Index of Antidepressant Induced Suicide and Violence
Posted by wordforit on April 9, 2008
Who knew there were so many prescription drug related crimes? Not long ago, I posted “Medicated Child/Silent Insanity“, with extensive information and links, in an effort to alert others about the exorbitant use of psychiatric medications, especially in the United States, leading at an 80% worldwide consumption.
I certainly do not want to offfend others, or seem unsympathetic but we really need to get a handle on ourselves! I am not speaking solely from what I have learned in the years of studying this phenomenon from varied sources. My concern is borne of experience, and one reason why I am so certain that God can and will help those who trust Him.
Exceprt from SSRI Stories home page:
“This website is a collection of 2200+ news stories with the full media article available, mainly criminal in nature, that have appeared in the media (newspapers, TV, scientific journals) or that were part of FDA testimony in either 1991, 2004 or 2006, in which antidepressants are mentioned.
Antidepressants have been recognized as potential inducers of mania and psychosis since their introduction in the 1950s. Klein and Fink1 described psychosis as an adverse effect of the older tricyclic antidepressant imipramine. Since the introduction of Prozac in December, 1987, there has been a massive increase in the number of people taking antidepressants. Preda and Bowers2 reported that over 200,000 people a year enter a hospital with antidepressant-associated mania and/or psychosis. The subsequent harm from this prescribing can be seen in these 2200+ stories.
This web site focuses on the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), of which Prozac was the first. Other SSRIs are Zoloft, Paxil (Seroxat), Celexa, Sarafem (Prozac in a pink pill), Lexapro, and Luvox. Other newer antidepressants included in this list are Remeron, Anafranil and the SNRIs Effexor, Serzone and Cymbalta as well as the dopamine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant Wellbutrin (also marketed as Zyban).
. . . There is a grave concern among advocates that adverse reactions are greatly underestimated by the public, the medical profession and the regulatory authorities. Each of these stories in our list can be interpreted as an adverse reaction and in most cases we have highlighted the portion of the article that refers to evidence of bizarre behavioral change consistent with drug reaction. In some stories causation is acknowledged and the juxtaposition of these stories with those where it goes unrecognized as well as the repetition of themes and circumstances is chilling. If indeed medications played a significant role in all these tragedies, then this is a public health problem of epidemic proportions on a global scale.”