Dr. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD
This lecture by Dr. Peter C. Gotzsche, Danish medical researcher and author of “Deadly Medicine and Organized Crime – How Big Pharma is Corrupting Healthcare” is well worth the view! Although in Danish there are English subtitles. The following is just one example of common sense observations he brings out:
“The criteria for diagnosing depression – has been lowered and lowered over the years. Many years ago when there wasn’t any medication for depression only 1/1000 people were considered depressed, compared to today.
“According to the DSM III [published in 1980 before the SSRI antidepressants were introduced] if you lost your spouse, a year had to pass before you were considered depressed.
“When the DSM IV came out [published in 1994 right at the height of the SSRI antidepressant sky rocketing of use and the same year my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? was published.] it suddenly changed to 2 months [after the death of a spouse in which you needed to be in mourning before receiving a diagnosis of “depression”]
“Now we have DSM V [published in 2013] and it only takes two weeks! If you are still in mourning after two weeks you can be diagnosed as depressed. Few marriages can be so bad that you only mourn for 14 days afterward.. Despite the fact that it is quite a task to be married.
“That’s going too far.”
Click this link to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LQiow_ZIQ#t=486
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WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”