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"The Antidepressant Epidemic" by Dr. Bruce Levine

Should a drug that produces sexual dysfunction for the majority of users and which doubles the risk of a suicide attempt be labeled as an antidepressant? No, argues a recent Scientifica article "Relabeling the Medications We Call Antidepressants."
http://brucelevine.net/

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Epidemic

It really is an epidemic. My mother and sister are both on SSRI's for "depression".

They have been trying to tell me that depression is genetic and that I have it too. The misinformation being spewed by mainstream health is disgusting.

Also a girl I've been seeing lately just revealed she takes an SSRI for depression. When I try to go an educate people about them they look at me like I'm crazy. Very frustrating.

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Health is not found in a

Health is not found in a pill.

Wish I could vote that up 100

Wish I could vote that up 100 times, so true. People make themselves sick with the garbage diet they eat and then look to pills to make themselves healthy.

You might say that,

one would need to be crazy to take antidepressants.

I think that depression that is not a temporary reaction to a real world unhappy event, is best eliminated by a healthy diet and vitamins.

If you are depressed, quit eating refined carbohydrates like sugar and white flour, limit complex carbohydrates, and take a good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement with extra niacin. And please understand that your brain needs fat, and plenty of it. Forget this low fat craze; the fats that are bad for you are processed fats (hydrogenated); the fats that are good for you are animal fats, particularly if they are not grain fed animals, and vegetable oils that turn to solids when refrigerated (coconut oil and olive oil). Most of the seed fats like corn oil are crap.

Most people have screwed up chemical balances because they unbalance it with their diets. It is that simple.

Thank the Pure Food and Drug Act for creating a monopoly for big Pharma and their protected products.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Exactly this

This is exactly it. Great post.

Like so many other issues people are suffering under, mental health and emotional health is completely distorted by the fake, toxic poisonous food that people eat in this country.

The food is literally killing people and making them mentally imbalanced. Then turning to these drugs just finishes the job.

As a former Prozac user...

That statement was 100% real for me. I was unable to reach satisfaction and thought something was wrong with me which led to more thoughts of self doubt. I had increased episodes of mania so I finally decided to go off of it about a year ago. I did gain a bunch of weight when I went off of it but I read that was to be expected. So right now I am cutting wheat out of my diet (like the judge) and exercising more.

thanks

the drugs are a menace imo.

donvino

dude get into permaculture before you ever think about

not having purpose.

once you go the route of permaculture and read those books you will find out that you can create your own world out of this one that is perfect for you.

sounds utopian, but it is real.

read Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton, Paul Stamets, ect.

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Thanks for sharing your story.

I lost a friend to Paxil. It is sad, she started that drug, had a HUGE personality change that everyone just blamed on her. She turned into a sicko- trying to have sex with anything that was not nailed down, including my husband and children. Yeah, she was hitting on my teenage son AND daughter.
I don't know how long it lasted, I have never tried to figure out how much of my life I lost. The whole time I was suicidal I did not feel like having sex - imagine that. Then I stopped them too fast and went bat-shit crazy for a LONG time, no sex drive then either.
And now I am back to that place of thanking my Creator for my husband, who stuck with me through all that. Everyone, including the shrinks and my family, was telling him to divorce me.
Good luck with the weight loss. I battled mywieght for decades,trying this diet and that, with limited success at best. One day, I decided to cut out "white food" and the pounds started to melt off. Now, I also had my SSRI reaction right after that, which sent my adrenaline function into orbit... Soon I was thin as a rail and could not STOP losing weight, but that was after seeing definite success with the "no white food" plan.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Let me repeat that question...

"Should a drug that produces sexual dysfunction for the majority of users and which doubles the risk of a suicide attempt be labeled as an antidepressant?"

Read that ONE MORE TIME - very slowly....

"Should a drug that produces sexual dysfunction for the majority of users and which doubles the risk of a suicide attempt be labeled as an antidepressant?"

WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE TO DISCUSS THIS? I am delighted to see someone ask the question, don't get me wrong... but it still just boggles my mind that this question needs discussion. PULL THE DRUGS OFF THE MARKET! Like, yesterday.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

The real question is...

should a drug that causes sexual dysfunction and thoughts of suicide, be used to strip you of your right to own a firearm??
That, my friend is the crux of the matter.

Yeah, that is "cruxy."

Here's my rather ironic answer...
OK, so if the person has sexual dysfunction or depression, they are still allowed to own a gun. So long as they keep all bottled up inside and tell no one, they can walk in and buy a gun, no worries.
If they choose to go seek help from "the professionals" it is a sign that they are clearly insane, as the professional pass out suicide pills. This insanity will be turned to violence by the drugs the professionals prescribe. So, once they seek and receive help, they are no longer fit to handle a gun.
You know, they are not as wrong as I thought... Self-fulfilling regulations?

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Yes it should,

just remove the anti.