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Re: danger of ssri's

Posted by Sean on June 14, 1999, at 16:52:37

In reply to Re: danger of ssri's, posted by Tom on June 14, 1999, at 12:09:01

> > >
> > > Check out very depressing,,,
> > > 'no pun intended'
> >
> > This looks like a Scientology site. I would ignore
> > it, although serotonin syndrome can be real.
> >
> > Re: psychedelics- the actual mechanism by which
> > LSD and psilocybin produce effects is still
> > being studied. All I can say from personal
> > experience is that the SSRI's are NOTHING
> > like LSD, mushrooms, cocaine, or PCP. The
> > only party drug that seems similar in some
> > ways is MDMA, which by the way, SSRI's can
> > actually help mitigate the neurotoxic effects
> > of.
> >
> > There are dangers to SSRI's and all meds. But there
> > are also dangers of not treating mental illness.
> > I personally believe the drug companies do mis
> > represent their products, but in the long run,
> > the truth always wins...
> >
> > Sean.
> Sorry, folks. The site is for real. There is inherent danger in AD's, even at recommended dosages. You must be living in a vacuum if you
> can't admit that these drugs can cause severe, adverse reactions, even when used correctly. Prozac at minimal dosages (less than 5mg) nearly made
> me psychotic. I thought it was just me going off the deep end. I must admit that there should be a happy medium for the pro-drug and anti-drug group, but it seems
> neither wants to budge. And the depressed folks just sit in the middle waiting for the real answer...

So can aspirin, pseudaphedreine, and midol... But
the fact remains for the vast majority of people,
these side effects are not severe enough to
discontinue the drug.

On the flip side, our understanding of both the
biological and environmental as pects of mental
health are increasing all the time, so it is
likely that better medications will emerge over

Personally, I don't like SSRI's, but to say they
are bad because the exert an influence on some of
the same neurotransmitter systems as LSD is not
adding any new information to the picture.
Maybe it is *necessary* for the serotonin system
to be involved to some degree, or for some people,
given the idiosyncratic chemistry of their
brain, serotonin is a big part of their depression.

Would you deny those who receive benefit based
on your criteria?

I would not, nor would I condone "forcing" these
compounds on people. But for the most part, we
are free to medicate or not medicate. I personally
think we should be free to take any drug.





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