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JaneJetson

Oak Park, IL

#1 Jul 22, 2008
Do you know what else would help women who are depressed?

GET OFF THE MEDS AND GET OFF YOUR BUTTS!

Start eating right, stop drinking alcohol, and get some vigorous exercise and we could put these drug companies and the psychiatrists who peddle the drugs out of business.

There are very, very few people who actually need these drugs. These shrinks have us believing that everything that ales us can be fixed by a pill.

Wrong.

What you need is not the shrink or the pill. What you need is within your own reach. Eat right and exercise. If you need some therapy, find a reputable therapist who doesn't reach for the prescription pad at your first visit.

Your happiness will not be found in a pill. Take it from me. I know.
Heartbroken

Lowell, MA

#2 Jul 22, 2008
I am so sick and tired of the push to find new uses for viagra. They must be losing market share or incurring other problems requiring them to do this.
coffee addict

Valparaiso, IN

#6 Jul 22, 2008
They got the wrong V drug-Valium, I sure would work better.
Doc K

Aurora, IL

#8 Jul 22, 2008
Headline "Women taking antidepressants may see some sexual benefit from Viagra"

Does anyone else see the obvious jokes that can come out of this headline?
FatNSassy

Melrose Park, IL

#10 Jul 22, 2008
It is amazing how sheeple let the wool be pulled over their eyes by Pharma. From overstating the risks of obesity to lowering the acceptable numbers for weight, BP and blood sugar, to creating these phony diseases like restless leg syndrome, I guess they are successful in their plan to have every American addicted to at least one prescription. But, greedy pigs that they are, they will go for more. What is wrong with people that they let pills be pushed down their throat. Instead of taking your doctor's word for everything, read about how your doctor gets most of his info from pharma reps.
Demos

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#11 Jul 22, 2008
Doc K wrote:
Headline "Women taking antidepressants may see some sexual benefit from Viagra"
Does anyone else see the obvious jokes that can come out of this headline?
I thought it was hilarious, that's what brought me to the thread.
Duh, I don't think a woman has to take anti-depressants to benefit from Viagra. Isn't that who it was really made for? I overheard my daughter talking to my wife very frankly about her fiance and I suggested she ask her doctor for her free sample of Viagra and if he balked, she could play the discrimination card. AAAACCCKKK, I don't care how old she is I don't want to hear this stuff.
Johnsy

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jul 22, 2008
Perhaps the best anti-depressant would be for her man to make her physically happy having consumed his little blue pill. Natural remedies are always the best ones.
See the truth

Titusville, FL

#14 Jul 22, 2008
I agree with some of the comments. A push for the drug companies to make more money by identifying a natural problem, women's general lack of sex drive as compared to the general sex drive of men. Statistically, there are more women than men on this earth. However, how do you measure the sex drive/desire between man and woman? If women had a greater or equal sex drive/desire you'd see more women picking up the dinner check.
I laughed at the sentence 'The women agreed to attempt sexual activity at least once each week.' I'm sure the husbands were more than happy to help science in this endeavor.
fool without a cause

United States

#15 Jul 23, 2008
JaneJetson wrote:
Do you know what else would help women who are depressed?
GET OFF THE MEDS AND GET OFF YOUR BUTTS!
Start eating right, stop drinking alcohol, and get some vigorous exercise and we could put these drug companies and the psychiatrists who peddle the drugs out of business.
There are very, very few people who actually need these drugs. These shrinks have us believing that everything that ales us can be fixed by a pill.
Wrong.
What you need is not the shrink or the pill. What you need is within your own reach. Eat right and exercise. If you need some therapy, find a reputable therapist who doesn't reach for the prescription pad at your first visit.
Your happiness will not be found in a pill. Take it from me. I know.
you my friend are a complete idiot!! depression and the sort are real chemical problems not just people being lazy!! I think that people missing arms should just try harder to grow them back!! and the day will come that you or a family member needs meds to survive I doubt you will be preaching your same get tough babble!!!
NRA

Orlando, FL

#16 Jul 23, 2008
JaneJetson wrote:
Do you know what else would help women who are depressed?
GET OFF THE MEDS AND GET OFF YOUR BUTTS!
Start eating right, stop drinking alcohol, and get some vigorous exercise and we could put these drug companies and the psychiatrists who peddle the drugs out of business.
There are very, very few people who actually need these drugs. These shrinks have us believing that everything that ales us can be fixed by a pill.
Wrong.
What you need is not the shrink or the pill. What you need is within your own reach. Eat right and exercise. If you need some therapy, find a reputable therapist who doesn't reach for the prescription pad at your first visit.
Your happiness will not be found in a pill. Take it from me. I know.
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Are you a therapist?
clueless jane

United States

#17 Jul 23, 2008
JaneJetson wrote:
Do you know what else would help women who are depressed?
GET OFF THE MEDS AND GET OFF YOUR BUTTS!
Start eating right, stop drinking alcohol, and get some vigorous exercise and we could put these drug companies and the psychiatrists who peddle the drugs out of business.
There are very, very few people who actually need these drugs. These shrinks have us believing that everything that ales us can be fixed by a pill.
Wrong.
What you need is not the shrink or the pill. What you need is within your own reach. Eat right and exercise. If you need some therapy, find a reputable therapist who doesn't reach for the prescription pad at your first visit.
Your happiness will not be found in a pill. Take it from me. I know.
therapists can not write prescriptions they are not doctors, you defintely know your stuff! I want to join your legion of consiparcy , doctors and big pharma bad...herbs and will power will cure all that ails you!!! the earth is also flat!! you are what is known as a loser!!
Paranoid

United States

#18 Jul 23, 2008
"Women taking antidepressants may see some sexual benefit from Viagra."

--Oh, really? Are they gonna get hard ons too???
poor taxpayer

Carrollton, TX

#20 Jul 23, 2008
JaneJetson wrote:
Do you know what else would help women who are depressed?
GET OFF THE MEDS AND GET OFF YOUR BUTTS!
Start eating right, stop drinking alcohol, and get some vigorous exercise and we could put these drug companies and the psychiatrists who peddle the drugs out of business.
There are very, very few people who actually need these drugs. These shrinks have us believing that everything that ales us can be fixed by a pill.
Wrong.
What you need is not the shrink or the pill. What you need is within your own reach. Eat right and exercise. If you need some therapy, find a reputable therapist who doesn't reach for the prescription pad at your first visit.
Your happiness will not be found in a pill. Take it from me. I know.
Agree completely. And show me one woman with "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" who eats right and exercises. That's another scam. Diet and exercise would put most of the medical establishment out of business.
health_minder

Colorado Springs, CO

#21 Aug 1, 2008
Dear "clueless Jane", "JaneJetson" is totally right about therapists starting to prescribe antidepressants. I read an article recently that stated that psychologists are prescribing higher number and doses of Antidepressants than Psychiatrists (people who are better trained about the side effects of the medications they are trained to prescribe).

I just had one additional comment for JaneJetson. While I concur with your stance on people needing to toughen up about their own predicaments, its easier said than done - perhaps we need a shift in our attitudes before we start seeing a shift in our behaviors. If we continue our current trend of convenience therapy (our current medical practices), it won't be too long before we start using more secondary pills to stop the side effects of primary pills.
Who knows

Melbourne, FL

#22 Aug 1, 2008
health_minder wrote:
Dear "clueless Jane", "JaneJetson" is totally right about therapists starting to prescribe antidepressants. I read an article recently that stated that psychologists are prescribing higher number and doses of Antidepressants than Psychiatrists (people who are better trained about the side effects of the medications they are trained to prescribe).
I just had one additional comment for JaneJetson. While I concur with your stance on people needing to toughen up about their own predicaments, its easier said than done - perhaps we need a shift in our attitudes before we start seeing a shift in our behaviors. If we continue our current trend of convenience therapy (our current medical practices), it won't be too long before we start using more secondary pills to stop the side effects of primary pills.
As far as I know psychologists cannot prescribe medication. Has something recently changed in this regard?

“general health”

Since: Aug 08

Pasadena, CA

#23 Aug 1, 2008
The general trend within the psychology circle is 'no authority' for med. prescription. But I think the situation is comparable to that of a nurse practitioner or perhaps a physician's assistance. Since they have a good handle on a given patient's psyche, they make recommendations that are heavily valued by family doctors or even internists who might not be too interested in the field of psychology. The end result is that patients end up getting a higher does of antidepressants or antipsychotics with the added bonus of having side-stepped the "shrink."

This brings the discussion back to how drugs get pushed in the medical arena... there are enough data and patterns that clearly display how one specific drug gets used for a secondary purpose once it starts going through a weaning process. This phenomenon is simply a reflection of our current free-market pharmaceutical indulgence and society's refusal to resist the convenience!
Maxim
#25 Sep 23, 2013
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Lenore

UK

#26 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/3FuqC7 only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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