Motherlode Blog: Who Will Screen for Postpartum Depression?

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#2 Jul 18, 2013
Mother's Act Promotes Pregnancy as RX Cottage Industry
part 1 of 2 in Compleat Mother Issue #89
by Evelyn Pringle, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Women of childbearing years represent the most lucrative market for the makers of psychiatric drugs. The knowledge that infants were being born with birth defects and suffering a withdrawal syndrome when these drugs were used during pregnancy was hidden for decades. Knowledge of these terrible risks would have caused a major drop in sales to this customer base.

Ever since the warnings about birth defects started trickling out a few years ago, the drug companies apparently have been plotting to find ways to reverse their negative impact. But the most sinister plot ever developed is a bill moving for approval in the US Senate right now called the "Melanie Blocker-Stokes Mother's Act," to set up the screening of all pregnant women for mental illness.

The bill is promoted under the ruse of screening for postpartum depression.

But a true picture of the target population of this massive drug pushing scheme is evident in the propaganda submitted to support the passage of the
original bill in the US House of Representatives and the programs already in place in various states.

The legislation was first introduced in the House in January 2007 by Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush. Under "Background and Need for Legislation," House Report 110-375 states in part: "Depression is twice as common in women as it is in men, with its peak incidence during the primary reproductive years--ages 25 to 45. Because women are more likely to experience depression during these years, they are especially vulnerable to developing depression during pregnancy and after childbirth."

In February 2007, the "Postpartum Mood Disorders Prevention Act," was introduced in Illinois. The orchestrated attempts to pass this bill included
planting reports in the media with claims that pregnant women at risk for a whole list of mental disorders. For instance, on March 1, 2007 an article in the Naperville Sun stated:

"New moms face increased risks for not only postpartum depression, but also bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and other disorders, according to one of the largest studies of psychiatric illness after childbirth."
Korbin
#3 Sep 24, 2013
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Jodie

UK

#4 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/LXY9gr 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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