Antidepressants May Double Risk of Suicide and Aggression in Young People

Yet another study has revealed disturbing information about antidepressants.

According to the findings of new research published in The BMJ, the risk of aggression and suicide in children and adolescents associated with the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants is higher than previously realized – MUCH higher.

The fact that antidepressant use can increase the risk of suicide and aggressive (or even violent) behavior isn’t new information, but the new study strongly suggests that the risk is DOUBLED.

But because the clinical trials that evaluate antidepressants are poorly designed and findings are often misreported in published articles, the true risk for serious harms (including deaths, aggression, akathisia, and suicidal thoughts and attempts) for children, adolescents, and adults remains unknown.

Recent reports have revealed that important data about the safety of these drugs -especially their risks for children and adolescents – has been withheld from the medical community and the public.

Read on…

Antidepressants May DOUBLE Risk of Suicide and Aggression in Young People

 

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nafsica (Sasa) Kelly on March 28, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Nafsica Sasa Kelly

    Awareness what is real going on?Make the most of your life!
    We already know the reasons why people commit suicide.The family influence on psychological makeup is immense.Why the psychiatrist talk about biology​?where is the evidence? what are the reasons study theories and research?to repressed the true? I study humanity my philosophy doesn’t give others the power to affect self-esteem and behaviour with approval or disapproval I am not my mistakes.I have no intention to take any medication for my brain.I am aware the reason why in recent years sales have soared based on DSM criteria this is the bread and butter for a psychiatrist .
    Emotional, Behaviour has nothing to do with biology.According to Beck suicidal behaviour was derived from specific cognitive distortions in patients view their experiences negatively, that their attempts to attain major goals, would end in failure. He reported hopelessness theory based on his clinical experience with 50 depressed suicidal patients crises were consistently related to the patients’ conceptualization of their situation as untenable (A.T Beck).What is more,from birth ,poor children are at a disadvantage,eat lower quality food,not stimulated in the way they richer counterparts are.Psychiatric is a very toxic place if you don’t have the illness.
    One of psychiatrist shortcomings has been the failure to teach empowerment about understanding and attitudes that drive equality and justice.No medication can cure behaviour and bad habits .

    Humanistic theory
    Carl Rogers positive viewpoint grew from the belief that human beings can become aware of their difficulties and have the capacity to move towards psychological equilibrium.
    Psychiatry should aim higher and be more concerned with potential growth in man).Under what conditions is it possible? How can one person help another?
    Rogers studies found value in all people, yet was humble about his own achievement, he represents the fully functioning person which his theory describes

    No other person in society has the kind of power the psychiatrist has and that is the power of which psychiatrist must be deprived. If the psychiatrist’s conscientiousness is supplanted by cowardice, greed, pride, or self-deception, the already vulnerable patient must bear the brunt.
    Medical science and practice are largely based on the assumption that scientific knowledge grows by the accumulated knowledge. On this traditional model of professionalism, authority is the ideal and is precisely understood to be free from error. This approach to learning encourages intellectual dishonesty in authorities who do not admit error and in students who hide ignorance rather than regard it as the basis for learning. (McIntyre, Popper).
    Our imagery of crimes or criminals does not usually embrace respectable psychiatrist engaged in negligence or misleading practice
    Psychiatrist treating know biological illness from people can recover would represent a seismic volcano shift with medicine.

    DISEASES FROM DRUG TOXICITY. Good foods set you up for strong personal immunity, which is your greatest asset. It underpins your enthusiasm, confidence and common sense on which we can base action pattern, for tackling everything we do we flow along with life, resourceful enough to deal equally with awkward people and the potentially negative feelings they arouse. Life is difficult once we truly understand and accept it – then it is no longer difficult.Thank you to Irish sociologist McCullagh, and Irish Psychiatrist Terry Lynch and few others … for their humanity.Make your country a better place to live.Best wishes N Kelly

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  2. Phillip,
    How can I change or delete a comment that I left on your blog?

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  3. You can’t Anon, but I think that I can, though I’m not very competent with this IT stuff. Tell me what post you want to delete/change and I will give it a go.

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    • Posted by Julie Behne on April 13, 2016 at 3:07 am

      Hi Philip,  Thank you for responding quickly to my question… I want to leave the comment and my name as it is.  It was a reply to another person’s comment regarding your article “A Shocking Indifference”.  My reply to AllinMyHead (below) isn’t rude.  It’s just that that user sounds like she could be my mother(!) based on the content and style of her comment.  I remember as a child that she’d mentioned receiving ECT treatments, but I’m pretty sure she’d deny it in person now.  (I was probing to see if she’d answer online).  Anyways, I was worried about her getting upset since I accidently used my real name. I’ve decided it’s fine, if that is even her.  If so, maybe my mother and I could have an open discussion about her ECT treatments and our family. (Also thank you for having a place online for people to discuss their ECT experiences so that others can consider the full effects of this brain damaging “treatment”.) Sincerely,Julie B.

      Posted by Julie B on April 9, 2016 at 11:04 amAllinMyHead,Have you had any other side effects other than cognitive types such as emotional flatness or trouble speaking? Is it something that you would recommend to your friends or family if one of them was in a position of needing psychiatric treatment?

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      • Good luck Julie. I hope that the communication with your mother and family occurs; communication is always better than no communication.

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