Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called “the conscience of psychiatry” for his efforts to reform the mental health field, including his promotion of caring psychotherapeutic approaches and his opposition to the escalating overuse of psychiatric medications, the oppressive diagnosing and drugging of children, electroshock, lobotomy, involuntary treatment, and false biological theories.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Psychiatric Medications the Correct Choice for You?

Are you experiencing side effects from an antidepressant, antipsychotic, psychostimulant or other psychiatric medication?  Is your current prescription not working for you?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that doctors are only human, and they make human mistakes. They may mistakenly write down the wrong medication on their prescription pad, or the wrong dose or frequency. Pharmacists, too, can make mistakes in what they fill. Read the rest of this entry »

Antidepressants for Headaches May Cause Headaches

Antidepressants are often prescribed for headaches, but one of the common side effects for antidepressants are headaches.

One of the reasons that Paxil, Prozac. Celexa, Zoloft and Luvox antidepressants are commonly prescribed is because of their supposedly low risk of overdose. Yet suicide is a side effect of these drugs and patients often commit suicide by taking the very medication that should prevent this from occurring. Read the rest of this entry »

Antidepressants do not Work Warns Doctor – Alternative Solution

An investigator in the UK, in a report in the British Medical Journal, reviewed published medical evidence on antidepressant efficacy. Most people with depression are often initially prescribed an antidepressant by their doctor. Prescriptions for these medications have risen dramatically in the last decade.

In an interview with Reuters Health, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, an author of the report, said, “I do not think there is such a thing as a drug that will specifically relieve depression. I think so-called antidepressants are just drugs that do other things, such as sedating or stimulating people.” In fact, she continued, “I am skeptical as to whether there is a biochemical syndrome of depression despite the portrayal by the drug companies and some psychiatric literature.” Read the rest of this entry »

FDA Class Suicidality Black Box Warnings for Antidepressants

Below you will find the exact language the FDA requires on antidepressant containers. Knowing the below information why anyone would ever use these drugs is a mystery.

Class Suicidality Labeling Language for Antidepressants

[This section should be located at the beginning of the package insert with bolded font and enclosed in a black box]

[Insert established name]

BLACK BOX WARNING:

Suicidality in Children and Adolescents
Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in short-term studies in children and adolescents
with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoloft Side Effects and Lawsuits

Zoloft Overview

Zoloft is an anti-depressant that may induce suicidal behavior in some patients. Zoloft is used to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as OCD in children and adolescents. It is manufactured by the drug maker Pfizer.

Zoloft is in a class of drugs, that also includes Paxil and Prozac, and is known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). SSRIs are designed to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain and work by preventing the re-uptake of serotonin between neural connections so that more serotonin is left over to transmit neural electrical messages.

The unproven facts that the SSRI manufacturers assume is that 1) all depression is the result of a chemical imbalance Read the rest of this entry »

Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and other SSRIs

Though the article below was written in 2000, it contains vital information about Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and more, including side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Zoloft, Luvox, Fen-Phen, and Many Other Serotonergic Drugs – May 6, 2000

By Dr. Ann Blake Tracy – Executive Director, International Coalition For Drug Awareness, www.drugawareness.org

 

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, a PhD in Psychology and Health Sciences, has specialized for 10 years in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications. She is the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) and author of the book PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?

WARNING: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT A GRADUAL TAPERING OFF OF MEDICATIONS IS SAFEST WITHDRAWAL METHOD TO AVOID SERIOUS WITHDRAWAL EFFECTS (Often there is the terrible withdrawal associated with the SSRIs. Read the rest of this entry »