Antidepressants linked to major perso...

Antidepressants linked to major personality changes

There are 52 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Antidepressants linked to major personality changes. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

Antidepressant medications taken by roughly 7% of American adults cause profound personality changes in many patients with depression, far beyond simply lifting the veil of sadness, a study has found.

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Casco, MI

#46 May 8, 2010
btdt wrote:
Zappelina on had herpes of the spine I believe not sure if there is any scientific link to the drug or if she thought so read her posts couple of years ago. The other thing that comes to mind in regards to this was the one and only death from chronic fatigue was a spinal infection of some sort read that on too. It may have been called ME not so sure as I have memory issues due to 18 years on antidepressants.
There is an idea from Robert Witakers book that the longer one takes the ads the more apt they are to have cognative/memory issues. You can watch a video of his talk here.
Here, medical journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Whitaker discusses the widespread use of psychiatric drugs.
His first book, Mad in America, explains the history of the treatment of those with severe mental illness. His latest book, which was recently released, is Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.
So, what can I take ?
Pamelor ?
I take meds for gastroparesis too.
All poison. All of it. But, I need it. What can I do ?
Please advise ?

Fort White, FL

#47 May 8, 2010
Constantia wrote:
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Thanks for posting these links. I've been keeping up with this for quite some time now...(not as much as you obviously), but I believe your reporting facts, not subjecture. I have ZERO confidence in psychiaty and personally believe it's totally bogus as a therapy.

Thanks for your support.


#48 May 9, 2010
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How do you know if it's in God's will to heal you ?
Not everyone gets healed. I know one of my pastors' was, the other not.
One of my pastors committed suicied in the church office. Hung himself. Our church never told any of us why ?
It fell apart soon after. We were fairly close.
So much I don't understand ?
We can't judge by other people because unlike God, we don't know the secrets of their hearts...only God does. And he doesn't promise to heal everyone, because healing is partly conditional on certain keys and obligations required of the believer. Obviously, some of us either take these keys too lightly...or, we need more grounding in the Word of God, and so we "miss it". knows he is the healer because Jehovah Raphi is his name...(The LORD that heals). It's his nature to heal. Psalm 103. but..I will say again, healing is conditional on many things. For example, there may be a need for deliverance from demonic oppression.

The keys to healing are all in the Word. Bottom-line, faith to be healed enters into the picture. As it says in James, we can't be doubleminded, or have any doubt. We need to believe God wants to heal us, and then pray and believe for it, and in the process, examine ourselves, and asking God if there is anything we need to repent of or change in our lives. Maybe we need to build up our faith more, studying the Word, to be approved unto God. Maybe we need to draw closer to the LORD in obedience, worship and prayer.

It could be any number of things. God is gracious and merciful, but he is still a strict father.

Job was said to be the most righteous man on the face of the earth, and yet he was tested by Satan. In the midst of all this, it says that Job never sinned. And, he was healed and restored when he prayed for his friends. I have been healed of things when I prayed for others. Just one example.


San Jose, CA

#50 Oct 29, 2011
Antidepressant drugs like Paxil causes various unpleasant and frustrating side effects such as abnormal personality changes and unusual mood shifts. If you continue to experience discomfort, consult your doctor immediately. Also consider the numerous other harmful and even life-altering effects of these drugs such as suicide, psychosis, insomnia, eating disorder, sexual dysfunction, self-harm, and birth defects. You could check for a more detailed information.
Michele Hidalgo

San Jose, CA

#51 Dec 28, 2011
Even the FDA issued warnings about the serious side effects linked with antidepressants such as Paxil. Studies would also indicate that antidepressants could be interchangeable, which could be a scary thought. Found out some information here:
Victoria Johnson

Chicago, IL

#52 Jan 10, 2012
Aren't medication for mental health-related illnesses supposed to produce major changes? Just as mental illnesses at certain severity levels create major changes in a person's behavior, treatment are supposed to effectuate major (positive) results as well, right? Otherwise, the drug is not producing proportionate effects on the patient. Antidepressants though do not work well to some. There are cases when patients have borne more of their adverse effects than the good ones.
James Randell

Chicago, IL

#57 Jan 19, 2012
Antidepressants would inevitably produce personality changes. Paxil, for example, causes suicidal thinking behavior, loss of appetite, insomnia or sadness. Ironic that it treats depression. With these side effects, one is bound to have major personality changes.

La Crosse, FL

#58 Jun 28, 2012
Constantia wrote:
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Human Spirit....
From what I've read for the last several years, statin drugs and Red yeast rice have the same chemical makeup and action on cholestral, and also the same side effects. One of which is lowering the critical serum level of Co-enzyme Q-10 by as much as 40%. This is a serious concern for many reasons, one of which is that the heart needs and uses CO Q-10. Unfortunately, many people on statin drugs are now developing dementia symptoms because the brain needs cholorestral to function.
Bottomline, red yeast rice IS a statin. That's why the pharmaceutical companies were trying to get FDA to block the sale of red yeast rice.
Pharmaceutical companies are pushing statin drugs just like their peddling antidepressants. It's all about the $$$.
Your right about Red Yeast Rice being a Statin drug. I WOULD AGREE that using other drugs for cholesterol would be much better. Niacin and Garlic is my choice. What I want to pointout for those with heavy cholesterol problems is that Red Yeast Rice does not cause memory problems and arm /leg atrophy. I WOULD certainly use Red Yeast Rice over any of the Statin drugs prescribed by some cardiologist regardless of their support on this dangerous drug.

Brooklyn, NY

#59 Sep 4, 2012
Psychiatrists say that there is no definitive study that says there are changes in one's personality when


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#63 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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