Study Finds Antidepressants Increase Risk of Death


From the New York Post: A recent study found that taking antidepressant drugs increases the risk of death by 33 percent. Those who take antidepressants were also found to have a 14 percent higher risk for cardiovascular problems such as stroke and heart attack.

“The McMaster study undermines the idea that antidepressants actually save lives by reducing depressive symptoms, according to co-author Marta Maslej.

‘Our findings are important because they undermine this assumption. I think people would be much less willing to take these drugs if they were aware how little is known about their impact outside of the brain, and that what we do know points to an increased risk of death.'”

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  1. Someone needs to tell the doctors this. As a woman, I will tell you that you can’t go into a hospital for any reason whatsoever without an ER doctor asking you if you are depressed, and trying to push these dangerous drugs on you. Glad to see this making this making a main stream paper, though.