The ‘cure’ is far more dangerous than the illness

One of the major problems associated with antidepressant drugs are the side effects. Psychiatric spin doctors work overtime in an attempt to play them down, but when one of the side effects is thoughts of suicide, you need to be really good to dress them up and convince members of the public to keep taking […]

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Hooked on psychobabble and hooked on psychiatric drugs

How do you get someone hooked on the idea there may be a psychiatric breakthrough on the horizon? You publish a misleading headline and hope the reader doesn’t notice. One recent headline proclaimed the development of a blood test for depression. For anyone experiencing problems and upsets in life that may result in mental troubles, […]

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Seeing through the psychiatric smokescreen

The cause of violent and suicidal behaviour is once again under the spotlight following the mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas which left three dead and sixteen wounded. The shooter, US soldier Ivan Lopez then killed himself. While there is never one simple explanation for what drives a human being to commit such unspeakable […]

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£73 million for antidepressants that ‘don’t work’

RECENTLY, there was media coverage on the number of antidepressants being consumed along with questions about whether they actually worked. Although they were once reserved for the mentally disturbed, today it is difficult to find someone who has not taken one. Prescribed for everything from learning and behavioural problems, bedwetting, juvenile delinquency, aggression, criminality, drug […]

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Carry on bashing antidepressants

An article was posted on the Guardian newspaper blog (Thursday 15 August 2013) titled ‘We don’t know if antidepressants work, so stop bashing them.’ It was in reply to recent articles that were not complimentary about the drugs. Although antidepressants were once reserved for the mentally disturbed, today it is difficult to find someone who […]

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Are the drug prescribers listening?

Despite warnings from the UK drug regulator about the effects of antidepressants, and despite several cases of violence and suicide associated with the drugs, Government figures for England have revealed a 7.5% increase in antidepressant prescribing between 2011 and 2012. The regulator in the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has, over […]

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Antidepressant Drug Warnings

Prescribed for everything from learning and behavioural problems, bedwetting, juvenile delinquency, aggression, criminality, drug addiction and smoking, to handling the fears and problems of the elderly, antidepressants are among the most widely prescribed drugs on Earth. But for many, taking antidepressants comes at a severe cost. A study published in the British Medical Journal found […]

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Antidepressants ‘could be risk to unborn babies’

BBC News – June 24, 2013 The risk posed by some popular antidepressants in early pregnancy is not worth taking for women with mild to moderate depression, an expert has warned. Professor Stephen Pilling says evidence suggests SSRIs can double the risk of a child being born with a heart defect. The drugs have been […]

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