Thoughts of Suicide

“Ask your doctor if adding Abilify is right for you. Call your doctor if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior or thoughts of suicide. Antidepressants can increase these in children, teens and young adults. Elderly patients taking Abilify have an increased risk of death or stroke.” So who does that leave? Middle aged people, 50% of who are going through a midlife crisis. In a court of law this would be accounted enough evidence to get someone locked up at the very least. Does anyone see the ironic humor in this? How does a drug like this come to be on the market? Because there is slight chance that it may stop someone from crying once in a while or curtail erratic behavior? Is it worth it to put someone in the path of all these risks to get them to stop picking their nose at the table?

“Call your doctor if depression worsens or if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior or thoughts of suicide.” Look at the behavior patterns of the people they are prescribing to. I think that if you are among these, thoughts of suicide are very likely to be coupled with OCD in which case they are very likely to act impulsively, in which case, the next call placed from their phone number is very likely to be to the coroner as to their doctor.

Doesn’t this seem like an extremely glib and careless statement? If this drug can in any way, shape or form exacerbate the risk of such an occurrence shouldn’t it be as illegal as…hmm, let’s see…marijuana? Which, incidentally, is proven to be safe and effective in treating such symptoms. Oh, the irony.

This is not funny but the fallibility of man’s capacity to see simple truths, is.

Those of you who know me know that I would much rather spend time tearing down the EVILS of the world than spend time extolling the virtues of any given subject, person or product. There is a notable exception and I mention it here because of what I believe to be the horrific seriousness of this commentary. There is a very powerful product on the market today that can remove the chains of psychotropic drugs. This may not be the answer for everyone but I will stand on my judgment that it will unequivocally work for most and it is a %100 natural herbal product. It is called Blissful Spirit . It is a tincture. It can be acquired at www.myhealingpath.com. I urge anyone suffering from psychological and/or emotional problems to give this marvelous elixir a try.

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Comments

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuseralmost 4 years ago

    What the fuck? – Call your doctor if you have thoughts of suicide? Sounds like dangerous stuff. Sounds so fucking stupid. It is put in a way that sounds similar to swatting a fly away. Disgraceful. Good you brought this up. Nathan.

  • Right you are. That’s exactly while I found it to be so glib.
    Thanx, Nathan.

    – George Yesthal

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuseralmost 4 years ago

    Sorry for the colourful language. Just passion. lol

  • Hey, no problem. Colorful language is ALWAYS welcome in my corner, my friend. Bring on the passion. The affirmation that there are people out there that are not of the population of brain-dead lemmings, is comforting in the extreme.

    – George Yesthal

  • I amended this commentary since you last read it. You might want to peruse the new version.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsalmost 4 years ago

    These warnings are EXACTLY why I refused any medicines of this type… all anti-depressants have such warnings as well as the ones used to treat Fibromyalgia.

  • I know, me too. When I was in rehab they prescribed Lexapro, I refused it. Then Prozac, I refused it. THEN Paxil. I told the shrink, if he thought he was dealing with a moron he was wrong. I told him, “I’m in here because I’m addicted, not because I’m stupid. I already went through two weeks of detox without the benefit of any meds so if you’re going to get to curing me let’s get on with it, otherwise stop wasting my time!”

    – George Yesthal

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 4 years ago

    People want to take pills. It’s the new culture. Then we find out how bad they are later. I do take a mild antidepressant combined with thyroid pills and prescription strength vitamin D. I feel it when I miss any one of those things, but… mental health is so much more than stuffing a pill down your throat. It involves some work… understanding of yourself, others and how you interact with the world. I do not like the thought of people making chemistry sets out of themselves without the mental health profession. It’s not all bullshit. Some things are physical. Other things are attitudes. It is up to us as owners of ourselves to figure out which it is and fix it. Trust me… I have laid in bed too depressed to leave the house and had a counseling session on the phone because I couldn’t make my appointment. Things are sooooo much better now. I gained mental fortitude as well as getting the chemistry thing correct!

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalalmost 4 years ago

    I say If one is going to take pills they should research them VERY thoroughly or stick to herbs and vitamins (which should also be researched) Or stick to pills that at least have some recreational values. to make it worth the risk. I don’t say psychiatry or the mental health profession in general is ALL bullshit (although some certainly is). I’m absolutely certain there are right-minded and competent individuals in the field but the field of research itself makes it rife for incompetence and ulterior motives and that makes it a very dangerous endeavor and to take a drug that stems from that research filed is loaded with risks. So before doing so dig, dig and dig even deeper.

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 4 years ago

    What the antidepressant that I take does for me: prevents anger. I have been known to abuse myself in bouts of frustration and anger. This has gone away. When I miss a week or so, I start to get frustrated again. I get angrier more easily. I just looked and there are currently 25 lawsuits against the drug Celexa that I take that involve suicides. I personally have had no side effects, but am aware of the down falls of this type of medication. These were prescribed by my general practitioner who is a hands on kind of doctor. She gives me a mental health quiz every time I visit. She also gets her book out and informs me on which types of natural remedies I need to focus on for all kinds of things. She is not viewed well by some doctors because of this and my endocrinologist gets pissed at her for certain tests she has him do on me. She told me to take vitamin D and a week later my lab results came in from my endocrinologist telling me that my blood work came back and I was SEVERELY D deficient. As for the mental health profession… not all are good. Some see you as a paycheck and this is obvious. I would not visit someone who simply agrees with you all the time. Look for someone who argues your point of view on some level. There is no growth without confrontation in my opinion. Most of the people who are now taking antidepressants probably have some sort of medical condition which is causing problems and hasn’t been discovered OR… they need a reason to feel that something is wrong with them physically so that they don’t have to take responsibilities for their own behavior and change it. Thoughts are habits. I was ashamed for many years about being depressed. That doesn’t help either. Making someone feel ashamed for needing help does not help and “helping” someone as a doctor without actually investigating the patient doesn’t help either!

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalalmost 4 years ago

    Good point about physical problems. Hell an over active pancreas can cause sever panic attacks and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. About the Celexa/lawsuit situation, I urge you to stay on that and watch for a class-action suit. If that happens jump on it because the settlement will supply you with some money that, no doubt will be welcomed. But, more importantly, it will make the pharmaceutical companies just that much more cautious about turning out medicines willy-nilly.

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 4 years ago

    Well said George. Most anti-depressants are simply sedatives. I think Depression is a Natural response tot he sht that goes on in life.. it is NOT AN ILLNESS. Doctors have become too ready to prescribe drugs without addressing the causal issues that bring on the depression. Someone could be in an abusive situation, be put on anti-depressants, and placed back in the same situation… How does that help… being sedated is being stupified.. How can you better cope with the issues causing depression when you are sedated. most anti-depressants and sedatives fall in the class of drugs, sometimes called Hypnotics or hallucinagenes !!! Explain that one to me …. I was placed on Prosac, in combination with an anti-psychotic, and off cause it caused psychosis… read the first 3 paragraphs of MIMS, and it has clear warnings about the combination of anti-depressants and anti-psychotics… I had to read MIMS myself to find that out… too bad it was after a few hospitalisations in apsych ward … Now a new diagnosis.. changed from Paranoid scizophreni and depression, to, Post Traumatic Stress … now no more mind altering drugs, and I haven’t been in hospital for years… Make sure you get more than two doctors opinions before you start on medications of any sort, and read up on all the possible side effects … alot of doctors don’t bother or could never keep up with the drugs comming on the market… If you have a perceived Mental health issue, amke sure you see a Specialist Psychiatris, and not just a General Practicioner !!!!!! Or three !

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 4 years ago

    sorry a few spelling errors there George….to the … shit … in a psych ward.. schizophrenia … make sure … Psychiatrist

  • It’s unconscionable and irresponsible how they throw pi;;s at us for emotional foibles that our predecessors just handled (LOL or simply drank away). Yeah, I make more typos in a sentence than you’d believe. Than God for Spell Check. Even with that some get through.

    – George Yesthal

  • hollypaino
    hollypainoalmost 4 years ago

    I work indirectly ( and sometimes directly) with the FDA, who regulates food and drug in this country and where their reach can extend their grasp overseas. The unfortunate thing in the “may cause uncontrollable brain seizures, depression, thoughts of suicide, etc.” is that it’s purely CYA, the human element of the warning isn’t always taken into account, but it is a requirement for drug safety. The regulators do look out for the greater good, I can attest to that. they have to have disclosure. It’s frightening to read those warnings. I completely understand what you’re saying.

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    George Yesthal less than a minute ago

    I’m sure there are plenty of good people in the regulatory element of health care and pharmaceutical medicines. It’s the big business interests that control the lobbying factions in Washington that must be removed. These are the regulators tying the hands of the regulators that should be allowed to do their jobs responsibly. When you have executive members of pharmaceutical and insurance companies sitting on congressional regulatory boards, that is conflict of interest at its purest form and yet this kind of conduct is rife in our government. It has to be stopped and until it is, the private interests of drug and insurance companies will railroad through their private interests and decide for the regulators what the can and cannot say and call it “guidelines”.

    – George Yesthal


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