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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

HARMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Antidepressants increase the risk of seizure 1.5 to 5.4-fold

Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of seizures / epilepsy according to a study from UK researchers.

The increased risk of seizures is as follows:

                                                                                                                                           
AntidepressantIncreased Risk of Seizure
Amitriptyline (Elavil)1.9-fold
Dosulepin2.2-fold
Lofepramine 3.1-fold
Trazodone5.4-fold
Citalopram (Celexa)2.0-fold
Escitalopram (Lexapro)1.5-fold
Fluoxetine (Prozac)1.5-fold
Paroxetine (Paxil)2.0-fold
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1.6-fold
Venlafaxine (Effexor)2.8-fold

 

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 1:22 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatric drug use could be reduced by 98 percent, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“I believe we could reduce our current usage of psychotropic drugs by 98% and at the same time improve people‚Äôs mental health and survival (see Chapter 14),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

“The most important reason for the current drug disaster it is that leading psychiatrists have allowed the drug industry to corrupt their academic discipline and themselves.”

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

There is a Huge Epidemic of drug overuse with SSRI’s, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“We have repeated the same mistakes with the SSRIs that we made with benzodiazepines, and before them with barbiturates,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

“We have created a huge epidemic of drug overuse with just as many drug addicts on SSRIs as on benzodiazepines (see Chapter 12).”

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatrists Think Psychiatric Drugs Are Effective, Patients Do NOT, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“[Double-blind studies] have rather consistently shown that it is the psychiatrists that think their drugs are effective, not the patients (see Chapter 3),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

It Is Doubtful Whether Antidepressants Are Effective For Depression, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“Cochrane reviews have shown that it is doubtful whether antidepressants are effective for depression (see Chapter 3) and whether antipsychotics are effective for schizophrenia (see Chapter 6),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

SSRI’s Kill One Of 28 People Above 65 Years Of Age Treated For One Year, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“The facts are that SSRI’s kill one of 28 people above 65 years of age treated for one year; that half of the patients get sexual side effects; and that half of the patients have difficulty stopping antidepressants because they become dependent on them (see Chapter 3),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Many People Suffer Disabling Symptoms For Years Following Antidepressant Withdrawal, Peter Gotzsche

“Furthermore, members of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry explained in Lancet Psychiatry that British withdrawal-support charities report alarming numbers of people suffering disabling symptoms for multiple years following withdrawal from antidepressants,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Prescriptions for antidepressants written in 3 minutes or less, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“A 1993 study in the United States by the Rand Corporation showed that: Over half the physicians wrote prescriptions after discussing depression with patients for three minutes or less,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 2 What does it mean to be mentally ill? of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

SEIZURES

Seizures 60-70% more common in those who are underweight or extremely obese

Seizures are 60 percent more common in people who are extremely obese, that is have a BMI of 40 or more, than those who are normal weight, and 70 percent more common in those who are underweight with a BMI of less than 18.5 according to a new study.

The incidence of seizures is similar for people who are obese, that is with a BMI of 30 or more, compared to people who are normal weight with a BMI of 18.5 to 25. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 6:05 am | [0] comments
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