https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-brain-food/202207/evidence-serotonin-failure-does-not-cause-depression This is yet another major piece of recently released information from a new study on on antidepressants & the serotonin theory which I have been shouting at the top of my lungs about for 30 years! Once again I say you heard it here first! I have stated very clearly in my book on…
Candace Beebe Pert 1946 – 2013 It is with a deep sense of loss and great sadness I must announce the sudden death of our long time board member and dear friend Dr. Candace Pert as reported in the Washington Post just last night. Candace was a giant in her field of expertise and an…
hile antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping people overcome majordepression, it has long been known that a small subset of individuals taking these drugs can actually experience a worsening of mood, and even thoughts of suicide. No clinical test currently exists to make this determination, and only time usually weeks can tell before a psychiatrist knows whether a patient is getting better or worse.
Now, UCLA researchers have developed a non-invasive biomarker, or indicator, that may serve as a type of early warning system.
Reporting in the April edition of the peer-reviewed journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Aimee Hunter, an assistant research psychologist in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, and colleagues report that by using quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG), a non-invasive measurement of electrical activity in the brain, they were able to observe a sharp reduction of activity in a specific brainregion in individuals who proved susceptible to thoughts of suicide within 48 hours of the start of treatment.
In December 2005, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) posted its Paxil findings on its
website regarding pregnant women taking antidepressants. In this announcement,
GSK noted that it was revising its pregnancy precaution category from C to D.
This revision was based on recent studies that indicated positive evidence of
human fetal risk. In addition, GSK was placing this information in the WARNINGS
section of the Paxil label.
The FDA then advised pregnant women to switch from Paxil to another SSRI
drug, such as Prozac or Zoloft. This warning was based on the results of an
analysis of Sweden’s birth registry that showed women who took Paxil were 1.5 to
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OREM, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Police say a Utah
County man drugged a woman he met at a bar and raped her.
Police say on
Friday February 12, Orem officers responded to a report of a rape that
had been reported from the night before.
Police say the victim
is a 24-year-old woman from southwest Orem.
Selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors (SSRIs), mainstays of psychopharmacology, effectively eliminate
suicidal ideation — not to mention feelings of exhilaration, caring, and
A recent study published in the British Journal of
Psychiatry found that the majority of patients taking SSRIs experienced
emotional detachment, feelings of indifference, personality changes, and a
reduction in positive and negative emotions.
tens of millions of patients in the United States take SSRIs daily. However,
evidence pertaining to the long-term effects of these drugs is scant. “In a few
decades, as many as 15% of the world’s population might be on SSRIs,” comments a
psychiatrist. “Although the suicide rate might decrease, I wonder what the
long-term effect will be.”
Many of the horrific school, workplace and
mass shootings that have plagued parts of the world over the years may not have
occurred if the pharmaceutical industry had been completely honest about the
side effects of psychotropic medication, according to the new book Side Effects:
Death – Confessions of a Pharma Insider by former executive director of the
Swedish Branch of Eli Lilly & Company John Virapen.
that anti-depressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were
known to have suicidal and homicidal side effects, even during clinical trials.
Thanks to spin marketing and paid, positive articles in scientific journals, he
points out, the adverse reactions were often ignored or given little thought by
prescribing physicians and patients.
Yesterday, in several major newspapers Lilly placed full page ads offering a
coupon for a month of free Prozac. Do you think they warned the consumer in
those ads that these free pills were addictive? Because so few doctors are
aware of this withdrawal and do not know how to withdraw patients from SSRIs,
after the month on the “free” pills the patient would have to continue to
purchase the drug until they could find my tape on how to get off Prozac
The boy’s teachers recommended that he see a psychiatrist, who prescribed
Zoloft, an antidepressant in the same chemical family as Prozac.
The doctor said it would help Matt’s mood, make him feel better about
himself. The boy started taking the pills and seemed to be in good spirits
for a few days.