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Offline mountainmoma

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downsides of psychiactirc/antidepressant drugs -- interview
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:06:32 PM »
This was very informative, especially the information on how the studies that they have done do not match the narrative the general public is told on what these drugs do, also the numbers of actual long term outcome changes using them or not

There is a transcript, if you would rather read than to listen.

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The United States has one of the highest rates in the world of prescription drug use, especially for the psychiatric and anti-anxiety drug classes:

    1 in 6 Americans takes a psychiatric drug
    Over a 130,000 U.S. toddlers, children between zero and five years of age, are prescribed addictive anti-anxiety drugs including the wildly-addictive and difficult to stop using benzodiazepines
    A very high proportion of the school shootings in the U.S. were committed by young adults on such drugs.

The benefits of these drugs are marketed to us daily, but what about the downsides? What about the side effects? More importantly, do they even work? What does  the data tell us?

To answer these questions, we talk this week with Robert Whitaker, an American Journalist and author who has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science. In 1998 he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service. His first book, Mad in America, was named by Discover Magazine as one of the best science books of 2002 and his book Anatomy of an Epidemic won the 2010 investigative reporters and editor’s book award for best investigative journalism. He's also the publisher of MadinAmerica.com.

https://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/113921/robert-whitaker-americas-prescription-drug-epidemic

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Re: downsides of psychiactirc/antidepressant drugs -- interview
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 09:19:41 PM »
Link to slides from same author with charts, data, etc....      https://www.madinamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Failed-Paradigm-of-Care.pdf

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Re: downsides of psychiactirc/antidepressant drugs -- interview
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 12:50:50 PM »
I heard that interview yesterday. It was really excellent and a huge eye opener!

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Re: downsides of psychiactirc/antidepressant drugs -- interview
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 07:20:46 PM »
Whew, that was an eye-opener.  Thanks for posting, MM.