Why Do the Mentally Ill Die Younger?

Why Do the Mentally Ill Die Younger?

There are 3 comments on the TIME.com story from Dec 3, 2008, titled Why Do the Mentally Ill Die Younger?. In it, TIME.com reports that:

Cynthia Scott is your average health conscious 56-year-old. She watches what she eats, drinks lots of water and takes a multivitamin every morning.

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Statesboro, GA

#1 Dec 3, 2008
The reason so many people in general are dying from diabetes and other health disorders is because all the MEDICATIONS being given are causing the health problems. For one, Zyprexa and every other antipsychotic causes weight gain, slows down every organ in the body until you wind up with diabetes and a host of other problems to boot. If you look at the number one prescribed drug last year you will see for yourself diabetes is at the top of the list! The medications you are being given are causing your health problems! The fda approves the drugs without checking them out properly because they are being paid under the table to look the other way. Start reading your side effects and on alot of things you will notice that they put "may cause" well sometimes they leave that part out when they want the drug to sell better. All the while they know for a fact the drug will cause you deadly problems. Check your medications out throughly before taking and if possible dont take anything!

Statesboro, GA

#2 Dec 3, 2008
And so called "Mental" patients are dying sooner because no one will listen to them they just keep druging them up and using them as guinea pigs! That is the only reason they die sooner! Kinda hard to get up out of a chair when you cannot move or talk from being sedated with drugs like Zyprexa,Abilify,Seraquel or Thorazine dont you think? Now LOOK at their SIDE EFFECTS.........and you wonder how you wind up with diabetes....


#3 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from http://z-olanzapine.com a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.

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