nightmare side effects all for a drug that is little more then snake oil for the majority of people.
FDA Testimonials - Suicide, Violence
One moms personal story.
What do you think should be done?
Should the drug industry be held responsible for their betrayal of the American people?
This is my art site with lots of posters on the subject.
You can learn lots more about corruption in the drug industry here.
Thank you for reading this far.
Mon, March 10, 2008 - 3:05 AMTwo years ago I went through treatment for hepatitis C and was offered anti Ds along with the treatment. (almost as standard) I thought that really dumb as who's to say I'd be depressed? I had no history of depression...why?
I joined an online forum and got to know loads of others on the the same treatment and a hell of a lot of them were on anti Ds to cope with the sides.
Two years later..I sometimes visit that forum and most of the ones who took anti Ds are having problems...emotional problems..mental problems and some just can't seem to live without anti depressants anymore.
The damage done by the anti Ds far outweighs the damage done by the toxic drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C.
It makes me mad that their lives have been f***ed up by this.
I agree...no better that snake oil..
Sat, March 29, 2008 - 2:00 PM*Gratephil*
I think the most painful way to lose a loved one, is thru a stupid "accident" that should not have happened.
Sadly your story is not all that uncommon, as I am sure you know.
I hope you are doing well.
Tue, April 15, 2008 - 9:25 PM....a decade later, my healing is doing community with other dopeless hope fiends and partnering with a 'wise woman' who serves as the other half of my brain when doing healing. Glad you're here 'tribin' on this topic......
Sat, March 29, 2008 - 2:18 PMHi Tracey
I glad you were not so easy to talk in to, taking useless drugs. Smart lady.
How is it with the hepatitis C? Was the treatment successful?
Medical treatment is a double edged sword. On one hand we have truly life saving treatments and on the other life threatening treatments.
But it could be a lot safer if we got the industry, better regulated. That will not happen until more people understand just how bad it is.
I hope you are healthy and have been fully cured.
Sat, March 29, 2008 - 2:21 PM“Money Talks” Documentary
I can not rave about this film enough. I wish every one would see it. It is well worth buying the DVD. Ordering it at www.sideeffectsthemovie.com
Watch a clip from the Educational Documentary "Money Talks" by the maker of "Side Effects"
After creating Side Effects, writer / director Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau felt compelled to release a second film, shedding light on the pharmaceutical industry’s tactics and influence. Kathleen said that because Side Effects raised so many additional questions that she did not feel qualified to address, she decided to turn to experts to find her answers. The result is a compelling documentary.
This time Kathleen took a more academic approach to the topic. Money Talks is a straight shooting, riveting documentary that leaves Hollywood behind. The film explores drug industry influence through interviews with key opinion leaders…from Harvard, Columbia, UCLA and more.
(Other then being really a big fan, I have no connection to the makers of these movies.)
Sat, March 29, 2008 - 4:19 PMHi Leslee....Yes, thanks, I have been clear of the virus for 2 years now. I am what they call cured.
The drugs used to treat it (interferon and ribavirin) were very toxic and I would have preferred another way of doing it, but there was no choice. The side effects were horrible.
Before being diagnosed I was forever going to see my Doc about stomach and digestion problems and he prescribed all sorts of rubbish, even beta blockers at one time..
It really opened my eyes to how readily antidepressants were prescribed though and how useless and harmful they could be.
Thu, May 15, 2008 - 9:52 PMLook up this tribe too for more on the electric stuff:
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Tue, February 3, 2009 - 2:37 AMGwen Olsen wrote a book about the RX industry called Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher a little while back outlying what the pharm companies have been up to for all this time. The American people have been becoming more and more aware of what these companies are up to and they should be held accountable for every person they have put on unnecessary and useless medications.