Depression is a horrific ailment to experience and anyone who has, knows one thing; you’re desperate for relief. Sadly, there are people who want to take advantage of this to make money.
Depression is a malicious disease that feeds on the life of your soul. It can leave you almost wishing you were dead because of how badly it hurts. It’s extremely difficult to get through and even harder to cure – at least that’s what they want us to think. Big pharma will set anyone who is sad up on a long-term antidepressant and it’s actually killing us – and we’re letting it happen.
A study conducted in Canada has raised even more eyebrows to the truthfulness and effectiveness of antidepressants. Almost any one of them will agree on one thing: they don’t work. In fact, they’re actually killing us by increasing your risk of early death by 33%! The study was conducted by a team of McMaster University located in Hamilton, Ontario. It was published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. It analyzed 17 earlier studies which involved close to four hundred thousand participants to determine to long-term effects of antidepressants.
They were studying the effect of antidepressants on patients without cardiovascular issues because antidepressants can additionally thin blood, they removed the data from patients with heart issues. What the found was terrifying. They discovered that the long-term effects of antidepressants elevated the risk of death by 33%…
Science Daily explains why the risk is likely elevated in this way:
It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression blocks the absorption of serotonin by neurons. It is less widely known, though, that all the major organs of the body — the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver — use serotonin from the bloodstream.
Antidepressants block the absorption of serotonin in these organs as well, and the researchers warn that antidepressants could increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly.
“We are very concerned by these results,” said lead researcher Paul Andrews, as reported by the Daily Mail. “They suggest that we shouldn’t be taking antidepressant drugs without understanding precisely how they interact with the body. I do think these drugs for most people are doing more harm than good and that physicians ought not to generally prescribe them.”
It is hard to imagine how doctors can think that a drug that increases your risk of early death by 33%, doubles your risk for suicide, and over 90% of them don’t work. When are you throwing out the happy pills? Because I just threw mine out.
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