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Psychiatry – Psychiatric drugs cause suicide

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:11 pm

In 2002, research by Dr. Arif Kahn on 71,604 test subjects between 1985 and 2000 was presented that the risk of suicide increases substantially because of being poisoned with the “new” Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) or atypical antipsychotics.
I haven´t found the original “scientific” report.

In the complete population 11 out of 100,000 persons tries suicide.
On “medicine” that number jumps to:
752 in 100,000 on atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa, Risperdal or Seroquel);
718 if the victim is drugged by SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox or Celexa);

425 for those drugged with nefazodone, mirtazapine, and bupropion for social anxiety disorder;
136 suicides for those drugged for panic disorder – with benzodiazepine and alprazolam;
105 suicides in 100,000 for those treated for obesessive-compulsive disorder with anticonvulsant valproate.

FDA data shows that:
5% of patients who enroll in antipsychotic trials will attempt suicide the following year;
3.7% of those in antidepressant trials will attempt suicide;
1.2% of those in anxiety disorders trials will attempt suicide.

The rise was particularly striking because in most clinical trials “actively suicidal” patients were excluded.
Suicide rates in trials for depression and anxiety disorders, were higher among those who were drugged with the “medicine” than placebo. There´s no information how much....

Khan concludes that probably psychotropics increase the risk of suicide: http://ahrp.org/dr-arif-kahn-analysis-o ... cide-risk/
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Re: Full circle ADHD treatment

Post by Firestarter » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 pm

The following site, shows convincingly that the objective of psychiatry is to torture its victims into submission. See some quotes...


Dr. Edgar H. Schein:
...in order to produce marked change of behavior and or attitude, it is necessary to weaken, undermine, or remove the supports to the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes… this can be done either by removing the individual physically and preventing any communication with those whom he cares about, or by proving to him that those whom he respects are not worthy of it and, indeed, should be actively mistrusted.

These same techniques in the service of different goals may be quite acceptable to us…
I would like to have you think of brainwashing not in terms of politics, ethics, and morals, but in terms of the deliberate changing of human behavior and attitudes by a group of men who have relatively complete control over the environment in which the captive population lives.

If one wants to produce behavior inconsistent with the person’s standards of conduct,
- first disorganize the group which supports those standards,
- then undermine his other emotional supports, then put him into a new and ambiguous situation for which the standards are unclear
- and then put pressure on him.

Dr. Martin Groder, prison psychiatrist, who experimented based on the ideas of Schein on “agitators”, suspected militants, writ-writers, and other troublemakers:
The first step, according to the report, is:
- to sever the inmate’s ties with his family by transferring him to some remote prison where they will be unable to visit him.
There he is put in isolation, deprived of mail and other privileges, until he agrees to participate in Dr. Groder’s Transactional Analysis program...

During these sessions, on a progressively intensified basis, he is shouted at, his fears played on, his sensitivities ridiculed, and concentrated efforts made to make him feel guilty for real or imagined characteristics or conduct…

Every effort is made to heighten his suggestibility and weaken his character structure so that his emotional responses and thought-flow will be brought under group and staff control as totally as possible.

It is also driven into him that society, in the guise of its authorities, is looking out for his best interests and will help him if he will only permit it to do so. Help him be ‘reborn’ as a highly probable ‘winner in the game of life.‘ is the way this comes across in the group’s jargon.

They are taught to police not only themselves but others, to inform on one another in acceptable fashion- as bringing out misconduct of another in a truth-session is not considered informing even if a staff member is present.

Emil Kraepelin:
To subjugate the patient, the doctor had first to deprive him of every prop and make him feel absolutely helpless.That is why he had to be taken from his home and his accustomed surroundings and brought under lugubrious and frightful circumstances … to a strange asylum.

CIA director Allen Dulles, 1952:
Medical Science, particularly in the fields of psychiatry and psychotherapy, has developed a variety of techniques whereby some control can be imposed on the will of an individual. The techniques include neuro-surgery, electric shock, drugs, hypnosis and others.

William Sargant:
By increasing or prolonging stresses in various ways, or inducing physical debilitation, a more thorough alteration of the person’s thinking processes may be achieved….
If the stress or the physical debilitation, or both, are carried one stage further, it may happen that patterns of thought and behavior, especially those of recent acquisition, become disrupted. New patterns can then be substituted, or suppressed patterns allowed to reassert themselves; or the subject may begin to think or act in ways that precisely contradict his former ones.

If a complete sudden collapse can be produced by prolonging or intensifying emotional stress the cortical slate may be wiped clean temporarily of its more recently implanted patterns of behavior, perhaps allowing others to be substituted more easily.

It also tries to convince us that these type of techniques have been implemented in cults (like scientology and the Catholic church): https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/20 ... -programs/
(archived here: http://archive.is/v9fsb)


James V. McConnell has also made some controversial comments on “Behavior Modification”:
There is no respectable scientific evidence, to suggest that analytic or eclectic therapies such as drug therapy, electroconvulsive shock, psychosurgery ever cured anyone of anything.

...psychoanalysis, rather than helping, probably retards most patients chances of getting out of the hospital.

Psychoanalysis has endured as long as it has because analysts are ‘nice guys, really good people, who are . . . more interested in understanding people than in ridding them of their problems . . . Psychoanalysis doesn’t really help the patient at all, but it does make the analyst feel good all over, so of course the psychiatrist continues to practice it.
Behavioral therapy, on the other hand, works because it is based on scientific evidence. You punish or reward patients according to their behavior. The new viewpoint is that if you can’t cure the mind, you can cure the behavior; in fact, maybe the behavior is all there is to cure.

I believe that the day has come when we can combine sensory deprivation with drugs, hypnosis and astute manipulation of reward and punishment to gain almost absolute control over an individual’s behavior. It should be possible then to achieve a very rapid and highly effective type of positive brainwashing that would allow us to make dramatic changes in a person’s behavior and personality. I foresee the day when we could convert the worst criminal into a decent, respectable citizen in a matter of a few months – or perhaps even less time than that . . .

We should reshape our society so that we all would be trained from birth to want to do what society wants us to do. We have the techniques now to do it. Only by using them can we hope to maximize human potentiality. Of course, we cannot give up punishment entirely, but we can use it sparingly, intelligently, as a means of shaping people’s behavior rather than as a means of releasing our own aggressive tendencies.
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Most approved drugs have no benefit

Post by Firestarter » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Between 2011 and 2017, the German IQWiG assessed 216 new drugs in Germany. Most of these were approved by the European Medicines Agency for use in Europe.
For 125 of these drugs (58%), there was no evidence of any benefit;
For 35 (16%), the added benefit was too small to be significant;
Only 54 of these 216 drugs (25%) had shown a significant benefit before approval.
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Of the 89 drugs with any benefit: 37 (42%) had an added benefit only in sub-groups of the patient population.
So for the overall patient population, the benefit is even less than these numbers suggest.

For psychiatry/neurology there was a benefit in only 1 out of 18 drugs (6%);
For diabetes there was a benefit in 4 out of 24 drugs (17%);
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A systematic review of new drugs for over 100 indications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration showed positive efficacy in less than 10% of cases! For cancer drugs this rate was 20%.
The newer genome driven cancer therapies, show a benefit for only a small part of patients with advanced cancer.

Only 2 of the 216 drugs (1%), had a negative impact compared to “standard care”.
For 125, there is simply no data to say one way or the other. This is because the medical trials weren´t performed adequately.

Even though post-marketing studies are promised, only about half were completed on time or within 6 years.

Beate Wieseler et al. - New drugs: where did we go wrong and what can we do better? (2019)
https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4340
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FDA approves electroshocks for ADHD

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 pm

In April, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an electronic device to treat children that have been sentenced to the non-existent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System is meant for 7 to 12 years old children with ADHD, who aren’t poisoned with prescription drugs. It is intended to give electroshocks (of a relatively low 9 volt intensity) all through the night, while the kid sleeps.

The device gives the electroshocks through electrodes placed on the forehead of the ADHD victim.
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A “scientific” sham trial of 62 patients with ADHD that were shocked nightly with the Monarch eTNS device for 4 weeks, showed that they became more docile compared to placebo. Their ADHD Rating Scale score decreased from 34.1 to 23.4 compared with 33.7 to 27.5 for placebo.

Commonly reported effects include drowsiness, trouble sleeping, teeth clenching, headache, fatigue and increased appetite.
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McCough et al. – Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Pilot Study of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (2019): https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6m65g8s8

There is no larger trial than a mere 62 subjects and there is no information on long-term adverse effects. But for the FDA that apparently didn’t matter!

In June 2016, a meta-analyse was published on 13 likewise randomised trials, involving a total of 520 participants (that´s still quite small). This concluded that evidence fails to “support neurofeedback as an effective treatment for ADHD”.
It urged that future trial should focus on implementing “protocols, ensuring learning and optimizing clinical relevant transfer”. For some reason this 62-person study forgot to check.

One of the authors of this sham trial represents the management team of the device-maker NeuroSigma, Inc. He has been given “stock options” in the company.

They want to get the same electronic device approved for treating post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... treat-adhd
(archived here: http://archive.is/kTMqQ)


When I first read about it, I couldn’t believe the name “Monarch”!
According to some “conspiracy theorists” Project Monarch was/is a subprogram under the notorious MKULTRA brainwashing program of the CIA: https://conspiracy.fandom.com/wiki/Monarch_program


See the following video with psychiatrist Peter Breggin, who expresses his serious doubts not only on the Monarch electrodes, but also on his profession.
https://youtu.be/YXCpLNoE1xk
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More on ADHD and drugs

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:58 pm

Many ADHD victims are on Ritalin or other drugs for years, despite that their long-term adverse effects aren’t known.

In 2016, a study showed that Ritalin (methylphenidate) changed the brain structure of children after only 4 months. The distribution of white matter, important for learning and coordinating communication between regions of the brain, significantly changed.
A similar trial on adults showed no white matter changes between the Ritalin and placebo groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/08/st ... ing-brain/


There is evidence that shows that poisoning ADHD kids with drugs doesn´t reduce the “ADHD” symptoms in a longer term than 14 months.

The long-term effects of poisoning children sentenced to the non-existent attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) with hard drugs (like Ritalin) includes reduced growth (height): https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/03/lo ... ppression/


The official story is that ADHD children are less able to concentrate and focus in school because of a chemical imbalance, “brain disorder”.
If in ADHD children learning is impaired, they would have a lower IQ...

A study shows that in 16 of 20 groups, the ADHD cohort had higher IQs than the control group. In the other 4 groups, the difference in IQ score wasn’t significant (less than 2 points).
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This suggests that the objective of psychiatric abuse of children is to make the smart children of the lower classes stupid...

Another study reported with big headlines that ADHD children have smaller brains, in another example of pseudoscience.
According to this “scientific” report, 58% of the ADHD youth in this sample had a lower accumbens volume than the control group, while 42% of the ADHD youth had a higher accumbens volume.
Statistically speaking this difference isn’t significant, and when we assume a normal distribution, there would be a 96% overlap between the two groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/la ... gma-study/


In the early 1990’s, less than 5% of children in the US were sentenced to ADHD.
In 2003 it jumped to 7.3%, then to 9.5% by 2007, more than 11% by 2011, and climbing.
These days a whopping more than 1 in 9 children from ages 4 to 17 are sentenced to ADHD in the US, with 2/3 of them boys.
About 2/3 of the children sentenced to ADHD are poisoned with psychotropic drugs.

In 2017-18, in England (only) 1.5% of boys and 0.35% of the girls between ages 6 and 17 (75,000 children) where poisoned with ADHD medication.

In reality, most young children diagnosed with ADHD do not have a mood disorder. Children are simply not meant to always sit still, pay attention for long periods, or hide their moods the way “socialised” adults do.
Will Stanton elaborates:
The education system is predominantly left-brain oriented. It rewards conventionality and discourages out-of-the-box thinking. The tragedy of this kind of model is that not all children are left-brain learners, yet they are treated as such. When these children perform poorly within the academic mould they are often viewed as having a learning impediment. In many cases — and I can verify this from my own experiences in the teaching arena — these children act out and develop behavioural problems. Except they are not ‘problem’ children. They are just operating within a system that does not see them for who they are…

The adverse effects of ADHD drugs include: headache, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, hallucinations, dizziness, liver damage, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss, itching, impaired appetite, increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and hypotension (low blood pressure).
Low blood pressure can result in serious heart, endocrine and neurological disorders, and deprive the brain and other vital organs of oxygen and nutrients.
Dr. Peter Breggin explains:
These drugs damage developing brains. We have a national catastrophe… This is a situation where we have ruined the brains of millions of children. In controlling behavior, antipsychotics act on the frontal lobes of the brain — the same area of the brain targeted by a lobotomy…
These are lobotomizing drugs. Of course, they will reduce all behavior, including irritability.

The “chemical imbalance” theory that is claimed for all sorts of mental “disorders” has never been scientifically proven.
Brain scan technology has actually disproven the chemical imbalance theory.

Before 1900, ADHD symptoms were claimed to be caused by poor parenting.
In 1902, Sir George Still suggested that behavioural disorders were inherited from parents with psychiatric problems.
Later it was believed that ADHD symptoms were caused by brain damage, and in 1937 it was shown that stimulants (like amphetamines) could reduce the symptoms.

In 1952, a group of tubercular patients became euphoric when given the drug Iproniazid. It was established that this drug raised levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the brain.
In 1955, it was simply assumed that depression was caused by low levels of serotonin, a chemical imbalance in the brain (without evidence of course).
Also in 1955, Ritalin was approved for treating ADHD symptoms (supposedly caused by a chemical imbalance).

In 1968, the big pharma-controlled DSM voted the official “hyperkinetic impulse disorder“ into existence (the predecessor of the ADHD label), at the same time that a new drug for this “disorder” was introduced.
In 1980, the name was changed to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); in 1994 the name became Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In 1996, the stimulant/amphetamine Adderall was introduced to poison ADHD-victims, and diagnoses once again skyrocketed.

There appears to be a correlation between the rise in ADHD diagnoses and the implementation of the US Elementary and Secondary Education Act known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ (NCLB) that was implemented nationwide in 2002.
The NCLB standardised teaching methods across the US makes the smarter children bored senseless from lack of academic challenge. Bored, discouraged children are known to “act out”.
Schools have also been given financial incentives to “improve” ADHD rates...

A study by the University of Adelaide in Australia found that fish oil reduces ADHD symptoms more than ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Concerta, but without any of the adverse effects.
The behaviour of 130 ADHD children aged 7 to 12 dramatically improved within 3 months of taking fish oil capsules daily. After seven months, the children showed improvements in concentration, reading abilities and vocabulary: http://web.archive.org/web/201903010908 ... llness.pdf
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Peter Gotzsche – Big Pharma is Organised Crime

Post by Firestarter » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:39 pm

The Danish doctor Peter C. Gotzsche, exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their fraudulent behaviour, disregard for human lives and their charade of research and marketing.
In his 2013 book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime; How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”, Gotzsche argues that big pharma is actively racketeering.

I found the freely viewable chapter 18 from Gotzsche´s controversial 2013 book. It´s about psychiatry.
While the information is good, I found it difficult to read (and this isn´t because I´m not familiar with the topic). Maybe this is because it´s no good to start reading a book in the middle or maybe because English isn´t Gotzsche´s first language.
Here´s my summary of the chapter.


Rigging medical trials
An internal Pfizer memorandum shows that a medical trial was rigged deliberately:
If we were going to have to increase dothiepin dosage from 75 mg to 100 mg, we should do so at 1 week rather than at 2 weeks, which would result in a high drop- out rate on dothiepin due to side effects. By 2 weeks, patients have learnt to live with side effects.

Cipramil/Cipralex fraud
Before the patent for citalopram expired, Lundbeck patented the active half and called the same drug Cipralex (Celexa, Lexapro), which it launched in 2002. After the patent for citalopram expired, Cipramil became much cheaper, but the price of Cipralex remained high. In 2009, in Denmark Cipralex cost 19 times as much as Cipramil.
A paper was published in a journal edited by a person who is paid by Lundbeck with the claim that the same drug Cipralex worked faster than Cipramil in some cases. One of the academic authors was Stuart Montgomery, who once concealed that he worked for Pfizer at the same time as he worked for the UK drug regulator that approved Pfizer´s drug sertraline.
Gorman appeared as an expert and said that 80% of the compulsive shoppers had slowed their purchases on Cipralex. Even though such a disorder hasn´t even been invented by the almighty DSM.
While medical doctors were stimulated to poison depressed children with Cipralex, Forest executives for 3 years kept the results of a medical trial secret that didn’t show any benefits of Cipralex as a depression treatment for children.


Weight gain – Zyprexa, Seroquel
Lilly agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion for illegal marketing for off-label uses of Zyprexa, although its adverse effects are substantial, inducing heart failure, pneumonia, weight gain and diabetes.
In 2006, internal Lilly documents were leaked, which demonstrate that in 1999 Lilly’s chief scientist, Alan Breier, told employees in 1999 that “weight gain and possible hyperglycemia is a major threat to the long-term success of this critically important molecule”, but Lilly kept the 1999 study secret, which also showed that blood sugar levels in the victims increased steadily for 3 years. Lilly’s own studies showed that 30% of the patients gained at least 10 kg in weight after only a year on Zyprexa.

AstraZeneca silenced a trial that showed that quetiapine (Seroquel) led to high rates of treatment discontinuation and significant weight increases, while the company at the same time claimed that the drug helped psychotic patients lose weight.
Kit and at least one journal article wrote that quetiapine didn’t increase body weight while internal data showed that 18% of the patients had a weight gain of at least 7%.


GlaxoSmithKline - Paxil
In 2001, GlaxoSmithKline published a fraudulent scientific report that Paxil (Seroxat, paroxetine) was effective with minimal adverse effects. GlaxoSmithKline lied to its sales force that a trial showed “REMARKABLE Efficacy and Safety”, while the company in internal documents admitted that the study shows that Paxil wasn’t effective at all.
At least 8 children became suicidal on Paxil versus 1 on placebo (a significant difference).
There were 11 serious adverse effects in 93 children posioned with Paxil and 2 among 87 children on placebo (this was also significant).

GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly and Pfizer, routinely added suicide cases to the placebo arm of their trials, although they occured before the patients were randomised to placebo.
In data submitted by GlaxoSmithKline to the FDA in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the company had included suicide attempts from the washout period before the patients were randomised in the results for the placebo arms of trials.

In 2004, a researcher used the full reports of Glaxo’s trials that were made available as a result of litigation, and he found that Paxil significantly increased suicidal tendencies.
He included 3 trials, among them the unpublished study 377, which showed that Paxil isn´t better than placebo.


Suicidal from the drugs
Some of the psychiatric drugs that cause suicides are:
Prozac;
Zoloft;
Cipralex.

Even though his mother Nancy put information on the internet on the suicide of her son Brennan after he was poisoned with Cipralex, but “search” engines don’t find it.

An internal Lilly memo from 1984, shows that the German drug agency described 2 suicides and 16 suicide attempts among only 1427 patients on Prozac (fluoxetine). A Lilly Germany memo listed 9 suicides in 6993 patients on fluoxetine.
This doesn´t add up, when compared to only 5 suicides in FDA’s analysis of 52,960 victims on SSRI drugs. This is less than 1 per 10,000 patients, although you would expect 13 per 10,000 victims.

In a 1995 meta-analysis, 5 suicides in 2963 patients on paroxetine were reported (17 per 10,000). This meta-analysis wrongly reported 2 suicides on placebo, which occurred in the washout period.

The UK drug regulator reported 11 suicide attempts in 3455 victims on paroxetine and 1 in 1978 on placebo.


Higher death rates by psychiatric drugs
Antipsychotics increase the risk of dying through a variety of causes, including suicide, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes and weight gains.
The use of psychiatric drugs both off-label and “legal” is exploding. The use of antipsychotics went up eight-fold between 1993–1998 and 2005–2009, and doubled in adults.

In 2007, more than 20 million people were poisoned with Zyprexa (olanzapine).
A meta-analysis shows that victims poisoned with Zyprexa that were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia had a 3.5% death rate compared to 2.3% on placebo. Thus, for every 100 patients poisoned, there was one additional death on the drug. The true death rate is likely even higher.
If we take one death in a hundred for a reasonable estimate of the deaths caused by Zyprexa, this would mean that 200,000 of the 20 million died because of Zyprexa alone.


Chapter 18 from Gotzsche - “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime; How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare” (2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201502260331 ... chpt18.pdf


On 13 September 2018, Peter Gotzsche was expelled from the Cochrane Collaboration (both from its Board and as a member) that he co-founded, even though Cochrane’s hired Counsel had found no evidence of wrong-doing.
Gotzsche claims he was expelled because he objected against Cochrane becoming to positive on our destructive healthcare.

Gotzsche estimates that about 200,000 persons die annually just in the US from side effects or medical errors. Many patients/victims die, because of drugs, the third biggest killer in the world.
The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don't sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe.

The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that hasn’t been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… If you don t think the system is out of control, please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus,or even one-hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control.
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Making old people depressed

Post by Firestarter » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 pm

A scientific looking report among more than 15,000 elderly people (older than 65 years) in England and Wales shows that the rate of antidepressant use has increased with more than 150% in less than 20 years (from 4% at the beginning of the 1990s to 10.7% around the year 2010).
Depression rates in this period decreased slightly, from 7.9% in 1991-1993 (CFAS I) to 6.8% in 2008-2011 (CFAS II), even though antidepressants cause depression.

The number of care home residents taking antidepressants quadrupled in less than 20 years, from 7% to 29%.
Yet the proportion of people in care homes with depression remained about 10%: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 100319.php
(http://archive.is/XOsMn)

It is obvious that elderly victims are misdiagnosed with depression and that antidepressants are overprescribed.
Most people with case-level depression weren’t on antidepressants, while most of those on antidepressants did not have depression. Look at the increasing rates of not-depressed elderly poisoned with antidepressants!
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Antony Arthur et al. – Changing prevalence and treatment of depression among older people over two decades (2019): https://www.cambridge.org/core/services ... ecades.pdf
(http://web.archive.org/web/201910081611 ... ecades.pdf)
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