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BBC NEWS | Health | Why are we in love with happy pills?

There are 8 comments on the news.bbc.co.uk story from Feb 26, 2008, titled BBC NEWS | Health | Why are we in love with happy pills?. In it, news.bbc.co.uk reports that:

The effectiveness of anti-depressants is being questioned - this comes after prescriptions have hit record levels.

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“Ridin' Dirty”

Since: Nov 07

Johnson City, TN

#1 Mar 10, 2008
Per population: does anyone have the Johnson County rate of presciptions filled for Anti-depressants in comparison to other places. I once went to the doctor once for a headache that would not go away. They gave me an anti-depressant. (That was enough to make a person sad.) AD's seems to be a cure all lately.

“Ridin' Dirty”

Since: Nov 07

Johnson City, TN

#2 Mar 10, 2008
Whoa, messed that up- ('I went to doctor once...' is how it should have read)
Martia

AOL

#3 Mar 10, 2008
JC is a depressed area... therefore people are in depresson. Exercise and work will UNdepress better than meds.

Since: Sep 07

Elizabethton, TN

#4 Mar 10, 2008
I read an article, just yesterday, about the amount of prescription drugs, that when taken are not utilized by the body and pass into the water system.

This included both wells, and city water.

There are studies being done on how it affects not only humans but wildlife.

The one who sent it to me wondered is this could be affecting the demise of the bee population.
The studies show it is affecting other wildlife.

We, as a population are too quick to look for a panacea for perceived problems and willingly take too many prescriptions.

This is abetted by the pharmaceutical companies with their ubiquitous advertising.'Do you have a headache? Ask your doctor if X is right for you" and overworked doctors will prescribe X.

I agree with Martia. Find something constructive to do.

This will give one a new lease on life and help rid one of those depressive thoughts. Listen to happy music, look at a comedy movie. Use your brain to help you, not hurt you.
Martia

AOL

#5 Mar 10, 2008
You are indeed a Concerned Resident. I believe those "overworked" doctors are overpaid. And where does the money they earn come from ?
I hate to sound negative here on this forum but depression is a state of mind, brought on by one's habits.... what they consume, in other words.

“Indian Man ”

Since: Nov 08

Stalkers hide from me

#8 Mar 23, 2009
ademented1 wrote:
Per population: does anyone have the Johnson County rate of presciptions filled for Anti-depressants in comparison to other places. I once went to the doctor once for a headache that would not go away. They gave me an anti-depressant.(That was enough to make a person sad.) AD's seems to be a cure all lately.
The problem is, AD's are a trap. In reality, they DON'T work. In fact, they may drive some people deeper into depression because of the changes in brain chemistry.
They're supposed to lift your depression, but few people read the small print, that one of the side effects is "suicide ideation".
I'm starting to believe they may be a major causative factor in the suicide epidemic.
Kelton

UK

#9 Sep 23, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.
yes

Johnson City, TN

#10 Sep 30, 2013
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