Frequency of Drug Adverse Reactions Such as Psychosis & Suicidal Ideation

This is just an example of the reactions noted on a Zoloft label (p. 26)

“Infrequent: depression, amnesia, paroniria, teeth-grinding, emotional lability, apathy, abnormal dreams, euphoria, paranoid reaction, hallucination, aggressive reaction, aggravated depression, delusions;

Rare: withdrawal syndrome, suicide ideation, libido increased, somnambulism, illusion.”

Certain “experts” would like to claim that Postpartum Psychosis afflicts 1/1000 women, oh, oops I think they upgraded it to 1 in 500. Gee I wonder how that could have happened? SSRI anyone?

According to the drug label, 1/100 to 1/1000 is an “infrequent” event, and fewer than 1/1000 is a “rare” event.

So if PPP is the big worry that prompts a “need” for the MOTHERS Act, how is 1/1000 having suicidal ideation so much better than 1/1000 being “psychotic?” And how is 1/100 having hallucinations and aggression, abnormal dreams, paranoid reactions and delusions with depression better? Seems like that’s psychotic too…

According to the BLACK BOX SUICIDE warning, 4% of patients taking an antidepressant developed suicidal ideation (not 1/1000 as is mentioned on the RARE section of the original labeling).

“Frequent” means it occurs in at least 1/100 patients or more. So I would say that 4% suicidal ideation is a frequent event, not a rare event, wouldn’t you?

Go to the link above for the Zoloft label and scroll to about page 26… and check out what some of the other fun frequent events are… including the “frequent” psychiatric disorder of none other than “yawning,” and the “frequent” back pain, weight increase, appetite increase, and chest pain! Oh joy!

4 thoughts on “Frequency of Drug Adverse Reactions Such as Psychosis & Suicidal Ideation

  1. I mean site, ha ha. I might add this is very good information. People question medications more with all of the mass information. I am glad to see more people interested in eating healthy and getting physically fit

  2. People are too quick to take medicine. The prison system is broken. People do longer sentences for non-violent crimes than pedifiles do. If anyone should be locked up, it is anyone who would violate a child. The way they control large prison populations without uprisings, is to medicate everyone. Even in local jails, if you protest the beatings or rough treatment you get held down and medicated. Withour these forced and encouraged meds they would not be in control if the millions of men and women locked up unjustly.

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