1.14.2010

Americans[*] are drugged out of their minds

[* or anyone who's under Western (better read as 'Materialistic') Medicine's care...]
http://www.naturalnews.com/027932_polypharmacy_psychiatric_drugs.html
'Legal Drug Dealing' - www.naturalnews.com
The U.S. is a nation seemingly hooked on mind-altering drugs (Natural News: 'A Nation on Mind Altering Drugs: Antidepressants Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in US,' 9.18.2009). A study released last winter in the Archives of General Psychiatry documented a dramatic increase in the use of antidepressant drugs like Prozac since l996. In fact, these medications are now the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S.
Think Americans are maxed out on the number of psychiatric meds that huge numbers of them are taking? Think again. A new report says U.S. adults are increasingly being prescribed combinations of antidepressants, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic medications -- and they could be experiencing serious side effects as a result.
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In other words, drugs are being given to patients in all sorts of combinations without sound science showing they even work well together -- much less that these drug cocktails are safe to take. In fact, the researchers point out specific dangers of taking multiple psychiatric drugs.
"While the evidence for added benefit of antipsychotic polypharmacy is limited, there is growing evidence regarding the increased adverse effects associated with such combinations," they concluded. A case in point: some combinations cause increases in body weight and total cholesterol level. Others have been associated with an increase in fasting blood glucose level.
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CCHR.org: Mental Disorders and Drug Sales


[References...]
- National trends in psychotropic medication polypharmacy in office-based psychiatry
- Hooking Your World On Psychiatric Drugs
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