antidepressants

  1. Antidepressants linked to deadly superbug infections

    [Alert] Popular antidepressant creating DEADLY “super-germs”

    Depression can not only destroy your life, but shatter your family and wreck your friendships.

    But one of the drugs that’s supposed to “fix” it can do something far worse.

    Even when it works – and it often doesn’t – this med could turn “harmless” bacteria in your body into cold-blooded killers.

    Don’t worry; I’m not about to scare you away from treatment and leave you singing the blues.

    I’ve got a much better and far safer way to CURE depression in a flash WITHOUT drugs, and I’ll share it with you in just a moment.

    But first, let me tell you what you need to know about this VERY COMMON depression drug.

    The problem appears to be with fluoxetine – aka Prozac – one of the most popular SSRI antidepressant drugs on the planet, and especially common among America’s 35 million patients taking antidepressants in any given year.

    In a series of experiments, researchers found this drug triggers changes in E. coli, the germ responsible for food poisoning, urinary tract infections, respiratory illnesses such as bacterial pneumonia, and more.

    It’s already becoming tough to treat due to the overuse (and outright abuse) of antibiotics.

    Now, researchers have found that E. coli germs exposed to fluoxetine quickly mutate.

    It was as if the drug helped them to grow a suit of armor!

    And these mutations made E. coli almost immune to many common antibiotics.

    E.coli was up to 50 million – MILLION! – times more resistant to chloramphenicol, amoxicillin and tetracycline than the E. coli germs that hadn’t had a chance to soak up the antidepressant.

    The results were so stunning that the researchers are calling it an “invisible factor” in the rise and spread of superbugs.

    But it’s a factor you can take out of the equation.

    Depression with no obvious cause can often be treated with brain-friendly nutrients including curcumin, a B complex and high-dose fish oil.

    If those don’t do the trick, it may be a hormone issue that can be tested and treated by a holistic medical doctor.

    If your depression is caused by one of life’s sad events, the answer still isn’t in a drug but in the support of loved ones, time and the greatest mood-booster of all: prayer.

  2. Antidepressants are too risky to use

    Beat depression WITHOUT drugs

    It's the ugly new push to get MILLIONS of new people on antidepressants.

    Never mind that the drugs don't actually treat the CAUSE of the depression. Never mind that millions of people can tell you firsthand that they either don't work or don't work well.

    And never mind that the drugs can rob of you of everything from your personality... to your appetite... to your sex life... with side effects that are often worse than the depression itself.

    Researchers claim to have finally gotten "the truth" about the drugs in a major analysis of years of research. They say that all of the bad stuff you've heard is wrong, and nearly every single drug out there works for depression.

    But don't gobble those pills just yet. This study had more conflicts than a night of pro wrestling, as the bulk of the research in the study isn't from truly independent sources.

    It's from drug company-funded trials.

    That sure explains it, doesn't it?

    When you look at the truly independent studies, you'll find a different story. These drugs can struggle to beat placebos -- and even when they do work, the benefits are often so minor that you have to wonder if they're even worth it.

    There's a reason that the drugs don't work very well: There are dozens of possible causes of depression, and the drugs don't really tackle any of them!

    Sometimes, that cause is obvious: Something bad has happened, and you're left feeling blue because of it.

    Those cases often need time, prayer, and supportive loved ones, as well as non-drug treatments like herbal therapies and homeopathic medicines.

    Other cases are tougher to crack.

    Some are caused by medication, including drugs commonly given to older patients for blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer.

    The mood problem is caused by the drugs... and the mainstream answer is MORE drugs?

    C'mon. That's just nuts.

    In other cases, especially in older folks, depression is a sign of hormonal problems, often low levels of testosterone in men and estrogen in women.

    No antidepressant in the world will fix a hormonal issue -- so, of course, the drug isn't going to work.

    But natural medicine can, with treatments that can stimulate your body into making those hormones again... or, in some cases, hormone replacement therapy to replace what you've lost.
    Depression can also be caused by poor diets, nutritional deficiencies, undiagnosed illnesses, and more. The best way to beat it is with a doc who can find that cause and then work with you to fix it.

    For complete testing and treatment in the San Diego area, make an appointment to see me at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in Southern California? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Antidepressants pushed on older Americans

    WATCH OUT: Ugly new push to drug millions of older Americans Antidepressants are treated like magic beans that can cure just about anything. They're given for pain... sleep... hives... migraines... sexual dysfunction... and more. Some docs even prescribe the drugs for pee problems! But they're not magic beans. There's little to no evidence that these drugs work for ANY of...
  4. Antidepressants pushed on older Americans

    WATCH OUT: Ugly new push to drug millions of older Americans Antidepressants are treated like magic beans that can cure just about anything. They're given for pain... sleep... hives... migraines... sexual dysfunction... and more. Some docs even prescribe the drugs for pee problems! But they're not magic beans. There's little to no evidence these drugs work for ANY of those...
  5. Antidepressants increase death risk by 33 percent

    Deadly new risk linked to antidepressants Depression can make it feel like you're going to die... and, sadly, in some cases it can make you feel as if you WANT to die. But while the depression itself won't actually kill you, your treatment sure could. New research exposes a hidden risk of the antidepressant drugs now taken by more than...
  6. Antidepressants pushed by Big Pharma ‘test’

    Why your doc thinks you’re depressed Not depressed? Wrong! Your doc says you are. He might even insist you're so deep in the dumps that there's only one way to dig yourself out. And that's meds. That doesn't just FEEL wrong. There's a good chance it IS wrong -- because it turns out one of the main tools docs use...
  7. Antidepressants given off-label are a bad idea

    What your doc will never admit There are three little words that your doctor will absolutely struggle to say, and it's not anything you're thinking of right now. He's got no problem saying, "you've got cancer," or any other terrible diagnosis. But there's a much simpler turn of phrase that he finds far more difficult. "I don't know." Docs don't...
  8. Antidepressants linked to bone breaks

    Antidepressants can increase your risk of a painful and sometimes crippling fracture of the hip – and the older you are, the higher that risk.
  9. Antidepressants linked to suicide

    Antidepressants can increase the risk of suicide and suicidal behavior, including violence, according to the latest research.
  10. Antidepressants used off-label almost half the time

    Antidepressants aren’t just used for depression. They’re also used off-label for conditions where they’re not even proven to work nearly half the time.
  11. SSRIs linked to autism in boys

    Pregnant women who take antidepressant drugs have a higher risk of giving birth to boys with autism, new research finds.
  12. Dangers of antidepressants

    New dangers linked to mood meds

    Some 30 million Americans take antidepressants every year. They're used by so many people so often that you almost certainly know someone who's taking them.

    And now, new research confirms that the majority of these patients are battling serious and damaging psychological side effects.

    In fact, of the 1,829 patients taking antidepressants surveyed in the new study: Continue reading

  13. Different types of depression boost Parkinson’s risk

    Depression can triple your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to the latest research.
  14. Side effects of antidepressants cause diabetes

    Common antidepressants used by millions can increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research.
  15. Psychotherapy as good as antidepressant drugs

    Psychotherapy works about as well as antidepressant drugs, according to new research -- but even that's not the best way to cure the condition.
  16. 1 in 8 seniors fighting memory problems

    New numbers show 1 in 8 Americans over 60 are battling brain fog. Here's your guide to making sure you're not one of them.
  17. Different types of depression in heart patients

    Common mood disorders such as depression and anxiety can increase the risk of death in heart patients.
  18. SSRI drugs may slow the heart

    Here's one more risk that comes from common SSRI drugs: They can slow the heart, according to new research.
  19. Beat the causes of depression

    Many cases of depression are really just cases of poor nutrition -- and fixing the diet can also cure the depression.
  20. New concerns of suicidal ideation and antidepressants

    One new study claims that some SSRI drugs don't increase the risk of suicide in kids -- but the evidence shows why that risk is all too real.

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