My comment on deseretnews.com Suicide article … Reading the comments I am encouraged after 30 years of researching, writing, & working as an expert in criminal & wrongful death cases involving antidepressants!!! I spent many years trying to wake Utah up to the horrible mistake in the hypothesis behind these drugs, even working closely for many years with the doctor whose research made these drugs possible.
Oxygen deprivation does cause depression but the elevated serotonin constricting the bronchial tubes & producing sleep apnea deprives the antidepressant user of more oxygen than the altitude!! Utah’s oxygen deprivation is the result of being buried in BS on serotonin!! Utah has long led the way in the use of antidepressants. In fact, according to Forbes Christian women are the highest users of antidepressants with LDS women leading the way. A previous article on the altitude/depression connection stated that 1/4 of the women in Utah are on antidepressants. Court testimony by Pharma’s own expert, after studying serotonin for decades, indicates that what should be expected from the antidepressant effect on serotonin is impulsive murder or suicide! So there should be no surprise by the increased suicide.