Study: Tumeric More Effective in Treating Depression Than Prozac, Etc.

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Study: Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

For those who may have missed this…from the article below we read:

A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

Antidepressants Do NOT Work!

First of all let me point out that the statement quoted above is not completely correct because antidepressants are NOT effective in treating depression contrary to what you hear every evening in television ads. The drugs may give an initial feeling of making a patient think they are feeling better because they work like an anesthetic. When you are feeling nothing of course the feelings of depression, anxiety, etc. stop but you can also lose all the good feelings as well. In fact many patients come off these drugs because they can no longer feel. So, when you consider that information combined with the following facts:

– serotonin has long been known to be ELEVATED rather than low in depression

– serotonin metabolism is what is low in depression and antidepressants inhibit the metabolism of serotonin thus worsening depression

– studies demonstrate the worsening of depression and anxiety after using an antidepressant long term

– the fact that those with anxiety have been found to have serotonin levels EIGHT TIMES HIGHER than normal so clearly elevating those levels with an antidepressant is NOT a good thing

– depression and stress can be detected medically via elevated levels of cortisol, yet one single 30mg dose of Prozac was shown in an early study done by the manufacturer themselves to clearly DOUBLE the level of cortisol!

– the only apparent “beneficial” effects from antidepressants seems to be the stimulant effect they provide as they test out in the blood as amphetamine which explains why patients so often end up with a Bipolar or manic reaction to these drugs

(for supporting scientific research on these statements refer to my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare at www.drugawareness.org)

… (so with all of that is taken into consideration) it would appear that this study would demonstrate that tumeric is far more superior in treating depression than any antidepressant ever approved by the FDA.

With this information in mind I invite you to read the information below on the results of this study on tumeric.

But before deciding to make any changes in dose of an antidepressant please see the warnings below and links to withdrawal helps because any abrupt change in dose can cause deadly results if you and/or your doctor do not know what you are doing!!!

One original article with additional links to other info below this:

Study: Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

by Elizabeth Renter
July 24th, 2013

It’s common knowledge in the natural health world that pharmaceuticals often (if not always) do more harm than good. It’s also clear that foods, herbs, and other natural sources can offer similar benefits without those nasty side effects. Once again, our beliefs have been affirmed by science: A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

While previous studies have indicated the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) in treating serious depression, this study was the first randomized controlled clinical trial of its kind.

Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India compared the effects of turmeric and Prozac (fluoxetine), both used together and individually, in 60 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD).

According to GreenMedInfo.com, the researchers used the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to measure their results:

“We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the combination group (77.8%) than in fluoxetine [Prozac] (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically significant (P?=?0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P?=?0.77). This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.”

While reading the researchers conclusions indicates one treatment (turmeric) is equally effective as Prozac, it doesn’t account for the negative effects of Prozac, which boost turmeric’s value considerably. Prozac is known to cause “suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders,” frightening side effects that are clearly absent in turmeric use.

In addition to fighting depression, the bright yellow root commonly used in Indian cooking known as turmeric has been found to have numerous health benefits. In addition to this enlightening research on its efficacy in depression treatment, we know it also has value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and even cancer. If that isn’t enough, it’s also been shown effective in aiding in weight loss and cutting heart disease risk. Plus, it tastes amazing.

Anti-depressant medications are some of the biggest of Big Pharma’s many big money-makers. Equipped with knowledge like the findings of this most recent study, consumers have the potential to undermine their goal of drugging America and the world.

http://naturalsociety.com/turmeric-more-effective-prozac-treating-depression/

http://dailyhealthpost.com/study-turmeric-more-effective-than-prozac-at-treating-depression/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832433

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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 for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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CELEXA & BACLOFEN: Suicide of Australian Model Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson

CHARLOTTE DAWSON

“According to one friend, Dawson was fixated on an anti-anxiety drug that she thought would help her quit drinking. Fairfax Media understands Dawson was taking Baclofen, a muscle relaxant that French cardiologist Olivier Ameisen claimed had cured him of drinking alcohol, sparking international headlines. ”She looked a million dollars when I saw her last week,” a friend said. ”She had given up drinking and was talking about an anti-depressant she was taking … Charlotte subscribed to the theory ‘you take a pill for everything’. She sent me the link to a story on this drug, believing it would help her.”

The first question should be who on earth got her to believe that a muscle relaxant was an anti-anxiety drug?

Now that sure makes a lot of sense! She was taking an SSRI to increase serotonin … when the main function of serotonin is constriction of muscle tissue and then she took Baclofen, a muscle relaxer? Hmmm….did her body know which direction it was going?! And the muscle relaxer was suppose to help her stop drinking?!!!!!! HOW INSANE IS THAT?!!! Sounds like a terrible mix to me and if she had weaned off the antidepressant the cravings for alcohol would have been gone if only she had know that antidepressants cause cravings for alcohol! http://www.drugawareness.org/book-excerpts/ssris-and-alcohol

Original article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/9757006/Friends-tried-to-save-fragile-Charlotte-Dawson

Alcohol cravings and antidepressants: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssris-and-alcohol/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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 for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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UT NAMI Calls for Full Medicaid Expansion

 

NAMINATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

Yesterday a rally was held on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City to promote a bill that would bring in federal funding to medicate even more people in Utah through Medicaid!!! SALT LAKE CITY — The Capitol rotunda echoed Thursday with voices touting the importance of treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders. And joining in the chorus were cries for full Medicaid expansion.

Among those was my old friend from talk radio days, now Senator Jim Dabakis, pointing out that the Fed is offering almost half a billion dollars to medicate more in Utah!!! Jim should know better but even he was shouting to take the money.

“Washington has a check for $430 million made out to the state of Utah,” Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, said to an excited and thunderous crowd.

“Speaker Lockhart, take the money,” Dabakis shouted. “It’s simple. We need that money. We don’t need ideological points. We don’t need political points. Our families, 120,000 of them, are desperate for that money. This is not the time to play political games. Take the money.”

My posted comment on this in Utah media is: “Oh my gosh! Utah has still not woken up to this Pharmacuetical lobbyist group that calls themselves National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)?!

“Senator Charles Grassley led the probe into NAMI about six or seven years ago which found at least 75% of NAMI’s funding comes directly from drug companies. So embarrassed by this revelation was the national head of NAMI that he stepped down from his position. If Medicaid Expansion is approved who benefits? The drug companies and NAMI do!

“But what about patients? Reading the book “Mad in America” would answer that or reading a package insert for these “medications” will demonstrate they increase mental illness rather than cure it, thus making an even larger market for Pharma. For instance Postpartum psychosis normally occurs in one of 1000 yet take an antidepressant for postpartum depression and the chance of psychosis is increased 1000% to one of 100 (find 1% psychosis in the antidepressant package insert) Or stop the antidepressant rapidly and the FDA warns you can produce psychosis.

“So, simply have the government expand funding for medications which produce psychosis and sell more anti-psychotic medications – simple math? Welcome to marketing in America!”

As I did a quick search for NAMI just through one newspaper there to see if anything was ever printed about Senator Grassley’s probe of NAMI’s funding I was shocked to pull up on just the first page three obituaries calling for donations to be made to NAMI!!! And why is that shocking? It is shocking because I have little doubt that all three of these people died from the so called “treatments” that NAMI is promoting – the same “treatment” these people are rallying to bring more money to fund while WE foot the bill, thus making us a party to those deaths!

The most horrific of those three deaths I know was produced by these drugs. That was gruesome murder of Joyce Dexter, 84, the grandmother of 21 year old Zachary Weston who under the influence of Zoloft and Zyprexa stabbed his grandmother 111 times, even slicing her abdomen open,  just over a year ago. http://www.drugawareness.org/zoloft-zyprexa-grandson-stabs-grandmother-111-times/ Two years before the attack Zach was court ordered “to undergo a mental health evaluation and complete any recommended treatment” after shoving his mother in an argument.

This is the type of “treatment” this money NAMI is rallying Utah law makers for currently will fund. So now the question is: “Just how many more grandmothers will suffer a similar fate as Utah accepts this absolutely staggering amount  of money?” And if you think Utah is the only state or the US the only country, in which pharmaceutical front groups like NAMI are accomplishing the same type of funding for Pharma, you need to think again!!!

If you read my 2004 report before the FDA Advisory Committee on antidepressants http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda you will see that the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which is increased by antidepressants is almost identical chemically to the hallucinogenics LSD or PCP.  Serotonin mimics LSD or PCP. Elevated serotonin is what is found in psychosis, schizophrenia, mania (Bipolar), suicide, depression, anxiety, Autism, anorexia, drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime, impulsive acts with no concern for punishment, argumentative behavior, rage, pedophilia, etc.  Antidepressants are designed to gradually increase serotonin levels over time and because it  is a gradual process it gives the appearance that the patient is going insane rather than the fact it should be an expected result of the drug itself! Making the situation even more disturbing is the fact that abrupt withdrawal from an antidepressant is known to produce suicide, hostility or psychosis, according to FDA warnings on withdrawal. Most general practitioners are unaware of this and mistakenly increase the dose or stop medication all together not knowing the withdrawal must be painstakingly slow and thus only making matters worse.

Original article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596984/Hundreds-attend-Rally-for-Recovery-call-for-full-Medicaid-expansion.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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 for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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

 

 

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Do Not Miss This Movie – Sleepwalk With Me – REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia

This is a movie about the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) which I have one DVD out on the subject already and am finishing up an e-book on the subject currently… My comment on the movie?

“This is a movie that should be seen by absolutely everyone!!! In 2010 there were 250 Million prescriptions written for antidepressants in America yet 86% of those being diagnosed with the potentially deadly sleep disorder featured in this movie were found to be on an antidepressant … no one should miss this movie! Mike Birbiglia has done an excellent job of presenting this now all too common sleep disorder, very funny, yet making it clear to the audience just how serious this condition can be and disruptive to normal life.”

Although this disorder has gotten much press lately as being associated with the sleeping pill Ambien, the drugs in that class are found to be in 3% of the diagnosis of RBD while a staggering 86% of those diagnosed with RBD are taking an antidepressant! Even worse is to know that RBD used to be a rare disorder and mainly found in drug withdrawal from psychoactive illegal drugs. But with 86% currently being on an antidepressant when diagnosed with this disorder in which patients have no paralysis during sleep and thus can act out whatever they are dreaming or having a nightmare about we need to be very concerned about the number of cases found in withdrawal from antidepressants.

What is the connection to antidepressants?

One theory is that it is the elevated serotonin levels that stimulate the brain stem and remove paralysis during periods of sleep.

It has been my experience in working with patients having reactions to antidepressants that the side effect of vivid or abnormal dreams or nightmares are the first sign of the manifestation of RBD.

Egbert movie review: “The hero of Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk With Me” is a stand-up comic who suffers from REM behavior disorder. One night in a motel in Walla Walla, he leaps through a second-floor window while acting out a nightmare he was having and narrowly escapes death… but has to have glass splinters removed from his legs. His doctor tells him to start using a sleeping bag to sleep in — and wear mittens so he can’t get out of the bag to act out his dreams or nightmares.

“Funny stuff, if it weren’t true….” (continue reading by clicking the following link): http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/sleepwalk-with-me-2012

Also see the trailer: http://watch.sleepwalkmovie.com/

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Straight A Student Kills Two in Moscow School Before Surrendering

Russian school

Russian student being escorted from school after shooting

In Moscow today a high achieving student walked into his school with a rifle and gunned down a teacher and a police officer before his own father was able to persuade him to surrender the gun. The father first spoke with his son over the phone and then in person after he raced to the school. Now the boy will undergo a mental evaluation.

In the fall of 2007 a camera crew from a Russian news station came to my home in Des Moines, IA to interview me, film me giving a lecture to a group, and follow me around for a day. Their goal was to prevent what they saw here in America from happening in Russia by getting the truth about antidepressants and violence to the people of Russia.

The news crew even went to Israel to interview a young Russian woman who was one of the early cases I worked on. She and her Israeli fiancé had been attending school at the University of Utah when he first contacted me. She had started on birth control pills which caused her some very serious psychiatric side effects. So she was put on what was thought to be the “cure all” at the time, Prozac.

After being put on Prozac she became psychotic/manic so she was hospitalized at that point and they dropped her off Prozac to put her on Paxil! Of course that only made matters far worse and she became so suicidal that her fiancé could not allow her out of his sight even for a minute to go to the bathroom alone or she would attempt suicide again. So her fiancé, a brain chemist who felt he should have recognized this sooner, handcuffed her to him in order to save her life.

His plan worked and she filed suit against the drug makers and was given a gag order after settling like so many others who have sued and settled. But she lived because of her fiancé’s determination to save her any way possible even though he told me he was still frightened because she still had her teeth she could use as a weapon! 🙂

One interesting thing they told me is that even though they were atheists the only way they could describe her was as if she were possessed. She would even speak in a man’s voice.

They are doing very well. Both have graduated in their fields and have a family of their own now and they know to NEVER EVER take an antidepressant! She even traveled with me to Denver to testify to the Colorado congressmen looking into the cause of the shooting at Columbine.

So if you are thinking any country is safe and protected from this Serotonin Nightmare in which we all find ourselves, THINK AGAIN! Now we wait to see if this young man is among the 97% of school shooters on antidepressants or among the 3% who are not. Find a database of those shootings here: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/

Original Article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/03/world/europe/russia-school-shooting/index.html?iref=allsearch

Additional Critical Information on School Shootings

Prophetic statement to me by a pharmacist on school shootings (1999):

“The symptoms I see in patients who abuse serotonergic drugs of any form…could aptly be described as the “Hitler syndrome” (over confidence in ones own policies or decisions, no fear of consequences, criminal behavior, death of people close to the abuser as the preferred method of solving problems in the abusers life, coldness and lack of humanity). I feel that in twenty years or less we will be confronted not with one Hitler but with thousands or millions… numbers so great that we will be forced to interact with their distorted thinking on a daily basis. (Littleton, CO., Riverton, KS., Jonesboro, AR., eventually little Hitlers in every town in America will grow up into BIG HITLERS) It is happening right now.

“The most insidious factor about long-term serotonin abuse is that it enhances the individuals persona to the point that they are able to manipulate others into their way of thinking just as Hitler did. This causes the distorted thinking, abnormal behavior, and loss of morality to spread like a contagion to otherwise normal people who have not even been exposed to the drugs. Those on the drugs are converted by the pharmacologic/physiologic processes into sociopathic demagogues.

“Do you have any comments on these thoughts, Ann? Please respond. Tell me we are not the only ones who see what is happening to our world!” (From Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare)

Video of the only school shooter to ever speak out tells his story about what happened to him … “Why I Took A Gun To School” http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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UT Freeway Accident After Man Hears Voices Telling Him to Let Go of Wheel

 

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Voices told driver to let go of wheel…

As the morning commute began in Salt Lake City this morning a man called 911 to report he was hearing voices telling him to let go of his steering wheel and crash his truck as he neared the busiest section of freeway in the state. He obeyed those voices and rolled the truck. Amazingly it ended up being a single car accident and the man was not critically injured! Although he did become combative as emergency personnel tried to help him out of the vehicle.

I have long warned to look to Utah as one of the main microcosms of what is to come with the backlash from antidepressant use, due to the high rate of use of the drugs there. So here is yet another case indicating what the world has to look for in the near future.

I actually believe we have already seen many similar cases to this. But this may be the only time someone has called to report it before he did this.

Remember that ANY abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can cause suicide, hostility or psychosis. Sounds like this man was experiencing all three of those. Had he recently started on an antidepressant or changed from one antidepressant to a new antidepressant or was his dose just increased or decreased abruptly (as was the case with Andrea Yates the day before she drowned her five children) or was he trying to discontinue his antidepressant too rapidly?

As more and more people lose medical benefits with the introduction of Obamacare we are going to see more and more of these cases as people will not be able to get new doctors quickly enough to maintain their meds or feel they must stop their meds because they no longer have coverage….the possibilities there are endless and deadly.

Of course once again all the public will be told is that the poor fellow was suffering “mental illness” NOT that he was suffering a reaction from his medication. The “mental illness” puts the blame on the patient and removes it from the drug company thus avoiding lawsuits. The media is complicit in the lie because if they are not they will lose their biggest advertisers….thus all the serotonin lies continue and we left to bury our dead.

Original article and video located here: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28183252&nid=148&fm=most_popular&s_cid=popular-1

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND TEACHERS OF THE YEAR COMMITING SEX ABUSE NATIONWIDE

Ethel Anderson

Ethel Anderson2

Ethel Anderson, FL Teacher of the Year, Gets 38 years

This week Tampa, FL teacher of the year Ethel Anderson got 38 years for sexually abusing a 12 year old male student she was tutoring.

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521003/Ethel-Anderson-Former-teacher-year-gets-38-years-sex-boy-12.html

Erica DePalo

Erica DePalo, NJ Teacher of the Year acquitted

While earlier this year Erica DePalo, NJ Teacher of the Year was acquitted for the same thing because her attorney at least knew enough to use the antidepressant defense in her case. She was already diagnosed Bipolar and had been given an antidepressant which he noted was a mistake pushing her into a manic reaction resulting in her skewed judgment.

“During Monday’s hearing there were revelations that DePalo suffered from depression and anxiety since she was in college and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago. According to her defense attorney, Anthony Alfano, after her arrest DePalo discovered she was mistakenly prescribed with anti-depressants instead of mood stabilizers. He added, “the drugs contributed to her errors in judgment.”

Original Article:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erica-depalo-former-nj-teacher-avoids-prison-on-sex-charge-with-15-year-old/

I have tracked these cases since the mid 90’s since they were basically unheard of before that time. In my investigation of cases during that time I can tell you that to find a female teacher who has sexually abused a male student who is not taking an antidepressant is next to impossible!! In all that time I have found one that reportedly did not involve antidepressant use, but was not able to ask enough questions in that case to see if it happened to be an antidepressant withdrawal mania that had caused that one.

As I discuss in my book on SSRI antidepressants, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare, serotonin is directly connected to sexual compulsions. Studies show that pedophilia includes elevated levels of serotonin and we know elevated serotonin is a component in mania and mania is directly connected to gross errors in judgment when it comes to sexual behavior and sex abuse as I reported in my presentation to the FDA in their 12/2006 hearing on antidepressants: http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-december-13-2006-to-the-fda

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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3 hurt at Arapahoe High in Colorado Student Shooter Shot Self

 

arapahoe shooting

ARAPAHOE, CO SCHOOL SHOOTING

Sheriff: School shooter was after faculty member
3 hurt at Arapahoe High in Colorado
Suspect, a male student, apparently killed himself
Sheriff: One wounded student in serious condition
Suspect armed with a shotgun, sheriff says

Yet another school shooting today with reporters asking why another in Colorado again?

I can tell them why!

Original article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/13/us/colorado-school-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Yet another school shooting today with reporters asking why another in Colorado again?

I can tell them why! It is because when Columbine happened they used the funds coming in to help the survivors to build a new counseling center where they peddled antidepressants like crazy! The kids could not even pick up their mail from those sending condolences to them unless they picked them up at the new counseling center where they would of course do all they could to put more of them on the meds. And it was not just the children, but whole families. Therefore much of Colorado became medicated at that point.

We then began to watch more and more cases involving antidepressants came in from Colorado.

So now we wait to see how long it will take to find out what this young man was taking. But while we wait I would encourage you all to share with as many as you can our list of school shootings: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/ along with our list of school shootings in video format: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=youtu.be and our video of a school shooting incident Why I Took a Gun to School … http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1 where the young man who took a gun to school while under the influence of Effexor and in withdrawal from Paxil explains what happened to him. As far as I know this is the only interview of a school shooter talking about what happened because most commit suicide after as this young man did today in Colorado.

Also see this same young man involved in that shooting incident as he joins together with Mark Taylor, the first boy shot at Columbine High, to tell the world why these shootings continue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPOcNp5OgyY

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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Antidepressant: Woman Who Made False Accusations of Abuse at Duke Found Guilty of Murder

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Crystal Magnum

Found Guilty of Murder

This case makes it clear why it is so important for the public and the judicial system to recognize and understand these antidepressant-induced False Accusations of Abuse or recognize any of the early toxic reactions. This case of her false accusations of abuse against the Duke players was a warning sign of potentially more dangerous toxic reactions to her medication. Even though the story below refers to the case and states that “Magnum’s inconsistent story and her mental stability was called into question” still no one linked her questionable mental stability to adverse reactions to her antidepressant. If someone would have known enough to see her first case as a toxic reaction to the antidepressants she was on, and these false accusations of abuse are such common reactions to antidepressants, then they should have known enough to wean her off the medications at that point … before it reached the point of her committing murder as the drug reactions worsened leading to violence. This was completely preventable!!!

You can see the progress of the toxicity in her behavior listed below:

* 2006 – Falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in a gang rape…Magnum’s inconsistent story and her mental stability was called into question. …Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations, but Mangum’s bizarre legal troubles continued.

* Not long after she was convicted on misdemeanor charges of setting a fire that nearly razed her home with her three children inside.

* In a videotaped police interrogation, she told officers she set got into a confrontation with her boyfriend at the time – not Daye – and burned his clothes, smashed his car windshield and threatened to stab him.

* 2011 – Stabbed boyfriend, Reginald Daye, killing him.

You can find all of this listed as examples of antidepressant toxic reactions in my 2004 http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda and 2006 testimonies before the FDA http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-december-13-2006-to-the-fda

Original Article:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512099/Woman-Duke-University-rape-case-sentenced-murder-boyfriend.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: *”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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Former Utah man accused of killing his wife, a Filipina model

 

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Aiko and James Edward Moore II

After beating his wife to death Jim Moore then called his first wife to apologize for everything he had ever done, alluded to committing suicide, then hung up and attempted to kill himself. This has left his visiting five year old son stranded at an orphanage in the Philippines.

His comment on this picture in May: “Aiko, you are absolutely gorgeous, radiant and blooming, and this photo only begins to capture that essence. How did I get so lucky?”

Another entry on January 1 reads: “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Greatest Holiday Season EVER!! What more could a father ask for? A loving wife, endearing children, and all together for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. This is a first for me, and I must say, I wouldn’t trade it up for the world!! I love u all!”

Someone stated in the comments on the following news article about the murder/suicide attempt that this is a nightmare. My response follows:

“A nightmare is right! Now to learn if it was literally a nightmare as it was the case in the murder of comedian Phil Hartman where his wife acted out her nightmare in a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Someone needs to ask if Jim was taking an antidepressant (often given after a divorce) because these drugs produce REM Sleep Behavior Disorder known to produce both murder and suicide. In fact 86% of those diagnosed with this deadly sleep disorder are taking antidepressants. Did he stop taking it when he remarried and then start again when the typhoon hit? According to FDA warnings, these abrupt changes in dose can cause suicide, hostility and/or psychosis. There were indications of all three of those in this case.

“Here is your clue that this was not just a normal argument but that something went terribly wrong: “At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Seddon said she got an incoherent phone call from her ex-husband, James Edward Moore II.

“He basically told me that he’s very sorry for everything that’s happened, that he’s done, to please forgive him,” Seddon said.

“Seddon said Moore threatened suicide, then hung up.” See full articles below…

Remember the case of the elderly man, David Benson, in Southern Utah, who last year on Halloween morning hit his wife in the kitchen in the back of the head with a hammer, then beat her to death with the hammer by hitting her in the face while under the influence of multiple prescription meds. This was a couple so much in love that friends and neighbors said seeing them together was like watching two 16 year olds in love.

As I said in the blog on the case I posted last night of the young man in SLC who stabbed his grandmother 111 times a drug company expert was compelled to testify of his own research on serotonin in a mass murder/suicide case in WY in 2001 (Tobin vs Glaxo). His work, as so many other studies on serotonin since 1950 determined as well, when you impair the body’s ability to metabolize serotonin (serotonin reuptake inhibition – considered the therapeutic aspect of antidepressants) you produce impulsive murder and suicide. The jury determined after hearing all the evidence (something the public has never heard) that the two tablets of antidepressants the man had taken was the main cause of this murder/suicide.

Original article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590535/Former-Utah-man-accused-of-killing-Filipina-model.html

Other news report: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=27623534&nid=148&title=utah-man-accused-of-murder-in-philippines-son-stranded-in-orphanage

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: *”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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