Posted 11 October 2004 - 05:26 PM
Yup.....the drug companies make the drugs, and the doctors don't even seem to understand the horrific side effects. Most of the time, they up the dosage when it's obvious the person on the drug is being driven mad. Then, when they commit suicide or kill someone, well, they were just wacko nuts. Dr. Glenmullen and Dr. Ann Blake Tracy have both written excellent books about what the drugs do, and how they effect the body.
Sadly, most doctors aren't even educated about such matters. To make matters worse, it was very obvious in clinical trials that there were major problems with SSRI's because people had to be given anti-anxiety medication in order to continue the trials. That information was suppressed from the public. Both Dr. Glenmullen and Dr. Tracy have that information in their books, but who knew that? Nobody, that's who.
SSRIs cause cortisol to spike heavily in the bloodstream, and that in turn causes extreme aggression and a chemically induced akathesia, which means that people who take an SSRI have a nervous system on extreme overload. It's a potentially dangerous situation because people are being chemically induced to be extremely violent. Again....doctors don't seem to understand that when patients begin to talk about suicidal ideation (and they weren't suicidal BEFORE going on the drug), it's because the drug is causing it. Most times, the doctors just increase the dosage.
It's a tragedy, actually. So many lawsuits have been filed against SSRI makers it's not funny. And how many people have killed themselves or others because of this drug.....unbelievable. And the public have just been guinea pigs.