An Epidemic of Antidepressants

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From Psychology Today: “You might assume that such a widely used treatment has been proven beyond doubt to be effective, just as widely used painkillers like paracetamol or aspirin have been shown beyond doubt to be beneficial. You might also assume that such a widely used treatment has minimal side effects and risks, or at least that these are significantly outweighed by its positive effects.

Unfortunately, neither of these assumptions is true. The evidence for the benefits of antidepressants is ambiguous, whereas there is increasing evidence that their risks (especially their addictive potential) have been underestimated.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. People often recommend trusting Doctors in terms of antidepressant consumption, suitability, benefits, side effects, withdrawal syndrome etc., BUT does the doctor have a clue??

    It looks like the Doctor has NOT got a clue!

    (…and how could they have?)

    • All my former doctors were completely ignorant and/or in denial about the common adverse and withdrawal effects of the antidepressants. They misdiagnosed these symptoms as “bipolar.” Which means all my former doctors were not even intelligent enough to read their DSM-IV-TR “bible,” which clearly states:

      “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

      But since that disclaimer was taken out of the DSM5, no doubt there will be increasing numbers of people who suffer from that type of malpractice. So I have to agree with you, trusting doctors when it comes to the psychiatric drugs is a dumb idea. Especially since the psychiatrists took wisdom OUT of the DSM5. Iatrogenic illnesses are NOT “genetic” illnesses, idiot psychiatrists.

      “Bipolar” is an iatrogenic illness created with both the antidepressants and ADHD drugs.

      And “schizophrenia” is an iatrogenic illness too. The negative symptoms are created via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And the positive symptoms are created via antidepressant and/or antipsychotic induced anticholinergic toxidrome.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

      Isn’t it great we found the iatrogenic etiology of the two “most serious” DSM disorders? But it’s a shame most doctors are ignorant of this reality.

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