Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the "psychiatric" symptoms they were being "treated" for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided... Continue Reading →
Bipolar Disorder ‘misdiagnosed in a quarter of cases’
An excerpt from an article on Medical News Today: They found that over 25% of the patients with bipolar disorder had initially had their condition misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. Misdiagnosis often occurs because the symptoms of bipolar disorder overlap with depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, misdiagnosis can cause serious problems. For example, if people... Continue Reading →
Vogue Magazine takes on the toxicity of Paxil in pregnancy!!
Amazing but true!! This is a major victory. Vogue is as mainstream and (frankly disgusting) a magazine as you can get, but it's so outrageously popular that this is really amazing and wonderful and may save hundreds of babies lives. It talks about the risks of taking medications in general while pregnant. With all the... Continue Reading →
Beating the anti-antidepressant drum….It’s Life, Not Depression
This is all old news, but I always have some new readers so I'm posting this excerpt from NaturalNews. If any of this info is new to you, please read the whole article. It's a nice little primer about how big pharma works, complete with the issues of disease mongering etc. It's also a nice... Continue Reading →
Researcher Slams SSRIs, Citing Large Risks And Small Benefits
I got this PDF file emailed to me yesterday, but wasn't well enough to take a good look at it, so just visit Furious Seasons's today. This is a VERY important step forward. Furious Seasons no longer exists so here is a copy of the original post: March 19, 2009 Researcher Slams SSRIs, Citing Large... Continue Reading →
Antidepressant Use Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
For days the headlines have been screaming that depression is associated with sudden cardiac disease and death in women. Today this study perhaps tells us more! From MedScape today: A new analysis has found that major depression predicted cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in women participating in the Nurses' Health Study . The hazard ratios were... Continue Reading →
A most important post for anyone contemplating psychiatric drug withdrawal
In a response to a post the other day about the horrors of Cymbalta, a drug which among many other awful things is also awful to withdraw from, as are all psychotropics potentially, I got this comment. I’m working on a taper off Cymbalta, been on it for a bit more than two years, and... Continue Reading →
It’s the Cymbalta stupid
From OpEDNews the lastest criminal activity on Eli Lilly's part. I don't have any commentary. Martha Rosenberg does a fine job without my adding my two cents: Many are outraged that Eli Lilly gave nonprofits $3.9 million in grants last year for medical courses to "educate" doctors about the pain-and-fatigue ailment fibromyalgia--more than it spent... Continue Reading →
In a nutshell—recent events in the SSRI pharma corruption scandals
By Evelyn Pringle who writes awesome stuff about pharma and psychiatric corruption all the time. Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire Throughout the 1990's, most doctors who attended conferences, medical seminars and other events were not aware that the so-called "key opinion leaders" encouraging them to prescribe the new generation of antidepressants for everything under... Continue Reading →
More damning info on antidepressants….in a mainstream magazine, no less!
Well this surprised me. None of the info is new for most of the readers of this blog, but it's refreshing to see it in a widely read mainstream magazine. From Discover Magazine: Irving Kirsch no longer sends patients to seek out antidepressants. "As a clinical psychologist," he says, "I used to refer patients to... Continue Reading →
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