Short-Term SSRI Use Associated
With Gastrointestinal Bleeding


Researchers find, through a review of records from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Database from 1998 to 2009, that short-term (7-28 day) use of antidepressants is significantly associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The paper was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Wang, Y., Chen, Y., Tsai, C., Yuan, S.; Short-Term Use of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risk of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. The American Journal of Psychiatry. Online September, 2013. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12111467

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].


  1. I had GI bleeding. For me, it was caused by lengthy use of ibuprofen and aspirin. The awesome thing about it is how my mind showed me the internal bleeding just days before I experienced it. The mind communicates (if we pay attention and aren’t brainwashed to think our Minds are “ill”).

    When somebody thinks and believes that their Mind is ill, broken, unreliable, untrustworthy, false, fake, delusional – the individual is likely to dismiss and ignore VERY important information.

    “mental illness” is a brainwash system and a mind control. Psychiatry is the antichrist.

    A Mind CAN be invaded, defiled, degraded and injured. Even destroyed. But none of that is “organic” or “genetic”. I call it MENTAL ABUSE.

    Are there any authoritative books on severe mental abuse, brainwash and mind control? I direct psychiatry to read, study and learn (about brainwash, mind control and abuse beyond abuse, to the point of absolute torture).

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    • You might start with “The Four Agreements” and “The Voice of Knowledge” by don Miguel Ruiz. These are also on excellent CDs read by Peter Coyote.

      Then move right on to George Gurdjieff, “Meetings With Remarkable Men” (film version on YouTube and “All and Everything – Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” Follow Gurdjieff’s instructions when you read that one. It is an unusual but profound and profoundly humorous book of 1200+ pages.

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