Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries
Antidepressants have now been linked to arteriosclerosis. Studies on the thickness of the carotid artery show that there is a progression of arteriosclerosis that is four times more than normal if someone is on an SSRI antidepressant in identical twins when one is on an SSRI antidepressant the other is not. This adds to the welln known dangers of using these drugs that include possible osteoporosis, increased suicidal ideation, and increased suicide. This, of course, is over and above side effects such as insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain! Perhaps we should reconsider using a class of drugs that has been shown to be no more effective than placebo and that never deals with the underlying cause for depression.