Accutane, with Black Box Warning for suicide, is still worth trying???

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Accutane, with Black Box Warning for suicide, is still worth trying???

According to an article in the Daily Mail written by a doctor the drug given for acne “Acutance is still worth trying” … a deadly drug with a Black Box Warning for suicide!

My opinion? I am absolutely appalled that the Daily Mail would stoop so low as to print such rubbish! Talk about a drug infomercial! Anyone with a functioning brain who can read research knows full well how Accutane produces depression and suicide – it produces drastic drops in blood sugar long known to be involved not only in depression, but many psychiatric symptoms.

Accutane is an extremely dangerous drug known to produce suicide, birth defects and many other serious reactions and what is worse is there is absolutely no need for it. All anyone with acne needs to do is use simple natural products that are safe. One of the best would be ionic silver, one of the best antibiotics ever known to man. Why risk one’s life and health by using such a deadly and dangerous drug that carries a Black Box Warning for suicide?

Original article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2396167/Its-linked-suicide–acne-drug-Roaccutane-worth-trying.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org
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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DIET AND EXERCISE PRODUCE BEST RESULTS FOR CLINICAL DEPRESSION

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DIET AND EXERCISE PRODUCE BEST RESULTS

FOR CLINICAL DEPRESSION

First to follow are the two comments I am responding to. Now you can read the article if you want to hear the drug company marketing plan for antidepressants ONE MORE TIME after hearing it repeatedly for the past two and a half decades or you can get to the crux of the problem we call depression by reading these comments below. In reading the comments you will learn critical information that too few have ever heard about these drugs in the form of a statement by Dr. Candace Pert who was one of the two discoverers of the serotonin binding process which made antidepressants possible….

call c. “I recently learned there are medical conditions which can contribute to depression such as hypothyroidism(low thyroid function). talk with your medical professional about the possibility of your depression having a treatable medical cause.”

Shelly M. “Depression has been around since the beginning of time. It is part of our mortal probation. What is lacking today are the critical thinking skills about life, the limits and the expectation of self-reliance. There is no magic pill. Big Pharma just wants you to “plug in” and pay up. What is really needed is consistent service to others, healthy social interactions and good old fashion physical labor. We have lost our way as a society. Expect to see suicide on the rise.”

Ann Blake Tracy: “You are exactly right Shelly! And call c is correct too. I have found the biggest physical problem with depression is low blood sugar – hypoglycemia. It is epidemic and completely overlooked as too many doctors reach for antidepressants for these patients that only pushes them into a Bipolar or diabetic reaction.

“And I have to disagree with the initial premise that diet and exercise, etc. does not work for clinical depression. According to medical research exercise for half an hour three times a week is EIGHT times more effective than an SSRI antidepressant. And Dr. Candace Pert, who was one of the two scientists who discovered the serotonin binding process which made all these antidepressants possible, stated clearly in Time magazine, Oct 20, 1997 that diet and exercise were the answer to depression as opposed to the SSRI antidepressants she called “monsters” and which she regrets ever having been involved in their birth and development.”

Here is the link to the initial article: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=26440549

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. And 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! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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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PUBERTY AND THE BLOOD SUGAR, ADHD, ADD, BIPOLAR CONNECTION

 

Emily Motes Headstone

 

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=25782911

In response to the following article on a new NAMI office opening:

Where to begin…first Senator Grassley found in a probe of NAMI several years back that 75%-80% of NAMI’s funding comes directly from prescription drug manufacturers with a vested interest in marketing their medications. So is it any wonder that NAMI’s main focus is on teaching families to make sure their own family members stay on meds no matter the obvious side effects? So embarrassing to the then head of NAMI was this information from Senator Grassley’s probe that he stepped down from his position. Though few remaining seem to ever have been made aware of the results of this probe into NAMI’s funding.

Originally when Prozac was the first SSRI antidepressant introduced doctors refused to prescribe it due to its strong potential to induce Bipolar. Dr. Malcomb Bowers of Yale has some shocking research out on the very high numbers of antidepressant-induced Bipolar. Google it for more info.

When these children go into Bipolar at or near the time of puberty it is my opinion that it is mainly because of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. Their bodies go into shock as it would in a growth spurt due to going through more PHYSICAL changes than they have since before the age of 2 during puberty. If their nutrient level is not high enough to handle these changes (And how many parents are taught that their children need additional nutrients to make it through the changes of puberty?) the pancreas takes a hit since it is the first organ adversely affected by any kind of stressor thus throwing the body into blood sugar swings – therefore the highs and lows of the mood swings that in turn lead to a diagnosis of Bipolar.

Complicating that for this family is the Native American heritage. Why? Because there is a pancreatic weakness that runs through the race – most likely due to the nutrient depleted “foods” provided them years ago by our government – namely white sugar, white flour and lard. Is it any wonder the Native American’s call diabetes the “white death”?! My grandfather was 1/4 Native American and died of diabetes. My mother is hypoglycemic leading me to be very much aware of own pancreatic weakness and this aspect in my heritage. Because of that awareness I have long guarded against blood sugar imbalances in my own health via diet.

Two of the symptoms of hypoglycemia are “inability to concentrate” and “mood swings” – or what could be diagnosed as ADD, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. To make matters worse the drugs generally prescribed for these disorders – antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics and ADD and ADHD meds produce blood sugar problems thus making the situation even worse and causing cravings for alcohol and other drugs. These parents need to know this information before they lose another child.

WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants we always recommend that you also give reference to the 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 we 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. And 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! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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

EMILY YOUNGER

NEPHI FAMILY SHARES STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

By Candice Madsen and Carole Mikita

SALT LAKE CITY — A Nephi family has become involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and share the story of their daughter to give hope to others coping with mental illness.

Emily Motes lived a life filled with passions and promise, but at age 14, she began to change and experienced dramatic mood swings.

“Her highs were really high, over the top, happy, giggle, overwhelming and then her lows were like, ‘It is the end of the world,’ ” recalled her mother Cheryl Motes.

At first Emily’s parents thought she was experiencing typical teenage angst and then figured it must be depression.

“You hear about depression, so we automatically went there,” said Emily’s father Bill Motes.

The Motes’ family doctor prescribed antidepressants and the Motes tried to get Emily in to see a therapist, but couldn’t find anyone willing to accept their insurance.

“We left there really frustrated,” Cheryl said. “As a young parent, I didn’t know what to do. So we just came home and tried to deal with it ourselves.”

Prevent By Design project established to fight against mental illness
Earlier this year the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health teamed up with NAMI to create a plan to prevent mental illness and promote mental health around the state.

“We are nearing 1,000 people who have been trained on how to talk to each other and how to listen better and very intentionally be able to talk about mental illness,” said Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health representative Rick Hendy.

The Prevention By Design Project went into effect in January and is helping local communities prioritize mental health community needs based on existing resources and gaps.

Health officials are also exploring creative ways to use “telehealth” to reach rural communities and increase access to specialty care. They are also promoting the idea of universal screening for mental illness.

“The types of screenings we are talking about are brief screens that a child or adult might be asked when they go to their primary care physician.”

What the Motes didn’t realize is while the various antidepressants seemed to work for a while they were actually doing more harm than good. Emily had not been properly diagnosed when she was given the antidepressants. It wasn’t until four years later when she was 18 that the Motes discovered Emily had bipolar disorder.

Mental illness can exact a heavy toll on families and statistics show that 50 percent of all lifetime cases begin by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24.

By the time Emily Motes received the correct diagnosis, her parents had lost communication with the physician because Emily was over the age of 18. By that time Emily had found her own relief by self-medicating with heroin.

“Looking back we can see and understand why she took the drugs trying to feel normal,” Bill said.

Emily Motes sought peace she could never find. On April 17, 2009 at the age of 21 she died from an accidental drug overdose.

“There is a terrible negative stereotype with that connotation, and then we talk about how proud we are of her and how hard did she fight, that we didn’t even know about, that we weren’t even aware of?” Bill said choking back tears.

A study by the Utah Violent Death Reporting system found 30 percent of those who died from an illicit drug overdose during 2005 to 2010 had a diagnosed mental illness.

The Motes family learned about the strong link between drug abuse and mental illness when they became involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

“I thought it would be a good way for our family to pay respect to Emily and to learn a little more,” Bill said.

The Motes family said their involvement with NAMI led them down a path filled with help, hope and healing. They started a chapter of NAMI in Nephi and Bill and Cheryl both became instructors.

If I had to go back I would just tell parents to love them. Love them unconditionally and do your best. Don’t ever tough love them or push them away ’cause it doesn’t work.
–Cheryl Motes
“All their classes are free,” Bill said. “They are peer-based, meaning if you teach a class you’ve lived what you are teaching.”

“We as a family have opened up to each other and we are able to talk,” Cheryl said. The open lines of communication allowed the Motes to get the right help for their 13-year-old daughter Elizabeth. She was diagnosed with ADHD at age nine.

“I couldn’t focus in class,” Elizabeth said. “I just thought I couldn’t learn anything.”

She said her parents offered immediate help and didn’t treat her like something was inherently wrong with her.

The Motes said that mental illness and drug addiction lead many families on unexpected and difficult journeys, but that they have learned valuable lessons from their experiences.

“If I had to go back I would just tell parents to love them,” Cheryl said. “Love them unconditionally and do your best. Don’t ever tough love them or push them away ‘cause it doesn’t work.”

The Motes believe through support, education and the right treatment, families can find a better future.

“You as a family get to define your recovery and how it is going to affect your life,” Bill said. “Have Hope.”

www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=25782911

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THE ENHANCED ACT – VERY FRIGHTENING LEGISLATION!!!

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CONGRESS BILLS S. 1857 (111TH)
S. 1857 (111th): ENHANCED Act of 2009

Introduced:
Oct 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Sponsor:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:
H.R. 4204 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 03, 2009
The bill’s title was written by the bill’s sponsor. S. stands for Senate bill.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s1857#overview

VERY FRIGHTENING LEGISLATION!!!!! Although it died once someone is working hard to resurrect this ENHANCED ACT! Thanks to a tip from Laura Nugent I just found this interesting little site:

The ECT Chronicles – “jump starting a life with a little spark to the head”

That is seriously the title of this site promoting the use of Electro Convulsive Treatment! (The practice of electronically triggering seizures … keep in mind that seizures produce brain damage.) Now I don’t know about you, but my mom and dad taught me very well not to stick my finger in electric sockets as I was growing up so why would anyone think they could talk someone into believing they should stick their heads in one!!!

Anyway … let’s get on to the scary legislation mentioned on their site which they are so excited about – the “EHANCED Act” … put these senators on your “you know what” list and watch them closely … and even I thought Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was brighter than this!!!!

Also keep in mind once again as you read this that the VERY LARGE MAJORITY of cases of both depression, and especially the cases of Bipolar Disorder, which has absolutely skyrocketed since the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants – with an increase of 4000% just from 1996 – 2004, are CAUSED by antidepressants!!!! Both are known to be the result of elevated levels of serotonin – exactly the intended effect of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants. Reading the research by Dr. Malcomb Bowers from Yale will enlighten you on that issue. You can search him on our site and read about his concern at the high numbers of manic psychosis resulting from antidepressants.

*** PLEASE be sure you DO NOT share this site below, thereby promoting both the barbaric practice of ECT and this horrific act which takes us the exact opposite direction of where we need to go with this issue, without including my negative remarks explaining the wrong direction of this Act or at least include your own statement.***

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org/
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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Senators announce the “ENHANCED Act”! Read all about it!
This is great! See below. Thank you, Senators!

Stabenow, Voinovich, Brown, Kerry Announce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Help Treat Americans Suffering from Depression and Bipolar Disorders

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), George Voinovich (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and John Kerry (D-MA) announced the bi-partisan “ENHANCED Act” to establish national centers of excellence for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorders. These centers will create a national network to help diagnose people in need and improve access to evidence-based, quality care. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is also a co-sponsor.

“Depression and bipolar disorders affect one of every five people in the United States. Unfortunately, nearly half of all diagnoses are missed,” said Senator Stabenow. “This legislation will provide direct federal support to better treat people with depression and bipolar disorders. It will save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans.”

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PLACEBO PERFORMS AS WELL AS ANTIDEPRESSANT IN TREATING DEPRESSION

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 PLACEBO PERFORMS AS WELL AS ANTIDEPRESSANTS

THIS INFORMATION FIRST CAME TO LIGHT 5 YEARS AGO BUT FEW SEEM TO HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE, SO IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS INFORMATION DEFINITELY BARES REPEATING AND WE NEED YOU TO SHARE IT SO THAT OTHERS BECOME AWARE. WHAT IS LEFT OUT OF THE ARTICLE BELOW ON THIS NEW STUDY BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IS THAT UNLIKE AN ANTIDEPRESSANTS, A PLACEBO COSTS MUCH LESS, LACKS WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME, AND HAS FEWER SIDE EFFECTS OR AFTER EFFECTS!!!

Study: Placebo performs as well as antidepressant drugs in treating depression

by: Jonathan Benson,

(NaturalNews) The more that researchers truly study the effects of antidepressant drugs on depression patients, the more it becomes painfully obvious that these mind-altering medications are utterly useless. A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed that antidepressant drugs work no better than talk therapy, placebo pills, or basically anything else, at relieving depression.

Funded in part by the drug industry, the new study follows the same pattern as several other recent studies that, even though they were not intended to do so, actually expose antidepressant drugs as a scam.

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. And 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! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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

(Click link below to read full article) myscienceacademy.org/2013/01/09/study-placebo-performs-as-well-as-antidepressant-drugs-in-treating-depression/

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CELEXA & LEXAPRO: CLASS ACTION FOR FRAUD FILED AGAINST DRUG MAKER

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Celexa and Lexapro are two of the most deadly of all the antidepressants and I can think of few who deserves a lawsuit like this more than they!!!

Baum Hedlund files class action for fraud against the makers of Celexa & Lexapro!!!!

“If either you or your child took Celexa or Lexapro between 2001 and the present and were under the age of 18 at the time, you may have a claim against the manufacturer, Forest Labs.

“Forest Labs, the manufacturer of the antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro, paid the government a settlement in 2010 because it illegally promoted Celexa for use in children and adolescents despite the fact it had not been approved for marketing in the United States. The Justice Department sued Forest Labs because it is illegal for a pharmaceutical company to promote a drug through “off-label marketing,” which means for uses that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Forest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Forest Labs, also was penalized for only publicizing positive Celexa study results in adolescents to doctors, while choosing to withhold the negative results. The company pled guilty to several crimes, including misbranding Celexa by marketing the antidepressant drug for use in children from 1998 to 2002 and paying kickbacks to doctors to encourage them to prescribe the drugs.”

(GET DETAILS FOR FILING BY CLICKING ARTICLE BELOW:)

www.baumhedlundlaw.com/consumer-class-actions/celexa-lexapro-consumer-fraud.php

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. And 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! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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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