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Anti-depressants Do More Harm than Good

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study at McMaster University published in Frontiers in Psychology, showed that anti-depressants do more harm than good! Conventional wisdom dictates that these drugs are safe and effective. These drugs increase the risk for fetal development problems, sexual dysfunction, digestive problems, and stroke. They may even cause osteoporosis. There...

Antidepressant Drugs: Do They Work?

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Do antidepressants work? A recent review of 82 medical journal articles that included both published and unpublished articles showed that antidepressant pills work no better than placebo. This shocking expose verifies that pharmaceutical companies withhold data that does not suit their ability to sell drugs and exaggerate those that do. The sad part of this story...

Antidepressants and Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.                  

Antidepressants Increase Adverse Reactions in Surgical Patients

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
According to an article published in the April 2013 issue of the journal Internal Medicine, patients on SSRI antidepressants at the time of surgery have a 20% increased mortality, 9% increased risk for bleeding, and 22% increased risk for  readmission within a month of discharge from the hospital! This was based on a review of 530,000 surgical patients from...

Antidepressants Increase Mortality in ICU Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A Harvard study in May of 2012 reviewed the records of more than 10,000 patients admitted to the ICU and found that if they were on antidepressants that their risk of dying was 73% higher. They also found that 17% of these patients were on SSRI or SNRI antidepressants! This risk remained elevated for one year after discharge. People with acute coronary...

Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
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...

Are the Emotional Side Effects of Antidepressants Worse than the Disease?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In a study done on 1829 people on antidepressants from the University of Liverpool that was published in the February 2014 issue of the journal, Psychiatry Research, more than half of the participants reported psychological problems due to their medication! Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties, and emotional numbness were far more common than appreciated.  The...

Can Your Anti-depressant Cause a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine showing a six fold increase in atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries of primates when they were taking Zoloft, and SSRI antidepressant. The monkeys were fed an atherogenic diet for 18 months. They were then randomized and half were...

Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.          

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

Inhaled Steroids Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Patients with COPD who use inhaled corticosteroids to improve breathing for more than 6 months have a 27% increased risk for bone fractures. The risk goes up as the dosage increases. It was previously assumed that inhaled steroids would have a predominantly local effect, but now we know this is not true. Treatment should consist of lowering or discontinuing inhaled...

MDs admit being unqualified to deal with obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  An article In the December 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal reports that 56% of MDs felt they could not help obese people lose weight. They felt that measuring the body mass index (BMI) and putting people on low calorie diets would be a major step forward. For the time being they felt that dieticians and nutritionists would be better at helping...

More Problems With Antidepressants: Do They Cause Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2014
A meta-analysis of 61 studies that was published in the prestigious Public Library of Science looked at the relationship between antidepressant usage and breast and ovarian cancer. There was a statistically significant increase in risk for both these cancers in women on SSRI antidepressants. The findings remain controversial because women with breast cancer who...

Overview on the Importance of Exercise

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Lifestyle is our most potent medicine and exercise is especially important for quality of life and longevity. There is no more powerful anti-aging medicine on the planet! The amount and intensity are important and the value of interval training is discussed. There are a myriad of benefits of exercise that include raising HDL cholesterol, lowering blood...

Should we let crying babies cry?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Should mothers of newborns let their babies cry it out or rush to their comfort? A study on 1200 infants sleeping patterns was tracked over 36 months. They found that by age 6 months that 2/3 of infants slept through the night. Of the 1/3 that did not, by 15 months they awakened twice a week, and by 15 months only once a week. If sleeping problems last more than...

SSRI Antidepressants are Risky in Pregnancy

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The October 31, 2012 issue of Human Reproduction published an article from Harvard and Tufts Medical Centers stating that SSRI antidepressants should not be used in pregnancy because they lead to worsened pregnancy outcomes, have not been shown to be of benefit, and are massively overused in clinical practice. This family of drugs is associated with...

SSRI Antidepressants, Aspirin, and NSAIDs Increase Bleeding

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
  Combining SSRI antidepressants with aspirin or other NSAIDs can lead to a 42% increase risk for bleeding. SSRIs may inhibit the uptake and storage of serotonin by platelets. Low platelet serotonin leads to reduced platelet aggregation and a tendency to bleed. Considering that SSRIs have little evidence that they work better than placebo and that...

SSRI Antidepressants: Do They Cause Osteoporosis?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil have been associated with diminished bone mineral density and increased rates of fracture. Do they cause osteoporosis? The rationale of using drugs for depression is questioned.      

When is it Okay to Take an Antidepressant

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
In our pharmaceutically oriented culture, antidepressants are often looked as the solution for depression. We want the quickest fix that will get us back on our feet and back to work. And the medical profession has been trained to resort to using antidepressants, especially the SSRI type that include Prosac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Luvox rather than...

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