ANTIDEPRESSANT SUICIDE OR MURDER? Sally Brampton Founding Editor of ELLE Magazine Died Tuesday After Years of Tourture

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Tributes have been pouring in for Sally Brampton – journalist, editor, author and mother who was the founding editor of ELLE magazine. She tragically died on Tuesday this week, after walking into the sea near her Sussex home. The following article is from the Telegraph in Australia which she wrote about her “depression” in 2003. The introduction to this article states that, “Her death followed a long period of intermittent but severe depression.”

I would correct that statement with this, “Her death followed a long period of interminttent but massive drugging, with drugs known to produce all she suffered including suicide – a long period of torture and suffering as a result of those drugs at the hands of her psychiatrists!!!”

She was noted for her statement: “We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive.” And by the time you finish reading this you will see her statement is clearly correct in her case! Obviously she had too good an insurance plan which continued to pay out for this torture which she endured for years!

She is also author of “Shoot the Damn Dog! A Memoir of Depression” …. too bad she remained unaware that the dog that needed to be shot was not depression, but the medication reactions she was led to believe were depression.

Allow me to quote a few statements from her article to prove my point…first this:

“…..I remember, a long time ago, reading that one in 10 people would suffer from a mental illness in their lives. I looked around the office in which I worked (there were 30 of us), and decided on who it would be. I was not on that list. And now, a new report maintains that one in four of us are at risk.”

Keep in mind that all of her statements are from a 2003 article she wrote about what she was going through which she was led to believe was her “depression.”

First she remembers hearing that one in ten would suffer from a mental illness while a recent report stated it had then jumped to one in four. The reason for that huge increase was of course the massive marketing of antidepressants which CAUSE depression, anxiety, suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease (brain damage), autism, anorexia, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, ect. via the impairment of serotonin metabolism.

INCREASE IN SEROTONIN IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION!

Antidepressants were designed inhibit the reuptake of serotonin or in other words impair the metabolism of serotonin after the world became convinced via mass marketing that serotonin is low in depression, so there is a need to increase that level. When in fact serotonin is actually elevated in depression, and elevated in the long list of disorders mentioned above. What is low is the ability to metabolize serotonin – the exact thing that antidepressants are designed to impair thus worsening all of the above symptoms or causing them!!!!!! As the serotonin continues to be increased the problems become massive. Is it any wonder we now have research indicating antidepressants produce long-term depression?!! Long-term depression and so much more!

No wonder the Eli Lilly memo used in the wrongful death cases involving Prozac is so helpful when their own scientists came to their superiors to inform them that they had a serious problem because it appeared that Prozac was actually causing suicide, only to get the reply that the company could not afford to lose Prozac. So they were told to tell patients the suicide was the result of the “underlying depression” rather than the Prozac.

Here is a link to my testimony explaining all of that to the FDA Advisory Committee in September of 2004: http://www.drugawareness.org/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda/

So keep that thought about what serotonin has long been known to produce in mind as you read the rest of the quotes from Sally Brampton’s article along with my comments about the side effects of the medications she was having which should have been warning signs of impending more serious reactions…warning signs that could have and should have saved her life!!!

WRONGFUL DEATH FOR MASSIVE DRUGGING

“….Before I was admitted to hospital, I was taking a small dose of anti-depressants, prescribed by my GP. I had been to see her when my early morning waking began. My psychiatrist quadrupled the dose. Then doubled it. And doubled it again.”

My Comment: WITHOUT DOUBT THIS PSYCHIATRIST NEEDS TO BE SUED FOR WRONGFUL DEATH!!! If she quadrupled the dose of any antidepressant she went over the safe theraputic dose, but then she doubled it and doubled it yet again!!! She was literally poisioned! It is shocking that she was able to survive that but can you imagine the tourture it must have been in her mind when she was on drugs that produce all of the above in a regular dose, much less the impact that a dose eight times higher than that would produce?!!!

WARNINGS ON ABRUPT CHANGES IN DOSE

When the FDA put the Black Box Warning on the suicidal ideation increase for antidepressants into effect in 2004 they also warned that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant whether starting on, increasing or decreasing or discontinuing the drug, skipping doses by forgetting, or when switching from one antidepressant to another where you are both abruptly decreasing one antidepressant and abruptly increasing the new antidepressant can cause suicide, hostility or psychosis. Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medicatioins can cause severe neuropsychiatric as well as physical symptoms, both of which can be life threatening. So it is amazing she was able to survive that, but what damage must it have done to set her up for serious issues involving all of the effects of elevated serotonin for years to come?

INABILITY TO READ DUE TO MEMORY IMPAIRMENT

“….Reading has always been my greatest joy and most constant pleasure. I have devoured books whole for as long as I can remember. I recall people having to shake me to get my attention when I was reading, remember my taking a book out of my hands and sending me out to play with the injunction to get some fresh air.

“When I was severely depressed, I could not even get to the end of a simple sentence because I could not remember the beginning. ”

My Comment: So why did no one tell her what a common side effect this inability to read due to being unable to remember is to antidepressants? I cannot even count the number of times I have heard this reported to me over the past 2 1/2 decades! I hear it so often that I complete the sentence for them as they begin it!

….Even the medical profession finds depression difficult to define or to explain. It is a word of such common currency that it has ceased to have meaning. After months of medication and therapy and two stays in psychiatric units, my psychiatrist admitted that he was stumped. I have something known as resistant depression. In other words, it resists all attempts to alleviate it.

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TOXIC COCKTAIL – 1300 MGS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS!!!

“We had tried five medications, and two combinations of others. I felt like I was in a sweet shop. Let’s try some of the blue ones. No good? Well, how about some blue with some pink? Or how about a few of the yellow?

“At one point, I was taking 1,300 milligrams of anti-depressants a day, on top of tranquillisers and sleeping pills. Somebody diagnosed with mild depression by their GP will probably be taking 20 to 50 mg a day.

My Comment: If this was the same psychiatrist that took her up to the 1300mg of an antidepressant he too needs to be added as a defendant in the wrongful death suit! I am so sick of seeing so many senseless deaths all because they do not or refuse to research more about these drugs they hand out, as she pointed out above, like they are candy when they can produce such deadly reactions!

THE BLOOD SUGAR CONNECTION

.”…..In my twenties, I had bouts of darkness, but they were brief and I shrugged them off fast enough. There is also a history of depression in my family (my brother suffered terribly in his teens). And while depression is not thought to be genetic, it does seem that if there is a familial predisposition, you are more at risk.
“My illness started with early morning waking – a classic symptom. At the time, I thought my head was too filled with thought to be still, just as I thought my diminishing appetite had some other cause.”

My Comment: What she is describing as the early waking and familial presdiposition to depression is generally hypoglycemia which has all the signs and symptoms of what we call “depression”. The weak pancreas can run through families. Also when the blood sugar drops in the middle of the night when we are not eating to keep it up, the mind can race as adrenalin kicks in to normalize the sugar levels. Anorexia is also a symptom of hypoglycemia.

See our Facebook group: Antidepressant-Induced Hypoglycemia & Diabetes

https://www.facebook.com/groups/982955405102652/

THE THYROID CONNECTION

.”….There was a physical reason, too. During my first stay in a psychiatric unit, where my condition was diagnosed, I learnt that I have an under-active thyroid. The thyroid, once known as the gland of the emotions, requires careful handling. A little too much thyroxin, a little too little – both have a huge impact on the balance of the mind. It is thought that up to 30 per cent of women in psychiatric units (low function is more common in females) suffer from an under-active thyroid”

My Comment: She should have been told that hypothyroidism is a very common after effect of antidepressants. Perhaps hers was low before, but after taking antidepressants it could worsen.

ANTIDEPRESSANT-INDUCED CRAVINGS FOR ALCOHOL

— I drank too much alcohol. Not for the taste of it, but to blank out the restless terror, the terrible, impending sense of doom, the tears that saturated each and every day. Alcohol is in itself a depressant. I knew that. I also knew that it was the most effective anaesthetic I could find.”

My Comment: Once again there was no warning of what I first saw with antidepressants – the cravings for alcohol, the increased drinking, which can also be linked to the hypoglycemia antidepressants produce.

See our Facebook group: Antidepressant-Induced Cravings For Alcohol:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688062138113514/

CONSTRICTION OF MUSCLE TISSUE, TMJ

“….. I developed terrible pains in my face. It took me a long time (and a dentist) to realise it was because I kept my jaw clamped tight. I was gritting my teeth to get through the days.”

My Comment: The main function of serotonin is constriction of muscle tissue. Massage therapists have long told me they know the minute they touch a patient if they have been on antidepressants because their backs are full of knots from their muscles contracting. Patients have long reported the TMJ she is describing here as a reaction to their antidepressants.

So my point is that had anyone admitted to her that any of these reactions were the result of taking the antidepressant, and not a symptom of her “depression”, she may still be alive today instead of her family preparing her funeral. I am so sick and tired of seeing such senseless suffering and death all for greed!!! (See the original article below for additional detail.)

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!

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) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/sally-brampton-i-told-myself—get-over-yourself-stop-snivelling/

Sally Brampton: I told myself – ‘Get over yourself. Stop snivelling. Stop whining…’
Sally Brampton photographed in London CREDIT: ANDREW CROWLEY
12 MAY 2016 • 10:03AM

Tributes have been pouring in for Sally Brampton – journalist, editor, author and mother – who tragically died on Tuesday this week, after walking into the sea near her Sussex home. Her death followed a long period of intermittent but severe depression.

Here, her former colleague and friend Sali Hughes, reintroduces the groundbreaking article on her illness that she wrote for The Telegraph in 2003.

“Though the exact circumstances of her death remain unclear, what is certain is that we diverse sufferers of mental ill health have lost one of our greatest and most articulate advocates.

When Brampton, a celebrated editor of glossy magazines (she launched British ELLE, regarded by many as the magazine of the Eighties, and the reason I so desperately wanted to become a journalist), first fell foul of severe depression, her explicit writing took us on the journey with her.

She was admirably unkeen on words like “brave” – to her, sufferers of depression were not inherently “strong”, not necessarily “fighters”, but normal people attempting to live with a very difficult illness; much like someone with diabetes or pneumonia.

She was equally ?avoiding o?f? mystique, much more interested in being helpful and authentic. “I always think how odd it is that the word honest has come to mean being brave rather than truthful and sincere,” she wrote on her mental health-focused blog, sallybrampton.co.uk.

And yet to very many readers, her insistence on discussing an issue affecting a quarter of all people during their lifetimes – and one which, if made public, can jeopardise one’s career prospects or family life – was an act of defiant bravery that gave them the tools and the confidence to adopt a similarly honest stance.

She wrote better than almost anyone on emotional wellbeing, long before most of us felt able. Her responses to reader problems as a broadsheet agony aunt were never head-patting nor pitying, while her long running column in Psychologies magazine was warm, matter of fact and wise in a world of wishy-washy wellness and chakra aligning.

She described her writing as a form of therapy and had written, as recently as March, of her great happiness in moving from London to St Leonards-on-Sea, and the benefits of sea air, blue skies and barbecues on the beach – without ever pretending she was free from the condition that had either blighted or killed several generations of her family.

No one described the horrific, often debilitating condition of depression so gently, accurately nor more succinctly.

This, written for The Telegraph in 2003, sums up her extraordinary ability to untangle the condition of depression, and will continue to help many sufferers – myself included – feel better understood, and significantly less alone.”

I told myself: ‘Get over yourself. Stop snivelling. Stop whining…’
‘Exactly one year ago today, I tried to kill myself. Fortunately (or unfortunately, as I felt at the time), I am blessed with an iron constitution. At 3.20am, I woke up. Through some sick irony (who says the heavens don’t have a sense of humour?), it was the same time, to the minute, that I had been waking for a year before I was finally diagnosed with clinical depression.

I woke up because I was desperate for a pee. I got out of bed. My legs buckled beneath me. I could not crawl, let alone walk. Nor could I, at first, think why. What had happened to me? Then I remembered. I had tried to kill myself. I had taken pills washed down with neat vodka. Some shred of forgotten dignity kicked into place. Refusing to die in my own urine, I dragged myself along the corridor on my arms, my legs useless behind me. I don’t know how long it took, but it seemed an eternity.

Soon after, I blacked out, then drifted in and out of consciousness for 24 hours. I didn’t call the emergency services. I was too ashamed. It was my final humiliation. I had sunk too low even to stay alive for my much loved and cherished daughter, who, when I was very ill, stuck notes above my bed.

One said: “Dear Angels, Please give my mummy all the love and happiness she deserves.”

She was not with me when I took those pills. She was with her father. Even in my blackest moment, I had that much sense. I also had the sense to know that nobody would find me for three days. In that way, I could have been said to have planned it, but in no other. I left no note, put none of my affairs in order.

I remember little of the days before, other than an engulfing darkness. It was not so much that I wanted to die. I just couldn’t bear to be in that place any more.

For me, depression was a place – is still a place with which I now have (mercifully brief) encounters. The landscape is cold and black and empty. It is more terrifying and more horrible than anywhere I have ever been, even in my nightmares.

It is an abyss, a black hole, a place where nothing thrives, where sound is muffled so as to be unintelligible, where vision is dimmed until it is like seeing through clouded glass.

The more I tried to escape, the harder it held me. I could not understand it. I could not recognise myself. People asked: how are you? I did not know. Who is me? I did not have a self to be. I felt nothing.

And eventually, I became nothing.

When, finally, in the January of 2001, I ended up in front of a psychiatrist, unable to stop crying, unable to function, wanting only to be dead, he said to me that I obviously had a high IQ. Obviously? This pathetic, shivering, crying creature? This person I no longer recognised, let alone understood? My IQ, he persisted, would be down at least 30 points.

“Depression,” he said, “literally depresses every cognitive process.” Which is why, when you are in its grip, you can’t concentrate and certainly can’t think clearly enough to find your way out of it.

Reading has always been my greatest joy and most constant pleasure. I have devoured books whole for as long as I can remember. I recall people having to shake me to get my attention when I was reading, remember my mother taking a book out of my hands and sending me out to play with the injunction to get some fresh air.

When I was severely depressed, I could not even get to the end of a simple sentence because I could not remember the beginning. Words, which I love, were no more than patterns on a page. Writing was nearly impossible. I tried to convince myself that I could still write, and set myself the task of keeping a journal of my days. Looking back, I see it is no more than fragments.

In my world, there is no colour. The sky is not blue, the trees are not green. Instead, everything is in shades of grey
One of the fragments is this: It is a beautiful day. I stand on my balcony, high above a busy street, watching life pass me by. It is spring, a time of renewal, of new beginnings. I reach my hand out to the morning, try to imagine happiness, the simple pleasure of skin warmed by sunshine, the quiet joy of trees bursting into green leaf.

I feel nothing.

In my world, there is no colour. The sky is not blue, the trees are not green, the brick of the buildings is not red. Instead, everything is in shades of grey, a flat dull monotone. I exist in a parallel universe. In despair, I turn away, draw the curtains, climb back into my crumpled bed and cry.

I do not know what it is I am crying for. Some days, I cry for three hours, five hours. Some days, I never stop. They are not tears that bring relief. They are tears without beginning or end, just as my days and nights are without beginning or end.

Even the medical profession finds depression difficult to define or to explain. It is a word of such common currency that it has ceased to have meaning. After months of medication and therapy and two stays in psychiatric units, my psychiatrist admitted that he was stumped. I have something known as resistant depression. In other words, it resists all attempts to alleviate it.

We had tried five medications, and two combinations of others. I felt like I was in a sweet shop. Let’s try some of the blue ones. No good? Well, how about some blue with some pink? Or how about a few of the yellow?

At one point, I was taking 1,300 milligrams of anti-depressants a day, on top of tranquillisers and sleeping pills. Somebody diagnosed with mild depression by their GP will probably be taking 20 to 50 mg a day.

Nothing worked. I shook so badly that I could not walk down the street without holding on to walls or railings. Crossing the road was terrifying. So was going down a Tube escalator. I clung on to the handrail, convinced that I would fall. I could not believe this was happening to me – me, who used to run up and down escalators without a moment’s thought.

My tongue was coated a deep dark brown from the levels of toxins I daily ingested. And the tears kept coming. It was as if I held within me a bottomless pit of grief.

A friend who had recently survived cancer said that at least some physical force was not invading my body. But I was invaded. I was subsumed. I was laid waste. I did not say so at the time. Illness has no room for competition. But I got so bad that, at one time, we seriously considered electro-convulsive therapy. I said that it seemed to me that we weren’t much further along than Bedlam and leeches. My psychiatrist said that at least we knew what leeches did.

This was eight months after that bleak January day, when I admitted I could no longer function. Back then, and it seems like two lifetimes ago, I thought that if I went into hospital, I would become well. I thought a pill could make me better. I thought that I could cure myself. I was angry, furious, that I could not.

Right at the beginning, my psychiatrist said to me: “If you had pneumonia, would you try to cure yourself?” No.

He shrugged. “So why do you think you can cure your own depression?”

Why? Because I thought I had control over my own mind. It took a year of waking at 3.20 into the black hell that my life had become, my head filled only with a longing to be dead, to understand that clinical depression (also known as severe or suicidal) has its own pathology. It demands urgent attention and, often, hospitalisation. It requires understanding and what, to those around us, must seem like limitless patience. It is terrible to be around and horrible to watch.

‘It is impossible to explain to others who have not had it how powerless we are over it, how much we do not want to be sick’
‘It is impossible to explain to others who have not had it how powerless we are over it, how much we do not want to be sick’
It looks, from the outside, like a case of massive self-absorption. It is impossible to explain to others who have not had it how powerless we are over it, how much we do not want to be sick.

Here is another fragment from that lost time.

A friend telephones to ask how I am. The sun is shining. The sky is a merciless blue. It is only 11 in the morning but I have been awake since 3.20. Now I am back in bed but only because I can think of nowhere else to go. I say that I am feeling low. Low is the depressive’s euphemism for despair, for the enveloping blackness at the bottom of the pit.

She says: “How can you be depressed on a day like this?” I want to say: “If I had flu, would you ask me how I could be sick on a day like this?” I say nothing. She means well. There are no words to explain my despair, the depth of my grief.

I cannot explain it myself.

People send me cards. The images on the front are inoffensive drawings of flowers or bland, abstract art. Inside, they write that they are sorry to hear that I’ve been unwell. That they have always thought of me as, “such a strong person”. My sickness has a moral tone. I am reduced, made feeble. I think, well there is some truth in that. I am a shadow of the self I used to be.

When I was younger, I thought I would be the last person to be affected by depression. I was strong, I was confident; I was filled with hope. I was also absurdly successful when I was absurdly young. Looking back, it seems to me that success was my barrier and my shield. Nobody could touch me.

But I can see, looking back, the flaws that seamed my soul. In my twenties, I had bouts of darkness, but they were brief and I shrugged them off fast enough. There is also a history of depression in my family (my brother suffered terribly in his teens). And while depression is not thought to be genetic, it does seem that if there is a familial predisposition, you are more at risk.

My illness started with early morning waking – a classic symptom. At the time, I thought my head was too filled with thought to be still, just as I thought my diminishing appetite had some other cause. Like being too busy, too tired, too strung out. Food looked appallingly real. I could not swallow, could not force it past the lump in my throat.

I grew thin. Everybody told me how fabulous I looked. I smiled and said thank you, and wondered who this stranger was who inhabited my skinny Earl jeans.

I had reason to be sad. There was the break-up of a marriage, a move into a soulless rented flat, the absence on some days of my beloved child, a job that went brutally, terminally sour. Reasons enough, but not the reason. Other people cope with such human tragedies daily. Other people do not fall down. I collapsed like a pack of cards.

The first blow left me reeling, but still standing. So did the second, and the third. It was the combination that found those fatal, earlier flaws and blew me apart like a seismic explosion.

What was once a reactive depression (depression caused by a reaction to life events) turned clinical. Nobody understands why, but once severe depression has hooked into your being, it is incredibly difficult to loosen its claws. There was a physical reason, too. During my first stay in a psychiatric unit, where my condition was diagnosed, I learnt that I have an under-active thyroid. The thyroid, once known as the gland of the emotions, requires careful handling. A little too much thyroxin, a little too little – both have a huge impact on the balance of the mind. It is thought that up to 30 per cent of women in psychiatric units (low function is more common in females) suffer from an under-active thyroid.

Anti-depressants do not induce euphoria. They simply reduce acute symptoms from unbearable misery to manageable sadness
There are, as my psychiatrist told me, no miracle cures for depression. Before I was admitted to hospital, I was taking a small dose of anti-depressants, prescribed by my GP. I had been to see her when my early morning waking began. My psychiatrist quadrupled the dose. Then doubled it. And doubled it again.

The side effects were horrible. I gained more than a stone in six weeks. My vision was blurred; I became dizzy if I stood too quickly; my hands shook so badly I could not carry a cup of tea without spilling it. Other side effects were constipation and acne.

So much for happy pills.

Anti-depressants do not, as most people seem to assume, induce euphoria. They simply reduce acute symptoms from unbearable misery to manageable sadness. They are useful but not a universal panacea.

By then, I knew that I had to help myself. I tried everything I could think of. Exercise is useful in alleviating depression. I forced myself out of my flat every morning, went running in the park, no matter what the weather. I wore dark glasses to hide the tears that streamed down my face.

Yoga is good, as are acupuncture and massage. I took up all three. Bananas are said to be a good mood food: they activate tryptophan. I swirled them together with milk and honey, gulped my daily morning drink like medicine.

I had twice-weekly sessions of intensive psychotherapy. In the course of my illness, I saw four psychotherapists and sacked every one – not because they were bad, but because I loathed the process. All I talked about was me. Me, me, me. It bored me literally out of my mind. While one part of me talked, the other mocked. Get over yourself, it said. Stop snivelling. Stop complaining. Stop whining.

Still the mist came rolling in, grey and leaden as rain clouds.

I drank too much alcohol. Not for the taste of it, but to blank out the restless terror, the terrible, impending sense of doom, the tears that saturated each and every day. Alcohol is in itself a depressant. I knew that. I also knew that it was the most effective anaesthetic I could find.

I took yet more pills, more medication for my joyless soul. They did nothing. I felt, if that was possible, worse. I was admitted to hospital again. I sat in group therapy, listening to other people’s pain. I felt I had no right to be there. I had no reason to be sad.

Everybody else, without exception, feels that way, too. Other people have problems. Other people are worse off. Other people do not weaken. They bend, but they do not snap. Not in the way that we have done. We are guilty – of indulgence, weakness, self-pity.

It took me two stays in hospital and two long years living with severe depression to come to understand it as an illness. Some of us never see it that way. Some of us are never allowed to. Some of us suffer in terrible silence, too ashamed, too filled with self-loathing, too afraid to admit to what society sees as a weakness.

Some of us kill ourselves. The fatality rate is 15 per cent.

We’ve heard it all. From friends, from family, from meaningless strangers. But, mostly, from ourselves.

Pull yourself together.

It’s not that bad.

Get over yourself.

Get a life.

I did not, could not, blame anybody who offered me such advice. It was no more than I told myself daily, even hourly. I developed terrible pains in my face. It took me a long time (and a dentist) to realise it was because I kept my jaw clamped tight. I was gritting my teeth to get through the days.

‘Some of us suffer in terrible silence’
‘Some of us suffer in terrible silence’
Only once did I answer back, when the day was ebony black. It was a bloke on a building site, just trying to be cheery, just being normal.

He called out: “Cheer up love, it might never happen.”

I turned on him and I said: “Well, it f—ing well has happened. And what are you going to do about it?”

I might just as well have hit him, so great was the recoil. He was 6 ft tall and built like a s—house. He held up his hands beseechingly and he blushed. He said nothing. Nor did I. I was trying too hard not to cry. Tears are not welcome in public.

There were men like him in the hospital. One was a cab driver, huge and burly. He looked like a hard man but he cried like a baby. “I don’t understand,” was all he said as tears fell, unchecked, down his face.

The group murmured in assent. Nor did we.

Nor do we. And there’s the catch.

I remember, a long time ago, reading that one in 10 people would suffer from a mental illness in their lives. I looked around the office in which I worked (there were 30 of us), and decided on who it would be. I was not on that list. And now, a new report maintains that one in four of us are at risk.

The physical symptoms of severe depression are as wide-ranging as they are confounding. There’s a terrible leaden weariness, which is often followed by acute restlessness, palpitations and sweating. My particular physical symptom was a constriction of the throat. It felt as if I had some huge growth behind my tonsils, which, at times, became so severe I could not swallow and I feared I could no longer breathe.

It has a name, globus hystericus, given it, unsurprisingly, by Freud. I called it the throat monster, imagined it as a claw that sank itself into my neck. It had no body, just a massive scaly tail that wound around my neck and throttled me.

What astonished me then, and is something that nobody ever mentions, is the alarmingly physical nature of depression. It is not simply the mind, but the body that is affected. Both go dreadfully out of control which is why, at its most acute stage, severe depression manifests itself as a nervous breakdown.

Time, medication and therapy will eventually show their benefits, and while there is no empirical evidence to prove this, it is said that the average cycle of depression lasts for two years. For some people, it never improves; their condition remains chronic. For others, it may be quicker but for most of us the light returns slowly but steadily, although the chance of a relapse is horribly real.

I began to emerge from the illness last summer. My recovery came in fits and starts. To begin with, I dared not even admit I felt happy, in case the sensation was snatched away. But I do feel happy – not all of the time, but at least some of it. I realise I do still have the capacity for joy. I look back at myself, at those years, in horror and sadness. It is as if I lost two years of my life.

I still get occasional black days, when the terror and hopelessness crowd everything from my mind and close down the world until it stops. On days like that, if my daughter is not with me, I go to bed. In that state, I would not wish myself on anybody.

I simply take the phone off the hook and hide. I keep a writing pad beside me, scribble down anything that comes to mind. It is my therapy and my cure. The other day, I looked at my scribbles and saw that I had written: “I find it very difficult to stay alive.”

Difficult, but possible. These days, I take things day by day. Some days are bad, but most are good.

I am halfway through a new novel (my fifth), working on a screenplay and writing journalism. The joy of being able to write again is indescribable. I am making my way steadily through a large pile of books by my bed – all the novels I was unable to read when I was ill.

My daughter, who is 11 now, sings from morning to night, like a happy, carefree lark. She has no hesitation in nailing depression as the illness it is: “Mummy was sick but now she’s better.”

But what pleases me most is that, for one whole year, I have not wanted to die. It sounds absurd but every morning, when I wake up, I feel proud.

I am still here.’

Anyone who needs information and/or support can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org

 

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PERCOCET & ???: Prince Treated for Overdose Days Before Death

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Grammy and Oscar winner, Prince, dead at 57

See the highlights in the article below…How many are aware that most pain killers are also serotonergic medications and interact with antidepressants which are also often given for pain thereby increasing serotonin to dangerously high levels?

Although initial reports were that Prince had died of the flu, today those reports are saying he had been treated for “flu like symptoms” which I do hope you all know can be caused by any of these serotonergic drugs which the opiates are as well as the antidepressants. Serotonin’s main function is constriction of muscle tissue. It is a vasoconstrictor and also constricts the bronchial tubes leading to asthma and other similar lung conditions. Serotonin can shut down the lungs can go on to produce death via multiple organ failure when the level goes too high as is the case in Serotonin Syndrome.

“Prince overdosed on Percocet — a narcotic painkiller — days before his death and emergency medical workers had to give him a “save shot” to save his life at the airport where his plane made an emergency landing, according to a report.

“The singer’s entourage told medical responders he had taken the painkiller after his Atlanta concert — triggering the emergency in Moline, Illinois, TMZ reported.

“The drug contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid, and is highly addictive.”

“The 57-year-old iconic Grammy and Oscar winner’s death came just a week after he was taken to a hospital with a flu-like illness…”

“Prince was taking painkillers for a hip problem [corrective hip surgery given in 2010] and went to his local Walgreens four times in the week leading up to his death, TMZ reported….a full toxicology scan could take weeks.”

In Minneapolis, authorities lit up a bridge in purple in Prince’s memory

Sadly as a vegetarian Prince should have lived much longer, but although he had learned to watch his diet closely and as a Jehovah’s witness knew enough to avoid blood transfusions, he had apparently not learned to say NO to drugs and the doctors who peddle them to everyone for any reason via some of the most elaborate tails ever dreamed of as they have turned so many into walking pharmacies. It appears he too has fallen victim to this chemical nightmare.

Due to the problems with over medicating people in this country this information would cause me to ask what else he might have been taking – of course we will have to wait weeks to find that out.

LATEST UPDATES

This does not sound good at all….Just in….Prince was seen pacing, sweating, and agitated while waiting in front of the pharmacy just the night before his death…. Here is the news report and video:

 

 

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YET ANOTHER SENSELESS DEATH LIKE THAT OF

ANNA NICOLE SMITH’S 20 YEAR OLD SON DANIEL?

This makes me recall working on the case of Anna Nicole Smith’s young son Daniel who died on four serotonergic medications while visiting his mother and new baby sister in a Florida hospital. As you will read here in the original post on Daniel’s death, Dr. Cyril Wecht, the famous forensic pathologist most often called in on celebrity deaths, and I agreed that Serotonin Syndrome was clearly the cause of Daniel’s death after mixing four serotonergic medications together. http://www.drugawareness.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=832&action=edit

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://pagesix.com/2016/04/22/prince-911-call-released/

 

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!

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) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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ANTIDEPRESSANT??? Father, Nurse, Believed to Have Killed His Wife, Three Children & Self

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Brian Short and family

Brian Short, a nurse with a large online website for nurses, killed his children while they slept and then his wife as she was awakened by the gunshots and began to call 911. He then went to their garage and shot himself. This is the high profile Minnesota murder/suicide case we have been discussing on my Facebook page most of the week and the following is my comment on the first article listed below in ORIGINAL ARTICLES. The latest is the second article below from People Magazine.

It has already been reported that Brian was having mental health issues and some financial issues. Financial issues are also common with the use of antidepressants since the drugs so easily produce Bipolar in the form of mania or hypomania which involve very poor judgement when it comes to finances and includes wild spending.

Here is my comment: Obviously most of you here need a reality check so here we go….there is NOTHING NEW about these types of tragedies! I have dealt with them ALL DAY LONG for years now and until lately it seemed that few cared as I continued to shout the warnings this was coming. I have been writing, lecturing, doing media and movies and testifying in court about it as well as to the FDA. Here is a database of 5000 cases (just the tip of this iceberg) including nearly every school shooting and mass murder and murder/suicide in the country over the past 2 1/2 decades: www.SSRIstories.NET. These are all cases involving the use of an antidepressant – drugs that act like a slow-fuse LSD or PCP as they increase serotonin – the chemical in the brain that LSD and PCP mimic in order to produce hallucinogenic effects.

How could an antidepressant cause a loving mother or father to kill those who mean the most to them in life?

Simple. Antidepressants strongly impair sleep producing a disorder known as a REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) where you act out nightmares in a sleep state. And who gets hurt in your nightmares if not those you care about the most? Of those being diagnosed with RBD 86% are taking an antidepressant and 80% of them hurt themselves or someone else. It has long been know that this includes both murder and suicide as a result. RBD was known basically as a drug withdrawal state before the SSRI antidepressants hit the market. So having someone withdraw slowly enough to avoid serious withdrawal is key in prevention.

Take the case of Andrea Yates, also a nurse, and the third nurse in a three month period to go to court for killing her children – all while on antidepressants. The other two nj\urses were married to doctors. Just the day before Andrea drowned all five of her children she had two huge dosage changes in her antidepressants (which the FDA warns can produced suicide, hostility, and/or psychosis) so she was on two antidepressants, both at maximum dose when she drowned her children. Rusty Yates will tell you in a heartbeat that losing her children was Andrea’s very worst nightmare. She had even quit her nursing career so she could spend more time with them. (Also during Andrea’s second trial a female doctor in Illinois on one of the antidepressants Andrea was taking stabbed her two sons.)

This Minnesota case has nothing to do with a holistic practitioner taking his life or being murdered. Brian Short was a mainstream nurse using medical modalities, not alternatives. Medical professionals have long been the highest single group involved in these cases. In fact 60% of workplace violence takes place in a medical facility. Since that is where the drugs are available we should not be surprised.

How much does this group of medical professionals use antidepressants?

In the fall of 2007 a Russian news crew came to interview me for a special on antidepressants just a few hours South of where this tragedy took place. After they filmed me giving a lecture on the subject we opened for questions. A psych nurse stood and said she knew everything I had said about these drugs that night were true because she was on the antidepressant, Lexapro, and had suffered every side effect I had listed. She then said, “But you do not understand what is going on out here. A good 75% of the doctors and nurses I work with are on antidepressants! Drug reps are coming in and telling them they are in a really stressful profession and sooner or later depression would set in because of this so they should get started on the drugs now.” To support her statement I give you a couple of comments from Brian Short’s website for nurses discussing one nurse’s concern over her own inability to function cognitively as a nurse while taking antidepressants:

“Honey, nine tenths of the nurses I know are on anti depressants, anti anxiety, even some anti psychotics. Yes, you can work on these meds, and nobody in hiring asks a thing about it. We talk among ourselves and that’s how I know this of course. But its not a big deal. I would not be able to work WITHOUT them!!!!! :O)”….KaroSnowQueen

“… I’d estimate that at least 75% of my nursing school class was on them by graduation and many of the nurses I work with have talked about taking them also. I’m a firm believer in taking meds if you need them…” ….Jules A

(Keep in mind these are the people treating you when you walk into a doctor’s office or hospital…wish I had a way to post brain waves of someone on an antidepressant so you could see “no one is home” while on these drugs!)

In summary, Brian Short had every physical sign of being on an antidepressant as well as news reports of “mental illness”. (I use quotations because most mental illness is being chemically induced via these so called medications we refer to as antidepressants.) So until we have more evidence I would say that once again the indications are this is yet another senseless tragedy caused by these very deadly drugs.

DREAM OR REALITY???? ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A DEADLY SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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/

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: http://www.healthnutnews.com/founder-of-popular-health-site-found-killed-in-home-along-with-wife-and-kids/

http://www.people.com/article/minnesota-dad-killed-family-new-details-report

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/12/minnesota-father-reportedly-shot-and-killed-3-kids-his-wife-before-turning-gun/?intcmp=hpbt3

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!

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 atwww.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!)

ZOLOFT MURDER: The Case of 12 Year Old Christopher Pittman

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Christopher Pittman, 12

I was absolutely shocked the other night when looking through all of the television specials we have posted on our website for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness www.drugawareness.org when I found that this special on 48 Hours on the case of 12 year old Christopher Pittman only had 46 views!!!! No wonder all of you thought that special posted almost 9 times on my Facebook page early this week was the only television special addressing these drugs! You apparently have not known where to find these. There are at least 50 posted at this point with many more waiting to be posted on our website. Please take the time to view them so you can see that quite a bit has been done so far in the media – of course there has not been anywhere near enough –  especially lately or there would be such a public outcry that  these drugs would no longer be on the market.

When I did an interview with Court TV on Chris’ case as it was in court they broke away to their next case who just happened to be a teenage girl in Idaho, also on Zoloft, who killed both her parents. Next they went to the case of Cody, the teenage boy who killed his mother and father and little brother on Sam Donaldson’s ranch in New Mexico, who was also on Zoloft. They were so shocked seeing all of these cases together that they even stopped the show for a minute to comment, “What the heck is with this Zoloft and kids killing their families?!!!!” About ten years ago I had a case of a 5 year old on Zoloft in Southern Utah who experienced such strong homicidal ideation that the family said the boy called 911 to ask the police to come and kill his family for him!!!!

Chris Pittman and His Family’s Zoloft-Induced Hell

In 2001 the world was shocked as the news reports of a 12 year old boy who killed his grandparents and burned their house down broke nationwide. I got a call from Barbara Simpson with Coast to Coast AM to do a show on children and antidepressants in which I said I had no doubt we would find this case was yet another antidepressant case. I do hope the prosecutor in this case and the jury realize how much their unwillingness to listen to the truth in this case and thereby learn their lesson about these deadly drugs has contributed to all of the SSRI-induced deaths in South Carolina since Chris’ case went to court.

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Watson Wright, Coroner, Chester County

One person I worked very closely with on Chris’ case, besides Andy Vickery, Chris’ attorney and Chris’ family, is Watson Wright, the coroner for Chester County in South Carolina. He was not only the coroner in this case, but was also a very close friend of Christopher’s grandparents who died. Watson knew without doubt that Zoloft was the cause of this tragic double murder and arson. In his mind there was no other explanation which is why he contacted me. He knew the family and Chris well.

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Chris and his two favorite people in the world, his grandparents

Add to Watson’s conviction of what happened in this case the testimony of the other experts and you wonder how on earth this case went the way it did. In my mind the answer to that is simple….Pfizer and their connections. This is a company who has been found guilty of RICO yet the judge allowed them to have another company they had just purchased pay the price for that crime. Otherwise Pfizer would have been shut down and out of business. Obviously it is all who you know and who owes you favors.

48 Hours Coverage of the Christopher Pittman Case

DREAM OR REALITY???? ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A DEADLY

SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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!

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 atwww.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!)

PROZAC: MEET MY FRIEND KRISSY FETTERS, THE 14 YEAR OLD “MURDERER” AND HER DEATH

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Krissy With Her Favorite Aunt Arlene

In Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 14 year old Krissy, on Prozac, hit her Aunt Arlene over the head with an iron skillet and stabbed her at least five times before realizing what she was doing. You often ask me how I can continue to document these cases. There are times it is very hard and almost impossible to continue, but I do it for them, all the victims of these drugs. Krissy is one example of many. It has taken me over a year to even read the articles about Krissy’s death last July. I finally did that this weekend and cried like a baby all weekend. Tears stream down my face now as I write this.

The Prozac-Induced Murder

Krissy had been kidnapped, beaten badly enough to break her nose and raped. To help her “cope” with that ordeal she was given Prozac and two other meds as well and locked in a mental ward. She escaped the mental ward and ran to her favorite aunt’s home who had been like a mother to Krissy.

Likely in abrupt withdrawal without access to meds Krissy went into the REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) – long known as a drug withdrawal state (see more on RBD below). She began dreaming she was beating and stabbing the boy who kidnapped, beat and raped her. Thinking she was fighting for her life this time, she suddenly realized it was not the boy who beat and raped her, it was her Aunt Arlene! She then cradled her aunt in her arms as she died.

Watch TV Interview of Krissy’s Friend Discuss Her Case

http://whotv.com/2014/07/28/kristina-fetters-former-cellmate-says-she-wasnt-a-monster/

 

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Krissy Was the Youngest Iowan Convicted of Murder

Kristina Fetters was the youngest person convicted of murder in Iowa at the age of 14. Prozac was never used as her defense. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Krissy learned from her mother in 2006 that I had moved to Iowa hoping to open an antidepressant withdrawal center. We made arrangements for me to visit Krissy at the prison. And before I had a chance to get clearance from the prison to visit her she wrote to me about what actually happened that day. She still had questions and was not fully understanding what had happened to her to cause her to do what she did and having only spotty memory of it all. It tears my heart out to have to explain to families what happens in these tragedies, but even more so to have to explain to a child who should not even have to face such things in their lives, but rather have a chance to just be kids.

Her mother shared Krissy’s story with a Russian news crew who came to Iowa to interview me about antidepressants in 2007. And a news crew from England looking into the “barbaric” American policy of incarcerating children for life interviewed Krissy several times. I also interviewed with them.

2012 US Supreme Court Banned Life Without Parole for Children

Krissy’s case remains rare since she was the first Iowa inmate serving a life term without the possibility of parole, to have her sentence changed. A U.S. Supreme Court 2012 ruling deems life without parole unconstitutional for juveniles now. Following the major ruling, Kristina Fetters was re-sentenced with parole as an option.

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Cancer and This New Ruling Brought Krissy’s Early Release

Krissy developed breast cancer in 2013. She had been given yet another antidepressant, Effexor, which we know from studies that all antidepressants increase the rate of cancer with Paxil increasing the rate of breast cancer by seven times.

The parole board did release Krissy to hospice care outside the prison where she could at least be with her family while she died. Upon her release she had a cancer tumor on every one of her vertebrae. She also had tumors on her hips the size of a hand. Doctors said she was in the end stage of breast cancer. She lost her battle with cancer about six months later. She passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. How many more of these children will die in prison before our world wakes up to why they are really there?!!!

Krissy was such a sweetheart with such a wonderful personality and attitude toward life in spite of all she had been through and forced to deal with at such a young age! What a tragic loss for us all – as all of these cases are! God bless her soul and give her the comfort now that she was never granted in this life!

Her family statement upon her release from prison:

“Words cannot express the amount of joy that we are feeling to be able to help Kristina with this last stage in her life. We understand that not everyone agrees with the Parole Board decision, however, we would like to thank those of you who did step forward in support of Kristina and our family. Without all of you who know and believe in her, we are not sure that the outcome would have been the same. Your overwhelming love and support has been greatly appreciated by all of us. Thank you for helping our Krissy.”

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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/

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/kristina-fetters-family-speaks-out-after-decision-announced/23287676

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!

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) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

ANTIDEPRESSANT??? EX- EMPLOYEE SHOOTS AND KILLS 2 ON AIR

This morning a gunman who was an ex-employee at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va came in shooting and video taping the killing while the news was ongoing. He had sent a 23 page fax to the station. After he recorded the shooting he then posted it on Facebook before he headed out in his car and shot himself resulting in a total of three deaths.

We had one like this at a news station in Salt Lake City on KSL but it was a shooting by a woman – an oriental woman. One died in the attack – a woman in a nearby office who had just returned from maturity leave and a station employee was shot three times. Luckily none of those shots were life threatening. Nothing ever made it out in the media here about the medications this shooter was on – even from the station it happened in.

If it had not been for me working with the Chief of Police in Salt Lake City on the Family History Library Shooting and Columbine happening as we spoke and him asking me if I thought these drugs might be involved in that ongoing shooting, I don’t know that he would have disclosed that the KSL shooter was also on these medications.

I am sure that KSL makes far too much on their drug advertising to ever run a story of the truth of what happened. Even on the 10th anniversary of the shooting they ran a story but still omitted the medication issue, stating only that the shooter has never yet been found competent enough to go to trial.

Hopefully the lives of these two in the VA shooting will mean more to this station than their advertising money and they will be willing to search for answers and speak out.

VESTER FLANAGAN ORDERED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP FOR BEHAVIOR IN 2012

“Vester Flanagan, the gunman who killed two journalists in Virginia, was told by his bosses to seek medical help after colleagues at the television station where he worked with his victims repeatedly complained about him, according to memos obtained by the Guardian….Several flare-ups were detailed in internal messages from Dan Dennison, then the news director of WDBJ7, that were sent to Flanagan and copied to senior colleagues” He was told to seek help or lose his job if he did not.

VA TV SHOOTER WAS A DISTURBED AND UNHAPPY MAN

“WDBJ7 station manager Jeffrey Marks described Flanagan as “an unhappy man” who had a reputation as someone who was “difficult to work with” and was quick to “take offense”.” He made allegations against many that seemed false as they could not be verified. He had a real anger problem according to most he worked with at the station. And when fired he had to be escorted out by police. “Eventually, after many incidents of his anger coming to the fore, we dismissed him,” said Marks.”

Just three or four months before the shooting “Heather Fay, general manager at a Jack Brown’s beer and burger restaurant, said she received a 15 to 20 page letter from Vester Flanagan II …. In the letter, Flanagan criticized the restaurant staff for using the phrase “have a nice day” to departing customers instead of “thank you.”

These long letters of complaint that ramble on and on and make little sense are almost always reason for concern in these cases. It is evidence to me that someone is about to crack or already well on their way. I see this too often in these cases not to be concerned.

AFTER HE WAS FIRED HE KILLED HIS TWO CATS WHO HE LOVED!

Additional evidence that he was stark raving mad by the time he was fired: “He admitted to killing his own cats—because he was fired unfairly. He said how much he loved them, then gave a long, sadistic account of the execution; he killed his favorite first, and she didn’t go quickly. Then he described the extreme trauma on the second cat’s face as he killed her. He called it a gruesome scene—then decided he owed them a decent burial. Through the rambling diatribe, victimization is a constant theme: “Haters” hounding, demeaning, and harassing him at every turn. “I have a right to be outraged!!!”

EVERYONE’S NEIGHBORHOOD IS AFFECTED

This is happening in everyone’s backyard across America and spreading rapidly around the world. News used to be boring but we now live in a war zone with the shootings even happening live on TV now! The Ozzie and Harriet life we all once knew is gone with all of the violence we now have in our society as a result of these drugs. Yet the ones profiting are continuing to get away with it because they know how to buy off nearly everyone involved.

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN

TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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 demonstrating that the key to human violence is excess serotonin – exactly what antidepressants are designed to produce:

http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765679627/Reporter-cameraman-killed-on-air-suspect-in-hospital.html

http://www.news9.com/story/29882706/deadly-shooting-during-live-tv-news-report-in-virginia

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/26/virginia-gunman-vester-flanagan-wdbj-2012-memos-medical-help

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/26/vester-lee-flanagan-virginia-tv-news-shooter

http://wlns.com/2015/08/26/journalists-killed-who-is-vester-flanagan/

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122669/injustice-collectors-how-understand-vester-flanagans-manifesto

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!

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.  The book is available on our website at www.drugawareness.org (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else and can be obtained three ways:  #1 download an e-book for $25  #2 order a DVD containing a triple combo of the e-book, the withdrawal CD, and a two hour lecture by me for $39  #3 order a month long membership at www.drugawareness.org for $30 which gives access to the e-book, the withdrawal CD and ALL 7 DVDs for a month (a $113 value) plus dozens of radio shows done over the past 25 years with multiple in depth 3 & 4 hour long interviews  (And this last option is definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

 

ANTIDEPRESSANT-INDUCED SUICIDE OF ROBIN WILLIAMS AKA MURDER & HOW PHARMA PROFITED

Today is the One Year Anniversary of Robin Williams’ Death

According to Newsweek the death of Robin Williams caused an unprecedented mark on suicide hotline which suicide prevention experts are still trying to make sense of.

“The impact has continued into this calendar year. In 2015, visits to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s web site have been up 60 percent. Local call lines have also seen an impact; the Crisis Services hotline in Buffalo, New York, for instance, says that it has seen a 15 percent increase in call volume during the first seven months of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. Executive director Jessica C. Pirro notes Williams’s suicide and encouragement to seek help as a possible cause.

“At the time of the loss [of Williams], there was such an enormous spike in interest in the whole topic of suicide,” says Robert Gebbia, the CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). “We saw increases at the time in calls to the crisis line, visits to the website.… Like most things, it certainly waned a bit. But I think there was a lasting bump in interest in our society by people around the country.”

And just how much money did Pharma pull in from that “lasting bump in interest” surrounding suicide and the hotlines set up by who?

Just WHO is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention?

You do not need to look very far to find out who is behind this organization. As you will recall I recently put out an article on how Senator Charles Grassley found in a Senate probe that NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, is funded 80% by Pharma.

Well at first glance this American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a couple of very interesting fellows as directors on their Board. First of all there is Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. now at the University of Miami after a Senate probe found that he had hidden millions in income from Pharma as the department chair in Psychiatry for Emory University. Which you can find information on in this older blog I put out on him: http://www.drugawareness.org/grassley-seeks-more-info-on-conflict-of-interest-policies-at-medical-schools-3/

Interestingly Dr. Nemeroff was also the lead featured speaker this year at the American Psychiatric Association convention.

Another noted director on their board is J. John Mann, M.D. from Columbia University Medical Center. John Mann is quoted extensively in my book on antidepressants, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare!, because of his extensive research on serotonin which basically proves the serotonin hypothesis behind antidepressants to be completely backwards.

Andy Vickery who has been the lead attorney in fighting the majority of suicide cases nationwide against the makers of SSRI antidepressants referred to Dr. Mann at the 2006 FDA hearing as a “Pharma Whore” which becomes quite apparent when you read his early research on serotonin and then hear him speak about it when under oath in court or hear the opposite from him when he testifys to the FDA. Under oath he says when antidepressants work by impairing serotonin metabolism (which they all do) they will produce impulsive murder or suicide. When testifying to the FDA you will hear the exact opposite come out of his mouth about the safety of these drugs.

So How Much Did Pharma Make By Killing Robin Williams?

So just how much money did Pharma make by Robin Williiam’s dying on the SNRI antidepressant Remeron – one of the two SNRI antidepressants Andrea Yates was taking when she drowned her five children? Obviously Robin’s death brought in a whole lot of new customers who are now addicted to these very highly addictive antidepressant medications. And how many of them have now already lost their lives in the way Robin lost his?

This will make money for Phama for many years to come. Robins’ death, just as all the other suicides and murder-suicides induced by their antidepressants, was not a sad and tragic thing for them as it was for the rest of us who know well how he really died and how all the rest of them died. I am sure they still smile all the way to the bank! Profiting from murder is what this is….beyond blood money! How long will it go on before the world wakes up to this biggest lie of all that surrounds us?

ORIGINAL NEWSWEEK ARTICLE: http://www.newsweek.com/robin-williams-death-made-unprecedented-mark-suicide-lifelines-361790

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!

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.  The book is available on our website at www.drugawareness.org (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else and can be obtained three ways:  #1 download an e-book for $25  #2 order a DVD containing a triple combo of the e-book, the withdrawal CD, and a two hour lecture by me for $39  #3 order a month long membership at www.drugawareness.org for $30 which gives access to the e-book, the withdrawal CD and ALL 7 DVDs for a month (a $113 value) plus dozens of radio shows done over the past 25 years with multiple in depth 3 & 4 hour long interviews  (And this last option is definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

MEDICATION: RECENTLY RELEASED PSYCH PATIENT DECAPITATES WOMAN, TWO DOGS, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

ABC15 Arizona

This case today in Phoenix (see video of news report below) is a de-ja-vu scenario of the 1991 Kevin Kohlenberg case from my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare! Like Kevin, after killing his German girlfriend in France, he spent hours butchering himself. (We know that because he recorded it all.) He too amputated his right hand with a dull kitchen knife using his left hand even though he was right handed and also gouged his eye out over many hours of multilating himself – all this from being prescribed Prozac for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! The French investigators concluded this was not a murder/suicide but was the direct result of an American medication, Prozac.

Kevin came from a wealthy family and was in Europe setting up an orphanage for African children. One was set up in his memory after his death. His mother bravely stood before the FDA in September of 1991 to tell his story and share what French investigators concluded in Kevin’s case. Yet at that time, in spite of all the evidence, the FDA committee put no restrictions on Prozac, nor did they pull the drug from the market as they should have, thus allowing the introduction of all the Prozac clones the world has been plagued with since. So we continue to live this serotonin nightmare as it is repeated over and over and over again in every neighborhood in this country as we also watch it spread around the world!

IT IS THE MEDICATION CAUSING THE VIOLENCE!

I REPEAT, IT IS THE SO CALLED “MEDICATION” THAT IS CAUSING SUCH VIOLENCE!!!! LSD and PCP mimich serotonin to produce the violence we see with those drugs. These drugs produce similar results as they increase serotonin levels over time!

Take a look at this list of 5000 cases and you will find nearly every school shooting and mass shooting: www.ssristories.NET

If that is not enough for people to understand this drug-induced nightmare they should listen to this boy talk about taking a gun to school: http://www.drugawareness.org/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1/

And you can find more about how these drugs produce such violence by going to our main website at www.drugawareness.org ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Please share all these links because after testifying in these cases for 25 years it scares the you know what out of me to know what I know about antidepressants and other serotonergic drugs!!!!!

CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW ORIGINAL NEWS REPORT ON PHOENIX CASE:

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/pd-woman-two-dogs-found-decapitated-in-phoenix-apartment

Another frightening aspect of this case is the reporter’s name, Kim Tobin. It sounds too much like Tim Tobin the husband left behind in the Donald Schell case. Tim sued Glaxo (Tobin vs Glaxo) for Paxil causing the mass murder/suicide that took the lives of his wife and infant daughter. He won the case and it became the inspiration for the movie “Cake” with Jennifer Aniston.

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A DEADLY SLEEP DISORDER

KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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 has long been known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide coupled with extreme out of character violence. See this study out of the University of Southern California which makes it very clear that the key to human violence is triggered by an excess of serotonin:  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!

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 atwww.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!)

ZOLOFT DOUBLED THEN TRIPLED BEFORE BATMAN SHOOTING IN COLORADO

jamesholmes

THE FULLY UNINFORMED JURY IN JAMES HOLMES CASE

In this country we believe that a jury should be fully informed in order to produce justice in a case. But this past week a completely uninformed Colorado jury found James Holmes sane, rather than insane (in spite of testimony from experts and anyone who can see what “crazy” looks like), and they found him guilty of murder. Now this same uninformed jury has said that the death penalty should be an option. I will say that in 25 years of testifying in antidepressant-induced criminal cases I have RARELY seen a fully informed jury. Wonder why?

You see drug companies not only wine and dine the doctors peddling their drugs but they also wine and dine judges. The purpose in that? Simple. If the people who commit these crimes under the influence of their antidepressants are found guilty this removes the spotlight from their drug thus keeping their drug on the market continuing to bring in millions. It also prevents wrongful death suits being filed against the drug maker for the victims of the crimes. So in the long run the bottom line is greatly protected which is always the goal.

Now this fully uninformed jury is about the decide if this young man is now to be put to death for the crime he committed on Zoloft and Klonopin. Did the jury ever hear that the Zoloft or Klonopin could produce psychosis and when psychosis is chemically induced it is generally transitory, meaning it comes and goes depending upon the body’s ability to manage the toxicity? Obviously not. Did the jury ever hear that when you increase sertonin via an inability to metabolize serotonin – exactly how antidepressants work – it is known to produce impulsive murder and suicide? No. Did the jury ever hear that the arresting officer reported that he had never arrested anyone with so much sweat pouring off his body, which indicates Serotonin Syndrome – a toxic level of serotonin. Serotonin Syndrome does not only fry the brain, but can actually kill a patient within a 24 hour period? No, they heard no evidence on that either!

Was James Holmes’ attorney aware of any of this so that he could introduce it in court? Yes! I supplied James Holmes’ attorney with this information that should have been introduced in this case as a defense for James Holmes and would have brought answers for the families of the victims and for society as a whole.

DOSAGE INCREASES

But even more shocking that I only recently heard myself is that when James complained of having homicidal thoughts his dose of Zoloft was first doubled and then when he continued to complain of the homicidal compulsions (a known side effect of antidepressants and referred to as “homicidal ideation”) his dose of Zoloft was TRIPLED about a month before the shooting! This information is from a new book out on the case called “The Sprial Notebook” and without doubt should have been used to show involuntary intoxication in this case!

SIMILARITIES TO COLUMBINE

This last week I attended the premiere of the movie I am in called American Addict 2 – The Big Lie. In that movie there is a video clip of James Holmes which I watched within a couple of hours after hearing the guilty verdict in his case. Everyone should see it. It is James giving a lecture and interacting with the person introducing him. You will see a perfectly normal young man with a great sense of humor, obviously very bright and very cordial. In viewing that it is easy to see how rapidly these antidepressant drugs can take someone who is normal into a complete psychosis via the increase in serotonin which is what LSD and PCP mimic to produce hallucinations/psychosis.

Ironically this entire scenario is little different than the case of Eric Harris at Columbine. Eric was first started on Zoloft and after only six weeks on it reported homicidal thoughts that frightened him. His doctors, to their credit, at least knew enough to get him off Zoloft. (So what did they think was causing the homicidal compulsions?) Tragically they thought if they spelled the name of the SSRI antidepressant differently that the reactions would change! Go figure! So given Luvox Eric went on to act on the homicidal ideation he got from these antidepressant drugs. And he did so a month or two after a doubling of his dose of Luvox. Homicidal ideation is compulsive thoughts and actions of killing and methods of killing. And I am still asking why we as a society continue to believe that it is okay to have prescription medications on the market that can cause either homicial or suicidal ideations?!

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-james-holmes-phase-one-deliberations-20150723-story.html

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A DEADLY SLEEP DISORDER

KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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 has long been known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide coupled with extreme out of character violence. See this study out of the University of Southern California which makes it very clear that the key to human violence is triggered by an excess of serotonin:  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!

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 atwww.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!)

ANTIDEPRESSANTS: MOTHERS KILLING THEIR CHILDREN – LEEZA GIBBONS SHOW

Leeza Gibbons

EPIDEMIC OF MOTHERS (AND NOW GRANDMOTHERS!) KILLING CHILDREN

Leeza Gibbons with Dr. Ann Blake-Tracy addresses the issue of mothers on antidepressants killing their children. Cases discussed: Robert Kirkwood whose wife killed their two small children and herself while on Effexor. Christina Riggs, a nurse whose case is featured here being interviewed from prison, was on Amitriptyline (Elavil) when she killed her two small children. She was not successful in her own suicide attempt, but the state of Arkansas completed that suicide for her after she refused to appeal or do anything else to defend herself so they would kill her. Be sure to read the science below about how antidepressants cause this type of completely out of character violence.

In the early 1990’s the world began to see something they had rarely seen before – an epidemic of mothers killing their children and doing so by more and more violent methods. Those around them were generally in shock by these actions and the one main common denominator was the use of an antidepressant by the mother who had killed her children. These were often described as the very best and most caring mothers. No one could believe what they were seeing. In the summer of 1999 Leeza Gibbons agreed to do a show on this issue even though we were not allowed to mention the brand names of the medications because of their advertisers. Now that drug company advertising is so prolific you see no shows like this any longer. Watch the full show here:

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the 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!

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 atwww.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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