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Excess Media in Teen Years May Cause Depression

There are 4 comments on the Psych Central News story from Feb 6, 2009, titled Excess Media in Teen Years May Cause Depression. In it, Psych Central News reports that:

A new report suggests exposure to significant levels of television and other electronic media during the teenage years may influence depression during young adulthood a 'especially among men.

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High Springs, FL

#1 Feb 6, 2009
Another mental health falsehood in support of psycho-drugging for depression.

Since: Apr 09

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Apr 14, 2009
HumanSpirit wrote:
Another mental health falsehood in support of psycho-drugging for depression.
Considering the circus lives we're living today, drugging isn't all that bad an idea if it helps people to avoid suicide/get their lives together.

Interlachen, FL

#3 Apr 14, 2009
The mental health / pharmaceutical industry without a test for chemical imbalance and lacking any medical model or evident based medicine (EBM)is creating made to order mental illnesses.

FDA bans vitamin B6 threaten US heathcare contributes to mental depression in ruling

FDA has effectively bans a naturally-occurring form of vitamin B6

The FDA has effectively banned a naturally-occurring form of vitamin B6 called pyridoxamine by declaring it to be a drug, reports the American Association for Health Freedom. Responding to a petition filed by a drug company, the FDA declared pyridoxamine to be "a new drug." This article continues at:


Large Scale Study Finds Vitamin B6 Deficiency Common in the U.S.

Implications of Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Neurological Abnormalities including depression and cognitive dysfunction

In its role as a vital coenzyme, B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters including serotonin. B6 is required to form serotonin from the amino acid tryptophan. It is also required to synthesize dopamine, norepinephrine and GABA (gamma amino butyric acid). "Early symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency include depression and confusion" according to Eleanor Noss Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes, authors of the text Understanding Nutrition.

Based on the findings of the Tufts study, that B6 deficiency is indeed widespread in the U.S., as is depression, shouldn't plasma B6 (PLP) be assessed in cases of depression and cognitive dysfunction prior to resorting to misused, prescription anti depressant drugs? Is B6 deficiency, along with other nutrient deficiencies like essential fatty acid omega 3, one more link to understanding the underlying causes of depression?


Drugs and Suppliment Mayo Clinic


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine and for myelin formation.
Pyridoxine deficiency in adults principally affects the peripheral nerves, skin, mucous membranes, and the blood cell system. In children, the central nervous system (CNS) is also affected. Deficiency can occur in people with uremia, alcoholism, cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption syndromes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and in those taking certain medications.


Pyridoxine is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in vitamin B complex formulations.



Serious health problems will occur as a result of this ruling.

It is obvious that this is a continuation of "Drug America" with political objectives (Codex Alimentarius Commission) and the profits of the pharmaceutical and mental health industry.

This (IMO) is just like the attempt to control Tryptophan (an essential amino acid) for health and mental stability. B6 is a catalyst for absorption of the amino acid.

read here:

Amino Acid: Corruption of the Amino Acid Tryptophan



(Codex Alimentarius Commission. is mandated to set international reference standards and has been making decision behind secretive closed door sessions that will caused forced medicine and drugging based on pharmaceutical input without government oversight thus manipulating of the health and welfare of the public and gaining power and control over world governments.)

“Honorary Squirrel Buster”

Since: Apr 07

Tulsa, OK

#5 Apr 15, 2009
HumanSpirit wrote:
The mental health / pharmaceutical industry without a test for chemical imbalance and lacking any medical model or evident based medicine (EBM)is creating made to order mental illnesses.
Oh lookee, its the same straw man argument HS spams on every thread. Psychiatrists don't claim the ability to provide an exact diagnosis, but it doesn't matter. Helping the patient is more important than figuring out exactly whats wrong with them, and that's what psychiatrists do. They spend nearly a decade in school to learn how to do this, and you think your opinion matters like theirs.

What are your qualifications to dispense advice on mental health, HS?

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