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  • Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists.

    06/13/2016 8:07:56 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/08/2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/08/antidepressants-in-young-people-may-do-more-harm-than-good-warn/ *"researchers at Oxford University who carried out the review said effectiveness and safety of antidepressants taken by children and teenagers remained unclear because of the poor design and selective reporting of trials, which were mostly funded by drug companies."
  • WHY KIDS KILL? PROZAC AND ALTERNATIVES

    06/18/2015 7:17:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 26 replies
    Church of Scientology's CCHR; Dr L Wilson.com ^ | Scientology's CCHR, Lawrence Wilson, M.D.
    Causes for childhood depression, anxiety and attention deficit range from nutritional imbalances and chemical exposure to home and school problems. Instead of addressing causes, many doctors and psychologists treat the symptoms with powerful medications. Today, almost nine million children, or almost one out of every five American children, take psychoactive drugs for their behavior disorders, many of which are questionable diagnoses. SIDE EFFECTS OF PROZAC Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, and Zoloft belong to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI's. These drugs can induce akathisia - mental and physical agitation that sparks self-destructive, violent behavior. They...
  • CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof, Born in 1994

    06/18/2015 7:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 355 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof 5′ 9″ 120 poundsDriving a 2000 Hyundai ELantra GS License plate: LGF330He is from the Columbia area.He’s been arrested before:Profile OverviewFirst Name: DYLANN Last Name: ROOF Middle Name: STORM Gender: Male Race: White Arrest Date: 2015-02-28 12:00:00 Age: 20 Agency: LCSD Dob: 1994-04-03 00:00:00 Birth Year: 1994MORE PHOTOS— I just found this. I believe this is him. DYLANN STORM ROOF. pic.twitter.com/F15RZnZitw— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 18, 2015 Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in Lexington county a couple of months ago. He was arrested on drug charges. CONFIRMED: Suspect is Dylann Storm Roof, from Columbia...
  • Anti-depressant [Paxil/Paroxetine/Seroxat] can also help repair failing hearts

    03/04/2015 7:43:48 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | FIONA MACRAE
    Pills used to treat depression also help mend ailing hearts, a study has found. Seroxat, a widely-used anti-depressant, worked far better than the standard treatment for heart failure. The so-called happy pills not only stopped the heart from deteriorating further they actually helped mend it.
  • Almost All Mass Shootings Have This in Common And It Has Nothing to Do With Guns

    10/22/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Liberals would have Americans believe that mass shootings are caused by the ready access to firearms in the United States. If that were true, however, it would not explain why over nine out of 10 mass shootings occur in areas where it is more difficult to own or carry a firearm, as a recent study proved. Nor would it explain why mass murders committed with guns, which outnumber bicycles in the United States by a factor of three-to-one, are responsible for about 4% as many deaths as bicycle accidents. There is, however, a possible link between mass murderers who use...
  • Antidepressant Could Be Prophylactic for Alzheimers

    05/15/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    the-scientist ^ | May 14, 2014 | Rina Shaikh-Lesko
    An antidepressant drug appears to deter the formation of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimers disease, according to a study published today (May 14) in Science Translational Medicine. A team led by Yvette Sheline of the University of Pennsylvania studied the effects of citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), on mice and a small group of people.Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles can be found in the brains of Alzheimers patients, but its not clear if the plaques are precursors to neurodegenerative problems or an effect of them. Citalopram, which is marketed as Celexa and Cipramil, is typically used to treat...
  • 1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

    04/17/2014 6:11:13 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 37 replies
    PsychCentral ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rick Nauert
    A new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that early prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, and other disorders increased the risk for ASD three-fold. Common SSRIs include citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), and sertraline (Zoloft). The study of 1,000 mother-child pairs is published in the online edition of Pediatrics. In the study, investigators analyzed data from large samples of ASD and...
  • Caring for the next Miriam Carey

    10/17/2013 6:08:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 09, 2013 | Rada K. Dagher
    Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What mental illness did she suffer from? Ms. Carey's mother said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum depression after her baby was born, and months later she was hospitalized for feeling sick and depressed. Some media outlets took that to mean that postpartum depression was behind Ms. Carey's erratic behavior. These assumptions threaten to stigmatize...
  • Americans 'snapping' by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)

    04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a fundamental transformation that much everyone knows. But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in todays America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends: Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the worlds greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat; Fully one-third of the nations employees suffer chronic debilitating...
  • NY Gun Confiscation Underway Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol Owner ID & Firearms

    04/10/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dan Roberts
    Remember all those who denied that firearms confiscation as a result of New Yorks new gun laws was too insane to even consider? That it was strictly in the realm of paranoid conspiracy theorists and the it cant happen here crowd? Those were and remain some of the standard replies to anyone who even thought about the possibility, let alone gave voice to it, despite the fact that Gov Cuomo and numerous other officials made public comments about such a plan, as I discussed in my article Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back . Elected...
  • A Form of Gun Confiscation Has Reportedly Begun in New York State

    04/09/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT · by rmlew · 90 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 9, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Despite promises from the president and a host of other politicians who are pushing for more gun control that nobody is coming for your guns, the confiscation of guns and gun permits has apparently started in some form in New York State. One attorney representing several people who have been forced to surrender their guns spoke with TheBlaze and alerted us to some disturbing facts: Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases How did confiscation start happening...
  • Suicides and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep Happening

    02/13/2013 11:12:14 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    MedicationSense.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jay S. Cohen M.D.
    Suicides and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep Happening -- And Why They Will Continue Underlying Causes That Continue to Be Ignored by Mainstream Medicine and the Media From almost the day that they were introduced in the late 1980s and early 1990s, sudden, unexpected suicides and homicides have been reported in patients taking serotonin-enhancing antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. I'm not surprised this problem hasn't disappeared, nor will it unless we look deeper. I never hesitate to say that these drugs -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) -- help millions of people....
  • Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work

    01/31/2013 6:11:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Niami Herald ^ | 01.31.13 | LINDA A. JOHNSON
    AP BUSINESS WRITER TRENTON, N.J. -- The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill and that patients who took it should be reimbursed for their costs. --snip-- He said Pfizer produced two studies showing Zoloft worked better than placebo - the FDA's requirement for approval - but most Zoloft studies showed its effect was the same as a placebo. Dr. Michael Thase, who heads the mood and anxiety disorders program at the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, said research by others using the same unpublished...
  • School Shootings and SSRI Antidepressants

    12/18/2012 10:33:31 AM PST · by Dead Dog · 29 replies
    The report [51] provided a clinical window into the development of obsessive violence and a school shooter mentality. A twelve-year-old boy on fluoxetine developed nightmares about becoming a school shooter and then began to lose track of reality concerning these events. This case occurred in a controlled clinical trial and the investigators did not know that the child was getting fluoxetine until they broke the double-blind code. The childs reaction occurred long before any of the well-known school shootings had taken place. Therefore, his reaction was not inspired by the school shootings; it was not a copycat: [51] R. King,...
  • The day Christmas died (Newtown Massacre)

    12/18/2012 9:50:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Barbara Simpson
    Exclusive: Barbara Simpson questions role of prescription meds in shootings The countdown had begun. Christmas Eve was just 10 days away. For the children, excitement was building, as it should. Then, in a burst of what can only be described as naked evil, it was over. What had begun as a normal school day took a turn no one could have anticipated or even imagined. Sandy Hook Elementary School, grades K through 4, in the quiet village of Newtown, Conn., became the target of a plot that was carried out with diabolical accuracy that turned classrooms into a charnel house....
  • Popular Drugs May Help Only Severe Depression

    01/24/2010 1:28:55 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 11 replies · 672+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 5 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Some widely prescribed drugs for depression provide relief in extreme cases but are no more effective than placebo pills for most patients, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. The latest study may settle a debate about drugs like Prozac. The findings could help settle a longstanding debate about antidepressants. While the study does not imply that the drugs are worthless for anyone with moderate to serious depression many such people do seem to benefit it does provide one likely explanation for the sharp disagreement among experts about the drugs overall effectiveness.
  • Against Depression, a Sugar Pill Is Hard to Beat

    08/15/2008 3:56:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies · 176+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2002 | Shankar Vedantam
    Against Depression, a Sugar Pill Is Hard to Beat Placebos Improve Mood, Change Brain Chemistry in Majority of Trials of Antidepressants By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, May 7, 2002; Page A01 A new analysis has found that in the majority of trials conducted by drug companies in recent decades, sugar pills have done as well as -- or better than -- antidepressants.Companies have had to conduct numerous trials to get two that show a positive result, which is the Food and Drug Administration's minimum for approval. What's more, the sugar pills, or placebos, cause profound changes in...
  • Fraud in Medical Research - GSK Bribes Exposed

    02/16/2009 9:46:15 AM PST · by drashok · 5 replies · 667+ views
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article556899.ece ^ | August 22, 2005 | Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor
    Systematic Consumer Fraud by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)in conspiracy with researchers who were bribed to suppress or obscure suicide risk data during clinical trials of one of the highest selling medicines-Paroxetine.
  • Antidepressants may damage more sex lives

    12/15/2008 6:33:47 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies · 1,148+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 December 2008 | Carey Goldberg
    Such sexual symptoms have long been known side effects of the popular Prozac class of antidepressants, but a growing body of research suggests that they are far more common than previously thought, perhaps affecting half or more of patients. And a handful of recent medical and psychological journal articles document a small number of cases in which sexual problems remain even after a patient goes off the drugs. "This is such an upsetting issue," said Aline Zoldbrod, a Lexington psychologist and sex therapist. "There are people for whom SSRIs are really life-saving, I think, but the idea that someone would...
  • Is Mad Moneys Jim Cramer, a Big Democratic Donor, Deliberately Feeding Panic?

    10/08/2008 6:25:04 PM PDT · by vadum · 51 replies · 1,809+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 6, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Is TV stock picker Jim Cramer, a longtime Democratic donor, doing his best to spread hysteria in the stock market? Today before the market opened Cramer sounded almost apocalyptic, and before the trading day was over, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was below 10,000 for the first time since 2004. According to MSNBC.com: Bullish investors should turn into shrinking violets as the stock market continues its shocking downward spiral, CNBCs Mad Money host Jim Cramer told Ann Curry on TODAY Monday. In what Curry called a dramatic statement, Cramer emphatically urged any investor who has money they may need in...