February 24, 2012
The psychiatric community as well as health and government officials have been pushing antidepressants on the people for years. Instead of addressing the underlying cause of such negative feelings, psychiatrists and medical representatives have been making you think that the only answer to depression is an antidepressant drug. However, the claims that antidepressants are the answer are completely false, but many will refuse to admit the truth to the public. Why? Perhaps it has to do with the fact that antipsychotics raked in over $14 billion in sales back in 2008.
Antidepressants Proven to be Useless, Pushed on Public Anyway
Those pushing antidepressants would at least have an argument for their use if the drugs worked, but they aren’t even effective. In fact, the pills have been shown to worsen depression. The Food and Drug Administration even admits that antidepressants are more than capable of causing suicidal thoughts and an increased risk of suicide. According to research concerning antidepressant trials, around 1 in 5 patients on popular Cymbalta and other related pharmaceuticals may actually feel worse than those given placebo pills. Despite the evidence linking popular antidepressants like Prozac to suicide, more than 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12 are now taking antidepressants prescribed by their doctors.
Recently, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, data was requested and received showing that big pharma has known as along that the drugs don’t work. After studying placebos for over 30 years, Irving Kirsch of Havard Medical School requested unpublished studies which show that antidepressants provide almost no benefit, while placebos prove effective. Seeing as placebos are almost always more or just as effective, the push for antidepressants is both useless and irresponsible.
Even if the drug were effective, as big pharma continues to claim, are the potential 100′s of negative side-effects worth the risk? In addition to experiencing the dizziness, mania, impotence, and suicidal thoughts, you may also be causing your arteries to thicken 400 percent faster than they normally would.
Instead of subjecting yourself to this harmful and unnecessary ‘solution’, explore all other options. Depression is often the result of a much deeper unresolved emotional scar. By engaging in a state of meditation, you may be able to unconsciously uncover the path to solving this issue. The feelings may also be the result of a state of denial regarding what things in your life are making you happy and unhappy. Truly recognizing what makes you feel a certain way empowers you to make the decisions in your life to exclude the bad and embrace the good.
While searching for the core reason, there are also dietary decisions to be made. Vitamin D, probiotics, and omega-3 fatty acids should all be considered to help fight depression. By incorporating super supplements like turmeric and living a healthy lifestyle, you will also be giving yourself greater health, empowerment, and accomplishment.
This article first appeared at Natural Society
This article was posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3:24 am