Plea for suicide alert on anti-depressants

Jul 6, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Press On-Line

“The majority of people who take their own lives have contact with the mental health service and anyone falling into that category is a priority”

New generation anti-depressants used by more than 135,000 New Zealanders should carry a warning alerting users to the possibility of increased suicidal thinking and behaviour, a coroner says. via The Press On-Line

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Jul 9, 2007
 
Don't people feel suicidal BEFORE taking antidepressants? I thought the whole point of popping pills was to feel well enough to not want to commit suicide. Ultimately, the only reason why people take their own lives is because they are thoroughly pissed off with their circumstances, see no way to get what they want out of life, and are not prepared to accept the lot that was handed out to them, whether that lot was ill health, poverty, imprisonment, loneliness or whatever.
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Jul 9, 2007
 
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
Don't people feel suicidal BEFORE taking antidepressants? I thought the whole point of popping pills was to feel well enough to not want to commit suicide. Ultimately, the only reason why people take their own lives is because they are thoroughly pissed off with their circumstances, see no way to get what they want out of life, and are not prepared to accept the lot that was handed out to them, whether that lot was ill health, poverty, imprisonment, loneliness or whatever.
I know. Mad isn't it?

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Jul 9, 2007
 
Yes. I've never understood why rich businessmen with good families commit suicide, nor why street dwellers ask for food to prolong what I would find an intolerable existence.
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Jul 9, 2007
 
ups the risk for teens ...teens comit suicide proven moreso on antidepressants more than adults. kids swipe from parents ...what the drug companies are counting on as well. they are all satanic somehow. rich businessmen with good families are often set up the CIA.
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Aug 9, 2007
 
I meant: anti-depressant drugs do up the risk for teens to commit suicide. teens are proven moreso to commit suicide on antidepressants more than adults. Kids swipe from parents... What the drug companies are counting on as well. They are all "satanic" [extra greedy] somehow.[forfeit the last sentence.]
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ups the risk for teens ...teens comit suicide proven moreso on antidepressants more than adults. kids swipe from parents ...what the drug companies are counting on as well. they are all satanic somehow. rich businessmen with good families are often set up the CIA.

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Aug 9, 2007
 
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
Don't people feel suicidal BEFORE taking antidepressants? I thought the whole point of popping pills was to feel well enough to not want to commit suicide. Ultimately, the only reason why people take their own lives is because they are thoroughly pissed off with their circumstances, see no way to get what they want out of life, and are not prepared to accept the lot that was handed out to them, whether that lot was ill health, poverty, imprisonment, loneliness or whatever.
Nice to see a familiar face from another forum around here.

Anyhow it's NOT easy simply dealing with the hopelessness that one feels due to their individual life circumstances,I should know because I've been suffering from depression lately myself & have been seeing a therapist once a week for it for two weeks now.I have an appointment monday to determine wether or not anti-depressants may be required as well.
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Aug 9, 2007
 
Lord-Voldemort wrote:
Yes. I've never understood why rich businessmen with good families commit suicide, nor why street dwellers ask for food to prolong what I would find an intolerable existence.
Don't you? It's very obvious to me.

Rich people are burdened by the pressure of their wealth. Mankind is not meant to have more than his fair share - we are happier when we are in a community, like ants, or deer. People are not like the cat who walked alone. The happiest rich people are the ones who share their wealth - they have wealth on earth and in heaven.

Poor people want to live, who really wants to die? No-one, because what people really want is to be happy. And how can a person be happy if they are hungry, lonely, cold and frightened? But why should they not want to live? When I was homeless, I wanted to live - I just didn't want to be homeless!

People who have lost hope commit suicide. Rich people can be very poor spiritually and just as lonely as poor people.
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Lib-bert wrote:
I meant: anti-depressant drugs do up the risk for teens to commit suicide. teens are proven moreso to commit suicide on antidepressants more than adults. Kids swipe from parents... What the drug companies are counting on as well. They are all "satanic" [extra greedy] somehow.[forfeit the last sentence.] <quoted text>
The drug barons have a lot to answer for. Anti depressants do not cure depression at all - it's all a big con trick.
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Aug 10, 2007
 
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The drug barons have a lot to answer for. Anti depressants do not cure depression at all - it's all a big con trick.
Well said. I agree
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Aug 13, 2007
 
sure anti-depressants dont cure depression,but they do make you, not so depressed ,while takeing them ,properly prescribed.I have suffured depression most of my life,when I was given the right treatment(anti dpressants)I felt so much better.You cant just stop taking them because you feel better,they dont work like that.Thats probably why some people have problems with the drug,I know I have,you have to keep in touch with your G.P.You basicly have to be weaned on gradually and they still take up to three weeks to work and you stay on them.The same goes for going off them.But I have to stay on them, my life is so much better for being on anti depressants.Without them I would either be in an institution or DeaD!
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secret squirel wrote:
sure anti-depressants dont cure depression,but they do make you, not so depressed ,while takeing them ,properly prescribed.I have suffured depression most of my life,when I was given the right treatment(anti dpressants)I felt so much better.You cant just stop taking them because you feel better,they dont work like that.Thats probably why some people have problems with the drug,I know I have,you have to keep in touch with your G.P.You basicly have to be weaned on gradually and they still take up to three weeks to work and you stay on them.The same goes for going off them.But I have to stay on them, my life is so much better for being on anti depressants.Without them I would either be in an institution or DeaD!
Dear Secret Squirrel,
I understand what you said. Its a good point. However, if i went out and took another drug like LSD or Speed, I certainly wouldn't be worried about much and it would make my depression feel better without actually doing anything.
Anti-depressants act in the same way. They induce a chemical release from the problem. Its funny that LSD and Speed used to be psychiatric druugs.
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Dear Secret Squirrel,
I understand what you said. Its a good point. However, if i went out and took another drug like LSD or Speed, I certainly wouldn't be worried about much and it would make my depression feel better without actually doing anything.
Anti-depressants act in the same way. They induce a chemical release from the problem. Its funny that LSD and Speed used to be psychiatric druugs.
yes I can understand that too,but ar'nt those drugs adictive? I don't know that, what Im takeing is,I know Im not addicted and don't feel they could get out of control.But thats only my opinion.

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secret squirel wrote:
<quoted text> yes I can understand that too,but ar'nt those drugs adictive? I don't know that, what Im takeing is,I know Im not addicted and don't feel they could get out of control.But thats only my opinion.
As with any other prescription medication you have to be careful in how you use it.

I just began taking Lexapro today and boy has it done a number on my stomach but I'm hoping that it'll at least be of some help along with my continued therapy regimine.
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Mike in Va wrote:
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As with any other prescription medication you have to be careful in how you use it.
I just began taking Lexapro today and boy has it done a number on my stomach but I'm hoping that it'll at least be of some help along with my continued therapy regimine.
Hi there ,I hope you get used to that drug soon,Im sure I must rattle for the amount of drugs that I need..I know its no joke haveing to take them , but its a case of haveing too.Good luck with your treatment.Hope to hear how you go!

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KoRnSpawn wrote:
<quoted text>Hi there ,I hope you get used to that drug soon,Im sure I must rattle for the amount of drugs that I need..I know its no joke haveing to take them , but its a case of haveing too.Good luck with your treatment.Hope to hear how you go!
Thanks.

It takes time for the body to adjust I suppose but now I'm also dealing with increased drowsiness as well.I'm sure that that'll pass as I become more acclimated to the medication though.
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Mike in Va wrote:
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Thanks.
It takes time for the body to adjust I suppose but now I'm also dealing with increased drowsiness as well.I'm sure that that'll pass as I become more acclimated to the medication though.
Please forgive my ignorance,but where is "mannasas Va"

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KoRnSpawn wrote:
<quoted text>Please forgive my ignorance,but where is "mannasas Va"
Manassas Virginia.

It's a moderate sized town just west of Washington DC here in the united states.
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Mike in Va wrote:
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Thanks.
It takes time for the body to adjust I suppose but now I'm also dealing with increased drowsiness as well.I'm sure that that'll pass as I become more acclimated to the medication though.
Hi Mike, how is the medication working for you?..good i hope:)
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i hate lexpro... took it once... and now my life is screwed up...... i hate these drugs...

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meeh wrote:
i hate lexpro... took it once... and now my life is screwed up...... i hate these drugs...
How much were you taking per day? My dosage has since been increased to 20 mgs per day.

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