The psychiatric industry in the United States was worth a whopping $330 billion back in the year 2011. Every year, 230 million antidepressants are prescribed, making them one of the most used drugs in the US, and the numbers are increasing year after year.
The numbers are quite alarming considering that they provide different issues and this multi-billion dollar industry offer little cure despite their tremendous budget. In actuality, antidepressants drugs are killing you instead of providing a cure to help with your depression and other mental conditions.
More than 1 out of 20 Americans are still depressed even if there are many prescriptions being given, which only proves that it is not an effective tool in preventing the condition. As a matter of fact, the use of antidepressant drugs has doubled from 13.3 million back in 1996 to 27 million in 2005. With just a ten-year difference, the numbers should have already decreased if only efficient and working drugs are given. Since antidepressant drugs are not working, what should you expect?
10 Reasons Antidepressants Drugs Are Slowly Killing You
1. Not Better Than Placebo Medications
A study issued in the January 2010 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that a popular group of antidepressants known as SSRI or the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors which include drugs like Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac have very little evidence that they actually benefit people with mild to moderate depression.
The study said that “they work no better than a placebo.” SSRIs are known to be only 33% as effective as a placebo. A similar result was also presented in 2009 at the Neuroscience conference with researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine stating that antidepressant drugs are not invented for depression treatment but are only good at dealing with stress.
2. Psychiatric Drugs Kill An Estimated 42000 People Every Year
Depression is a disease that plagues everyone. The number of kills caused by psychiatric drugs is 12000 more compared to people who are actually committing suicide! The use of antidepressants is now known to be related to other health problems such as diabetes, immune system issues, stillbirths, brittle bones, and stroke.
3. Antidepressants Cause Different Negative Behaviors
While it is true that antidepressants should lift your mood, your actual risk of committing suicide is higher when you take SSRIs. Suicidal thought and feelings, as well as violent behaviors, are reported to be manifested by people taking these drugs. Statistics show that 7 out of 12 school shooting were conducted by children who are taking antidepressant therapy or those who are withdrawing from them.
4. More Side Effects Than An Actual Cure
The side effects brought about by these antidepressants are more than enough reason to stop using them. Why? Are you familiar with Abilify also known as aripiprazole? This is one of the newer psychotropic medications, which have only been in the market for a few years.
This product was licensed for treating bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia and major depression. What users didn’t know though is the fact that there are 75 different effects associated with the use of these drugs – all of the side effects are negatively noteworthy.
5. Polypharmacy Is An Unlicensed Human Experiment
So okay, this may be licensed in a way that your doctor is a licensed physician, but then you subject yourself to uncontrolled experiments when they combine different drugs for your treatment like giving 2 or 3 SSRIs medication. Lennard J. Davis, a Professor of Medicine, said:
“Doctors are in essence performing uncontrolled experiments on their patients, hoping that they might hit on a solution. But of course, drugs have dangerous interactions and most physicians are shooting in the dark with all the dangers that attend such bad marksmanship.”
There is no scientific study provided for this polypharmacy practice. The physicians who are doing this are simply hoping that if one will not be of use, maybe two or three will provide the cure.
6. FDA Is Already Issuing Warnings
The fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are already issuing several warnings for some drugs such as Ritalin and Concerta is already an indication of the grave effects brought about by these antidepressant drugs to the health and life of the people. FDA issued the warnings because these drugs can cause grave effects such as heart attack, psychotic behavior, sudden death and suicidal and violent ideations too.
7. Warning Labels Found On Antidepressants
The warning label found on each antidepressant should be enough for you to turn your back from it. In 2004, FDA ordered the black box label on all antidepressants telling users of the increased suicide risk in children and adolescents.
In 2006, FDA already included the young adults up to age 25 in the warning zone. The increasing inclusion in an age when it comes to antidepressant use only shows concrete evidence at how evil and bad these medications can be for our general health.
8. Relapse Increase When Medication Is Discontinued
The effects of antidepressant drugs are only effective in the treatment because they only deal with the symptoms and not the underlying cause of depression. Once you stop taking the drug, everything comes back again, and there will be a surge of the suppressed symptoms. The three-month risk for relapse one you stop taking the drugs is around 43%.
9. Skull Can Bleed… Literally
This is not due to a shot a person has in his head due to the suicidal thoughts brought about by antidepressant use, but this is a bleeding that may occur inside the skull. A study made by 4 million South Koreans found that the combination of any antidepressant with NSAID painkillers could lead to a 60% chance of internal bleeding in the skull, which will lead to brain damage or death.
10. They Are Simply Killing You
Death has been recorded to be 32% higher in women who are on antidepressant therapy. This death rate was back in 2011, and the numbers are becoming higher now.