antidepressants

  1. Don’t fall for this new antidepressant SCAM

    I’ve been practicing medicine for 40 years, and I’ve seen Big Pharma use every sleazy trick in the book to make a buck.

    But this time, it’s gone WAY too far…

    I don’t need to tell you that antidepressant use is EXPLODING in America right now. Prescriptions are up 65 percent over the past 15 years.

    And the drug companies are making money faster than they can count it.

    Now, there’s a push to get a whole new class of patients popping these risky pills.

    And if you’re not careful, it could end up costing you your life.

    A small new study out of South Korea is claiming that a common antidepressant called escitalopram (a.k.a. Lexapro) can cut your risk of having a second heart attack by 20 percent.

    You’d normally have to go to the ocean to see something this fishy.

    First of all, escitalopram is part of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), like Zoloft and Prozac. They basically work by keeping the neurotransmitter serotonin around in your brain a little longer.

    And when OTHER researchers tested Zoloft on heart attack patients, they found NO BENEFIT AT ALL.

    Two drugs… that function the same exact way… but one helps, and one doesn’t. And researchers have no idea why.

    Like I said, the whole thing is fishy.

    But trust me – it won’t matter. Big Pharma sales reps will be breaking down doors at doctors’ offices, “educating” physicians about how antidepressants prevent heart attacks.

    And you can bet that some doctors will be stocking up on pens for all the prescriptions they plan to write.

    But here’s the TRUTH.

    Antidepressants have been repeatedly linked to significant weight gain, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.

    And a study out of Canada published just last year found that antidepressants raise your risk of dying from ALL causes by ONE-THIRD!

    If you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack, don’t settle for an antidepressant prescription you don’t need.

    The natural supplement coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can help strengthen your heart – and it’s been proven to slash your risk of dying from a heart attack.

    And CoQ10 is backed by DECADES of science.

    You know, REAL science.

  2. Antidepressants can cause bone breaks in women

    One day, you're battling a broken heart. The next, you're crippled from a broken hip.

    Coincidence? Not if you were taking an antidepressant!

    If folks knew the truth about "happy" pills, they'd be downright enraged. These meds come with almost no measurable benefit, but pack more risks than a trip to Syria.

    Now, new research uncovers a brand-new risk -- and ladies, this one's aimed right at you, especially if you've been going through "the change."

    Menopause alone can speed the process of bone thinning. But the new study finds that when you add an antidepressant to the mix, your bones could snap like a twig.

    SSRI drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro -- some of the most popular meds on the planet, especially among menopausal women -- could increase your risk of a broken bone by 76 percent in the first year, according to the study.

    Make it past that year in one piece, and your risk is still there. At year two, it's 73 percent and by year five -- if you manage to make it that far -- the risk of a bone break is 67 percent higher.

    The study in Injury Prevention focused entirely on women going through menopause, but you can bet a plaster cast and a set of crutches that the risk doesn't magically vanish after "the change."

    The same low hormone levels that cause bone loss in the first place stay with you after menopause, and if these drugs are accelerating that process then the risk will remain.

    The irony is that those same low hormones are likely what's causing your mood problems -- and there's a solution so simple that you should smack your doctor on the back of his head for not offering it right out of the gate: hormone therapy.

    Despite what you may have heard from the sensationalist simps in the media, there are minimal risks from hormone therapy done responsibly, and if you choose bioidentical hormones from an experienced naturopathic physician.

  3. Antidepressants unnecessary for 98 percent of patients

    Antidepressants are given out like magic ‘happy pills.' But the truth is they work so poorly that 98 percent of patients can be taken off them today.
  4. Antidepressants May DOUBLE Teen Suicide Risk

    Teens taking high doses of popular antidepressants were more than twice as likely to harm themselves, often in the first 90 days.
  5. Antidepressants may triple baby's autism risk

    Male babies with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to prescription antidepressants in the womb
  6. Depression causes stroke in women

    Women battling depression have one more worry that might keep them down in the dumps: a much higher risk of stroke.
  7. Antidepressants increase C-diff risk

    Antidepressant drugs such as Prozac increase the risk of infection with the superbug C-diff, according to new research.
  8. The wrong way to boost your pet's mood

    A CNN producer says she gives drugs to her ‘depressed' cat.
  9. Drugs that cause seniors to fall

    Common drugs taken by millions of seniors can increase the risk of falls.
  10. Mood meds can cause car crashes

    Drugs given to people for depression, anxiety and sleep disorders can raise the risk of being involved in a serious car accident.

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