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Depression as a Natural Condition & More on Big Pharma


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Here's an interesting article from today's New York Times: http://tinyurl.com/777bt8v

I find it really bothersome that the woman described in the third paragraph is seen as abnormal and in need of medication. I think she's having a perfectly normal reaction to being dumped by her husband. Apparently a lot of doctors aren't at all familiar with the stages of grieving, to the detriment of many patients. Frankly, I was far worse shape than this woman after my second divorce, and I think most people in that situation go through a period of temporary craziness.

 

And here's another article I just love: http://tinyurl.com/7t8qj6l

It looks like Big Pharma is going to have to cough up some numbers regarding payments to doctors. I really, really hope this law goes through!!!

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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You might like the article Depression's Upside by jonah Lehrer in the Media section

Evolutionary psychology makes so much sense to me ~it's not an easy way to view life but to me the pieces fit •

Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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