NY TIMES: Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers, New Analysis Says

“This paper is alarming, but its existence is a good thing,” said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, who was not involved in either the original study or the reanalysis. “It signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”


David Healy, one of the authors of the reanalysis, said that adverse events in the original study involved suicidal thinking or behavior but were mislabeled.

Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. On Wednesday, a major medical journal posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true.

That study — featured prominently by the journal BMJ — is a clear break from scientific custom and reflects a new era in scientific publishing, some experts said, opening the way for journals to post multiple interpretations of the same experiment. It comes at a time of self-examination across science — retractions are at an all-time high; recent cases of fraud have shaken fields as diverse as anesthesia and political science; and earlier this month researchers reported that less than half of a sample of psychology papers held up.

“This paper is alarming, but its existence is a good thing,” said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, who was not involved in either the original study or the reanalysis. “It signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”

The authors of the reanalysis said that many clinical studies had some of the same issues as the original Paxil study, and that data should be made freely available across clinical medicine, so that multiple parties could analyze them.

The dispute itself is a long-running one: Questions surrounding the 2001 study played a central role in the so-called antidepressant wars of the early 2000s, which led to strong warnings on the labels of Paxil and similar drugs citing the potential suicide risk for children, adolescents and young adults. The drugs are considered beneficial and less risky for many adults over 25 with depression.

Over the years, thousands of people taking or withdrawing from Paxil or other psychiatric drugs have committed violent acts, including suicide, experts said, though no firm statistics are available. Because many factors could have contributed to that behavior, it is still far from clear who is at risk — and for whom the drugs are protective…..”

[I would remind Benedict that those initial studies done on these antidepressants which the drug makers kept hidden, even from the FDA, for 20 years, indicated when anylized in 2008 that these antidepressants provide no more benefit than a placebo would. Yet as we see from the FDA Black Box Warnings and this re-analysis of this study Paxil has some very serious issues associated with it that leaves the Risk to Benefit ratio so far off balance to the negative side that this drug needs to be banned like all the rest of the SSRIs and SNRIs do! Please pull up our database of cases and read the real life laboratory results on Paxil in the way of violence and suicide …. www.SSRIstories.NET

Also keep in mind that Paxil was found to be the cause of the mass murder/suicide committed by Donald Schell and resulting in the deaths of three of his family members and himself after Mr. Schell took only two pills of Paxil. See Tobin vs Glaxo 2001 in Cheyenne, WY.


To refer you to only a few cases involving children/teens and Paxil from the above database of cases:

12 year old Kara Otter hung herself from a planter: https://www.drugawareness.org/kara-jane-otter-12-pics-before-and-after-paxil-glaxosmithkline-what-have-you-done/]

12  year old Christopher Pittman switching from Paxil to Zoloft shot his grandparents – the two people who meant the most to him in the world – and burned their home down: https://www.drugawareness.org/zoloft-murder-the-case-of-12-year-old-christopher-pittman/

15 year old girl and her 10 year old brother, both had been on Paxil and she was in withdrawal, when they stabbed their six year old brother to death and buried him out back: http://ssristories.net/archive/show2ccd.php?item=228

16 year old Corey Baadsgard switching from Paxil to Effexor took a gun to school and held 24 classmates at gun point while alternatively putting the gun under his own chin. As the only school shooter to speak out watch him describe what happened here: https://www.drugawareness.org/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1/


To read the rest of this New York Times article coming out tomorrow morning click the following link. BENEDICT CAREY is a great writer and excellent researcher and I would suggest that all read this entire article…..

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/health/antidepressant-paxil-is-unsafe-for-teenagers-new-analysis-says.html?_r=0


What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin, exactly as antidepressants were designed to do, has long been known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: https://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/

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!

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 atwww.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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