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Should SSRIs Be Taken Off The Market?

Posted by bulldog2 on October 26, 2009, at 15:16:29

There is another post that lists some links to be read about their long term effects?

These drugs are handed out like candy by primary docs who believe in their safety. So they have become first line ads. Yes possibly short term safety. In reality they may actually function in a similar way as the old traditional psychotic drug functions. That is by disrupting dopamine.It seems as if they cause down regulation of dopamine which can have many negative health consequences.

At this point I will not take an ssri. I will consider maois or tcas or a combination. Wellbutrin and other atypical ads may also be safer than the ssris.

I find it amazing that the scientists that engineered this drug were not able to forsee the consequences of an ssri. That dopamine would be disrupted with many health consequences. When you disrupt dopamine your hormonal system is sent out of whack.

I remember all the hoopla when these drugs emerged. They were better than all the old ones. They were miracle drugs. Were they tested long enough to see what harm they could do?

The tcas and maois may be dirty with bothersome sides but at least don't pinpoint one neurotransmitter which appears to have long term consequences on the other ones.

Doctors (p-docs and others) need to be educated about the ssris and their long term effects. Primary care docs who got into the mental health field with the advent of ssris have to be educated about other alternatives if they wish to continue prescribing ads. Now it is so simple for them. You're depressed and they write out a script for Lexapro.




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