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(Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors: SSRIs)

The Dark Side Of The ‘Happy Pills’

By J. P. Anderson

Over 300,000 Irish people are taking anti-depressants, an estimated 80% of anti-depressants prescribed here are SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors), and they include drugs like SEROXAT, PROZAC, and CIPRAMIL. … But there’s a dark side to the so called ‘HAPPY PILLS’ that have taken Ireland by storm.

As evidence of their dangers becomes increasingly compelling, there is a huge ground-swell of concern among medical experts, that not only do SSRIs not work for many people, but they can be a prescription for suicide, self-mutilation and even murder. … The experts say that the distressing and sometimes fatal side-effects and withdrawal symptoms of SSRIs are a chemical time-bomb – ignored by doctors and flatly denied by pharmaceutical companies.

Irish doctors

are in the firing line from colleagues, for unwisely and dangerously over-prescribing SSRIs. … as the case against SSRIs has been building with relentless force. The US Food and Drugs Administration says that from 1997 to 2002 – the six most popular SSRIs were suspected of triggering – 3,309 incidents of suicide, attempted suicide or hostile, violent behaviour in America.

Suicidal or aggressive behaviour was reported in children who took the drug – more than twice as often as among adults who did.

Thousands of other people have been effected by these drugs across the world as well as in Ireland.

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