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Antidepressants burden users with extreme side-effects

11/30/2016 - There is a growing body of evidence indicating that taking SSRI antidepressants is far more dangerous than previously thought – both in their psychological and physical effects. A group of former antidepressant users recently appeared before the British Parliament to relate their experiences...

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to childhood speech impediments

10/20/2016 - Pregnancy can be hard for many women. But the seemingly innocuous use of antidepressant drugs during those long-haul days of morning sickness and strange food cravings could have negative developmental effects on their unborn children, even long after these little ones exit the womb. A new study...

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy adversely affects babies' brain chemistry, finds study

6/24/2016 - There is now another reason to be concerned about the effects of antidepressant use, particularly if you're pregnant. A new study out of the Helsinki University Children's Hospital has uncovered a link between the use of antidepressants by pregnant women, and brain abnormalities in their newborns. Unfortunately,...

Antidepressants consumed during pregnancy lead to longer umbilical cords... which means less oxygen for your baby

6/9/2016 - Although most people consider pregnancy a time of happiness and joy, that's not the reality for all mothers-to-be. Depression affects up to 19 percent of pregnant women. Approximately 7 to 9 percent of expectant mothers consume antidepressants during pregnancy. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor...

SSRI drugs found to cause osteoporosis in pregnant mothers

6/6/2016 - Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy and breast feeding to treat depression, can lead to decreased bone density in mothers, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 98th annual meeting in Boston. "SSRIs are the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants,...

Antidepressants linked to premature births

5/28/2016 - Even though studies have already linked SSRI use during pregnancy to birth defects and autism in children, the pills are continually and dangerously prescribed to pregnant women. Common SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft artificially increase serotonin levels in the person's brain by blocking the natural...

Alcohol is drastically amplifying depression among Americans when combined with already dangerous antidepressants

5/20/2016 - We've all read warning labels about combining alcohol with various medications, but the mixing of booze and antidepressants is particularly dangerous, and can exacerbate the symptoms of the disease, while increasing the side effects of these already dangerous drugs. At any given time, around 5 percent...

Nutritional supplements shown to reduce symptoms of depression, potentially rendering antidepressant medications obsolete

4/25/2016 10:23:31 AM - Although antidepressant use is at an all time high, so too are suicide rates. Fortunately, where antidepressants fall short, nature might have the cure. According to a recent international study, nutritional supplements can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, which has the potential to render...

'Evidence-based medicine' a total joke as most SSRI antidepressants are prescribed for non-approval, non-tested health conditions

2/11/2016 - The prescription and use of antidepressants in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past several decades, but research shows that a significant percentage of this legally sanctioned drug abuse has nothing to do with depression. Many doctors are now prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)...

Prenatal exposure to SSRI antidepressants changes brain wiring, causes anxiety and depression in adults

1/5/2016 - The dangers of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Lexapro are once again highlighted in a new study, which found that the use of these brain-altering drugs during pregnancy can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on offspring, with mothers basically passing the...

Taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy more than doubles autism risk, study finds

12/17/2015 - While vaccines, pesticides and other industrial contaminants have been publicly linked to the onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we're now beginning to learn about the relationship between commonly prescribed anti-depressants and the often-severe developmental disability that astoundingly impacts one...

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doubles child's autism risk

6/4/2014 - Antidepressant medications like SSRIs detach users from reality by modifying neurotransmitter levels of serotonin. According to a new study, if these brain chemistry manipulators are taken during pregnancy, they may also detach offspring from reality, inviting newborns into a new age of autism spectrum...

SSRIs taken during pregnancy may cause autism

5/1/2014 - A study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, otherwise known as SSRIs -- which are frequently prescribed for depression, anxiety and other mental disorders -- was associated...

Report: Many urban tap water systems loaded with SSRI antidepressant drugs

4/12/2013 - As you may recall, the Associated Press (AP) released the results of a groundbreaking investigation it conducted back in 2008 concerning the presence of pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply. In this report, it was revealed that at least 41 million Americans are exposed daily to tap water containing...

Top-selling antidepressants double your bone fracture risk

3/15/2013 - Pharmaceutical antidepressants are usually among a class of varied chemicals known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is the feel good central nervous system neurotransmitter that is produced in the body. The phrase re-uptake inhibitor is confusing to most of us laypersons....

Study shows antidepressants increase rare stroke risk

10/23/2012 - If you take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression symptoms, you could be significantly upping your risk of suffering a rare form of stroke. These are the findings of a new study recently published in the journal Neurology, which found that people who take antidepressant...

Depression drugs linked to falls in elderly

1/23/2012 - Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly population of adults over 65 years of age. A recent study found that elderly people who suffer from dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants. Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently...

SSRI horrors grow: women who take popular antidepressants risk babies with severe high blood pressure

1/12/2012 4:04:25 PM - Although Big Pharma and mainstream medicine continue to push antidepressants, especially the type known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Paxil and Prozac, the documented risks and side effects of these drugs remain often ignored. While it's true the FDA finally acknowledged...

Common painkillers block supposed benefits of SSRI antidepressants, says research

9/26/2011 - Some mainstream articles have reported on how non-prescription pain killers block the benefits of prescription SSRI anti-depressants. This information could be a Big Pharma ruse to deflect legal liability of their lethal side effects. Suicidal and homicidal side effects continue among those using anti-depressants....

New SSRI warning: antidepressants increase risk of stroke and death

12/31/2009 - As NaturalNews previously reported (http://www.naturalnews.com/027054_drugs_antidepressants_health.html), the U.S. is a nation on mind altering antidepressant drugs. An astounding number of Americans, some 27 million, are now taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part V

8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...

Suicide Prevention Drug Pushing Racket - Part II

8/21/2009 - This is part two of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. You can read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026789_suicide_suicide_prevention_Eli_Lilly.html A recent study in the April 2009, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety journal found no change in the suicide rate in teens as a result...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part II

7/27/2009 - This is part two of an investigative series on The Mothers Act by Evelyn Pringle. Read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part I

7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously. Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...

SSRI Antidepressants Linked To Male Infertility

6/21/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning a few years ago that pregnant women taking the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant paroxetine risk giving birth to infants with major birth defects, including heart abnormalities (http://www.naturalnews.com/021225_Paxil_pregnant_women_SSRIs.html)....

Shootings in Germany, Alabama Underscore Violent Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

3/11/2009 - A 17-year-old former student opened fire near Stuttgart, Germany, killing at least 16 people. The teenager was a former student at a Winnenden school, where he initiated the shooting spree. Three teachers and at least 10 students were killed by his actions. The media is reporting that Tim Kretschmer,...

Chemically-Induced Suicide: 80 Percent of Suicide Victims Took Antidepressant Drugs

2/28/2008 - A Swedish writer has accused the National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) of covering up evidence suggesting a connection between psychiatric drugs and suicide. Under a recent law, Swedish health-care providers must fill out reports on all suicides committed by patients under their care or within...

TeenScreen - Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill

8/23/2006 - Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders chosen...

Do Antidepressants Cure or Create Abnormal Brain States? (PLoS Medicine)

6/12/2006 - Editor's note: This is a technical article reprinted, with permission, from the PLoS Medicine Journal (a peer-reviewed, open-access medical journal that's bucking the system by daring to print the truth about drugs, depression and pharmaceuticals). This is not casual reading, but if you want to learn...

Experts say antidepressant drugs cause suicides instead of preventing them

4/10/2006 - In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to American Medical Publishing's Prescription Medicines, Side Effects...

Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans - interview with Robert Whitaker

8/27/2005 - The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California. The interview is conducted by Terry Messman, editor...

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