Depression in teens

Depression in teens

There are 13 comments on the 301 Moved Permanently story from Dec 21, 2010, titled Depression in teens. In it, 301 Moved Permanently reports that:

The news could be better for teens suffering from major depression. There are treatments, such as psychotherapy and psychotropic drugs, but almost half of teenagers who are successfully treated for depression will have a relapse within five years.

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HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#1 Dec 22, 2010
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine

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Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.

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Psychiatry "No Science"



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Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Introduction

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#3 Dec 22, 2010
There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other made to order diagnoses by any neurological study.

Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.

The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#4 Dec 22, 2010
here Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

Snip:

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#5 Dec 22, 2010
*Without a test for chemical balance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.
The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.(Social Engineering)

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see where the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#6 Dec 22, 2010
Psychological Evaluations:
Corruption & Misuse in a Billion Dollar Industry
By: Michael G. Conner, Psy.D, Clinical & Medical Psychologist

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HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#7 Dec 22, 2010
OPIX Forum

Taper off Effexor XR to minimize withdrawal symptoms
Full story: Los Angeles Times

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effexor - longer term side effects

http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/effexor/TLLBS...
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Marriages destroyed by SSRI's/SNRIs

http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/effexor/TQ4I2...
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Effexor Withdrawal- any suggestions?

http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/effexor/TCDBC...
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Antidepressants, Depression and Suicide

http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/effexor/T0VGN...
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Stop TeenScreen's Unscientific and Experimental "Mental Health Screening" of American School Children

read the "petition" and signatures

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed...

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Methadone Forum

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Cymbalta Side Effects

http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/cymbalta/T0H8...

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HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#8 Dec 22, 2010
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#9 Dec 22, 2010
The Myth of Biological Depression

by Lawrence Stevens, J.D.

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HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#10 Dec 22, 2010
Deadly Bush-Backed SSRI
Antidepressant Schemes
By Evelyn Pringle
 
http://www.rense.com/general64/ssru.htm

At an FDA hearing on the safety of psychotropic drugs on Feb 2, 2004, dozens of tortured parents testified that their children had committed suicide or other violent acts after being prescribed the same drugs that are being marketed in the Bush-backed pharmaceutical industry schemes aimed at recruiting the nations 52 million school children as customers.
 
In July 2003, the Bush appointed New Freedoms Commission on Mental Health (NFC) recommended screening all children for mental illness and designated TeenScreen as a model program to ensure that every student receives a mental health check-up before finishing high school.
 
The NFC also has a preferred drug program in place modeled after the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP), that lists what drugs are to be used on children found to be mentally ill.
 
The list contains every drug that people complained about at the FDA hearing, including Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Wellbutron, Zyban, Remeron, Serzone, Effexor, Buspar, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroqual, Geodone, Depakote, Adderall, and Prozac.
 
There is little if any evidence that these drugs work on children but nevertheless, an estimated 10 million children in the US are now taking these mind-altering drugs even though they have documented side-effects including suicidal ideation, mania, psychosis, and future drug dependence.
 
According to a May 2003 report in the New York Times, national sales of anti-psychotics reached $6.4 billion in 2002, making them the fourth highest-selling class of drugs which proves the drug companies are already making a killing by drugging our kids.
 
Experts against Screening
 
Dr Jane Orient is an internist and executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She offered a few words to the wise in United Press International's "Outside View" on December 16, 2004.
 
In regard to TeenScreen, Orient says parents ought to be asking some very serious questions before the government experts interview the first child such as:
 
What are the credentials of the screeners? What are the criteria for possible abnormality? What is the scientific validation? Will you be allowed to get a second opinion? Can you see the record and enter corrections if indicated? Will the record at any point be destroyed, or will the stigma of a diagnosis such as "personality disorder" follow the child throughout life?
 
What will happen if your child fails the screen? What sort of treatment will be given? Who will supervise it? What if you don't approve of it?
 
Do drug companies expect to have a large number of new consumers of their psychoactive drugs? Who might profit from the program (perhaps discoverable by asking who lobbied for it)?
 
Bingo, right question Dr. Who stands to profit?

Read More:

http://www.rense.com/general64/ssru.htm

 
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#11 Dec 22, 2010
The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave

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HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#12 Dec 22, 2010
Bush’s mental illness screening squad on the move
By Evelyn Pringle
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jul 14, 2006, 00:54

The tax dollar funded mental health screening programs popping up in every corner of the nation represent an enormous gift to Big Pharma from the Bush administration. After all, drug companies can't push drugs without a lucrative customer base, so the screening programs are a great solution for that little problem.

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Deshawn
#13 Sep 24, 2013
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Blondell

UK

#14 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/PJZwMF 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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