HIS WIFE IS CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR ABC NEWS
OFTEN REPORTING ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Dr. Robert Ashton and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, in 2009
It is said the he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.
Likewise he who lives by prescription drugs,
often dies by prescription drugs.
How often have I said that the largest single group I have who are in trouble on antidepressants are doctors and nurses or their family members? Of course the original article below does state that he was suffering from depression. What it does not go on to say is that he was being MEDICATED for depression. You can see that in his eyes if you know what you are looking for. If you are not aware of what is known as “Prozac Eyes” that is exactly what you see when you look into this doctor’s eyes.
Dr. Robert Ashton jumped from the George Washington Bridge in New York at 8:40 AM on Saturday morning just two weeks after divorcing his wife Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent at ABC. Before jumping he did put a note in his pocket to call his ex-wife and mother of their children. From what his wife posted encouraging others to get help if they need it she is apparently completely unaware that these drugs produce suicide, especially when the dose has recently been changed abruptly either up or down – something that is very common when going through a stressful period such as a divorce.
The picture above was taken in 2009 so he had been on medications for some time. What needs to be asked is if he was still on them, had recently been switched to another antidepressant, increased or decreased, or was attempting withdrawal from one – all of which can trigger the REM Sleep Disorder. Because of the early morning hour the REM Sleep Disorder would be my first suspicion in this case as a trigger for the impulsive suicide. In considering the extremely high rate of accumulation of these drugs in brain tissue (a rate 100 times greater in the brain than what is found in the blood – Dr. Craig Karson), whether Dr. Ashton was on the antidepressant currently or not would be of little importance since the drugs would still be in the brain affecting his behavior.
DREAM OR REALITY? REM SLEEP DISORDER
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, VERY SLOWLY.
Feel free to join us on Facebook to learn more about this disorder on our Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder group …. https://www.facebook.com/groups/106704639660883/
DIVORCE IS ALSO A COMMON ANTIDEPRESSANT REACTION
Because these drugs are designed to numb feelings of depression, patients find that they numb most feelings, happy as well as sad. As the patient begins to no longer feel feelings of love for their mate they often begin to think they have fallen out of love for them and will file for divorce. Besides that increasing serotonin has long been known to produce argumentative behavior. And then there are the deadly manic effects of these drugs which can produce much out of character behavior that is not conducive to a happy marriage. To learn more about that aspect of antidepressants feel free to join us in another of our Facebook groups: Antidepressant-Induced Divorce Epidemic ….https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=antidepressant-induced%20divorce%20epidemic
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
DrugAwareness.org & SSRIstories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
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