Antidepressants are drugs.

Disclaimer: Do not abruptly stop most psychiatric drugs! Most psychiatric drugs are far more dangerous to take than people realize, but they also can become dangerous when discontinued too abruptly.

Most have addictive qualities and can produce withdrawal symptoms that are emotionally and physically distressing and sometimes life-threatening. Stopping psychiatric drugs should usually be done gradually, and only with professional guidance.

As Dr. Peter Breggin says…anything that has the capability to alter your state of mind and which has major withdrawal effects is a DRUG. . . There are NO medicinal properties whatsoever in these drugs. . .

The pharmaceuticals were finally forced to admit the withdrawal issue and were forced to place a warning on their packaging that people should not abruptly stop taking the drugs. . . .

They refused to call it “addiction” and instead chose to euphemistically call the heinous and extremely dangerous withdrawal effects when people try to taper off them as “antidepressant discontinuation syndrome”. . .

Just as cocaine and heroin artificially increase the neurotransmitters in your brain (dopamine), the antidepressants artificially increase one of the others – serotonin. Stop the drug…you will get withdrawal. Stop COFFEE…you will get withdrawal issues. And they dared to deny for decades that there was a withdrawal issue with their drugs. . .

The pharmaceutical companies had to finally include warnings that TEENAGERS are the HIGHEST RISK age group for suicidal thoughts and ideation if they are placed onto these drugs. And YET hundreds and thousands are being placed onto them EVERYDAY. Where does it end? And what will happen when they want to get off when life should have improved and their crisis has passed? . .

Christiane Amanpour recently interviewed Allen Frances – chief psychiatrist who oversaw and chaired the development of psychiatry’s DSM-IV (the handbook and bible for labelling human struggle and stigmatising every emotion, behaviour and expression of human individuality).

Dr. Frances wrote a book called “Saving Normal” because he was so shocked and dismayed at the number of new categories of mental disorder his protégés wanted to add to the DSM V.

You can view the interview here:

It just has to stop.

There are other much more natural, safe and effective ways to heal anxiety and depression. Teenagers need LOVE, SUPPORT and GUIDANCE to navigate life’s difficult times. They don’t need highly additive, mind altering DRUGS. . .

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David Fox is an author, speaker and registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology. He believes that overcoming issues like anxiety and depression are best tackled on multiple fronts such as exercise, supplements, working with your thoughts and beliefs, watching your diet and talking to someone who can provide empathy and support while you figure things out. His goal is teach people individually and within organisations in how to help themselves thrive. In addition, David supports patients who would like to eventually reduce or potentially stop taking anti-depressant medication if they are finding major negative side effects from remaining on the medications and looking for alternative routes to a better quality of life. This is not for everyone, and yes some people may need to remain on some amount of medication – especially those with bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. However, for those whose issues began as anxiety and/or depression, there may certainly be another way to healing other than medication. David is the author of the book Change your Life! Hope and Healing for Anxiety and Depression.

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