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Scientists May Have Uncovered Why Antidepressants Cause Suicidal Behavior

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by: Kim Evans
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(NewsTarget) For years, antidepressant drugs have been connected with an increased suicide risk and aggressive behavior - and researchers may have just unknowingly uncovered the reason. A new study has just found that antidepressants are actually decreasing the amount of serotonin in many patients' brains, instead of increasing it as they are meant to. Serotonin is a feel good brain chemical that's thought to be lacking in depression patients, and depression drugs are meant to function by increasing serotonin levels. However, according to Columbia University's Dr. Rene Hen who led the study, in about half of the population "the more antidepressants try to increase serotonin production, the less serotonin (these people) actually produce." So, for half of the population, these drugs would actually be making the condition worse.

This is a conundrum for the makers of antidepressants and the doctors prescribing them; the effects of lowered serotonin levels aren't pretty, particularly on people with already low levels. According to researchers, "lower serotonin function and impulsive/aggressive traits are associated with suicidal acts, including completed suicide." Autopsies of suicide victims have also found lowered levels of serotonin in the frontal cortex region of the brain, compared to those who died of other causes.

After years of antidepressants being associated with increased suicide risks and aggressive behavior, we may finally know why. Now, it'd be interesting to learn if the drugs were having this "opposite effect" on all of people who have killed themselves and others while on the drugs. Perhaps, they were having this "opposite effect" on Eric Harris before he was inspired to shoot his classmates at Columbine. It's likely that a lot of people with missing loved ones would like these answers too.

Aside from speaking loudly about the dangers of antidepressants - the most widely prescribed drugs in the nation - this should tell you something else pretty clearly too. Doctors and drug companies who call themselves authorities on health often have no idea what their drugs are doing to the people who take them.

You'd think at some point during the years of "gold standard" clinical trails the fact that these drugs were having the exact opposite effect as intended on half of the people taking them would have come out. This really points to some pretty glaring deficiencies in the gold standard and all those connected with the process. It should also be a wake up call to anyone taking any pharmaceutical drug that you're simply a guinea pig of the chemical-driven drug companies - no matter what drug you're taking.

In 2008, 164 million prescriptions were written for antidepressant drugs.

More:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews...
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/...
http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/07/09/antidep...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews...
http://www.naturalnews.com/019342_Prozac_sui...
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/...
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/330/...
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355...
http://suicideandmentalhealthassociationinte...

About the author

Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.

Kim's next book chronicles events in her life that happen to match patterns in the Bible. She's also found three places in the Bible that tell us its about these patterns and even asking you to match them.
Here's a little from the upcoming book...
In Isaiah 22:20, it says, "And it must occur in that day that I will call my servant, namely Eliakim." But, because these prophecies are cryptic and they aren't meant to be understood until they are understood, it's only the last three letters.
A few lines later, it says, "From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them."
Here, you just take out any three middle letters, and again, it's the name of the person bringing you this message, or the sacred secret of the prophecy. Actually, if you take those two passages, Kim is about the only name you can get from both of them.
In Numbers 1:1 1:18, it's talking about "the family" and mentions Pagiel. It also twice mentions February 1st, (Kim's birthday) and then says that the youngest is 20 years old. Kim's little sister Paige is currently 20 years old.
In Chronicles 1 11:20 it mentions the brother of Joab and then in the same sentence uses the word brandishing. Kim's middle name is Jo and her older sister's name is Brandi. There are other patterns to her sisters too but these sort of mention them by name.
Of course, it helps if you know that there is a magical spiritual reality available that comes deep cleansing and often major dietary upgrades. It's also why Jesus was teaching the same thing, if you find his teachings in the Essene Gospel of Peace. In this text, he even says things like, "You'll never see the father unless you clean your colon." But, this is paraphrased...
In the Bible Jesus says things more like, happy are those who wash their robes, as they can enter the tree of life. The tree of life is elsewhere explained as God's paradise. He also said, first clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will also be clean.
Kim's book Cleaning Up! is here http://www.cleaningupcleanse.com. You can also preorder The Sacred Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled
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