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Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated? sam123

Posted by linkadge on September 10, 2007, at 14:20:38

In reply to Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated?, posted by sam123 on September 10, 2007, at 10:44:43

>Wow, a 49% increase in sucide rates in the >Netherlands
>while SSRI prescriptions for youths decreased
>by approximately 22% in both the United States >and the Netherlands.

But does't that kind of favor my point though? Why does the increase in rate of suicide exceed the rate of drop in prescriptions?

One would need to know if the individuals who were killing themselves were ones who were previously taking antidepressants?

These numbers say to me that there are more people killing themselves than those who were taken off drugs. If it is the drug that was preventing the suicides, then one would expect that the increase in suicides to essentially correspond to those who are no longer being prescribed antidepressants, not more.

So what is accounting for this extra margin? Probably what I am describing.

The fact that it is more says to me that the loss of faith due of medical treatments is extending to those on the drugs as well as off the drugs.
As well, the loss of hope for those who were considering treatment is a big deal.


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