Bravo to Dr. Urato for working to get this information out to a far too unsuspecting public!!!! Thanks to David Bostrom for bringing this article to us. I have specialized in antidepressant adverse reactions for 25 years now and have a large book out on the subject, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! For many years now I have worked to get the media in Utah, where so many women of child bearing age are on these drugs, to address the Autism/Antidepressant link to no avail.
I have been warning that these drugs could produce Autism, even in the users, since the mid 90’s. In fact in the mid 90’s I had a woman in Utah come to me to ask if I thought her use of Prozac could be the reason she had three Autistic children in a row. Of course my answer to her was that Autism had long been known as a condition of elevated serotonin, so why wouldn’t I think that a drug designed to increase serotonin levels would have produced Autism in her children?
But in 1999 when I did the Leeza Gibbons Show on the subject of mothers on antidepressants killing their children they opened my eyes wide to how difficult it had become to get any information on prescription drug problems to the public.
The approval for drug makers to advertise their medications had come just two years before this.
As we stepped onto the stage we were told we could say the word “antidepressant” but we could not say the brand names of the drugs “because of our advertisers” and we all know WHO those advertisers are!
I highly recommend that you click this link below and read the article on media bias toward warning the public about serious birth defects of those babies being exposed to antidepressants in the womb! From what I have seen over the years it is my opinion that we are only barely scratching the surface in this area of antidepressant-induced birth defects.
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!