Isn't it ironic that an anti-depressant killed someone?
prozac & paxil have many more horror stories on the internet than zoloft. I don't know why.
I all most hung myself trying to read that!
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I lost my son, Jeff, (17) in Feb of 1999 due to major depression (suicide). He was on Zoloft, and it made it worse, I am certain. God, I miss my son! I wish the FDA would get it's act together regarding anti-depressants.
Does anyone know if Zoloft has a similar affect on adults?
Did anybody give thought that these people might be killing themselves caused they ARE depressed?
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As long as parents are "looking for a miracle" (as the parents in the article put it), and as long as doctors are making quick & easy profits, no one has any motivation to look into the *behavioral* and *alternative* treatments for depression available. Of course, as the article also says, many of the things which *cause* teenagers to be depressed are considered "unchangeable" (when in actuality they are NOT.)
Someone realy ought to redo "Bowling for Columbine" exposing the real reason those boys did what they did. Moore goes to such bizarre lengths to prove America is a violent culture and guns are evil and Charlton Heston is the devil. the truth is much simpler: The 2 Columbine boys were on a combanation of Prozac and Ritalin, which has been proven in a Cornell study to produce feelings of rage, persecution and paranoia, with violent tendencies at a rate 100x that of Prozac or Ritalin alone.
Was there some studies showing that the number of suicide has steadily decreased since SSRI as introduced?
Little bit late there with that, aren't you, bow-tie daddy and soft-bowed-blouse mommy?
Sounds strange that the suicide is attributed to merely one week of medication. It is counterintuitive: one would think that much greater exposure would be needed for serious side effects. Seems like the case was worse than garden variety depression.
Currently using Wellbutrin, which doesn't have the side effects that Zoluft has, but has done nothing but make me amgry and irritable.
I will bet that the good Dr. was getting rewards (kickbacks) for the number of scripts per week!
Not a word in the article about dopamine - and interactions w/ sleep, dopamine, and these drugs.
No one has accused anyone of being a Scientologist yet
His grades were falling. Always an A-B student -- he had excelled in math in particular -- he now had a D and an F. In February, Matt was caught forging his father's signature on several midterm progress reports. The Millers were called to the school for a conference. As the second semester continued, Matt's problems multiplied. One of his teachers reported that Matt was breaking pencils in class and failing to interact with his classmates. Several instances of ''unsatisfactory conduct'' were brought to the attention of the principal.
It seems that , with all the 'thoughts' and "probablys" in here, that no one was really talking with Matt, and that includes his parents.
The Millers, who knew by now that Matt was unhappy though they weren't sure why, thought this was a good idea. They were eager to help Matt while school was not in session; that way, he could start fresh in the fall. They initially wanted Matt to see a social worker recommended by the school, but their insurance did not cover that therapist. In the end, they chose a psychiatrist, telling themselves that this might be for the best in case medication was required. Matt didn't want to go. ''He said to me, 'Mom, I'm not crazy,''' Cheryl recalled. Mark added: ''I remember telling him, 'Matt, this is good.' We would all love to pay someone to help us work through our problems.''
Look, I'm not judging anyone here, but imho, this kid needed someone to spend some TIME with him, talking about 'stuff', not being palmed off on a bunch of 'professionals' who are NO substitute for someone who gives a damn and is not watching the clock.
They give the impression of typical climbers seeking a bromide solution for every problem, as long as it is not too expensive (insurance picked up the tab, or he would have gone to someone else!--their first choice) or inconvenient.
Puberty has got to be the roughest time for a kid, friendships change, even without a move, your hormones are screaming, you are confronted by situations you just don't know how to handle. You need PARENTS, a mentor, an uncle, grandfather, someone you can bounce stuff off of. Someone to just listen while you sort things out. Someone who gives a damn and isn't there for the paycheck.
I thank God that I had that. I pray for the kids who don't.
Yes, I think drugs are dangerous, especially when you already are going through all the crap I just mentioned. You don't need some junk in your system to add to the confusion, you just might need a friend to help to work things out.