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Antidepressant Drugs: Do They Work?

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Do antidepressants work? A recent review of 82 medical journal articles that included both published and unpublished articles showed that antidepressant pills work no better than placebo. This shocking expose verifies that pharmaceutical companies withhold data that does not suit their ability to sell drugs and exaggerate those that do. The sad part of this story...

Antidepressants and Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.                  

Antidepressants Increase Adverse Reactions in Surgical Patients

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
According to an article published in the April 2013 issue of the journal Internal Medicine, patients on SSRI antidepressants at the time of surgery have a 20% increased mortality, 9% increased risk for bleeding, and 22% increased risk for  readmission within a month of discharge from the hospital! This was based on a review of 530,000 surgical patients from...

Antidepressants Increase Mortality in ICU Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A Harvard study in May of 2012 reviewed the records of more than 10,000 patients admitted to the ICU and found that if they were on antidepressants that their risk of dying was 73% higher. They also found that 17% of these patients were on SSRI or SNRI antidepressants! This risk remained elevated for one year after discharge. People with acute coronary...

Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Antidepressants have now been linked to arteriosclerosis. Studies on the thickness of the carotid artery show that there is a progression of arteriosclerosis that is four times more than normal if someone is on an SSRI antidepressant in identical twins when one is on an SSRI antidepressant the other is not. This adds to the welln known dangers of using these...

Are the Emotional Side Effects of Antidepressants Worse than the Disease?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In a study done on 1829 people on antidepressants from the University of Liverpool that was published in the February 2014 issue of the journal, Psychiatry Research, more than half of the participants reported psychological problems due to their medication! Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties, and emotional numbness were far more common than appreciated.  The...

Big Pharma Kickbacks to Pediatricians

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
Antidepressants in kids are poorly regulated by the FDA even though their safety and effectiveness is debatable. Forrest Labs was caught bribing pediatricians with grants, speaking engagements, dinners, etc. This is the rule rather than the exception. Profit is the bottom line that determines what Big Pharma will do to sell whatever they can.

Conversations with Julia Ross

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
Carbohydrate addiction is very difficult to resolve. Sugars have a drug effect on the brain, but there are some quick and simple approaches to solve the problem. There are four areas that regulate this addiction. Serotonin, dopamine, gaba, and adrenalin receptor sites are involved. High glycemic index foods are the culprits. Protein diets help break the addiction.

Curing Depression with Burton Goldberg

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
We overuse antidepressants and they are not very effective and are not safe. Poor nutrition is an often overlooked cause of depressive symptoms. Amino acid deficiencies relate to neurotransmitter deficiencies and can be measured & balanced.

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

Depression Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This video reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than placebo. Big pharma sponsored...

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Drugs for Depression and Heart Risks

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Newer antidepressants are being promoted as better than the older ones. The bottom line is that when drugs go off patent, the drug companies have a need to convince MDs and the public that they should purchase their newer, more profitable products. There are problems with antidepressants that include increased risk of suicide, osteoporosis, and heart...

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

Drugs that Worsen Memory in the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  A report from the Montreal Geriatric University Institute in November of 2012 reviewed 68 trials on benzodiazepines, 12 on antihistamines, and 15 on tricyclic antidepressants and concluded that these families of drugs have a significant negative impact on memory and concentration in the elderly. The American Geriatrics Society proclaimed that these...

Exercise for Depression

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise works at least as well as antidepressants for depression. The side effects of exercise are good for us; the side effects of SSRI antidepressants can be serious. The long term effects of exercise are superior to drug therapy.      

How Prevalent is Mental Illness in the US?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The World Pharmaceutical Market Summary shows that antidepressants and mood stabilizers are the third most commonly prescribed medications and that antipsychotics are fourth! Most families have serious dysfunctionalities that lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. Our value system is misguided and leads to materialism taking precedence over service and...

Inhaled Steroids Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Patients with COPD who use inhaled corticosteroids to improve breathing for more than 6 months have a 27% increased risk for bone fractures. The risk goes up as the dosage increases. It was previously assumed that inhaled steroids would have a predominantly local effect, but now we know this is not true. Treatment should consist of lowering or discontinuing inhaled...

Menopause Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream treatment...

More Problems With Antidepressants: Do They Cause Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2014
A meta-analysis of 61 studies that was published in the prestigious Public Library of Science looked at the relationship between antidepressant usage and breast and ovarian cancer. There was a statistically significant increase in risk for both these cancers in women on SSRI antidepressants. The findings remain controversial because women with breast cancer who...