Why do doctors push and subscribe antidepressants (SSRIs etc.) for pain and behavioral disorders in young children when there is a known link to suicide? Research test results demonstrate that there is a 4 percent higher danger of suicide attempts in children in addition to adolescents using SSRI antidepressants as compared to a 2 percent danger in those using a placebo.
Increasingly more youngsters have been prescribed to use Paxil and other antidepressants to care for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD) and Aspergers. SSRI drugs are second-generation antidepressants identified as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and are a part of a large collection of antidepressants that are regularly used by millions of American people daily.
List of Frequently Prescribed SSRIs:
-Prozac (fluoxetine) – the only one allowed by the FDA for use with young people under 18
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared a Public Health Advisory directing antidepressant manufacturing companies to expand their warning label on October 15, 2004. The FDA has mentioned that the manner in which pharmaceutical companies have responded to requests for documentation on pediatric suicides has long been unacceptable. They have finally just created a policy that will require pharmaceutical companies to study the possibility of suicidal tendencies in the course of clinical studies.
The FDA has looked for any reports of suicidal thoughts or even action among 4,400 children who were in clinical trials when comparing an antidepressant drug to a fake drug known as a placebo. They determined so far that suicidal thoughts or attempts were 2 times as common among the kids receiving an antidepressant, although not any of the children had committed suicide. A lot of people think that there is also a strong indication
that many of the mass shootings in more recent history have often been connected with the use of these types of prescribed drugs. In many instances, such shooters will commit suicide after their mass shooting.
The United Kingdom Committee on Safety of Medicine (CSM) advises their doctors that most SSRIs (such as the international equivalents to Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro and Effexor) are not acceptable for young people under the age of 18 years. Paxil and many other SSRI antidepressants have not been formally authorized by the FDA for usage with young people under 18 years of age, however it is not illegal to prescribe them. Medical and pharmaceutical communities are required, though, to warn patients and also their guardians of the unwanted side effects and chances of suicidal behavior with these drug treatments.
A recently available study has revealed that antidepressant drug manufacturing companies continue to sweep less-than-stellar drug testing findings under the carpet, yet at the same time trumpeting very good findings for the public. One particular manufacturer (Glaxo) came to the realization as early as 1989 that Paxil heightened the risk of suicidal behaviors in patients by even more than 8-fold compared to patients who received a placebo. They have been taken to court recently due to this fact.
If you have paid attention to drug commercials on television, then you know that they make some of these drugs look very attractive while minimizing the associated risks. It actually is illegal for pharmaceutical companies to support off-label use, like advocating the use of SSRI prescriptions to young people under eighteen years of age through
advertising campaigns or any other communications.
If anyone under the age of 18 is already taking an antidepressant and intends to discontinue using it, then they should definitely get off of it slowly. Some of these medications may be associated with adverse symptoms of discontinuation if their usage is stopped abruptly. The prescribing doctor should be consulted as to how to accomplish
UPDATE: (6/24/2013) – Now your doctor will really be able to make sure that your children (or you yourself) are receiving and ingesting their medications!
I wish you the best of “believing” in all of your future endeavors,
ROB – (admin)
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