Australia: Probe into anti-depressants being conducted ‘in secret’

Mon Nov 3, 2008 11:03 pm

Here is the article I just mentioned to you that came out yesterday in
Australia.

“The move comes after an investigation by The Weekend Australian revealed
several hundred thousand scripts for anti-depressants such as Zoloft and Prozac
were last year prescribed to children and subsidised through the
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, despite the TGA and Pfizer, the company that
markets
Zoloft in Australia, recommending they not be prescribed to anyone under the
age
of 24 for the treatment of depression.”
[???WHAT??? Pfizer is recommending that Zoloft or other SSRIs should not be
given to Australians suffering depression who are under the age of 24? What
about Americans under the age of 24? I know plenty of them still being
prescribed Zoloft and other SSRIs for depression and I do not see Pfizer
rushing in
to stop that in this country. What’s up? And what the heck is the
Pharmaceutical Benefits “Scheme”? Sounds like a scheme to benefit Pharma, which
I am
sure it does and does so very, very well.]
“Medicare figures show that, since 1990, when Prozac first appeared on
pharmacy shelves, there have been almost 10,000 reports of suspected adverse
reactions to SSRIs received by the TGA’s Australian Adverse Drug Reactions
Advisory Committee.”
[In a private note from Dr. Lucire she states that “TGA cannot count … the
figures are wrong as there have been, not 10,000 adverse event reports, but
53,000 – all silenced by RANZCP person who gets lots from Big Pharma]
“This is being done in secret,” Dr Lucire said. “We have no terms of
reference, no opportunity for people to make submissions; it’s a scandal.”
Federal Health Department secretary Jane Halton wrote to Dr Lucire recently,
informing her the inquiry was under way and the panel would report back at
the end of this year.
“This only happened after,” Dr Lucire said. “In frustration at being fobbed
off by the TGA, I personally sent the head of the department 100 cases
detailing what had actually happened to people who went from being fully
functioning members of the community to patients with serious mental health
problems
and some who in fact killed themselves after being put on these drugs for
stress-related disorders.”
So I send you this article as a reminder that this issue with SSRIs and
SNRIs and the Atypical Antipsychotics is clearly an international problem
affecting people worldwide. Whether you are religious or not it becomes quite
clear
that John got it right in Revelations 18:23-24 when he said the whole world
would be “deceived” (lied to and taken in by those lies) about these
pharmaceutical drugs in our day.
Why are the warnings being kept from those who need them? Before the week is
over I will send you more out of England showing the refusal of those in
authority to send out warnings on Stratera, the SSRI being prescribed for ADHD.
As the quote on the back of my book reads: “Never, before Prozac, has a
medication been so misrepresented by so many people for so long in the absence
of
adequate data.” by Dr. Mantosh Dewan & Dr. Prakash Masand
And I would add that never in spite of the data we have on a group of drugs,
before SSRIs, has there been such ignorance about a group of drugs as there
is with these because of the calculated secrecy behind making this data
available to those who need it.
Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
_www.drugawareness.org_ (http://www.drugawareness.org/) &
_www.ssristories.org_ (http://www.ssristories.org/)
Author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our
Serotonin Nightmare & the audio, Help! I Can’t
Get Off My Antidepressant!!! ()

_http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24584116-23289,00.html_
(http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24584116-23289,00.html)

Probe into anti-depressants being conducted ‘in secret’

Julie-Anne Davies | November 01, 2008

THE Therapeutic Goods Administration is investigating the adverse effects of
SSRI anti-depressants, a widely prescribed group of drugs that includes the
well-known brands Prozac and Zoloft.
The TGA confirmed in a statement to The Weekend Australian that it had
established a special expert panel of psychiatrists and epidemiologists to
review
a number of cases involving patients who had had adverse reactions to these
drugs. It is believed hundreds of cases will be reviewed.
“Although there has not been a jump in adverse events from SSRIs, there has
been community concern about potential overuse,” the TGA said.
Medicare figures show that, since 1990, when Prozac first appeared on
pharmacy shelves, there have been almost 10,000 reports of suspected adverse
reactions to SSRIs received by the TGA’s Australian Adverse Drug Reactions
Advisory
Committee.
More than 12 million SSRI antidepressant scripts were subsidised by the
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme last year.
Sydney psychiatrist Yolande Lucire, who has reported between 300 and 400
cases to the TGA in which she claims patients have had serious reactions to the
anti-depressants, including some who had committed suicide, said the inquiry
must be made public.
“This is being done in secret,” Dr Lucire said. “We have no terms of
reference, no opportunity for people to make submissions; it’s a scandal.”
Federal Health Department secretary Jane Halton wrote to Dr Lucire recently,
informing her the inquiry was under way and the panel would report back at
the end of this year.
“This only happened after,” Dr Lucire said. “In frustration at being fobbed
off by the TGA, I personally sent the head of the department 100 cases
detailing what had actually happened to people who went from being fully
functioning
members of the community to patients with serious mental health problems and
some who in fact killed themselves after being put on these drugs for
stress-related disorders.”
The TGA has also asked all drug companies that market SSRI anti-depressants
in Australia to update the wording of their suicide warnings concerning
children and young people under 24 years in the information provided to
patients.
“The TGA is working with other sponsors to ensure that the wording in the
CMIs clearly reflects the issues contained in the product information for their
products,” it said.
The move comes after an investigation by The Weekend Australian revealed
several hundred thousand scripts for anti-depressants such as Zoloft and Prozac
were last year prescribed to children and subsidised through the
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, despite the TGA and Pfizer, the company that
markets
Zoloft in Australia, recommending they not be prescribed to anyone under the
age
of 24 for the treatment of depression.
Significant discrepancies in the information given to parents about the
potential dangers of the drugs to children were also uncovered.
Two weeks ago, Melbourne mother Nicola Mulcahey reached a confidential court
settlement with her 16-year-old daughter’s GP, who she had sued for
prescribing Zoloft to the teenager for depression.
Ms Mulcahey claimed the drug made her daughter suicidal and said she was not
advised of the risks associated with the drug.
In another case detailed in The Australian and now being followed up by
Pfizer, a 14-year-old girl became suicidal after taking Zoloft. Her parents said
they were not warned this might happen nor told to monitor her for symptoms of
suicidal thoughts or self-harm.
David Kitching, from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of
Psychiatrists, said his organisation was unaware of the inquiry and had not been
approached by the TGA to contribute.
“But in the general setting I would say that nothing new in the literature
suggests we need to be any more vigilant than we already have been when it
comes to documenting the side effects of this class of drug,” Dr Kitching
said.

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Anti-depressants kill another: Christopher Brockman

From Dr.Ann BLake Tracy:

Sunday, 31 August 2008

It is with a great sadness I report to you the tragic death of Chris Brockman. The story from his mother below explains what happened to Chris – a story that has been repeated over and over aganin with these deadly antidepressants. Chris was only 15 when he was given this cocktail of drugs that caused him to act so completely out of character in such a violent way. What we as a society have done to children like Chris is reprehensible!

I would encourage you to send your condolences to his mother, Cynthia, who joined us in Washington, DC last year to testify to the FDA about the dangers of these drugs. She can be reached at the following e-mail address: cab16@myway.com And for the handful of you who are still on this list only to defend your use of these drugs I would ask that you please leave Cynthia alone to grieve for the loss of her son.

In Chris’ case I feel responsible in that I did not push even harder for a supportive newsletter to go out to all of the kids stuck in prison for using these drugs that were never approved for use in these children. If this case stirs anyone to offer to help with this project, PLEASE let me know. I DO NOT want to ever see another of these tragedies happen again! The problem is that it is against prison policy for inmates to correspond with one another. As a result there is no way for them to be supportive or to obtain support from those who understand what they have been through more than anyone else on the planet. But they could get a newsletter that discusses what is happening with the cases of others in their position. They could follow the progress of appeals, etc. I think this might have been a help to Chris so that he would not have felt so alone.

Cynthia, together we join in offering you our prayers of comfort.

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition For Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & author of Prozac: Panacea
or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ()

From: “cab16”
Reply-To: cab16@myway.com
To:
Subject: Chris passed away last night RE: Remember the prisoners as if chained with them
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 09:50:17 -0500 (EST)

Dear Cassie,

My sweet, precious son, Christopher Anson Brockman, passed away last night. He had been so depressed and off of his omega-3-fatty-acid found in fish oil for a few months…. I saw him last Sunday and he was not himself. He hung himself last night at 6:52 pm….

Thank you for your prayers.

Love, Cynthia—

My 18 year old son is serving a life sentence for murder that he committed while on Zoloft and Adderall and Risperdal. We grieve not only the tragic loss of life, but also his life sentence for the involuntary intoxication and akathisia adverse effects resulting from iatrogenic phenomenom that caused him to be temporarily insane when he committed his offense. We are on our second appeal request for a new trial. We have post conviction new evidence that after having been discontinued from the akathisia inducing Rx, akathisia symptoms disappeared for almost a year only to reappear when
Zoloft was later readministered. We have no doubt that it was the doctor prescribed medication caused the type of brain damage that destroyed his cognitive and behavioral normal functioning.

We have and are continuing to suffer beyond description from the medical malpractice and negligent prescription of SSRI’s and other medications at the hands not only of the free world doctor that initially poisoned my son, but also at the hands of incompetent and negligent doctors in the penal institutions.

When will the pharmaceutical killing fields be stopped? How many more have to die as a result of these defective prescription drug products?

I am a religious volunteer who counsels inmates and am shocked at the number of prisoners who have had catastrophic adverse and toxic reactions to their medication which caused them to commit crimes. They are experiencing some of the same Rx reactions while still on some of the same doctor presribed drugs that sent them to prison.

I will write again.

God Bless You, Cynthia Brockman

“Judgment is without mercy for those who have shown no mercy. Mercy overcomes (triumphs over) judgment.” James 2:13

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of God.” Psalm 92:13

1 Comments:

At 10:07 AM , Blogger vinehealth said…
The following is from Chris’ mother Cynthia Brockman.

Subject: thank you for your sympathy again
RE: Cynthia, I am shocked and so sorry to learn about Chris!!!

Dear Ann Blake-Tracy,

Just wanted to say thank you again for the outpouring of sympathy from you and all of the condolences from those who have responded to me and Chris.

For those who have asked about what they can do, could you please send out an email that if anyone would like to send flowers or donations for Chris’ funeral expenses, here’s what they can do.

They can send flowers to WADE’S FUNERAL HOME, 4140 WEST PIONEER PARKWAY, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013, (817)274.9233.

Visitation and viewing will be Tuesday, 1/10/5, from 6pm-8pm at the Wade’s Funeral Home.

If they would like to send a donation for Chris’ funeral expenses, they can send donations directly to NORTH DAVIS CHURCH OF CHRIST for Chris Brockman, at 1601 NORTH DAVIS DRIVE, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76012, (817)277.6347. Any donations in excess of funeral expenses will be donated back to charities, associations, and defense funds affiliated with SSRI drug danger awareness.

Graveside services will be on Wednesday, 1/11/5, at 11am at MOORE MEMORIAL GARDENS, 1219 NORTH DAVIS DRIVE, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76012, (817)275.2711.

Thank you so much for your outpouring. I am truly touched and encouraged. Thank you for remember my dear, sweet son, Christopher Anson Brockman, born 2/26/83, died 1/5/6 at age 22. I love him with all of my heart and miss him so very much.

Love, Cynthia

— On Sat 01/07, < > wrote:

From: [mailto: ]
To: cab16@myway.com
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 13:42:44 -0500
Subject: Cynthia, I am shocked and so sorry to learn about Chris!!!

Cynthia,

This is Ann Blake-Tracy. I just heard. I am so very sorry to learn about Chris!

This is the most tragic lesson for this group to have happen to help them realize how important this newsletter is that I have begged so many to help with for so very long! For years now I have asked that someone gather info from all those in prison and put it in a newsletter since they cannot write to each other to lend support. I think it would be a big help to all of them to know what others are going through and how their cases are coming along. It would be a type of support for them. They have been left behind and so alone like no one else in these tragedies.

I know there is really nothing to say other than I am just sick to learn of this senseless loss of life. I will reach Rosie, who is currently traveling to visit her sister who is dying of cancer brought on by years of use of an older antidepressant, to let her know. I know she will want to talk to you.

Love,

Ann

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & author of Prozac: Panacea
or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ()

http://stopdepression.blogspot.com/2006/01/anti-depressants-kill-another.html

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TOO EERY!!!!!! Re: Boy’s meds might give clinician pause today

Tuesday, 19 August 2008
This is ALL TOO
EERY!!!!! Just yesterday I was at Von Maur in Omaha with Mark and
Donna Taylor as we stopped while driving from Salt Lake City to Des Moines!
What sent chills down my spine, even though I was too tired to feel much
after driving for about 12 hours straight with only a couple hours break, was
what I learned when I dropped Mark and Donna off at Whole Foods to pick up a few
groceries while I played on the lawn with my puppy. And as I played with
him I looked up and saw Von Maur. I caught my breath and thought “But it
does not look like a mall from here, maybe it is just another Von Maur store,
not the one where all those people died last year.”
So when the next person stopped to play with my little dog I asked
them if that happened to be the mall where the shooting was last year.
When they said yes I thought I would fall over from the shock of it all!!
Why?
Because last December 4th when I last drove through Omaha I stopped across
the street (right where I was yesterday) from Von Maur at the Omaha Whole Foods
Market and asked if we could arrange for me to come and speak to warn
people in the Omaha area about the dangers of antidepressants. I then left
waiting for them to call me.
But it was the following day that Robbie walked into that mall shooting. It
resulted in NINE deaths due to his long-term use of antidepressants. Yesterday,
almost a year later I realized how closely tied all of this was as I
stood there just across the street with the first boy shot at Columbine High
School knowing I personally left warning just the day before the shooting.
The most sickening statement about this never ending nightmare comes
from the question Mark asked me as we stood there yesterday. He wanted to
know whether the Whole Foods had ever called back wanting to schedule
a lecture. I had to tell him they had not.
And now today this article comes out talking about Robbie’s long-term use
of antidepressants? I noticed they did not even explain the withdrawal he was in
at the time which causes the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder at an even higher rate
than being on one does.
The whole combination of these experiences  . . .  these things
never stop taking my breath away!!!
When we look at the info in this article we realize that I was years too
late anyway even though I made an attempt to stop this one just the
day before it happened. What is being done now to babies in the wombs of the
moms who take these drugs is CRIMINAL!!! And the same holds true for all those
in their youth who are given these drugs!! How very terrible! And if they
continue to attempt to push the Mother’s Act to get more pregnant and
nursing moms on these drugs . . . . WATCH OUT!
But in saying that, let me add that I do believe there is hope to turn
those effects around if you know enough about alternative treatments.
Ann Blake-Tracy
In a message dated 8/17/2008 9:36:49 P.M. Central America Standard T,
gm1000@prodigy.net writes:


One of the Journal Articles on SSRI Stories
states:  “Sentence 5 of the Abstract reads:  “Experimental
studies in rodents show that administration of SSRIs during a key
developmental window creates changes in brain circuitry and maladaptive
behaviors that persist into adulthood.”


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T01-4P4NPGN-1&_user=10&_coverDate=07%2F07%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=f6d5a09cf544b66a9526277a6e021e57
Review

Developmental effects of SSRIs: lessons learned
from animal studies

Xenia Boruea, b, John Chena, b and Barry G.
Condronb, http://www.ssristories.drugawareness.org//#cor1
, mailto:condron@virginia.edu

aUniversity of Virginia Medical Scientist
Training Program and University of Virginia Neuroscience Graduate Program,
Charlottesville, VA 22904, United States

bUniversity of Virginia, Department of
Biology, Charlottesville, VA 22904, United States

Received 1 June
2007;  accepted 19 June 2007.  Available online 7 July 2007.

Abstract

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are
utilized in the treatment of depression in pregnant and lactating women. SSRIs
may be passed to the fetus through the placenta and the neonate through
breastfeeding, potentially exposing them to SSRIs during peri- and postnatal
development. However, the long-term effects of this SSRI exposure are still
largely unknown. The simplicity and genetic amenability of model organisms
provides a critical experimental advantage compared to studies with humans.
This review will assess the current research done in animals that sheds light
on the role of serotonin during development and the possible effects of SSRIs.
Experimental studies in rodents show that administration of SSRIs during a key
developmental window creates changes in brain circuitry and maladaptive
behaviors that persist into adulthood. Similar changes result from the
inhibition of the serotonin transporter or monoamine oxidase, implicating
these two regulators of serotonin signaling in developmental changes.
Understanding the role of serotonin in brain development is critical to
identifying the possible effects of SSRI exposure.

Keywords:
Serotonin; Neurotransmitter; CNS development
http://www.ssristories.drugawareness.org//#bcor1
Corresponding author at:
University of Virginia, Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall
071, Box 400328, Charlottesville, VA 22904, United States. Tel.: +1 434 243
6794; fax: +1 434 243 5315.

At 08:06
AM 8/17/2008, jay baadsgaard wrote:

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10408174

Published
Sunday    August 17, 2008

Boy’s meds might give
clinician pause today

BY LYNN SAFRANEK

WORLD-HERALD STAFF
WRITER

Robbie Hawkins was prescribed medications to combat anxiety
disorders, hyperactivity and depression for roughly half of his 19
years.

In 1992, when Robbie was 4, a psychiatrist prescribed
Ritalin, a stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder,
and Mellaril, an antipsychotic.

When Robbie was hospitalized that
December, those medications were discontinued in favor of the
antidepressant Pamelor, which he took for at least 10
years.

Although all three medications still are prescribed,
research has shown limitations or flaws in each that would give a clinician
today greater pause before prescribing them to a
preschooler.

Consider:

Ritalin: A well-regarded trial
study published last year involving preschoolers showed that
while some children benefit from Ritalin, younger children may be
more sensitive to its side effects. Those can include decreased appetite,
sleep loss, irritability and emotionality, said Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason,
the lead author of psychiatric medication treatment guidelines for
preschoolers published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry.

Mellaril: This antipsychotic is
typically prescribed for schizophrenia. Robbie took a low dose to help him
settle down and fall asleep. Tests have found that Mellaril causes
some patients serious heart problems, such as changing the rhythm and
electrical conduction of the heart, Gleason said. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration recommends prescribing it only to schizophrenic
patients who have not responded to other antipsychotic drugs.


Pamelor: Newer antidepressants have fewer side effects and a wider
tolerance, said Dr. Graham Emslie, the chief of child and adolescent
psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Research also has shown
that Pamelor isn’t as effective in young children, Gleason said, although it
can help some children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or loss
of urinary control.

When Robbie was 15, he was treated with the
antidepressant Effexor XR. Two years later, he was prescribed the
antidepressant Zoloft after attempting suicide.

He refused both
medications after taking each for less than two months, according to
juvenile court records.

Nearly all antidepressants, including the
three prescribed to Robbie, now carry a required “black box”
warning on their labels. The FDA began ordering such warnings three
years ago, after clinical trials suggested that some drugs increased the
risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and teens, particularly
when first given or when the dosage changed.

No research has
been conducted to determine whether antidepressants taken
by children or teens have long-term effects, Gleason
said.

Robbie wasn’t taking antidepressants last
December when he killed eight people, severely wounded others and
committed suicide at Von Maur, although an autopsy detected therapeutic
amounts of the prescription drug diazepam, a tranquilizer known by the trade
name Valium.

The drug had not been prescribed to him.

The FDA
has approved only one antidepressant — Prozac — for use in children, but
psychiatrists can use their discretion to prescribe
others.

Gleason called the decision to prescribe psychiatric
medication to children “a complicated balancing act” that pits the risk of
continuing illness against the risks associated with
medication.

“By the time (parents) seek mental health care, they’re
really in a lot of distress, the child’s in a lot of distress (and) the
impact of the illness is pervading the child’s life,” she said.
Contact the Omaha World-Herald newsroom

Copyright
©2008 Omaha World-Herald®. All rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten, displayed or redistributed for any purpose
without permission from the Omaha
World-Herald.

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Columbine victim and school shooter join forces

Sunday, 09 March 2008

Mark Taylor’s

testimony before the FDA 9/13/2004

I am Mark Allen Taylor and I am a victim of the SSRI antidepressant era.

I took six to thirteen bullets in the heart area in the Columbine High

School shooting when Eric Harris on Luvox opened fire that now infamous day.

They almost had to amputate my leg and my arm. My heart missed

by only one millimeter. I had three surgeries. Five years later I am still recuperating.

I went through all this to realize that SSRI antidepressants are

dangerous for those who take them and for all those who associate

with those who take them.

I hope that my testimony today shows you that you need to take

action immediately before more innocent people like me, and you,

do not get hurt or die horrible deaths as a result.

As Americans we should have the right to feel safe and if you were

doing your job we would be safe. Why are we worrying about terrorists

in other countries when the pharmaceutical companies have proven to

be our biggest terrorists by releasing these drugs on an unsuspecting public?

How are we suppose to feel safe at school, at home, on the street, at

church or anywhere else if we cannot trust the FDA to do what we are

paying you to do? Where were you when I and all of my classmates got shot at Columbine?

You say that antidepressants are effective.

So why did they not help Eric Harris before he shot me?

According to Eric they “helped” him to feel homicidal and suicidal after only

six weeks on Zoloft. And then he said that dropping off Luvox cold turkey

would help him “fuel the rage” he needed to shoot everyone.

But he continued on Luvox and shot us all anyway.

So, why did these so called antidepressants not make him better?

I will tell you why. It is because they do not work.

We should consider antidepressants to be accomplices to murder.

See Mark’s book “I
Asked, God Answered … a Columbine Miracle.”

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SPIRITUALITY AND SORCERY

As John received revelation upon revelation sitting exiled upon the Isle of Patmos he issued a very strong warning to us in our day. He told us that our entire world would be deceived (lied to) through the sorceries that would come out of Babylon. (Rev. 18:23-24) He went on to say that the end result of this deception would be the demise of Prophets, Saints and many good men. In other words no one would be spared in this great deception by these sorceries. Remember that we were told that even the very elect would be deceived.

So what is this sorcery of which John warns?

The Greek translation of sorcery is “Pharmakia” which means “medicine from a pharmacy.” WHAT?! Does that mean the drugs we find in those pharmacies on nearly every street corner now? Is it talking about those same drugs with ads that run all day long on our TVs and in magazines that we see everywhere we look?! Is it any wonder then that these prescription drugs are now being reported as the biggest drug problem in America today? Is it any wonder that the whole world has been deceived about these drugs?

According to a 1995 study done by concerned pharmacists, prescription drugs, taken “as prescribed” rather than abused, are the third leading cause of death in this country, killing as many Americans every week as we lost at 9/11. The death toll of another 9/11 every week in this country! In light of this we need to ask who the real terrorists are when we are in a war over one week’s worth of these deaths while all the others go unnoticed, slaughtered and buried right under our noses. Is it any wonder the scriptures speak so sternly of sorcerers and sorcery?

January 17 this year [2008] we read in the New England Journal of Medicine that almost half of the studies done on one of America’s most popular group of drugs, antidepressants, were negative, yet when any of those negative studies were reported to the public the results were presented as positive. They also said the studies indicated that there was little evidence these drugs which bring in nearly $200 Million per day were more effective than placebo in treating depression.

Deception?

Deadly deception!

How deadly?

The most popular of these antidepressants, Effexor, now has “homicidal ideation” listed as a side effect. Homicidal ideation is not just killing someone, but it is having constant ruminating thoughts of killing and how to kill. To see the results of just this one deception with antidepressants go to www.ssristories.NET where you will find a very long list of school shootings, loving mothers and fathers who have killed their children, children who have killed their parents, suicides, murder/suicides, female school teachers who have seduced male students, even well respected ministers who have raped children, previously “straight” individuals who have become “gay” – even to the point of having sex change surgery, extreme out of character behavior, including violence, wild spending sprees, embezzlement, sexual promiscuity, exhibitionism, gambling, etc. – all side effects of antidepressants.

Then the FDA announced that they have been investigating many various types of medications for the potential of causing suicide. After learning that antidepressants increase suicidal potential by 2-3 times suddenly the FDA officials realized that multiple classes of medicines might cause dangerous psychiatric problems including suicide. Medicines to treat acne, hypertension, seizures, high cholesterol, swelling, heartburn, pain, bacterial infections and insomnia can all cause psychiatric problems, effects that were discovered in most cases after the drugs were approved and already used in millions of patients.

Now, how could these medications produce such things? With antidepressants that answer can be as simple as explaining that antidepressants create a sleep disorder in which the patient acts out nightmares. It is called a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and 86% of those being diagnosed with the disorder are taking antidepressants. RBD is known to produce both murder and suicide. Acting out one’s worst nightmare – what a perfect way to produce out-of-character behavior that could destroy all a person has worked to achieve in character building throughout life-all gone in the blink of the eye!

Even worse than understanding the potential of these drugs to produce RBD, is to know that in the past RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal state. So the question of great concern at this point should be: “If antidepressants are being found to be in current use in 86% of the cases just how high will that percentage go in the withdrawal state from these drugs?!” This is why is it so important to avoid the worst of withdrawal by weaning EXTREMELY SLOWLY down off an antidepressant.

As people begin to see how they have been lied to about the safety and effectiveness of these drugs and attempt to come off the drugs, what will the end result be? Knowing what I know about these drugs and the withdrawal from these drugs I can tell you that I for one DO NOT want to witness what we will see! If there has ever been a situation in the history of this world where we have so desperately needed to adhere to the command to be our “brother’s keeper” this is it! In doing so, even if you are not the one taking the drug, the life you save may be your own or that of a loved one. Why? Because when someone goes psychotic in the withdrawal they can do anything to anyone and I just might be you or your loved one. (For information on safe withdrawal go to www.drugawareness.org to find the CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!)

Kim Crespi near Charlotte, NC learned of antidepressant withdrawal all too painfully on January 20, 2006 when her husband David, a good strong Christian and wonderful husband and father, who was also a vice president of the local bank and well respected in the community, stabbed their twin four year old daughters to death. David was months into an abrupt withdrawal from Paxil and had just started taking Prozac. He and Kim were not aware that the FDA had just warned the year before that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant, whether going up or down (he had just done both), can produce suicide, hostility, or psychosis – generally a manic psychosis leading to a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Of course it is not true Bipolar, but a drug withdrawal effect, yet so many have found they would be medicated for years for something (the Bipolar Disorder) they don’t really have. Is it any wonder that the diagnosis of Bipolar has increased by 4000% over a recent 10 year period when it was basically unheard of before SSRI antidepressants?

But why is all this happening to us? Where did we go wrong?

For the answer we need to turn to Isaiah 28:8 where, he, speaking of our day, says that we will rise up each day to get drunk (but he had already made it clear that this drunkenness would not be from wine or strong drink). What would produce that drunken state then? Well when do people generally take their medications? First thing in the morning? These are mind altering medications. And what do the package inserts list as side effects? That is right – all the same effects one could expect from alcohol, but much stronger.

Isaiah then goes on to tell us why people would suffer the feelings of needing drugs. He says that our tables are “full of vomit” and there is nothing clean there.

Well, what is vomit? Vomit is food that either has already had the nutrients extracted or food that cannot be used by the body and is expelled because of that. And unclean? Look at the chemicals that have saturated our food supply.

So if our tables are full of vomit – food that has been depleted of nutrients or food that cannot be utilized where does that leave us? We are nutrient depleted. And where does nutrient depletion lead us? It leads us to stimulants of any kind in order to force our bodies and brains to perform since they do not have the fuel or building blocks from nutrients to perform.

Perhaps the most obvious segment of society in which to see this is that which is most transparent due to the exposure they get – Hollywood. Show business is a very high profile and highly demanding profession. If you watch the lives of those in the business you generally see only two groups: health nuts or drug users. They either reach for nutrients to supply the building blocks they need to build energy levels they need to cope with their fast paced lifestyle or they use drugs to force their bodies/brains to keep up the fast pace. It is simple to see which of those choices coincides with the Savior’s teachings.

One extremely critical point for all Christians to understand is the serotonin connection to spirituality. Antidepressants as well as the new atypical antipsychotics work by increasing levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. But 50% of the serotonin is metabolized by the pineal gland.

What is the pineal gland? It is the master gland of the body and also known as the “seat of the soul” or our connection to higher, spiritual thoughts. In Eastern religions it is known as the Third Eye and is located right in the center of the brain behind the eyes. The question we need to ask is that if the Pineal gland is overloaded with large amounts of serotonin produced by these drugs, does it interfere with that spiritual connection?

According to patients using these drugs it does. They continually report that they can no longer feel God. One perfect example that comes to mind is that of Elizabeth Bush, the 14 year old girl who shot her best friend at the private Catholic school they attended. Elizabeth’s hero in life was Mother Theresa. Elizabeth planned to devote her life to God and become a nun. So how did she go from that point to a charge of attempted murder almost overnight?

I called her attorney when this happened and told him what happened was likely the result of the use of one of these antidepressants. He did not show much interest, but said he would check. Then the following week Elizabeth was interviewed on 20/20 and asked this very question of how did she go from Mother Teresa as her hero to shooting her best friend at school. Her reply was that she could “no longer feel God anymore.”

I called her attorney the following morning and told him I no longer had any question about whether or not his client had been on an antidepressant nor any question about its contribution to causing this tragedy. With that new evidence about her inability to feel God anymore, in my mind, I knew. At that point he asked me to hold for a minute and when he returned he said through the rustling of papers, “Paxil. Is Paxil one of those drugs?”

So, as dangerous and life-threatening as these drugs can be, even worse is the possibility that we can be severed from the spiritual by these drugs. Not only can they produce physical death, but also spiritual death.

Where did we go wrong?

Clearly we have underestimated Satan and his potential to pull us into his web of deceit and debauchery. Just because he is evil, does not mean he is stupid. He has much knowledge, far more than we do. Not more power than we do, because we do have the strength to overcome all with the help of the Savior. But we must be constantly aware of his cunning craftiness when it comes to his power to deceive. This awful situation in which we now find ourselves is a call for humility and faith and a reminder to always turn to the Savior in ALL things rather than trusting in the arm of flesh.

[For additional information on serotonin and antidepressant medications along with additional information on the great deception of pharmakia that John spoke of see Ann Blake-Tracy’s book, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ]

[2010 Update: Additional critical information:

I will share here three articles with new information as full confirmation of those prophetic warnings to us in Revelations. In the end I think you will see that it was not modern medicine that you might have thought made you well, but God who actually spared your life from the danger.
First is from my friend and fellow Board Member, Dr. Candace Pert, whose research make SSRI antidepressants possible & who served for 13 years as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry, Clinical Neuroscience Branch, at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
http://new.drugawareness.org/i-am-alarmed-at-the-monster-ssrisnri-antidepressants-i-created-dr-candace-pert/
Next is a radio interview with Dr. John Virapen who is the one responsible for BUYING the approval (yes he paid a bribe in Pharmas’ behalf ) to get these drugs on the market. Listen to him admit it all in this first radio interview he did in the United States in 2010:
http://new.drugawareness.org/meet-dr-john-virapen-the-man-who-bought-prozacs-approval/
The last one is from Dr. John Ioanidis, the world’s leading expert on medical science who has been warning since 2005 that 90% of medical research is at least tainted if not outright bogus, due to influence ($$$$$$) from industry! He is confirming the great deception about medicine from a pharmacy that John warned us of in Rev. 18:21-24 when he spoke of the deception that would cover the earth deceiving “prophets, saints and all good men” and resulting in their deaths. In the article titled “Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Science.” http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science

To demonstrate the seriousness of this situation he stated he is not sure medical science will be able to survive this! One simple question to bring perspective: “Would you take your car to a mechanic who is relying on information on the car which is 90% incorrect?” And yet according to Dr. Ioannidis, this is exactly what you are doing with your own health/your very life or the health/lives of your loved ones, every time you walk into a doctor’s office!]

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org .

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.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!”

 

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News Flash Two Decades Too Late – Antidepressants Do Not Work!

Pills and Money

ANTIDEPRESSANT OR PLACEBO?

Posted 2008/2/26

Author atracyphd

Now that the studies on antidepressants, which were kept over two decades from patients who needed to know, have been reviewed the conclusion is that antidepressants work no better than placebo – anyone familiar with my work surprised? For almost two decades I have repeated thousands of times over that the hypothesis behind antidepressants is backwards. “Antidepressants do not work and they in fact can CAUSE depression in those who never had it!” Yet few wanted to hear it.

But now the truth is out and how many have been left in the wake? What a worldwide tragedy!!!! But a tragedy that could become far worse before recovery begins due to the lack of knowledge by professionals of safe methods for antidepressant withdrawal.

CONCLUSION – ANTIDEPRESSANTS NO BETTER THAN SUGAR PILL

GPs in the UK have been asked to cut the number of prescriptions for antidepressants because after reviewing the studies that were kept from the public for two decades it was found that these drugs are no more helpful than taking a sugar pill. The country has put their money where their mouth is and spent 170 Million pounds to train 3,600 new therapists to help those who obviously are getting no help from the antidepressants.

From the second article listed below we read: “Govt to fund 3,600 more talking therapists…More than 3,500 therapists will be made available to help people with depression and anxiety after it emerged anti-depressant medication does not benefit many sufferers…The government has announced a £170 million investment in talking therapies, which will be used to train 3,600 psychological therapists…Echoing guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice), ministers believe talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapies are as effective as medication in the short-term and more effective over the long term.”

What is frightening is the withdrawal that we will all have to experience as those who know next to nothing about antidepressant withdrawal, most doctors, work to bring people down off these antidepressants that do not work, but do produce horrific withdrawal and terrible side effects.

For information on safe withdrawal please refer patients to two decades of what patients have found will work in antidepressant withdrawal in my CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” and PLEASE encourage them to NOT switch from one antidepressant to another thinking the withdrawal will be any easier! When the FDA warned that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant, whether going up or down, can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis, they meant it! Going down on one antidepressant and up on another is making that abrupt change twice and can produce any of those serious reactions listed above. We have enough bipolar patients on the planet without antidepressant withdrawal increasing the numbers any more than it already has (4000% in eight years)!!

Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D., Executive Director,
International Coalition For Drug Awareness
Website: www.drugawareness.org
Author: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare
& CD or audio tape on safe withdrawal: “Help! I Can’t Get
Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON HIDDEN ANTIDEPRESSANT STUDIES

“We’re asking GPs to consider prescribing alternative therapies. Exercise, for example, particularly ‘green exercise’ outdoors rather than in the gym, has been shown to be very effective in combating depression. Diet can also be an important factor.”

(http://www.managementinpractice.com/default.asp?title=GPsurgedtocutnumberofantidepressantpr
escriptions&page=article.display&article.id=8706)

GPs urged to cut number of antidepressant prescriptions

Tuesday 26th February 2008

A charity is calling for GPs to reduce the number of antidepressant
prescriptions after a new study found some of the latest brands have limited benefits.

A group of experts from the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull analysed 47 clinical trials submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These included studies on Prozac, Efexor, and Seroxat, and the researchers claim they show little clinical improvements in depressed patients.

Alison Cobb, policy officer at Mind, said: “This research is a serious
challenge to the predominance of drugs in treating depression.

“Antidepressants do help many people, but by no means all, and some people experience severe side-effects with them.

“Nine out of 10 GPs say they’ve been forced to dish out drugs because they don’t have proper access to ‘talking treatments’ such as cognitive behavioural therapy, which are recommended as the first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression by the government treatment advice body, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

“The government is making very welcome investment in new talking therapies services, but they won’t be online for some time yet.

“We’re asking GPs to consider prescribing alternative therapies. Exercise, for example, particularly ‘green exercise’ outdoors rather than in the gym, has been shown to be very effective in combating depression. Diet can also be an important factor.”

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“Echoing guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice), ministers believe talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapies are as effective as medication in the short-term and more effective over the long term. ”

(http://www.politics.co.uk/news/opinion-former-index/health/thousands-more-therapists-as-doubts-cas
t-on-anti-depressants-$1207665.htm)

Thousands more therapists as doubts cast on anti-depressants

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 14:46

Govt to fund 3,600 more talking therapists

More than 3,500 therapists will be made available to help people with depression and anxiety after it emerged anti-depressant medication does not benefit many sufferers.

The government has announced a £170 million investment in talking therapies, which will be used to train 3,600 psychological therapists.

Echoing guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice), ministers believe talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapies are as effective as medication in the short-term and more effective over the long term.

The announcement coincides with a review of clinical trials, published in the Lancet medical journal, which found anti-depressants are little more effective than placebo bills for many sufferers.

Health secretary Alan Johnson said the additional 3,600 therapists would help secure access for anyone that needs it, with the eventual target that all GP practices are able to access psychological therapies.

Mr Johnson said: “The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme has already captured the imagination of primary care trusts up and down the country and is transforming the lives of thousands of people with depression and anxiety disorders in the areas that have been involved so far.

“This document describes how that transformation can begin to be delivered in every strategic health authority area over the next few years.”

Health minister Ivan Lewis explained one in six people suffer from mental health problems at any one time, with GPs spending a third of their time dealing with common problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.

“For many people, prescribing medication is a successful treatment but psychological therapies have proved to be as effective as drugs in tackling these common mental health problems and are often more effective in the longer term,” Mr Lewis said.

“Today’s guidance is another step towards giving people with mental health problems a real choice of treatment, helping to reduce dependence on medication.”

The Liberal Democrats have campaigned for greater access to talking therapies and said today’s Lancet review reinforced its importance.

Health spokesman Norman Lamb said: “A genuine choice of treatments for depression must be a core health service priority, not a neglected afterthought.

“Patients should have an individual entitlement to safe and dignified treatment in mental health hospitals and other facilities within 13 weeks.”

The extra therapists announced today will treat patients with both mild and severe conditions, using either high or low intensity therapy.

The government expects they will enable 900,000 more people to be tested for depression and anxiety, of whom 450,000 will be completely cured.

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