Posted by yxibow on August 6, 2008, at 19:43:08
In reply to Re: You are refering to me? | No. » yxibow, posted by linkadge on August 5, 2008, at 7:12:52
> >Second of all, would you rather have someone >commit suicide, or possibly have a nth degree >risk of cancer later in life?
> There is no proof that antidepressants reduce the risk of suicide. On the contrary there is evidence that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide in certain patient populations.
Oh good lord -- the *ss protection that the FDA slapped on all anti-depressants; I personally believe that was a terrible mistake because it discourages the people that need them the most from taking it.
It vilifies all anti-depressants, furthering the agenda of the anti-psychiatry camp, which, does include Scientology, religious groups --- its true, so I'm not going to say that it doesn't exist in reality as my opinion to satisfy board guidelines because that doesn't make sense.
Certain "religions", valid ones or potentially cults, which I have to say because Scientology unfortunately received 501 (c) protection in the US, do have strong stances against psychiatry.
Brand name Luvox was withdrawn partly because of Columbinism and partly because of low sales, only recently returned as Luvox CR.
Yes, there are people susceptible to unexplained reasons of anti-depressant suicide -- but a majority of that population would have jumped out of a window anyhow, if I must be crass, because they were suicidal in the first place. Of course you can't interview them afterward, sadly.
My point was that it was, purely in my opinion, such a blurry shade of worry about possible cancer in 30 years when the benefits clearly outweigh those risks and other risks in patients with risk of high suicide.
Lithium is also one of the fastest ways of reducing suicide for some people. Antipsychotics are others.
But if a theoretical patient is stabilized on a tricyclic because it works and other things don't, and they're not feeling like killing themselves, I consider that a triumph, and the worry about future risk of cancer way below what has happened.
There's no guarantee of anything in life. You or any of us could be struck with cancer in life, just from exposure to the air or living long enough. If you don't die of some horrible gardening accident, you'll likely die of a heart attack or cancer. We all hope we will just pass in our sleep, I think, anyhow. But this is getting morbid.