posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 10:40 PM
It is a bit disgusting the degree to which drugs have infiltrated our culture. Many of the "antidepressants" don't work any better than placebo,
but carry a whole heck of a lot more side effects. This is the intelligence of these people, they treat the side effects with more drugs. Sleeping
bad from antidepressants? Have some Ambien. Getting a stomach ache from the Ambien? Here's some Prilosec. Having diahrea, here's more medicine.
At what point does our body become foreign to itself because of all the drugs. Then you know later on they'll find that each drug had some real
nasty side effect that no one knew about, like the "black box warning" put on antidepressants that says for the first few months the drug increases
the risk for suicide. Well wtf is up with that. Or like how they find with anti-inflamitory drugs for arthritis you have an increased risk for heart
The word "Antidepressants" should be banned, if I had my way. They should be called what they are, selective serotonin reupintake inhibitors, its a
little less cushy then the term antidepressant. It's great marketing being called "antidepressants" and it seems to even fool doctors. Doctors
won't care "why" or "how" you're depressed. It could be a known condition, like hyperthyroidism for example, that has a known effect on the
body that causes depression. But instead of fixing the problem, or waiting for it to correct itself, they stick you on an SSRI that has absolutely no
effect on someone whose thyroid levels are off. SSRI's work on serotonin, not T3 and T4 last I checked, it makes no sense. "Lets see, you're
depressed so what should I do....ah ha, here's some ANTI-depressants so that should do the trick, says so right there in the name *pats self on back
for being so smartz*" I swear this is the level of most doctors.
Another thing thats sick, besides the medication of the younger folk, which are sort of helpless in their decision because of their age, are the
amount of drugs that are recommended for the older people. I lot of it it required I'm sure, but do people really need 8 medications just to live
when they're older? And who knows how that effects quality of life with the combined side effects on all the medications. I read awhile go that
common drugs used for hypertension (anticholinergics) increase the decline in memory for older adults by about 50%. And this is a new finding, and
think of how long people are going to be put on these drugs, 30 years for some or longer...Scary thing is you won't know if the reason Grandma forgot
to feed the cat for 2 weeks is from "getting older" or if it was from the medicine she uses for her blood pressure.
[edit on 17-10-2008 by ghaleon12]