Originally published August 29 2013
Antipsychotic meds make children three times more likely to develop diabetes, increase suicide rates 20 fold
by Lance Johnson
(NaturalNews) 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 delves further into the dark side of the medications, showing suicide rate increases 20 times greater when antipsychotic medication is used as treatment.
Antipsychotic drugs are one of the biggest hoaxes of modern day medicineAntipsychotic drugs, which have been mass produced in the last decade and prescribed like candy, are looked to as the mood "cure all." What researchers are realizing, though, is that these medicines are actually more like science experiments on the brain, created by chemists and peddled by drug dealing giants who have no clue how each individual's mind may react to the mind altering effects their drugs impose. Most times, these drugs provide reverse outcomes and devastating side effects. The blind trust in these brain altering drugs is fooling many into believing in a chemical crutch instead of dealing with life's realities. Instead of adjusting thought patterns, diet habits and correcting nutritional deficiencies, many run to the doctor looking for a pill to cure their "anxiety."
These pills are not dealing with the root of emotional stress and mental instability. The pills do not let the person properly heal with time. Rather, they change the chemical structure of the brain in a way that destroys a natural healing process, a person's inner strength and adaptation, their ability to understand gratitude, determination, responsibility and strength.
Children "three times more likely" to develop diabetesThe diabetes study, conducted by researchers from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN, between 1996 and 2007, focused on children and young adults between ages 6 and 24 who were enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program.
During that time, a staggering 28,858 young recipients were put on antipsychotic drugs. Another 14,429 control patients were prescribed alternative medication.
During the first year follow-up period, 106 incident cases of type-2 diabetes cropped up among all studied participants. The rate of those placed on anti psychotic drugs was three times higher within the first year. Also, the average age for drug-induced diabetes occurrence was 16.7 years.
The authors of the study recognized many unknown cases of diabetes even cropping up within 6 months of antipsychotic drug use. They summarize:
"In this cohort of children and youth who had recently initiated use of an antipsychotic or a control psychotropic drug, antipsychotic users had a risk of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes three-times greater than that for propensity score-matched controls. The excess risk occurred within the first year of antipsychotic use, increased with cumulative antipsychotic dose, and was present for children 6 to 17 years of age. The increased risk persisted for up to 1 year following cessation of antipsychotic use, and in one series, the majority of cases occurred within 6 months of drug initiation," the study authors say."
Historic, comprehensive study shows 20 fold increases of suicide in today's drug treated patientsSuicide prevention is one of the main goals of treating mental disorders; however, today's new age antipsychotic drug treatments are making this issue worse. One of the most comprehensive, historic psychiatry evaluations reveals that patients treated with antipsychotics today are 20 times more likely to commit suicide. The rates are shocking. Antipsychotics seem to create much more violent patients.
The study comes from the historic review, "Lifetime Suicide Rates in Treated Schizophrenia: and 1994-1998 Cohorts Compared." As the largest study ever to address suicide in schizophrenia patients, it reports disturbing facts about anti-psychotic drugs, which would be better termed "psychotic drugs."
In the review, the 1875-1924 time frame showed suicide rates much smaller in schizophrenia treated patients. The records from the asylum in North Wales show suicide rates of 20 for every 100,000 hospital years, equating to less than 0.5% lifetime rate.
In a more modern era patient group, between 1994-1998, the rate of suicide was 135 per 100,000 patient years, or a 4% lifetime rate. This translates to "a 20-fold increase in suicide rates for patients with schizophrenia in the modern period."
The clinical director of a university hospital in London, Dr. Trevor Turner, writes, "If their figures are carefully boiled down, they show that in the course of 5 years the historical cohort had 1 suicide in 594 individuals, whereas the present-day cohort had 7 suicides in 133 individuals. Thus, patients treated with new age antipsychotic drugs have a 20-fold increased risk of suicide compared to those treated without drugs in Victorian times."
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