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.
I found that there have been more than one study where it was shown that hundreds of thousands of Americans are placed into a psychiatric hospital every year because of side effects from their antidepressants. Keep in mind that these people were actually made insane by the psychiatric drugs they were taking. These drugs were supposed to treat them and instead made them require being locked up in a psychiatric hospital.
An example of one of these reports is in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
You can read study after study showing that antidepressants cause a wide range of psychiatric disorders. For example, see the comments by Grace E. Jackson, MD (a psychiatrist) from her Antidepressant Research Articles:
Here she lists many studies showing the horrible side effects of anti depressant drugs. She also mentions that 1 out of every 10 patient in a psychiatric hospital is likely there because the drug side effects caused their insanity. It is estimated that a total figure in the United States would be over 200,000 people being admitted each year because their psychiatric drug side effects made them crazy.
Given the fact that these studies focused only upon patients whose symptoms were severe enough to require hospitalization, it is quite likely that the actual rates of antidepressant-induced mania and/or psychosis are higher than these studies suggest.
Not all the people who have these awful side effects end up hospitalized. We know from news articles published constantly that some of them have either committed suicide or murder. How many others are sitting at home or at work silently suffering. A million? Two million? Whatever the number is - it’s too high. Psychiatry, the FDA and big pharmaceutical companies need to be held accountable.