Do SSRI’s have a safe and legitimate, therapeutic role, in half of the psychiatric cases? for which they are prescribed? In 1/10 of them? In any of them? Does anybody know?
Several years ago I was terribly depressed; or, so it seemed. Turns out I was exhausted which led to depression. I dont have an ounce of fat and no matter how badly I felt I worked out, as it seemed to make me feel better. I was given SSRIs and they helped considerably. But the underlying problem wasnt diagnosed because sleep apnea is generally found in fat people. I have a six pack. Finally, a doctor who had sleep apnea suggested a sleep study. I was spending seconds a night in RIM; the sleep you must get to feel rested. With a CPAP and sleep drugs, I no longer needed the SSRIs.
The downside of the SSRIs is they do lead to bizarre behavior and thoughts. Fortunately, I was mature and naturally very calm. I developed a habit of thinking through everything I was about to say or do and was able to perform at a high level in a high stress job. But Id have done better without the SSRIs. Incidentally, they have what is euphemistically referred to as certain sexual side effects. These side effects are annoying, to say the least. Im so glad the problem turned out not to be depression. Depression was just a symptom. And, Im guessing that depression is only a symptom of other underlying causes in the bulk of SSRI users. The problem is that it takes a lot of effort to determine what the underlying cause is so, its easier to treat the symptom.
I think they work for some people, but clearly not for others.
Also they are sneaky with these drugs - I tried a smoking cessation pill which turned out to be an SSRI like prozac. My general doctor gave it to me and never mentioned what it was.
Well, within a few days it felt as if the world was suddenly “not real” - I am not kidding, the strangest feeling I’ve ever had in my life. I discontinued immediately and flushed them down the toilet (I think it was 140 dollars worth). Doctor said, “oh, I should have told you about the possible side effects” (which were things like suicidal ideation).
And I would be described as grounded and a pretty happy person. God only knows if this fell into the hands of some borderline type.
But then, it does fall into the wrong hands all the time, this stuff is handed out like candy.
Also there are almost no MSM stories about this as the media is funded by ads from the companies that make this garbage. So no discussion that drugs may have contributed to Sandy Hook, as they already have to many others. Google “SSRI’s” and “shootings” for more info.
While I am sure some people are helped - we are probably sacrificing (killing) quite a few, generally via suicide. My other question is, are they giving these things to soldiers, as that would be truly evil.