Archive for Medication overuse

Naomi Judd Opens Up About Battle With ‘Life-Threatening’ Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular oountry singer, long-time user of every type of antidepressant, none help,, blames "treatment resistant" depression, dies by suicide.
Nearly Three-Quarters of Youth Behind Bars Suffer From Mental Health Issues — (News 21)
SSRI Ed note: Deprived American kids w bad parenting, other traumas diagnosed "mentally ill", given prozac, risperdal, ritalin, seroquel, etc instead of what they need.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: In Canada, antidepressant prescriptions for children 18 and younger increased 36% from 2012 to 2016, mostly fluoxetine.
Mother of man killed by cops after calling 911 says police service hasn’t ‘even apologized’ — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on psych meds for a decade predictably suffers problems, calls 911, police come over, shoot and kill him, face no consequences.
What Happened to Elisa Lam, Who Was Found Dead on the Roof of an L.A. Hotel in a Water Tank? — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Tourist prescribed toxic combo (Wellbutrin,+Lamictal+Seroquel+Effexor) for "bipolar" acts strangely, tries to reduce, has psychotic episode, dies in water tank.
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: FDA approves another dangerous drug, ketamine in combo with oral ADs for major depression. The goal is to delay relapse. Relapse is caused by antidepressants.
New health alert over antidepressants as study finds a ‘rare but serious’ risk of suicide for patients on pills — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: 2019 Study "discovers" what 20+ yrs of research clearly shows - people on SSRI antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely than others to attempt suicide.
Update on the Toxicology of Suicide — (Primary Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Biased analysis starts with assumption that psychotropic drugs reduce suicides, findings show opposite but reviewers fail to notice.
Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: FDA adds ketamine to the list of dangerous, ineffective substances approved to treat depression. Nasal stray supplements oral pill, delays "relapse".
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: U.K. knows about gross overprescribing of ineffective, dangerous SSRIs to ever-younger children, does nothing. Dr. Dubicka misrepresents the situation.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Prescriptions of SSRIs to children increases dramatically, takers are younger. Guidelines call for close supervision, but drugs have never been proven safe.
Luebrecht found guilty — (Putnam County Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on neuroleptics, antidepressants plans, carries out murder of 14-mo son, pleads involuntary intoxication. Experts lie, court rejects. Mental illness cited.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Prof notes that 2017 teens more disconnected, "depressed" than previous generations,, take way more antidepressants, more suicides. Blames smartphones.
New Hope for Depression — (Time)
SSRI Ed note: A glowing report on "breakthrough" antidepressants which admits that existing drugs (once hyped as miracles) don't work but non-drug options do.
One Missouri family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue? — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: % of US populatn has psychiatric diagnoses, paid to take drugs, live life of disability. Incentives to maximize # disabled in family. Human & economic tragedy.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Woman almost dies from an allergic reaction after taking prescribed antidepressants — (Natural News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has bad reaction to antidepressant, is misdiagnosed, stays on A/D, other drugs added, she gets worse, almost dies. Typical failure to spot drug effect.
How can antidepressants ruin your life? — (Quora)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has posted a list of the potential negative consequences of taking SSRI and other antidepressants as warning, since most MD.s refuse to see the truth.
One in 6 Americans Take Antidepressants, Other Psychiatric Drugs: Study — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: In 2013, 12% Americans on antidepressants, 1 in 6 on some psych meds incl addictive anxiety meds, depression worsening, overdose deaths quadrupled.
1 in 6 US adults say they have taken psychiatric drugs, report says — (The Bennington Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that 12% of Americans - more than 1 in 8 - over age 18 are on antidepressants, most of them long term.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Overdose death of toddler is 4th this year — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 2, dies of oxycodone, Trazodone. Father has a spill story for the painkiller but does not explain how she came to ingest the antidepressant.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)
SSRI Ed note: Vulnerable children in need of care, learning and affection are instead being drugged with medications that will harm them in the long run.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
Suicide Rates Rise While Antidepressant Use Climbs — (Mad in America)
SSRI Ed note: Suicides of US females increased sharply 1999-2014. % on antidepressants doubled during this time. in 2008, 5% girls, 3% boys 12-17 on antidepressants.
The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children — (NaturalNews.com)
SSRI Ed note: World Health Org discovers that kids are being drugged instead of helped, with off-label antidepressant prescriptions, drugs not approved for under-18's.
Deroxat, Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft : votre antidépresseur peut-il vous rendre alcoolique? Can your antidepressant turn you into an alcoholic? — (Le Lanceur)
SSRI Ed note: Les professeurs en France reconnaissent l'exposition de David Healy d'effets secondaires graves des ISRS.
How antidepressants can WRECK young people’s lives: As prescriptions soar by 50%, three teenagers left suicidal by the drugs share their terrifying stories — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Three teenagers describe their problems, including suicidality, when they were put on antidepressants.
Study finds certain antidepressants may double suicide risk in children, adolescents — (FirstWordPharma)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane meta analysis finds that SSRIs double risk of suicide, aggression for young people.
MEDICAL HOLOCAUST: PSYCH DRUGS HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 5 MILLION PEOPLE OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS — (Nordic Cochrane Centre)
SSRI Ed note: Study in BMJ reveals horrific truth about psych meds, incl. antidepressants. No lasting or significant benefit, cause serious harm in long run, kill > 500K/yr.
Children as young as two prescribed antidepressants linked to deaths — (The Adelaide Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Australia's Dr Kenneth Nunn defends drugging small children with SSRIs for autism, intellectual disability, child abuse/neglect and self-harm.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
New Evidence that Antidepressants Are Causing an Epidemic of Violence — (ANH Natural Health)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants prescribed for many conditions that they cannot possibly alleviate. They are overused, and they cause violence. FDA oversight way too slack.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants (1 in 11 adults in the OECD take these) are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose, Coroner says — (Los Angeles Times)
KATRINA BLEW HER OFF COURSE — (The Andalusia Star-News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who was medicated throughout her childhood/teen years becomes an addict, steals, loses house, kids, gets into rehab, discovers drug free life is better.
Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women – Shorter treatment duration may lower risk, investigators found — (Medpage Today)
SSRI Ed note: Study in the journal "Injury Prevention" shows women who take SSRIs to treat menopausal symptoms 76% more likely to suffer a bone fracture/break.
How the US Mental Health System Makes Natives Sick and Suicidal — (ICTMN.com)
SSRI Ed note: IHS seeks to medicalize experience of colonization, lost autonomy, pretend it is depression treatable with SSRIs. Result is increase in suicides, worse health.
Antidepressants Are Among the Most Dangerous Drugs Available Causing 40,000 Deaths a Year — (Investment Watch)
SSRI Ed note: Many people have reduced or no ability to metabolize SSRIs due to a deficiency in CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450 2D6), an enzyme needed for 1/4 all prescriptions.
Antidepressants and other mood-altering drugs dangerous with very little benefit, expert argues — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Danish internist argues that psych drugs are deadly and ineffective, do more harm than good 98% of the time.