Depression Study: 8 Years Later, Guess Who's Smiling Now?

Jul 5, 2011 Full story: FYI Living 28

Nearly seven percent of adults in the U.S. have depression that lasts at least a year.

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#1 Jul 23, 2011
I wonder whether taking the SSRIs could possibly create a chronic depression.
Robbie Bradshaw

Höst, Germany

#5 Sep 1, 2011
I am 6-1 215lbs. and I have been taking lexapro from reputable online pharmacy http://newtrustescitalopram.info for about 6 weeks now. Immediately I was able to sleep better and noticed my anxiety going away. I didn't have thoughts running through my mind when trying to sleep. I am being treated for depression and anxiey. Give it some time before you determine weather or not it is working for you. Now that I have been on lexapro for over a month, I feel much better and I don't worry about the things that use to bother me before I started taking lexapro.
Robin

Mesa, AZ

#6 Sep 1, 2011
Robbie Bradshaw wrote:
I am 6-1 215lbs. and I have been taking lexapro from reputable online pharmacy http://newtrustescitalopram.info for about 6 weeks now. Immediately I was able to sleep better and noticed my anxiety going away. I didn't have thoughts running through my mind when trying to sleep. I am being treated for depression and anxiey. Give it some time before you determine weather or not it is working for you. Now that I have been on lexapro for over a month, I feel much better and I don't worry about the things that use to bother me before I started taking lexapro.
Just wait until you try to go off it! It's a nightmare.
AngelenaMays

San Jose, CA

#7 Sep 15, 2011
This is good news. While I was reading on Zoloft therapy across the internet, most of the things that I came across are related to birth defects or other side effects. This is proof that these antidepressants are doing what they're supposed to do (may be applicable to some but not to all).
http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/
Mike Ledford

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Sep 15, 2011
I'll be glad when medical researchers recognize the link between inflammation and depression, and find new ways of treating it. http://www.antiagingjournal.org/depression-an...
Markos Ostergaard

Germany

#11 Nov 18, 2011
Indeed pharmaceutical companies are making money out depressed people. Statistic will show you that 6 million people are depressed and only a few percent of it can receive proper treatment. Depression has become prevalent and Paxil or any other antidepressants are available in the market for use. And due to the need for antidepressants, some are even addicted to it. You can visit http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-addi... to learn about Paxil addiction.
BIG PHARMA

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Nov 18, 2011
We're smiling.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to the bank.
fancy

Washington, DC

#14 Nov 21, 2011
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FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Nov 21, 2011
Ask yourself why depression is growing. All diseases and conditions are. New conditions and diseases are entering the picture. Why? It starts with vaccines.
ben

Christchurch, New Zealand

#16 Nov 24, 2011
This is a funny article and i have seen data that refutes these findings. Seems they cherry picked what was convenient. They claim 80 percent success, without mentioning the scientific fact that a significant portion of the success is due to the placebo effect of the drug. Not so impressive if 60 percent also get better with placebo.
ps.(El-Mallakh)- However, up to 80% of patients maintained on an antidepressant suffer a recurrence of symptoms, and once that “initial treatment response is lost,” continued efforts to treat the relapsed patient with antidepressants frequently results in “poor response and the rise of treatment-resistant depression.” Ultimately, this process—the continual prescribing of antidepressants to someone who has become treatment resistant—may "make the chronic depression permanent.” only about 10% to 15% of patients with major depressive illness had treatment-resistant depression (and thus were chronically ill.) In 2006, researchers reported that nearly 40% of patients were now treatment-resistant. In a period when use of SSRI antidepressants exploded, refractory depression went on the march.
ben

Christchurch, New Zealand

#17 Nov 24, 2011
sorry above post should have said in "early 90s" only about 10 to 15% of patients had treatment resistant depression.
ben

Christchurch, New Zealand

#18 Nov 24, 2011
another NIMH study comparing psychotherapy to medication.
When patients in the NIMH study were evaluated 2 years later, 50% of those treated with medication had become depressed again, while 35% of those treated with therapy had relapsed.(Joseph Glenmullen, Prozac Backlash).

@atom h . You should look up "tardive dysphoria" and the "oppositional tolerance" model by Fava.
Leanna Harvey

Chicago, IL

#19 Dec 16, 2011
Indeed as time passes by the number of depressed individuals are only rising. Long term use of antidepressants doesn't present any good because it would mean that the person would be dependent on the drug. People taking Paxil have also reported that they have experienced side effects even after quitting the drug. Some have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer. You can read about this at http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-laws... .
Edwin Murray

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 11, 2012
And probably the ones smiling the brightest are the pharmaceutical companies. Antidepressants are money-making businesses especially if you consider the figure that an estimated 1 in every 10 Americans are suffering from depression. This is according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is indeed one big market for business. What is not highlighted though, is that while the benefits of antidepressants are real for some, the risks and hazards are just as real for some others. There are many known cases, and maybe more untold incidences, of patients suffering from the adverse effects of popular antidepressants like Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, among others.
http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-side...

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Since: Mar 10

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#22 Jan 15, 2012
Edwin Murray wrote:
And probably the ones smiling the brightest are the pharmaceutical companies. Antidepressants are money-making businesses especially if you consider the figure that an estimated 1 in every 10 Americans are suffering from depression. This is according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is indeed one big market for business. What is not highlighted though, is that while the benefits of antidepressants are real for some, the risks and hazards are just as real for some others. There are many known cases, and maybe more untold incidences, of patients suffering from the adverse effects of popular antidepressants like Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, among others.
http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-side...
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#23 Sep 30, 2012
Keep taking your zoloft DME.

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#24 Sep 30, 2012
ben wrote:
This is a funny article and i have seen data that refutes these findings. Seems they cherry picked what was convenient. They claim 80 percent success, without mentioning the scientific fact that a significant portion of the success is due to the placebo effect of the drug. Not so impressive if 60 percent also get better with placebo.
ps.(El-Mallakh)- However, up to 80% of patients maintained on an antidepressant suffer a recurrence of symptoms, and once that “initial treatment response is lost,” continued efforts to treat the relapsed patient with antidepressants frequently results in “poor response and the rise of treatment-resistant depression.” Ultimately, this process—the continual prescribing of antidepressants to someone who has become treatment resistant—may "make the chronic depression permanent.” only about 10% to 15% of patients with major depressive illness had treatment-resistant depression (and thus were chronically ill.) In 2006, researchers reported that nearly 40% of patients were now treatment-resistant. In a period when use of SSRI antidepressants exploded, refractory depression went on the march.
Very scary. Keep up the good work Ben.

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#25 Sep 30, 2012
ben wrote:
another NIMH study comparing psychotherapy to medication.
When patients in the NIMH study were evaluated 2 years later, 50% of those treated with medication had become depressed again, while 35% of those treated with therapy had relapsed.(Joseph Glenmullen, Prozac Backlash).
@atom h . You should look up "tardive dysphoria" and the "oppositional tolerance" model by Fava.
Tardive dysphoria. I've heard this term before........
Jeremy

Port-of-spain, Trinidad and Tobago

#32 Jun 3, 2013
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Nancy

Mishawaka, IN

#34 Jun 27, 2013
I was diagnosed with huntingtons disease about 2 months ago and was put on Zoloft,I want to say I should have been taking this stuff ALL MY LIFE.
I am happier and no longer wanna amack people in public who act like but heads

I LOVE MY ZOLOFT!!!!!!!!

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