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Re: Effexor Withdrawal Highly Overrated Lou Pilder

Posted by luckyspec on April 4, 2003, at 21:25:14

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal Highly Overrated luckyspec, posted by Lou Pilder on April 4, 2003, at 20:35:02

> uckyspeck,
> I think that the passage that you refer to here, is importing that the doctors make a [hasty genralization] by conluding that the withdrawal is depression and not withdrawal and hence, the doctor creates a cycle of more psychotropic drugs by issuing another drug, hence creating even a bigger problem to the suffering paitiant. How do you see it?
> Lou

I am talking about a problem with drugs. In the article it shows that we had drugs that were highly addictive and then the drug companies changed the form of addiction.-

GlaxoSmithKline insists there is no problem with its drug. "There is absolutely no reliable scientific evidence that Paxil is addictive or leads to dependence," said a spokesman.

He added: "As far as we're concerned, all of the regulatory bodies are quite happy with the product."

But Social Audit, which has monitored antidepressant drugs for decades, sees history repeating itself. Morphine was used for years to treat opium addiction. Barbiturates, found to be horribly addictive, were replaced by the benzodiazepines - such as Librium, Valium and Mogadon - which were liberally prescribed as safer and non-addictive. Then came Ativan, which like Paxil/Seroxat had a short half-life, and the symptoms of benzodiazepine dependence became clear.

The SSRIs have largely taken their place, but according to Mr Medawar, little has changed.,8150,547606,00.html

As you can plainly see from reading this...there is nothing wrong with addiction. No it simply does not exist in the 'scientific evidence' realm. And the withdrawls you feel are simply your depression kicking in again. How nice, that must mean that if I were a smoker then stopped cold turkey, I must have depression, because I felt like shit by not smoking something.

Along finer lines we have an article from the same website that reads as follows:

Princess Diana was right: counselling is good for you. After it was satirised for years as the touchy-feely sharing of pain, a major medical investigation has confirmed therapy works.
In a 500,000 project, patients receiving treatment for depression and anxiety were closely monitored. After four months, therapy had reduced their depressive symptoms 'to a significantly greater extent' than GP care, which usually involves anti-depressant drugs.






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