In light of Declan Gilsenan’s (Retired Assistant State Pathologist) concerns about the number of people committing suicide on SSRI Anti-depressants, what will the Irish Government do?
I have just got off the phone from Kathleen Lynch’s office AGAIN, regarding our proposed meeting concerning the issue of these drugs and the causal effect with suicide. Following Declan Gilsenan’s comments in the Irish Examiner, I would have thought this would be a matter of utmost importance. I understand I may be seen as a grieving mother and therefore a bit lacking upstairs; that’s why I organised an ex-minister with the same concerns, Prof Healy and Declan Gilsenan who are also willing to attend this meeting. Despite this, my numerous e-mails, including my latest one to our Taoiseach Enda Kenny, have as yet remained unanswered.
DID THEY NOT HEAR WHAT HE SAID? Of the last 5 Autopsies he performed on suicide victims, 4 had been recently introduced to Antidepressants. DO THEY THINK THE ‘BENEFITS OUTWEIGHED THE RISKS’ IN THESE CASES?
The Irish Examiner: “When an autopsy expert with 30 years of experience suspects a possible link between suicide and the use of powerful anti-depressant drugs, it becomes a matter of the utmost concern and one that warrants immediate investigation. The grave doubts expressed by former assistant state pathologist Dr Declan Gilsenan lend considerable weight to calls for action on this controversial issue. The authorities would be failing in their duty of care to the public if they do not heed his concerns over the number of suicide cases where he had carried out autopsies on victims who had recently started taking the anti-depressants in question.”
The Government, for some reason, along with the European Commission in Brussels, are keeping an eye on my blog and yet are ignoring the issue. They would rather listen to the Irish Psychiatry of Ireland who state there is no problem and these drugs do not cause suicide. Funny how the drug companies have to admit that they actually do! Link.
Then again, considering a lot of these Psychiatrists have a nice little sideline working for the same Pharmaceutical Companies who make these drugs, Is it any wonder they don’t want to rock the boat? Are the lives of the innocent people they are supposed to protect not sufficient to rouse their Guilt complex? Or maybe they suffer from some form of delusional disorder; I’m sure there must be a pill for that.