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Posted on 01/04/2015 10:31:49 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Part 3: "A Walking Nightmare"-- Antidepressants and suicidality
In the meantime the media and the FDA were flooded with tales of suicidal and homicidal violence committed by patients, including children, who had been taking Prozac. Faced with mounting pressure, the agency conducted a meta-analysis of 23 industry-sponsored RCTs on pediatric patients for nine antidepressants: Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Remeron, Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Luvox, and Serzone.
The analysis concluded that these drugs were associated with a more than two-fold increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children. Accordingly, on 16 September 2004, an FDA advisory committee voted 15 to 8 to include a black-box warning for all antidepressants on the increased risk of suicidality in childrenthe strongest sanction available to the FDA short of removing a drug from the market. The warning read, in part, Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders.
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“Increased” is a vague term. Technically, so is “more than two-fold,” but I’ll give the benefit of the doubt that the rate of suicidal thought among Prozac takers is somewhere between double and 250% that of non-Prozac takers.
And THIS is the absolute genesis of the explosion of mass shootings in public places ad schools. Before these drugs, such shooting were extremely scarce. They almost NEVER happened in schools.
The overall crime rate has plummeted in past decades, but we are treated with these people who walk in and start killing everyone in the building.
The blame lies with these drugs, especially in children.
And at the exact moment these shootings happen, their answer is for me to disarm. No thanks.
Not just suicide - but violence - especially with children, for whom the drug has NEVER been tested for safety.
The mass shooters, right from the beginning, were on these
BIG MONEY motive? Yes but the real motive:
Every time one of these ‘primed’ shooters ‘goes off’ - the Pres_ent and the rest of the gun-grabber cartel are, within hours, even before facts are known, beating the “GUN CONTROL” “NOW” drums.
Deliberate, one could surmise, program - using and killing citizens - mostly young people - to push their goal...
Evil walks the land - and the halls of DC
Who will stop it?
At least, post and email this everywhere. (Actually, I have little confidence that even 1 out of 100 Freepers will bother to watch this, let alone send it out. Nor even think:”they could give these zombie drugs to MY KID too”)
Flame away. I’m going to take a nap.
DesertRhino - That 1 in 100
It worked in Austrailia, and will be tried again and again here
Or is it one of the government death panels that do “met-analysis” of a bunch of bad studies and come to a conclusion based on “GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT”?
Actually, the suicide rate is lower in people who are on treatment.
Most people getting anti depressants are already suicidal. But as you recover, there is a window where suicide risk is higher, because in severe depression you don't have the energy to kill yourself but as you start to recover you do.
And even before these medicines were around, we docs knew the suicide risk was higher during recovery phase.
what has changed is society...less family support, broken homes, and illicit drug taking. And now we see “suicide chic” where society insists suicide is ok or even a rational choice.
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