Anti-Depressants Make One More Likely to ATTEMPT Suicide, but not COMMIT suicide!?December 6, 2006
This is garbage!!
Once again, MSN out-does itself for pharmaceutical-supported, paid advertising in the guise of a technical “article” on the subject of anti-depressants. OK – how about this glorious quote:
“A study from Finland adds a new twist to the argument that certain antidepressants raise users’ suicide risk.
researchers found that while drugs called selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors (SSRIs) — which include Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft —
do increase the risk of suicide attempts, they actually lessened
patients’ risk of dying by suicide.
One expert agreed that there is a big difference between attempted suicide and actual suicide.”
Okay — so now they are admitting that anti-depressents make you want to crawl out of your skin and try to commit suicide, but people who do so are mostly unsuccessful?
The whole article is here.
Once again – I have much less a problem of a pharmaceutical giant spewing forth marketing copy in a bald-faced-lying advertisement, than I do with an article purporting to be a normal scientific article, just continuing to make illogical claims to lull people into taking medication for something that will make them into a drug addict.
If you think I over-react, perhaps you haven’t seen the thorough documentation I have, and you need a Psychiatry: An Industry of Death DVD.
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