Friday, April 03, 2015

Nearly 70% of People Taking Anti-depressants May Not Actually Have Depression

More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may NOT actually have depression': Doctors discover many do not meet the official criteria

  • *Study analysed those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • *Found 69% did not meet the criteria for clinical depression
  • *And 38% did not meet the criteria for other mental conditions like anxiety 
  • *Experts: 'Drugs are prescribed without an evidence-based diagnosis'

That's not surprising to me. The problem is that the entire thing is wholly subjective: based on what the customer "feels" and what the therapist personally  judges as meeting the requirements. No medical tests are needed. How can they? Thoughts and emotions are subjective and ever-changing based on multiple factors (diet, activity, relationships, work, etc). Drugs are the easiest way to "solve" the problem. However they don't solve the problem and usually create new ones.

More info here.

1 comment:

lyn said...

Amen, well said. Psychotropic and antipsychotic drugs are more harmful than most realize. As if that were not enough, there's more and more evidence coming out against vaccinations - you may be interested in this four part series by Dr. Susanne Humphries on the matter, here's the link to part one -
There are many videos by Dr. Humphries that are worth watching. There's also a short documentary on this subject, as well as the harmful gmo's in the food we eat, available to purchase at