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Suicides among patients taking antidepressants on the rise despite black box warnings

6/26/2014 - The damaging effects of America's most popular class of pharmaceutical drugs, antidepressants, are highlighted in a new study out of Harvard University. Researchers there found that suicides, particularly among teens, have risen dramatically in recent years, despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

GMOs and the suicide epidemic affecting Indian farmers

5/18/2014 - For years, it was little spoken of within the country's own borders, but India is suffering from an escalating suicide epidemic that is gaining attention both internationally and in a new book by Seattle University journalism professor Sonora Jha. Entitled Foreign, the fiction piece tells the very real...

SSRIs: The gateway drug to mass murder

4/24/2014 - There are still some segments of society hung up on the issue of ending cannabis prohibition due to an unfounded fear that the seed-bearing plant is somehow a "gateway drug" that leads to a life of vice and crime. But the real gateway substances that we should all be worried about, and perhaps the ones...

Man who convinced online strangers to commit suicide has conviction reversed

4/5/2014 - A Minnesota man who once trolled the Internet disguised as a "depressed" female nurse was improperly convicted of encouraging others to commit suicide, the state's highest court has ruled. In a 27-page opinion, the Minnesota Supreme Court described how the man, William Melchert-Dinkel, of Fairbault,...

Marijuana legalization leads to fewer suicides

2/11/2014 - In a culture so saturated in chemicals and synthetics, pesticides and plastics, fragrances and heavy metals, it can be very easy for a person to accumulate a toxic overload in the body and not even know it. Environmental toxins wearing people thin This toxic overload shows up in people's facial...

Lamestream media promotes total lie about NFL player suicide 'epidemic'

1/17/2014 - Love it or hate it, the National Football League is the most successful professional sports franchise in the history of the country, grossing something like $9.5 billion annually. This figure is important, as I'll point out in a moment. First, a little background. In case you haven't been following...

Antipsychotic meds make children three times more likely to develop diabetes, increase suicide rates 20 fold

8/29/2013 - Two detailed studies shine light on the devastating side effects that antipsychotic medications have on children and adolescents. One study, recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports that children on anti-psychotic medications are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The other study...

Increased suicide rate in military blamed on conditions other than combat and prescription drug abuse

8/23/2013 - As Natural News has reported in the past, there has been a tragic side effect tied to more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan on the U.S. military, and that is the increased instance of suicide. It took the military a while to figure out it had a problem, but once it became apparent,...

Increased military suicides linked to multiple concussions - but is that the whole story?

5/31/2013 - New data suggests that a dramatic increase in military suicides is linked to multiple concussions suffered by troops involved in successive roadside bombings and other combat actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, but previous data at least hints that other causes - pharmaceutical drug use including anti-depressants...

Midlife suicides on rise in baby boomer population: Chronic illness and depression plague America

5/12/2013 - They are supposed to be in the "Golden Years" of their lives, enjoying the fruits of their lifelong labors and living out their remaining years in relaxing happiness. But sadly, for an increasing number of baby boomers, chronic illness capped with depression have led many to suicide. Take the case...

Rick Warren's son's suicide - What is mental health?

4/7/2013 - Suicide. Just the word conjures a dark place that some know all too well, while some can never fathom. Most have glimpsed a place like this, as a part of natural emotion cycles, and been able to let it go and, after a time, re-embrace life. What do you die from when you die from suicide?What the...

25 disturbing facts about psych drugs, soldiers and suicides

3/14/2013 - We are living in an age of upside-downs, where right is wrong, fiction is truth and war is peace. Those who fight the wars are subjected to their own house of mirrors via pharmaceutical "treatments." Instead of providing U.S. soldiers and veterans with actual health care, the government throws pills...

Rising threats and drawdown leading to record number of military suicides

3/4/2013 - A decade of sustained combat operations and the resultant pressure they have placed on military members and their families is taking a deadly toll on the nation's armed forces, particularly the U.S. Army, which has seen record-high suicide rates in 2012, according to Pentagon figures. What's worse,...

Are psych drugs to blame for high rates of teen suicide?

2/24/2013 - A new study has provided a sobering, if not shameful, statistic that ought to be a wake-up call for lawmakers and public health policymakers all around the country: one in 25 teenagers in the United States attempts to commit suicide, a fact that is increasingly being blamed on psychotropic drugs which...

Visionary internet activist Aaron Swartz found dead; was this brilliant internet revolutionary 'taken out?'

1/13/2013 - Adding to the list of mysterious deaths that have happened over the last few days, internet visionary and brilliant internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead yesterday. Swartz, only 26 years old, was the co-founder of Reddit.com, the co-creator of RSS technology, and the key activist who achieved...

Antidepressant Paxil linked to man's suicide, jury awards $1.5 million in malpractice case

12/11/2012 - The family of a 51-year-old father, teacher, and basketball coach who committed suicide back in 2009 has been awarded $1.5 million in a landmark malpractice case that highlights the incredible dangers associated with antidepressant drugs. As reported by The Post Standard, a Supreme Court jury in New...

The suicide disease - Trigeminal neuralgia

11/16/2012 - Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been generally...

Diploma mill 'doctor' sued over teen's suicide attempt

10/22/2012 - As we've reported here at NaturalNews in the past, diploma mills - fake universities and colleges that sell mail-order "degrees" - are increasingly causing irreparable harm across a widening swath of society, as more and more phony PhDs and other counterfeit "experts" cheat their way to the top. Such...

Suicide has become an Army epidemic

9/7/2012 - The men and the women of the Army are widely recognized as America's heroes, but combat is no longer the biggest risk. Suicide due to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is occurring among those on active duty as well as those who have returned home, and in the past six years, it has been on the rise...

Parents of Cymbalta suicide victim can sue drug maker for deceit and failure to warn, court rules

8/24/2012 - The parents of a South Dakota teen who committed suicide while taking the drug Cymbalta, an antidepressant, can sue the pharmaceutical manufacturer for failing to warn about the risks, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. According to reports, 16-year-old Peter Schilf died of a self-inflicted...

Common parasite linked to increased risk of suicide and self-harm

7/13/2012 - A common parasite may significantly increase women's risk of self-destructive behaviors, including suicide attempts and self harm, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The...

High spike in suicide rates among psychiatric patients points to pharmaceutical repercussions

7/6/2012 - What is causing a dramatic spike in the number of suicides among psychiatric outpatients in one of Illinois' most prestigious psychiatric programs? That's what researchers would like to find out, though a number of observers think the phenomenon could be related to the medications themselves. Officials...

More soldiers die from suicide than combat

6/10/2012 - Another extremely sad revelation following a decade of war - new Pentagon statistics are showing that the military is losing an average of one soldier per day not to combat in Afghanistan, but to suicide. As of this writing, according to an Associated Press investigation, there have been 154 suicides...

Afghanistan massacre by U.S. sergeant reveals epidemic of psychiatric drugging of soldiers

3/13/2012 - The recent massacre of 16 civilians in Afghanistan by a rampaging U.S. military sergeant has something in common with nearly every school shooting in the USA -- something the mainstream media typically refuses to report: These shooters frequently have a history of psychiatric drug "treatment" by psychiatrists. Psychiatric...

Even pediatricians want suicide warning placed on ADHD drugs

2/5/2012 - Both ADHD's diagnosis and treatment with mild altering psychiatric drugs have been frequently contested topics. Much of the vague criteria for diagnosis is highly subjective, as many of the symptoms associated with the "disorder" are obvious consequences of forcing young children inundated with fast...

18 U.S. veterans commit suicide daily; largely due to psychiatric drugs

6/3/2011 - "If mentally incapacitated troops are being drugged with dangerous, mind-altering drugs and deployed to battle against their will, how can we say that we have a volunteer army?" asked Alliance for Human Research Protection, the national network dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical...

Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by GM crops

5/17/2011 - Foundational changes that have taken place in the agriculture sector of India have led to a epidemic of farmer suicides over the past 16 years, according to a new report. Released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University's (NYU) Law School, the report explains that, on...

GSK study suggests its antidepressant drugs cause suicidal tendencies

4/16/2011 - A new study released by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) suggests that its very own antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and tendencies among adult patients. The findings appear to confirm those of previous studies and cases that have linked selective...

Many surgeons struggle with thoughts of suicide, study finds

1/21/2011 - High stress levels, burnout and even past surgical mistakes are among the top reasons why one in 16 surgeons has considered suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo Clinic and his colleagues found that within the past year, six percent...

Risk of suicide and heart attacks goes up when men are told they have prostate cancer

12/29/2009 - Imagine you are a man who has just been told you have a disease that might kill you -- prostate cancer. And the treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or hormones that could rob you of your virility, wreck your sex life and even interfere with your ability to urinate. Sound depressing...

Pesticide exposure may make you want to kill yourself

12/1/2009 - (Natural News) China has a very high suicide rate. Forty-four percent of the world's suicides are committed in China. Suicide is also the fifth-leading cause of death in China. This caused the World Health Organization to raise some concern about the connection between organophosphate (OP) based pesticides...

Sedatives Increase Risk of Suicides in Elderly

11/1/2009 - Taking sedatives or sleeping pills increases the suicide risk of senior citizens by 300 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden and published in the journal BMC Geriatrics. "Clinicians need to be aware of this, as these drugs are widely prescribed...

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...

Suicide Prevention Drug Pushing Racket - Part I

8/6/2009 - Nearly every year, as part of the suicide prevention drug pushing racket, drug company shills publish a bogus study with claims that more people are dying from suicide due to a black box warning of an increased risk of suicide in young people on the labels of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants. Although...

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...

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,...

FDA Decides Against Warnings on Epilepsy Medication Suicide Risk

1/3/2009 - The FDA has decided against placing new warning labels on anti-seizure medications used to treat epilepsy, in spite of recent findings that those drugs can increase a patient's risk of suicide. In January, the FDA raised the possibility of labeling 11 anti-seizure drugs with "black box" warnings,...

Greater Leniency in Assisted Suicide may Soon be Coming to America

12/7/2008 - Washington state is busy responding to the call of the voters and crafting a law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. Washington is the second state in the nation to adopt such a law which is patterned after Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law allowing a terminally...

Suicide Risk Increases With Medication, Not Just Anti-Depressants

9/23/2008 - Increased rates of suicide and violent behavior have been linked to anti-depressant medication. Federal drug regulators are now investigating links with other medications to suicide. Among the drugs being investigated are an asthma medication, drugs for controlling seizures, and even a substance used...

Extremely High Rate of Suicide Discovered Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

4/11/2008 - Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery appear to commit suicide at five to 10 times the population average, according to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Researchers examined data collected from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost and Containment Council and the Pennsylvania...

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...

Suicide Link to Acne Drug Officially Established

12/3/2007 - A clear chemical link has been established between the acne drug Roaccutane and the history of depression and suicide associated with its usage, according to researchers at the University of Bath.  Writing in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine a team of scientists, lead by Dr. Sarah Bailey...

Cancer diagnosis doubles suicide rate in patients

10/19/2006 - Cancer patients run at least double the risk of committing suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study published in the Annals of Oncology. Dr. Wayne Kendal, a radiation oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Center, conducted an analysis of 1.3 million cancer...

Children and teens taking antidepressants might be more likely to attempt, complete suicide (press release)

10/5/2006 - Antidepressant medications may be associated with suicide attempts and death in severely depressed children and adolescents but not in adults, according to an article in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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...

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...

Eli Lilly lied about Prozac, hid suicide evidence, charges Harvard psychiatrist

1/6/2005 - Eli Lilly treated the American public "like guinea pigs" says Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher. He goes on to explain how Eli Lilly was engaged in widespread scientific fraud in the cherry picking of individuals for drug trial results. Basically, if anyone in the drug trial began to show suicidal...

Eli Lilly knew Prozac had 1200% higher suicide rate than other antidepressants

1/3/2005 - It's yet another example of the widespread negligent actions committed by Big Pharma in the quest for profits. It's not just Vioxx, Bextra or Celebrex. Now the truth is finally starting to come out on antidepressant drugs like Prozac. And what is the truth? That drug makers like Eli Lilly not only...

Senior FDA officials suppressed initial findings on suicide link to antidepressant drugs

8/22/2004 - A senior epidemiologist at the Food and Drug Administration, whose job it is to assess the safety of medicines, found last year that 22 clinical studies showed children given antidepressants were almost twice as likely to become suicidal as those on placebos. The official's name is Dr Andrew D. Mosholder,...

European drug regulatory agency warns doctors about antidepressant drug and suicide risks, but in the U.S., the FDA remains silent

7/28/2004 - The European Union is warning its member nations and their physicians about the increased suicide risk from patients taking a popular anti-depressant drug known as Seroxat. This drug is said to increase the risk of suicide in young adults, and it is currently being taken by as many as 800,000 people...

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