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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story...

Posted by sowhysosad on April 23, 2009, at 20:54:44

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... Jay_Bravest_Face, posted by 49er on April 23, 2009, at 19:02:46

> I am not sure how you can make the statement about drugs causing brain damage not holding up since 2 to 10% of all adverse side effects are ever reported to the FDA.

Probably a stupid question, but how do they quantify side effects that AREN'T reported to the FDA?

> I don't doubt you when you talk about university students doing well on drugs. They can work great initially. But then there is poopout which happens to most people on psych meds. The brain can only adapt for so long before it starts rebelling.

Are there any hard-and-fast statistics relating to "poop-out"? I've taken SSRI's for years at a time and have never experienced anything approaching it.

> As far as just dying a few years young, I guess you haven't seen the statistics that patients on psych meds are dying 25 years too early.

But aren't their a million and one different life-threatening conditions that are associated with depression and anxiety? Heart disease, diabetes, stroke etc.

> And even if you question it, (I don't), Joseph Glenmullen, who is not antimeds, mentions some studies in Prozac Backlash that suggest people start getting neurological damage after long term SSRI use. I don't recall the exact details and I don't claim it is strong research.

There's an interesting, balanced discussion about Glenmullen from some years ago here:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20000411/msgs/29656.html


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