After Two Decades of Antidepressants Most Prescribed - WHY??
This past week the CDC released some very shocking news - antidepressants are now officially the most prescribed drugs on the market today.
In 2004 the FDA began to warn the public that they were seeing an ?increase in suicides among youth with the use of antidepressant medications. In 2005 the official warning came from the FDA that antidepressants ?double the rate of suicide for those under age 18. The FDA also warned all users of these drugs at the same time that any? abrupt change in dose of one of these drugs, whether increasing or? decreasing the drug, could produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. In December 2006 the warning for increased suicide was extended by the?FDA to anyone under the age of 25.
In August 2007 Dr. Thomas Insel, head of the National Institute of Mental?Health in speaking of new studies being conducted with the use of Ketamine ?(”Special K” is the street name for this sister drug to PCP - Angel Dust) in ?the treatment of depression said that antidepressants produce the same ?effect as Ketamine. The only difference noted was that Ketamine produced ?these effects instantly where antidepressants take a few weeks to produce ?that effect. [For two ?decades I have warned that these antidepressants are much too similar in?action to the hallucinogens PCP and LSD.]
The news came out in January 2008 that the initial studies done on?antidepressants demonstrated that these drugs are of no more benefit than a? placebo. Why was no one aware of that? Doctors and patients were no aware of?this because the very large majority of the negative studies were never made ?public. Although the benefit of antidepressants is non-existent, these drugs have? a very long list of serious and very deadly side effects.
We now have medical studies showing that antidepressants:
Are of no more benefit than a sugar pill Induce LSD flashbacks and LSD like reactions Keep patients from forming or maintaining meaningful romantic? relationships and that marriage relationships of 40 + years suddenly end ?with the numbness that comes from these drugs thus destroying many families? via divorce Increase chances of breast cancer by 7 times Produce amazingly high incidents of psychotic breaks leading to an?increase in Bipolar Disorder of over 4000% in one decade! Double the level of cortisol with one dose (steroid effect) Produce Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Fybromyalgia - all of which have?skyrocketed in the last two decades that these drugs have become so widely ?used Produce mania which includes: wild spending leading to bankruptcy, sexual?compulsions, pyromania leading to arson, another form of mania leads to ?compulsions for alcohol Produce fatal birth defects from heart malformations and PPH (Primary?Pulminary Hypertension) Dramatically increase suicide So strongly affect memory that “amnesia” is listed as a “frequent” side? effect leaving many patients with severe memory loss and false memories?leading them to falsely accuse others of various abuses Produce serious weight gain leading to many additional health problems Reports are that approximately one third of pregnant women are now taking antidepressants as their baby’s brains form in the womb leaving us to ask ?what the end result might be Produce pedophilia while we now have an epidemic of female school teachers? seducing male students
WHY are the antidepressants still on the market?
For any scientific material backing up ANY of the above statements please?feel free to contact me. Ann Blake-Tracy, PhD