'Prozac' Category

A controversial drug originally manufactured by Eli Lilly

You Don’t Need Psychiatric Drugs To Treat Anxiety

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

I’m glad to see more sensible advice being given in the media when it comes to taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Many people are so quick to turn to these powerful mind altering drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. Because the pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars on marketing to doctors and publicity campaigns to the public - it is a common misconception that these drugs are needed to “cure” anxiety and depression. Even many doctors are falsely convinced that there are “chemical imbalances” causing these problems. After all, you hear about it in the media all the time… right? The facts are: psychiatry and the big drug companies have yet to even produce scientific evidence proving that the chemical imbalances even exist! So exactly what are these drugs (and all their side effects) needed for?

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Antidepressants Can Make You Fat

Friday, August 19th, 2005

While browsing the news today, I learned of a new side effect from psychiatric drugs like antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft & Paxil), Zyprexa, Risperdal and other drugs prescribed for psychiatric reasons. That side effect is weight gain. Apparently, in some cases, drastic weight gain (to the tune of over 100 pounds). Yesterday, the New York Times has pointed this out in an article about some drugs causing weight gain.

While this is a minor side effect when compared to death, suicide and psychosis - I nonetheless thought I should point this out.

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Antidepressant Side Effects Cause Psychosis

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I recently came across this article stating that people were experiencing such powerful drug side effects from antidepressants (like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and others) that hundreds of thousands of Americans were being locked up in psychiatric institutions every year as a direct result of psychosis caused by the drugs themselves. So these drugs actually caused insanity instead of curing depression!

I was a little skeptical at first. So I did a some research of my own. Turns out, they were right: Psychiatric drug side effects are causing people to go insane. In fact, they are being effected so much that they are being sent to mental institutions for treatment.

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The Press Is Waking Up Over Antidepressant Dangers

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Tom Cruise has brought to light one of the most dangerous problems we face today: An epidemic of mind altering drug use

This epidemic is not the street drugs you would normally associate with such a problem. It is the wide array of psychotropic drugs that have been proven to increase suicide risks and potentially cause extreme violence in the users of these drugs.

In this article on Fox News the author goes over how many experts agree with the view that psychiatric drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft are dangerous. In this article the experts, Many of them credentialed psychiatrists, say things like: “clinical evidence does not justify the use of antidepressants” and “The bottom line is that we really don’t have any good evidence that these drugs work,”

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Another Person On Antidepressants Becomes A Raving Murderer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

How many more incidents like these have to occur before our government will act?

Tonight there is yet another senseless violent attack done by a person who had been taking psychiatric medications for depression. A Man in Brockton Mass. has shot another man four times at close range in front of dozens of witnesses, authorities said.

The victim’s baby girl was covered with blood but uninjured when police found her in a car seat on the floor of the vehicle.

The victim was in the process of getting his infant out of the car when the man, who recently began taking 2 different medications for depression, shot him.

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Antidepressants Now Required To Warn Of Increased Suicide Risk

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

The U.S. FDA on Friday issued a second warning that people taking antidepressant drugs should be monitored for signs of suicidal thoughts and increasing depression…

This follows a link made between antidepressant use and suicide. And it also follows action taken in March 2004, when the FDA said there was an increased risk of suicidal behavior in adults and children taking these drugs. It has ordered the psychiatric drug manufacturers to place a warning on the labels of all antidepressants detailing those heightened risks.

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