No, the kids AREN'T all right
There's a reason a mama grizzly bear will die defending her cubs. That's because whether you're a manatee or a man, there's one rule that just about every creature in nature understands.
There's no worse pain than outliving your kids.
But there's a wave of heartache that's sweeping the world, from Kansas to Kazakhstan. There's a growing army of distraught moms and dads who are coming home each day to the terrifying discovery that their teens have ended their lives.
Some had been battling the blues for years. Some left without so much as a note or a good-bye.
And an awful lot of them were taking prescription antidepressants.
A new Harvard study is the latest to prove that the moment some pill-happy doctor writes your child or grandchild a prescription for antidepressants, he might be handing him a death sentence. In fact, antidepressants may more than DOUBLE the chance your child is going to harm himself -- and it can happen awfully fast.
Researchers analyzed a database of 162,000 patients, looking at teens who were taking three of the most popular antidepressants on the market -- Celexa, Zoloft and Prozac. Kids who were started on high doses of any one of this troublesome trio were twice as likely to harm or kill themselves, and the greatest risk was in the first 90 days.
Antidepressants have been linked to suicidal thoughts in our kids and grandkids for years, and if you ask me these children weren't just let down by the mainstream -- they were murdered.
After all, the way the mainstream treats depression ought to be a crime. How many kids are on antidepressants RIGHT NOW who have never had a blood test in their lives?
Did your doctor EVER tell you that something as simple as a vitamin D deficiency may be causing your teen's depression? Did he even discuss psychiatric counseling (yes, even pyschobabble is better than pills) before he handed your kid a Prozac prescription?
I'd bet my last dollar he didn't, even though the risks of antidepressants have been known since they hit the market. And docs aren't just handing out antidepressants like Halloween candy -- nearly one-in-five teens in the Harvard study were prescribed antidepressant doses that exceeded the levels recommended for their age groups.
Every 14 minutes, someone in America takes his own life. And a lot of these folks have a gun in one hand, and a bottle of antidepressants in the other.
If your teen is taking antidepressants, have an honest conversation about how he's feeling and schedule a follow-up doctor's appointment right away. Tell your doc you want a full work-up of tests -- the tests he should have done in the first place.
And tell him you want your kid off the happy pills, before they unleash an episode of terror and misery you'll never forget.