People often dismiss patient reports forgetting that peer reviewed research is NOT what causes drugs to be pulled from the market. Its purpose is to get drugs approved, not removed.
What got Thalidomide removed from the market? It was the cases of missing arms and legs of the babies born to the mothers of those who took the drug.
This statement on the great importance of anecdotal evidence [real life patient experiences] as opposed to peer reviewed double blind studies in a controlled situation is from Dr. Johnathan Cole, MD who is considered to be the father of Psychopharmacology:
“The real world is not perfect. Drugs can and do cause adverse effects which can resemble the manifestations of the illness and arguments about the causes and nature of these adverse events, including suicides, must rest on case reports [anecdotal evidence] and data collected in small studies for other purposes. . . If some cases stand out strikingly, there are logically others where the adverse effect is more subtle.” . . . Dr. Jonathan Cole, MD
Video Database of Antidepressant-Induced School Shootings
You will find the HIGH percentage of shooters on antidepressants shocking
Michael Moore retracting the “guns are the problem” focus of his movie “Bowling for Columbine” instead Columbine more likely was the result of antidepressants.
The Only School Shooter to Ever Speak Out
Why I Took a Gun to School
ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER
KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE
What Corey experienced in the school incident above is called a REM Sleep Disorder and it is what the world remains unaware of in these tragic cases. The fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with this most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.
This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.
EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE
What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
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