Antidepressants: Risks and Benefits

Over 42 million Americans take antidepressants for depression, panic attacks, ADHD, sleep disorders and smoking cessation.

Some of the common antidepressants are:

  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Cymbalta
  • Effexor
  • Wellbutrin
  • Zyban

All of these drugs have adverse side effects.

The boxed warning for Lexapro states…

The following symptoms, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric. Although a causal link between the emergence of such symptoms and either the worsening of depression and/or the emergence of suicidal impulses has not been established, there is concern that such symptoms may represent precursors to emerging suicidality. [1]

One of the above symptoms, akathisia is...

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"The Myth of The Chemical Imbalance of the Brain Theory"

In 1965, in a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the NIMH’s Joseph Schildkraut put forward a chemical imbalance theory of affective disorders.                                                                                                                                  

It was he said, ‘at best a reductionistic...

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"What You Should Know About the Untold Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medication"

Antipsychotic medication is the first line of treatment for disorders such as schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder as well as ADHD, OCD, Post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.

They are prescribed based on the false story of chemical imbalances in the brain.

The reason it is called a story is because science does not agree with the chemical imbalance hypothesis.

The drugs actually cause a chemical imbalance in the brain.

 Renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD states,

“All drugs that impact on the brain and mind ‘‘work’’ by partially disabling the brain and mind. No psychoactive substance corrects biochemical imbalances or any other real and presumed defects, deficits or disorders of the brain and mind, and none improve the function of the brain or mind. The so-called therapeutic effect is always a disability.”

All medications come with the risk of adverse effects. Some of these side effects are...

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