Antidepressant use has sharply increased over the past few years, even with a grown consensus that those drugs are ineffective and harmful, than a remedy for treating depression.
In the US and UK, health experts are worried that the high rate of antidepressant use in the countries, are negative trend towards a “public health disaster.” Researchers find that despite industry claims, antidepressants like Prozac are addictive, which ruins the brain’s ability to make serotonin. The New Scientist reports:
“After stopping antidepressants, some people get withdrawal symptoms, which can include anxiety, difficulty sleeping, stomach upsets, vivid nightmares, and memory and attention problems. These can last for a few weeks or months. …”
Antidepressants like Prozac, which are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, raise levels of a brain-signalling molecule called serotonin, seemingly by blocking a compound that gets rid of serotonin. But after several weeks of taking the medicines, the brain responds by making less serotonin, which may be why when people stop taking them they can get long-term withdrawal symptoms.”
Doctors and pharmaceuticals perceive these psychological symptoms of withdrawal to be evidence proving the patients condition reverses back. This leads to multiple prescribed medications to fix the issue.
Lingering withdrawal symptoms
There is evidence pointing out that the brain isn’t able to reverse back to normal levels of serotonin production for months, and in some cases, years after the patient stopped taking antidepressants. Researchers from the University of Liverpool did a study with 1,800 New Zealanders who had been prescribed antidepressants, mostly Prozac, and more than half have suffered from psychological side effects when they stopped the medication. The patient can gradually come off the antidepressants, but often takes a few months or years.
Antidepressants don’t just make the condition much worse, but also can contribute to other mental disorders.”Some studies have shown that over the long term, people are more likely to have a depression relapse if they are taking antidepressants than if they are not … .
“The medicines might also be contributing to the rise in bipolar disorder, in which people have alternating cycles of high and low moods. Some studies suggest people are twice as likely to have their first manic episode if they are taking antidepressants.”
The coverup of the suicide factor
The approach Big Pharma takes in treating mental health problems like depression, is seriously ineffective and dangerous to consumer health. Regulatory agencies seem to be committed to concealing evidence of suicide from the public eye. In the US, suicide rates increased in comparison to the growing use of antidepressants, and the Center for Disease Control turned their cheek to the link between the two. CCHR International further explains:
“According to a recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicides are on the rise in the U.S. with females between the ages of 10-14 and 45-64 accounting for the largest increases. But with more than 41 million Americans (1 in 8) taking at least one antidepressant, well documented as causing suicidality, the correlation between increased psychiatric drugging and increased suicides can no longer be ignored.
“The CDC’s report explains that from 1999 to 2014 the suicide rate increased 24%, from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 of the population. Despite the significant increases, the federal agency provides no insight into the possible cause of the rise in suicides, and although the data is publicly available, the CDC simply refuses to acknowledge the increased use of prescription psychiatric drugs coinciding with the rise in suicides.”
Holistic medicine is way more harmless and affective than pharmaceutical drugs. Big Pharma is doing nothing but making people death ill and profiting off of it. Antidepressants are not a treatment for mental illness, but St. John’s Wort can do the trick. It has the same effect as an antidepressant but without the toxins and side effects. With an adequate level of healthy foods in your diet, exercise, and all-natural dietary supplements can work to treat depression without you having to resort to greedy pharmaceuticals.
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