They helped with my anxiety and depression for a while but gradually I learned through therapy other coping mechanisms. I'm off drugs for two and a half years now! Also exercise can do the same job without the side effects.
There is no safe way to get off SRRI’s and SNRI’s. I was given Cymbalta for nerve damage. It only worsened my pain and has caused me to feel helpless and hopeless. I am part of a group 14,000 strong and growing, both men and women, young and old who are slow-tapering from this POISON, and we all desperately want off.
Yup let's listen to non experts on pharmacology about drugs! And so many dork commenting below thinking they have a medical/science degree. Science is not 'anything goes Religion' your opinion need not apply here. Please refrain from making a jerk of yourself.
Research that was performed by pharmaceutical companies for profit, that was corrupted. For example, they only need 2 positive studies, and if they have to perform 30 trials to get 2 positive ones, that's what they do. Then the 28 bad trials are swept under the carpet. There are other tricks of the trade as well. I recommend Peter Gotzsche's "Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime" if you want to learn all the tricks of research.
omg this lady is really really dumb. ok so ya ssri do lessen the re-uptake but thats because in the people taking it there bodys re-uptake to much the ssri puts them at a normal re-uptake level also its not like you have a lifetime limit of how much serotonin your body can make grrrr. depression is not all in peoples head there is actual medical stuff going on not just mental. this is lady has NO medical training and has no idea what she is talking about and has clearly never suffered from depression and does not understand it. if you are taking anti-depressants please dont stop they are not a cure for depression they are a helping hand to help re-balance the physical side so you can work on the mental side.
Meditating while on mushrooms or dxm works a whole lot better to cure depression and get rid of addictions. impossible to get hooked. 3 shroom trips worked for me to quit cigarettes, another 3 to quit coffee. and depression was long gone at that point.
I work in the mental health field and feel the exact same way. It can be frustrating to see patient's; going through this experience of being hooked on anti-depressants. Which in my State; is the third most popular drug abused.
There are many, and a program can be tailored to your personal needs. The most important one, is learning to breathe and attending your breath. Anxious breaths are shallow and fast, and need to be slowed deepened, deep into the abdomen. I often breathe "into my toes" to turn on parasympathetic nervous system. This is the beginning of Mindfulness training, and essential piece.
Other methods involve taking the energy of anxiety and turning it into excitement: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/03/can-three-words-turn-anxiety-into-success/474909/
Other methods involve exposure therapy - and find that you live through the anxiety. Fear of the fear (secondary fear) is often the key component in panic attacks. If you can break the secondary fear, and realise that fear does not harm or kill you (your response to the fear is where the danger lies) then you know you will live through it. This method also involves separating your physical response (racing heart, sweaty palms, spikes in adrenaline, cold chills) from your actual feelings (it's only a physical response, I don't need to panic).
That's a quick summary of treatments for anxiety. There is no herb or pill that will fix this, though fish oil and magnesium support your system so that you can begin to work through anxiety.
My Mom went this way. It took about 20-30 years, and she is now holding onto her Bible with white knuckles and fear. Apparently, even Jesus can have tachyphylaxis, and cease to be as effective once your being reaches a homeostasis. (the Nicene Creed was created to control the masses by Rome - why do all forms of Christianity still buy that?)
First of all, Ms. White is speaking in absolutes, that all antidepressants are bad and it's very rare to need medication. What specific antidepressants are you referring to? SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, ECT, MAOIs? These are all different classes of medications/treatments that can be used for depression. It's like saying all heart disease medication is dangerous and ineffective, even though there are countless different types. Does she suggest no medication for people with bipolar, schizophrenia, or severe autism? Where do you draw the line between "yep, they're crazy put them in a hospital" and "major depressive disorder isn't a physical problem it doesn't need medication"?
She's already stated that she isn't a medical doctor. Her "logic" and opinions have no weight in comparison to scientific consensus. Should everyone who claims to suffer from depression take medication? no, but just like people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia who need treatment, there are people with clinical depression caused by their physiology, without any influence from their environment.
to claim that every single one of the countless medications to treat depression is dangerous and ineffective is just silly. This is from someone who has tried everything to treat mental health from exercise, meditation, diet, supplements, environmental changes, etc., to various types of medication. I'm not biased at all (it's not fun to try different meds and experience side-effects) but medication can be much more effective than any one of the other treatments I've listed. I've experienced no significant danger with medication and thousands of others can say the same thing.
Yes, all of them. Go to www.survivingantidepressants.org and read the member threads to see how many people are suffering from all classes of these drugs. Many of these drugs are just tweaked versions of previous drugs to keep the patent $$$$$$$$$$$ like venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine, or citalopram and escitalopram.
It's the time factor you are not considering. The longer you are on the drug, the more you will suffer from mysterious ailments that will not be connected to the drug. Restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, the list is over 100 symptoms long, culminating in chronic fatigue, cardiac malfunction, and more. It doesn't matter which drug, really - there will be variances in which neurotransmitters are occupied, or how long the half life is, or strength, but ultimately, all the drugs - including "antipsychotics" and "mood stabilisers" too - mess up multiple systems in order to affect mood.
Only you can change your own mood. Chemicals are, by the very nature of homeostasis, temporary.
It's my understanding the serotonin isn't depleted. It's absorption into the transmitter neuron is inhibited, but not in the receptor neurons. She's making it sound like it's just flushed out of the body or something and admits she's a layman (just as I am). If your life is on hold because you can't use a telephone or ask or answer simple questions or enjoy the company of others due to anxiety, you would be willing to risk these alleged dangers.
Then you take the pills and find out that you cannot get off of them. You find out that your body, over time, is being depleted of nutrients - you are robbing Peter to pay Paul, and your nervous, endocrine, digestive and sexual system are being damaged (40% of people lose sexual function, some of those damages are permanent. Is that worth being able to use the telephone?)
It is better to look at why you can't answer the telephone or answer simple questions - what sort of life changes need to be made in order to function better. There are millions of traumas and stressors - everyone is individual - that can cause the conflict in your being that cause depression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPx0nN6aQj0
IF you are withdrawing from a SSRI, there is a herb you can take called Kanna that will pretty much eliminate all withdrawal symptoms. Do not take Kanna with your medication but if you haven't taken it in a while and your are in withdrawals, all you need is a pinch of this herb and it will make you feel normal again. I tried this on my friend who was experiencing Zoloft withdrawals and it made him feel 100% back to normal. Kanna is a natural SSRI which is the reason it works so well.
Antidepressants should be reduced slowly. American psychiatrists rip people off suddenly, or the patient runs out of insurance, they get their anti depressants stopped suddenly..., that is what is dangerous.
Dr Nancy White has spoken the truth about antidepressants and has reflected the facts that other highly qualified doctors like the great Dr Peter Breggin has expressed. Dr Breggin is a Harvard trained psychiatrist who has been warning people of the dangers of "antidepressants" and other psychiatric drugs for years. And he is far from being alone in this. There is a plethora of information proving beyond all shadow of doubt that these drugs have harmed - and killed - enormous numbers of people. The drug companies are NOT health CARE companies - they are profiteers. They are guilty of far too many crimes against humanity - and these facts too are very easy to research.
Aaaaah the good old natural fallacy. To think that some cures are better then others because they don't involve man made chemicals is incorrect. Go check out how mental patients were treated in the past and you'll realise how incredibly ignorant it is to think like that. I'm not saying drugs are the only thing needed when facing depression or anxiety but they do help millions of people and are safe when used in a responsible manner. The problem in the US seems to be that people often are prescribed these drugs with little or no additional support or follow-up.
Pills are cheaper, too, than real care. Pills are easier for the family, too - just take your drugs and don't tell me about the bullies or how you want a fair go in life. The docs and pharma are not the only ones complicit in the prescription crisis.
Safe and responsible? At www.survivingantidepressants.org, I see hundreds of people who have been harmed by these "safe" and "responsible" uses of these drugs. The protocols are taught to the doctors by the pharmaceutical companies - what could possibly be wrong with this model?
boijorzee they are also prescribed these drugs because of doctors who get BIG pay back from the pharmaceutical companies, pills instead of care, pills to combat all the unhealthy lifestyles and chemical poisons we ingest thru the contaminated foods we eat because the corrupt FDA allows corporations to add anything they want to The food for bigger profits, and Congress allows corporations to dump millions of tons of pollutants in to the air water and soil systems for bigger profits , all that stuff plus alcohol tobacco and drug use and a 24/7 fast paced environment lead to so many health problems, trying to solve it all with a pill that has it's own ill effects on your mind and body will never work, people need to change their lifestyles and Congress needs to make the changes to make people's lives better, so they can get off the 24/7 rat wheel of trying to keep up with the Jones's . make education system better, cut taxes, teach children not to become a cog In the consumer driven borrow to get what you want interest based financial system, so people can. slow down and be families again and cure our godless divorced alcoholic weed soaked tobacco addicted obese stressed out debt slave society.
I've seen both videos on the channel on how SSRIs are "dangerous," and I have to say I disagree with them because they run on the assumption that SSRIs are marketed as a cure for depression when I've never seen that interpretation of them in advertising. SSRIs are only supposed to stabilize the patient while they get help from therapy (and find the root causes of their depression), eating right, and actually getting off their butt and doing things. Eventually, when the time is right, the patient will no longer have to take the SSRIs because they'll be in a better mental state. (I should know, I was finally taken off Luvox last week because I've been feeling great about myself lately.) I completely agree that being off pills should always be the goal, but I don't see the problem in taking pills as the *first step* to recovery.
Try this one: http://bigthink.com/devil-in-the-data/does-depression-go-away-on-its-own one of many. Most depressions clear up on their own. The more you drug a depression the more chronic and difficult it becomes. It is rare to find an undrugged depression these days, as the drugs are handed out freely for all kinds of human problems.
Except that they change your neurotransmitters and sensitivity. Use of the drugs increases the occurrence of long term chronic depression and treatment resistant depression. Additionally, they block feelings, so that the therapy is actually *less* effective when on the drugs. Instead of watching videos on YouTube, read Robert Whitaker's excellent "Anatomy of an Epidemic" to see how the drugs correlate - if not cause - long term problems. The longer you use them, the longer the problem.
Additionally, withdrawal is huge - even if you only use the drugs for 3 months, they get their hooks in you (restructure your neurotransmitters) and then you can have trouble withdrawing from them. I've known people who have been screwed up after just one pill. The NNT (Number Needed to Treat) is 8 people for 1 person to get "good effect" from an antidepressant. That means 7/8 of people just suffer the side effects and withdrawal effects for no good reason.
Additionally, most depressions shift and move after 3-6 months anyway. So why put damaging chemicals into your system? They are not like aspirin, they don't just go away when you stop taking them: they change things.
Oh so she starts by saying she is not a medical doctor but can make assertions as to the danger of SSRIs...got it.
Also no evidence whatsoever has been presented here. No research nothing, just assertions from one person who once again IS NOT a doctor
The doctors haven't done the studies, either, pharmaceutical companies have. I suggest you look at videos by Dr. Ben Goldacre on "Bad Medicine" (he's written books, too), and there are plenty of other Doctors and Psychiatrists who are willing to speak Truth. Dr. David Healy, Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Dr. Irving Kirsch, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, Dr. Peter Breggin, Dr. Kelly Brogan, even the former head of the DSM committee, Dr. Allan Frances. If you can stand reading material by a layman, medical reporter Robert Whitaker has written an excellent summary of trends in prescribing and increase in illness. Or, if you want to listen to the Gold Standard in Medical Research, look up Dr. Peter Gotzsche's writings and videos. Science is the ability to take in new information and revise your protocols, not defending the old protocols no matter what.
and please, dont do vlogs and educational videos when you have no knowledge yet. Einstein once said "information is not knowledge"....only experience is knowledge. You are still a student. Don't poison the internet further with you wannabe clever remarks that are as hollow as a plastic straw in an empty coke can. First become the truth before claiming it to be what you speak through opinion and nothing more than "information" you have read in your text books.
I am on anti-depressants and had a blade to my throat last night...pressing...I am unstable, more depressed, have no friends since i started taking them 2 years ago all my friends have been dispersed..i now lock myself in my room, threaten my family with murder, and wish to kill myself due to what ive become....and guess what...stopping taking these pills makes you even more crazy. Pharmaceutical companies would be putting themselves out of business if their pills worked...they are designed to screw you up more.....so that Rockafella or whoever owns the pharmaceutical industry can make profits off peoples crumbling existences and crumbling mental states. Med student hey?? surely you have enough of an IQ to see that profit is all that matters in business, not death, not insanity, not murder, not pain, not suicide.......just..."how can we get them to buy more medicine"?
1FuZzToNe1 a had some anxiety attacks a while back, i found that prayer, staying away from caffine getting more rest, cutting down on nicotine watching what I ate, and listening to certain songs could help me thru the day, the prayer helped the most but you can't always stop what your doing in most cases and just go pray, but you can listen to some music, or run the lyrics thru your mind even when listening is not an option, I had several songs for each time of day or task I was trying to accomplish, i.e.. getting motivated to get up and out of bed, to get my mind to concentrate on work, even to get to sleep, one of the ones that helped the most was Robert Plants version of Darkness Darkness,... give it a listen it really helped when I needed to sleep but my mind wouldn't shut down with all the worry.
Pizza with Antidepressant toppings the drug companies would sell for sure if there were money in it to hell with the people .I'm taking valium and an Antidepressant it helps but it causes me to be more mental ill at times ......Yep,there is no difference from a druggy and a person on psychiatric drugs they are all dangerous they are addictive and both share psychiatric wowes.If a person has no psychiatric problems and is addicted to drugs that person will develop some kind of psychiatric problem.A person with a psychiatric problem that takes psychiatric drugs will have both a psychiatric problem and a drug problem witch adds to the initial problem the patent gets a double wame.This is only my opinion i feel an accurate one at that i am person that as been mental ill for 28 years and counting. Good luck to all that are disadvantaged.....Yep
So now you take a drug to counteract the first drug you took. After 6 years, you are starting to damage your endocrine and digestive system. You have likely numbed your ability to feel emotion, and therefore empathy with others. It's only a matter of time before your lexapro (one of the strongest SSRI's out there) will backfire on you.
The serotonin IS getting blocked, by floride. Calcifying your pineal gland. Prozac IS floride, dumbing people down. The gov is laughing their butts off, the public is voluntarily taking floride, just like hitler gave the Jews.
One of the key reasons so many react inappropriately to psych meds, including antidepressants, is the fact that so few appreciate exactly what goes on biomedically w the meds in the first place. Without serotonin available synaptically the meds have nothing to collect, and thus they cause side effects. So many w chronic psych issues do suffer w comorbid chronic metabolic problems that too often go completely unrecognized.
Antidepressants are TERRIBLY dangerous. My mama started on Wellbutrin in 1992. By the time I was in middleschool, they had her taking Wellbutrin and Paxil - one at night and one in the morning. She was getting dumber over the years and said it was because she was getting older (she wasn't yet 50!). She died in September 2012 and I miss the real mama I had when I was a little girl. She abused the drugs, too. However, the doctors wouldn't listen to my sister or me.
What if you are forced against your will to take 75g of Venlafaxine even though a qualified psychiatrist knows you are not depressed ? Look up Beware of effexor on you tube, isn't it an abuse of power and a violation of the human right to refuse meds ?
IF anyone is depressed just eat peanuts, which contains niacin and then see how depressed you after - make sure its Organic. Like every single shooter they are ALL on Antidepressants, even the "joker" was on them......
After years of research for natural antidepressants, here is what is most effective for depression, as far as my personal experience : 5-HTP (time release), St Johns Wort (with hyperforin) , Sam-e, Saffron, and most importantly, a healthy diet. And exercise!!!
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.