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March 12, 2012

Sociopaths and Psychopaths are dangerous for society

Our society

Dear readers

In my previous post I discussed the Antidepressants. The question came up: if antidepressants create psychopaths?

Also the definition and the difference between  the psychopaths and sociopaths.

Can you help?


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March 7, 2012

We were watching report by “60 minutes” about the “effectiveness” of the so called ANTIDEPRESSANTS.


Chocked by depression

Stand up!

Report states that many medical researches coming to conclusion that antidepressant drugs are not effective and cause more harm than good. Most of the improvements are attributed to the Placebo Effect. As usual in today’s medical philosophy medics treat symptoms instead of addressing the root of the problem.

And the general public is being duped by advertisers and medical professionals that there is a quick fix-pills. There are a lot of stress factors in today’s society. And people’s inability to cope with with daily problems contributes greatly to depression epidemic in “advanced” societies.

Below are a few excerpts on the subject

  HORWITZ AND WAKEFIELD: Our book argues that, despite widespread beliefs to the contrary, the rate of depressive disorders in the population has not undergone a general upsurge. In fact, careful studies that use the same criterion for diagnosis over time reveal no change in the prevalence of depression. What has changed is the growing number of people who seek treatment for this condition, the increase in prescriptions for antidepressant medications, the number of articles about depression in the media and scientific literature, and the growing presence of depression as a phenomenon in popular culture. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=really-an-epidemic-of-depression

The definition of “depression” is so broad now that  people are “depressed” and need pill if they got a traffic ticket. In reality it is what we call LIFE.

Who Tends to be Most Depressed?

This study found the following groups to be more likely to meet criteria for major depression:

  • Stress and depression.

    Modern life style and stress.

    persons 45-64 years of age

  • women

  • blacks, Hispanics, non-Hispanic persons of other races or multiple races

  • persons with less than a high school education

  • those previously married

  • individuals unable to work or unemployed

  • persons without health insurance coverage

Clinical Trials – What the Drug Companies Don’t Report

What Dr Kirsch and his colleagues found was that 80 percent of the medication response in the combined drug groups was duplicated in the placebo groups, and that the mean difference between the drug and placebo was a “clinically insignificant” two points on both the 17-item and 21-item Hamilton Depression Scale, regardless of the size of the drug dose. The placebo factor ranged from a high of 89 percent for the Prozac response, according to the study, and a low of 69 percent for the Paxil response. In four trials, the placebo equaled or achieved marginally better results than the drug. In the nine expert commentaries published with the study, none of the commentators disputed the study’s main findings. http://www.mcmanweb.com/clinical_trials.html

Depression is an illness with a purpose. In a new website about coping with depression, I recently published, I talk about depression, itself, being ‘OK’ – because the ‘depression’ is merely a ‘signal’ that something in our life is not ‘right’. This is simplifying things but what most treatments tend to do is address the symptoms…hence a ‘pill’ might make you ‘feel more normal’ by overwhelming the brains ability to use the ‘signal’ of depression to alert you to the need for sometimes significant change. Masking the underlying problem by the use of chemistry is a popular way for allopathic medicine to help people to cope with depression. I personally do not think that, in the long-run this really helps us address what we need to do. http://www.gonando.com/depression.html

400% Increase

According to a 2010 report released by the CDC, antidepressants were the most frequently prescribed prescription drug between 2005 and 2008 for adults aged 18 to 44 years, and the third most commonly used drug for all ages. That report also showed that use of antidepressants increased by almost 400% for all ages from between 1988 and 1994 to the period between 2005 and 2008. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751931

Teen Suicide Risk Similar Among Antidepressants

By Jennifer Warner
April 12, 2010

Antidepressants for kids

Sick society

Overall, the child and teen suicide rate after initiation of antidepressant use among participants in the study was five times higher than the rate reported among all teens aged 13 to 17 in British Columbia, which researchers say reflects the higher suicide risks among the depressed.

Psychiatrists and pharmaceutical industry spokespeople are rushing to defend the use of the medications, which are currently being taken by 17 million Americans and bring in $11.3 billion a year to drug companies. (They are not giving up $13 Billions!)

As anecdotes, statistics and case studies are being bantered about by experts, the question that comes to my mind is why are so many of us being diagnosed with depression in the first place? What is going on that we must rely on a medication to help us cope with everyday life in this country?

I believe that the root cause of our depression epidemic in the US is the fact that we cling to illusions about life that have no substance. Our illusions tell us that life should always be happy and we should not suffer. http://www.karenwyattmd.com/apps/blog/show/12567868

Standing behind the familiar surfaces of everyday life – our family, our work, the travel we undertake, our preferred recreation and so on – a single question confronts us all, rich and poor, in every country in the world – how should we respond to a world slipping deeper into crisis each and every year?

This leads me to speculate that the repressed knowledge of this failure to confront reality may be among the root causes of the ‘depression epidemic’ noted in recent years…  http://www.foresightinternational.com.au/shop/books/biggest-wake-call-history-book

Here is my prescription:

Exercise, Gardening is great, 8 hours of sleep, Meditation, Take a relaxing bath, Diet, Social interactions, Job change, Take a break, Have a hobby

To do the above no health insurance needed, no money for big pharma, no side effects.

In most cases pills are not the answer. Your attitude is.

In conclusion: doctors are considering to give antidepressants to kids as young as 2 years.  Don’t you think it is a symptom of a sick society?

Author: Nathan
March 1, 2012

Words of wisdom

You health.

..when I abandoned the smoking habit of more than three decades I was given a supposedly helpful pill called Wellbutrin. But as soon as I discovered that this was the brand name for an antidepressant, I tossed the bottle away. There may be successful methods for overcoming the blues but for me they cannot include a capsule that says: ‘Fool yourself into happiness, while pretending not to do so.’ I should actually want my mind to be strong enough to circumvent such a trick.”
― Christopher HitchensHitch-22

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