Natural News Antidepressant Article Archive

Feature articles on antidepressant drugs:

Antidepressant Drugs Linked to School Shootings

4/2/2008 – (NaturalNews) A parents’ rights organization has called on Congress to investigate a potential link between psychiatric drugs and school shootings, and called for parents to be better informed about the risks of such medications. New York-based Ablechild…

MOTHERS Act Seeks to Drug Expectant Mothers with Antidepressants to “Treat” Postpartum Depression

3/6/2008 – (NaturalNews) A new law being considered in the U.S. Congress would attempt to prevent postpartum depression in new moms by drugging them with SSRI antidepressant drugs while they’re still pregnant. This legislation is being aggressively pushed by pro-pharma…

Chemically-Induced Suicide: 80 Percent of Suicide Victims Took Antidepressant Drugs

2/28/2008 – (NaturalNews) A Swedish writer has accused the National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) of covering up evidence suggesting a connection between psychiatric drugs and suicide. Under a recent law, Swedish health-care providers must fill out reports…

Psych Drug Shocker: Antidepressant Drugs Work No Better than Placebo; Big Pharma Hoax Finally Exposed

2/25/2008 – (NaturalNews) The following is a groundbreaking report from the independent, honest medical journal PLoS Medicine (which accepts no advertising money from Big Pharma). The full study, with sources and attributions, can be found at http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045 This…

Antidepressants, Bipolar Disorder and the Chemical Enslavement of Humankind by Drug Companies

1/8/2008 – (NaturalNews) Big Pharma is constantly looking for new ways to develop its markets and generate more profits. This is the inescapable directive of all corporations: Be more profitable, regardless of the cost to society. In Big Pharma’s case, the pursuit…

Depression, Osteoporosis Correlation Misreported by Junk Science Media, Ill-Informed Health Researchers

12/11/2007 – Conventional medical researchers around the world are scratching their heads over new research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that shows a strong correlation between depression and osteoporosis. Amazingly, none of them apparently have…

Omaha Shooter Robert Hawkins Had Been “Treated” For ADHD, Depression

12/6/2007 – (NaturalNews) America seems shocked that, yet again, a young male would pick up an assault rifle and murder his fellow citizens, then take his own life. This is what happened last night in Omaha, Nebraska, where the 19-year-old Hawkins killed himself…

Are antidepressant drugs an accomplice in the Virginia Tech shootings? (opinion)

4/18/2007 – The Chicago Tribune reports that Cho Seung Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 fellow students in a shooting rampage, was taking antidepressant drugs. This is not the first time a school shooting rampage has been linked to antidepressants. The…

Antidepressant drugs reduced sperm count of patients to near zero

10/24/2006 – (NaturalNews) Antidepressant drug use could severely lower men’s sperm counts, according to a case report presented at yesterday’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in New Orleans. Dr. Peter Schlegel of the Cornell Medical Center…

Antidepressant drugs may cause aggressive, violent behavior in youth

10/17/2006 – (NaturalNews) Children and adolescents prescribed the antidepressant drug Prozac may experience violent behavior, according to new research published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience. A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin,…

Prescription drugs are connected to school shootings and other violence, yet more drugs are touted as the solution

9/11/2006 – The United States is gaining a reputation around the world for raising children who go on school shooting rampages. Earlier this year, we had another one with 16-year-old Jeff Weiss, who went into his school on an Indian reservation and blew away 10…

 

Combining antidepressant drugs with migraine medicines endangers patients, admits FDA

7/20/2006 – (NaturalNews) The FDA has asked manufacturers of certain types of antidepressants and migraine treatment medications to update the prescribing information to warn patients of a possible life-threatening interaction between the two types of drugs. Patients…

 

Do Antidepressants Cure or Create Abnormal Brain States? (PLoS Medicine)

6/12/2006 – Editor’s note: This is a technical article reprinted, with permission, from the PLoS Medicine Journal (a peer-reviewed, open-access medical journal that’s bucking the system by daring to print the truth about drugs, depression and pharmaceuticals). This…

Experts say antidepressant drugs cause suicides instead of preventing them

4/10/2006 – In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to American Medical…

National Paxil Protest invites antidepressant drugs victims to join public outcry against GlaxoSmithKline

9/6/2005 – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is about to receive a few unhappy visitors with some hefty demands. On September 26, consumer activists and survivors of the drug company’s popular antidepressant Paxil will converge on GSK’s Philadelphia headquarters…

Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans – interview with Robert Whitaker

8/27/2005 – The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California….

Depression and mental disorders can be prevented and treated with simple healing foods

4/7/2005 – A new study published in the February 15, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry shows that certain foods are better at treating depression than antidepressant drugs. The study found that omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in a compound called uridine were…

St. John’s Wort proven more effective than antidepressant drugs for treating depression

3/29/2005 – A new study published in Germany has found that St. John’s Wort, a medicinal herb frequently blamed by conventional medicine for interfering with prescription drugs, is more effective than a popular antidepressant drug in treating depression. The study…

Eli Lilly lied about Prozac, hid suicide evidence, charges Harvard psychiatrist

1/6/2005 – Eli Lilly treated the American public “like guinea pigs” says Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher. He goes on to explain how Eli Lilly was engaged in widespread scientific fraud in the cherry picking of individuals for drug trial results. Basically,…

Big Tobacco racketeering charges mirror pharmaceutical industry crimes

11/21/2004 – The United States Justice Department charges that under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), cigarette companies have deceived the public for decades in an effort to sell their products. Few would deny the deceptions, except…

Prozac may stunt bone growth in children, new research suggests

11/13/2004 – A new study published in the journal Endocrinology reveals that giving Prozac to children may result in a loss of bone mass. The study was conducted on mice and showed an average 9.4% less bone formation in the thighbones of the mice taking Prozac,…

 

Vioxx only the beginning; antidepressants and statin drugs are medication timebombs

10/4/2004 – There’s a much bigger story than you might think about the recent hoo-ha concerning Vioxx being pulled from the market. It’s not just about Vioxx or Merck, the drug’s manufacturer. Virtually all prescription drugs that are heavily marketed by pharmaceutical…

The FDA finally admits antidepressant drugs cause suicidal tendencies in children

8/22/2004 – The FDA has now finally admitted that children who use antidepressant drugs are 180 percent more likely to have suicidal tendencies than children taking placebos. This is after the agency stalled for months by requesting an independent investigation…

 

Antidepressant drugs found to cause birth complications

8/19/2004 – A new warning is being issued about pregnant women taking antidepressant drugs. It turns out that taking such drugs during late pregnancy puts the health of their babies at risk and leads to birth complications that may require prolonged hospitalization,…

 

Antidepressant drugs found in drinking water; pharmaceuticals have now become environmental pollutants

8/19/2004 – Pharmaceuticals are now being found in drinking water, according to a study conducted in England. The study looked at 12 pharmaceuticals thought to pose an environmental threat, including painkillers, antibiotics, and antidepressants, and it found traces…

 

Electronic medical device proven to treat depression suddenly denied approval by FDA

8/19/2004 – A medical device company known as Cyberonics, Inc. is outraged at a recent FDA decision to deny approval for an electromedicine device that treats depression in patients. The device stimulates the vagus nerve and had been clinically shown to effectively…

 

Pharmaceutical companies and the FDA continue to suppress negative information about antidepressant drugs and violent behavior

8/8/2004 – As evidence continues to emerge about the correlation between antidepressant drugs and violent behavior, including suicides, new facts are emerging about how the FDA has attempted to cover up this information and prevent the public from learning about…

 

European drug regulatory agency warns doctors about antidepressant drug and suicide risks, but in the U.S., the FDA remains silent

7/28/2004 – The European Union is warning its member nations and their physicians about the increased suicide risk from patients taking a popular anti-depressant drug known as Seroxat. This drug is said to increase the risk of suicide in young adults, and it is…

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers need natural sunlight, not antidepressants or artificial light

7/28/2004 – There is a lot of information about seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) available on the internet and in the medical literature today, but most of the information about this disorder fails to inform readers about the real causes of it, and the simple,…

 

The big Bush handout to pharmaceutical companies: mandatory mental health screening for entire U.S. population

7/23/2004 – The Bush administration’s handouts to pharmaceutical companies just keep on coming. First, it was the Medicare discount drug card scam which turned out to be a system that guaranteed pharmaceutical industry profits thanks to sky-high prices of prescription…

 

Syndicated news services lie about antidepressant drugs with blatantly misleading headlines

7/22/2004 – When a major study reveals that antidepressant drugs quadruple a person’s risk of committing suicide, and when that study is backed by an analysis of three million patient records covering four SSRIs like Paxil and Prozac, a reasonable person can only…

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