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Stressed-out Americans popping more antidepressants, study confirms

There are 12 comments on the Alexandria Daily Town Talk story from Aug 6, 2011, titled Stressed-out Americans popping more antidepressants, study confirms. In it, Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports that:

Americans are popping more antidepressants than ever before to deal with everyday stress, and non-psychiatrists are increasingly willing to prescribe the drugs to patients with no mental health diagnosis, a new study finds.

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Callahan, FL

#1 Aug 6, 2011
Going to the Mental Health is dangerous. No science.

Any doctor prescribing the dangerous, toxic, mind drugs including anti-depressants should be held accountable for the actions and further health care costs of the individual.

Death, violence and suicide by mind drugs

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Hawthorne, FL

#2 Aug 8, 2011
Mind Drugging of America and the Mental health Industry is essential to the Republican political planning for a New World Order. It is also happening in other countries.

To crush the Republican coup d'état will require the Mental Health Industry to have evidence based medicine instead of their hearsay, voodoo, Tarot Card readings and Crystal Ball gazing for a Mental Health diagnoses.

That change will cripple the Republican Party and their ability to mind drug America. The change would fail in the Republican attempt to infiltrate the judiciary with the Mental Health Court and it would cut the pharmaceutical industry profit and put the army of pharmaceutical drug salesmen on the street selling pencils rather then placing influential pressures on the men of medicine. I think it would deeply cut the Government payouts for Medicare drugs and disability payments saving billions and it would snap the attempt to license the lowly psychologists with minimum education to prescribe to the public in any of the States which the pharmaceutical industry wanted desperately....More importantly, it will save the lives and minds of millions of people including children and would clear out the expense of the Mental Health industry hanging around at the local schools with no science and preaching propaganda in their attempt to give validity to their profession. It would invalidate the American Psychiatric Association's DSM as their bible which is nothing but pure rubbish. Horse-crap.

It would be a real kick in the balls to the Republicans moneybags in creating their Holocaust USA and it would be worth while watching the Republican politicians in Congress fail in their attempt of a planned coup d'état against the USA.

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Hawthorne, FL

#4 Aug 8, 2011
he (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it is happening today.

Hawthorne, FL

#5 Aug 8, 2011
MO: The mental health industry (psychiatry) is nothing more than a method of social control..."

"I believe the practice of medicine is predicated on something called the "medical model," which doctors learn in medical school that has a set of procedures by which they practice medicine. To me, a diagnosis is dependent on a pathology: something requiring a physical exam, X-rays, EKG, EEG, fluid specimen. Psychiatry, Psychologist, psychotherapist" do not have a medical model and there is no test for chemical imbalance according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Psychiatry to me is misplaced in academia and belongs in social medicine. Psychology should be part of anthropology and brains are topics of biology.

There is no evident based medicine and "no test" for chemical imbalance. There is no clear definition of what they are doing on ECT and how much memory would be erased or the damage to the biological tissue of the brain by the voltage and current. The same with psychotropic drugs.

. If an orthopedic surgeon operated on a patient without an Xray or MRI he would washing cars the next morning, yet, we allow psychiatry to alter the mind with prescriptions of psychotropic drugs and shock therapy without any checks and balances

The industry is political.

The cards are stacked against the mental Health Industry using the toxic, mind boiling Pharmaceutical drugs in the future and so they are looking for a new way to destroy the thought process of the world people for power and control. Shock therapy and the psychedelic drugs are returning to the fraudulent science of Mental health as seen through the greed and lies of the industry.

The industry is corrupt.

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Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 14, 2011
That is really an alarming study because most people would rather take antidepressant than to be stressed by their problems. It would not be a good idea because along with the relief are also risks associated when taking those drugs. Like for Paxil there are many side effects that are present and you can check this out at this site .
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Carrollton, TX

#7 Nov 14, 2011
Non psychiatrists should not be giving out antidepressants to patients. There are so many high risks that are unpredictable. Americans should consider stopping the use of antidepressants and relieve stress in other ways.

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Nov 15, 2011
How can anyone act surprised? Pharma took over medicine a long time ago. Their influence on world governments is enormous. They are killing us with faulty, fraudulent product, starting with vaccines. Governments protect them, because they and mainstream medicine have been duped. Doctors are simply glorified pharmacists today, and are pusher/pimps for Pharma.
Gerolt Mathiasen

Marslev, Denmark

#9 Nov 18, 2011
Antidepressants like Paxil are getting to be a norm to most adults due to lack of knowledge of other means of coping with their depression. It is best to visit a psychiatrist or therapist for proper evaluation than just going to a general practitioner. Here is a link that can help you understand Paxil addiction

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Nov 18, 2011
Right on, pop those pills, I need a mansion in the Caribean.


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#16 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from 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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