I am no fan of Big Pharma. There are way too many people on meds these days and more often than not they are not actually needed. Often they also tend to do more harm than good. Anyone see that old episode of South Park where they put every one of the kids on Riddilin?
I mention frequently on the site about the wonders that going primal/paleo/realfood has done for my emotional hormones and emotional balance. Well lets look at the opposite way to go… the medication route.
Antidepressants are a realm where over-prescription and abuse of medication has begun to run rampant in my opinion. There is an increasing amount of evidence linking the use of antidepressants to suicide and violent crime.
The following link is a web database of crimes, suicides, shootings etc and the corresponding antidepressant drug that was involved: www.ssrstories.com
Does this remind anyone else of my recent zombies post?
Very scary stuff.
Even the FDA has admitted problems with antidepressants. They have issued black box warnings about the link between antidepressants and suicide especially in those younger than 18. These warnings have been expanded in recent years to include those over age 18.
What are your thoughts?