Antidepressants For Money Increase Risk of Suicide

by Sauro on February 8, 2016 - 11:30pm

In the article Antidepressants ‘likely increase suicides in all ages’ and manufacturers underreport side effects: Study by Sarah Knapton of the National Post, published on January 28th of 2016, she exposes evidences that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide, and also that the pharmaceutical companies are concealing reports of possible side effects. In fact, a study involving 18,000 persons using antidepressants proved that the medicament doubled the risk of suicide as well their aggressive behaviour for persons under 18 years old. 

Furthermore, some of the statistics in link with deaths by suicide in correlation with antidepressants have been dismissed on a regular basis by the medical companies and doctors who prescribe them. The cover up of these numbers are of course to keep the lucrative antidepressants market on going. 

Dr. Joanna Moncrieff of the UCL claimed that, even though the evidences showing that antidepressants are not as effective as we think are pilling up, the consumption of these medicaments has doubled since the last decade in the UK.

The facts presented here are a confirmation of my experience I had with antidepressants. One of my closest friend in high school suffered from depression for several years. Prior to the medication, he was showing some of the usual symptoms of the disease such as tiredness and feelings of sorrow. His psychiatrists and doctors found that he was at a stage of the disease where medications should be the adequate treatment for him. 

Unfortunately, the prescribed antidepressants had counterproductive effects. He used these drugs for more than a year. During that time, he quitted his job, he dropped out of school, and shut down almost all contact with society. I had never seen a human being in a dreadful condition like that before. The professionals were trying different dosage and different types of antidepressant, but nothing worked.

 It is his mother who suggested to stop the medication. After he stopped using antidepressants, it took only a couple of weeks before he came back to normal. Rather than medication, he started to exercise physically, he changed his eating habit, and spend more quality time with friends.

According to many stories such as the one I just shared, antidepressants are drugs that are not to be use lightly. The falsification of records in link with suicides in correlation with the intake of antidepressants must stop so the pharmaceutical companies will not make anymore money on the lives of innocent human beings.