Researchers Suggest Discontinuing Antidepressants As The Solution
Results of a new study published in the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics supports what CCHR has long contended: that antidepressants can cause chronic and deepening depression in adults. Antidepressants have been suspected for some time of triggering a neurobiochemical mechanism in the brain that worsens depression. The new study suggests tapering down or discontinuing antidepressants is the solution to chronic or worsening depression (which we emphasize should be done only under a doctor’s supervision because of the potential for dangerous physical and mental symptoms during withdrawal). A summary of the Journal’s study can be found here.
The theory of a “chemical imbalance” in the brain has never been proven. Even official package inserts for antidepressants say only that depression “may be caused by a chemical imbalance” (emphasis added). Administering drugs for a “chemical imbalance” that has never been proven is like administering chemotherapy when cancer has never been confirmed. Meanwhile, what IS being proven are the dangerous side effects of antidepressants. For international studies and warnings on the side effects of antidepressants, go to CCHR International’s psychiatric drug search engine.
At the same time studies are revealing the dangerous side effects of antidepressants, studies are also showing that antidepressants are no more effective in treating depression than a placebo (sugar pill) or the natural alternatives that we call “green mental health,” as found in this report.
If you have experienced adverse side effects from antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs, we want to know about it. Please report it to us here or call us at 303-789-5225.
Please also report adverse side effects directly to the FDA here. The FDA admits that probably only 1% of all adverse drug effects are reported by patients or doctors. Only by reporting all adverse drug reactions will the true scale of the damage done by psychiatric drugging be known.