“Many ordinary meds cause depression…”
For years, I’ve been writing about the medical system’s self-feeding mechanism…
Give a patient a drug to treat his symptoms; the drug causes new symptoms, which are diagnosed as a new illness; and then new drugs are given, and those drugs cause still more symptoms, which in turn are diagnosed as a new condition…on and on it goes. Drugged patients suffer tragically and needlessly, and cash piles up in Big Pharma’s coffers.
At one time, this circle of devastation might have been called an accident. But now, all the experts know the truth. Therefore, this is rightly labeled a MARKETING STRATEGY, and, at the highest levels, a covert op to disable the population.
Here is a new revelation:
Suppose your doctor told you this: “I’m prescribing an antidepressant because the other drugs you’ve been taking have a side effect—they cause depression.”
You might say, “Wow, where is my compensation for suffering depression?”
The answer, of course, is: Nowhere.
Yahoo News (6/12) has the story: “One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.”
“Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).”
“’Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis,’ said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.”
Here is the kicker: “The report was released one week after US health authorities said suicides have risen 30 percent in the past two decades, with about half of suicides among people who were not known to suffer from mental illness.”
“Anti-depressants are the only drug class that carries an explicit warning — called a black box warning — of suicide risk.”
[I am well versed in the terrible effects of birth control pills. I was on them for seven years and, despite being told that my “ovaries would be protected for seven years after stopping the medication”, my endocrine system suffered for longer than that. Depression and weight problems troubled me for decades. Conveniently, doctors don’t mention the birth control/depression connection. Any “depressive symptoms” that occur are labeled as “psychological problems” or some other mental illness diagnosis. Their answer? More drugs. Yeah. Thanks a lot. Thirty years and three psychiatrists later, I cleaned up my system. Some of the damage to my body is permanent.