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Depressed? Take a pill and join a huge crowd

There are 9 comments on the Ventura County Star story from Nov 19, 2011, titled Depressed? Take a pill and join a huge crowd. In it, Ventura County Star reports that:

The woman leaning against a pillar didn't know more Americans - twice as many - take antidepressants than go to movie theaters weekly.

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Carol Vance

Charleston, WV

#1 Nov 21, 2011
I don't agree on the comparrison. What does that even prove? Depression is a disease not a fad. Movies are easy to come by, rentals and otherwise. A lot of people rent and don't go out at all, therefore the comparison made is irrevelant. Movies are entertainment, just like eating a "luxury dinner" out in a restaurant, so comparing who watches movies to who takes prescribed meds is like comparing apples to oranges.
Crystal Pettigrew

Costa Mesa, CA

#12 Nov 25, 2011
People may use antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac as an easy means in relieving their depression without really going to the bottom of the problem. Those who are taking antidepressants nowadays are not even fully aware of what it can do to their body. You can stay informed by going to this site .
Carol Vance

Charleston, WV

#13 Nov 26, 2011
If a person has the get up and go to google stuff, they wouldn't really need the meds. I had to have meds to even "hear" my therapist. It took a while to tweak the meds, but it was well worth it. I was living a life of intimidation until I got help and found out that I could do something about it.
James Acosta

Torrance, CA

#14 Dec 12, 2011
The statistics related to the usage of prescription medication like Paxil is indeed something to worry about. There is an increase in the use of prescription medications because more people are being diagnosed as depressed. Pharmaceutical companies are the ones making money out of it all. The more people think that they are depressed, the more revenue they will have. Although recently there are reports about the severe side effects that are associated with Paxil. These side effects even include birth defects which you can see when you visit this site .

High Springs, FL

#15 Dec 13, 2011
There is no medical model to psychiatry. There is no evidence based medicine. There is no test for chemical imbalance of the brain to which the APA admitted to the fraud in 2007. There is no imagining test for a defective brain from a so called normal brain. The mental health industry is based on hearsay and is political. Since the 1980's massive mind drugging in the school system and public sector was based on a made to order diagnoses to politically disrupt the society. The health and welfare of the society was threatened and disrupted in a Republican (ALEC) coup detat at the cost of the mental sanity of the people and it"s children.
The educational system and the military should be noted. Side effects of the drug was also profitable to the medical community.

Mental Health represents 75 percent of the Federal disability paid out. 80 percent is VA. This is a major cost to our healthcare.

Mission Viejo, CA

#17 Sep 28, 2012
Depression pills are the leading cause of manic-depression.
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Winnipeg, Canada

#18 Sep 28, 2012
People think they should be happy and everything should go well, or they are depressed. Being unhappy is part of life. Should you be happy all the time? Hell no. But if you work long hard hours, and are under stress and you lose sleep and become exhausted from drinking too much coffee a doctor will diagnose you as depressed and off you go with a prescription for pills. Of course you could just work less, sleep more, drink less coffee and reduce stress, but thats work and the lazy people like those who use scooters because they let themselves get too fat to walk, want quick fixes and explanations that give them permission to watch TV, smoke, drink and think themselves unable to be active and healthy.


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