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Yet who Knows the Truth and Calls it a Lie, is a Criminal."
- In "Galileo Galilei" by Berthold Brecht (1898-1956)
ake notice that T also non SSRI antidepressants (and even Ritalin) may interact (primary or secondary) with the serotonergic (or serotoninergic) system in the brain.
Every medication - especially SSRI antidepressants- boosting serotonin activity in the brain, has potential to induce the very dangerous and potentially fatal
hyperserotonergic state of the .
SSRI & SSNRI Antidepressants side-effects, neurological damage
Selective Serotonin / Nor-Epinehrine Re-Uptake Inhibitors
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PHYSICAL & MENTAL SIDE-EFFECTS REPORTED BY MEDICAL PHYSICIANS SEVERE BODY & BRAIN DAMAGING SIDE-EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS
Prozac (Sarafem, fluoxetine),
Paxil (Seroxat, paroxetine),
Celexa (Cipramil, citalopram),
Lexapro (Cipralex, escitalopram),
Effexor (Efexor, velafaxine),
Zoloft (Lustral, sertraline),
Remeron (Remergil, mirtazapine),
Wellbutrin (Zyban, bupropion)
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN: ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE NOT SAFE
Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia, Parkinsonism & Akathisia SRI & SSNRI antidepressants induced side-effects (Iatrogenic
Extrapyramidal Symptoms) are S recognized to be similar to Neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) induced side-effects.
These side-effects are known as Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia (severe body movement disorder, mostly permanent),
Parkinsonism (a sign of future Parkinson's disease) and (a Neurological driven severe mania/agitation that can lead to
suicidality, suicide attempts, self-harm & suicide).
It is Akathisia well documented in the medical literature that these neuroleptic induced side-effects refer to damage at
dopaminergic neurons in the "motor system" of the
a structure deep in the " Basal Ganglia "
of the brain.
Limbic System 1,
http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic338.htm (scroll down)
Serotonin Syndrome he T
is a potentially Serotonin Syndrome lethal condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity.
It is a very dangerous and a potentially fatal side effect of the serotonergic enhancing drugs such as SSRI & SSNRI antidepressants
and is diagnosed by the presence of at least 3 of 10 symptoms: mental status changes (confusion, hypomania), agitation,
myoclonus, hyperreflexia, diaphoresis, shivering, tremor, diarrhea, incoordination, and fever.
This "hyperserotonergic" toxic condition requires heightened clinical awareness in order to prevent, recognize, and treat the condition promptly.
Promptness is vital because, as we just mentioned, the serotonin syndrome can be fatal and death from this side effect
can come very rapidly.
The Serotonin syndrome is brought on by excessive levels of serotonin and
is difficult to distinguish from the "Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome" because the symptoms are so similar.
The "Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome" is a serious condition brought on by the use of neuroleptic drugs (anti-psychotics).
Source: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? by Dr Ann Blake Tracy
http://members.aol.com/atracyphd/syndrome.htm Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
MEDICAL REPORTS OF SSRI/SSNRI ANTIDEPRESSANT INDUCED (IATROGENIC) SEVERE SYMPTOMS:
Go to: Newborn Baby (Neonatal) Neurological Damage & Withdrawal
Go to: General Physical & Mental Side-Effects
Go to: Body Movement Disorders (Dystonia) & Parkinsonism (future Parkinson's disease)
Go to: Akathisia, Mania, Restlessness & Restless Legs Syndrome
Go to: Serotonin Syndrome, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Go to: Blood/Organ Diseases, Stroke, Hemorrhage, TIA, Tumours & Bleedings
Go to: Hepato Toxicity (Liver Damage)
Go to: Cardiovascular Toxicity (Heart Damage) & Neurological Toxicity (Brain Damage)
Go to: Epileptiform Activity, Epilepsy, Seizures, REM Sleep/Memory/EEG Problems, Sleepwalking
Go to: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar, Diabetes)
Go to: Urinary Incontinence, Dermatologic (Skin) Problems, Ocular (Eyes) Disturbances
Go to: Pain & Numbness, Swellings, Sexual (Organ) Problems, Hormonal Imbalances
Go to: Hyponatremia & Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)
Go to: (Suicide Overdose)-Toxicity & Death
Go to: Suicide, Suicidality, Suicide Attempts & Self-Harm
Go to: Mental State, Perceptual, Emotional & Psychological Changes
Go to: Mental & Physical Side-Effects of Withdrawal/Discontinuation
Go to: Other Observations & Complications: Case Reports, Reviews & Studies
SSRI & SSNRI Antidepressants: NEWBORN BABY (NEONATAL) NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE & WITHDRAWAL
SSRI & SSNRI Antidepressants: GENERAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL SIDE-EFFECTS
Medical reports: BODY MOVEMENT DISORDERS (DYSTONIA) & PARKINSONISM (future Parkinson's disease)
Medical reports, side-effects: AKATHISIA, MANIA, RESTLESSNESS & RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME
2003 12/00 Case/Review Fluoxetine (Prozac) dose-increment related Akathisia in depression
2003 10/00 Case/Study Induction of mania in depression by Paxil/Seroxat (paroxetine)
2003 07/00 Case/Review Case report Zoloft (Lustral, sertraline)-induced Hypomania: a genuine side-effect
2003 06/00 Case/Review Mania associated with Effexor (Efexor, venlafaxine) discontinuation
2003 04/00 Case/Review Eroto-Mania induced by Effexor (venlafaxine): a case study
2002 12/00 Case/Review Restless Legs Syndrome induced by Remeron (mirtazapine)
2002 12/00 Case/Review Worsening of autosomal dominant Restless Legs Syndrome after use Mirtazapine
2002 11/00 Case/Review Dysphoric Mania with high-dose Mirtazapine: a case for Norepinephrine Syndrome?
2002 11/00 Case/Review Zoloft/Lustral-Induced Akathisia and Dystonia Misinterpreted as a Panic Attack
2002 07/08 Case/Review High-dose fluoxetine-induced Mania. Review and case report
2002 06/22 Case/Review Akathisia due to the higher dose of fluoxetine - scroll to case 3
2002 03/04 Case/Review Remeron (Remergil, mirtazapine)-induced acute Akathisia
2001 06/00 Case/Review Mania & Paranoid Ideation following Tramadol-Fluoxetine Combination
2000 01/12 Case/Review Antidepressant-Induced Mania in Bipolar Patients: Identification of Risk Factors
1999 03/02 Case/Review SSRI's induced Mania in obsessive compulsive disorder
1998 08/00 Case/Study Manic behaviors with Prozac (fluoxetine) in three 12- to 18-year-olds with OCD
1998 08/00 AnimalStudy Reduced activity of rat dopaminergic neurons in the VTA may explain "Akathisia"
1998 06/00 Case/Review Hypomania associated with mirtazapine augmentation of sertraline
1997 02/00 No Abstract Mania associated with serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors
1996 12/00 Case/Review Restless legs syndrome worsened by Paxil/Seroxat (paroxetine)
1996 10/00 Case/Review SSRI Side-Effects: Akathisia, Dystonia, Parkinsonism & Tardive Dyskinesia
1996 05/00 No Abstract SSRI-induced Akathisia
1996 03/04 Case/Review Akathisia: a review and case report following paroxetine treatment
1995 09/00 No abstract Paxil (Seroxat, paroxetine)-induced psychotic mania
1995 08/00 Case/Review Antidepressant-induced Mania and Cycle Acceleration: a controversy revisited
1994 11/00 Case/Review Antidepressant-associated Mania: a controlled comparison with spontaneous mania
1994 09/10 Case/Review Revisiting Fluoxetine: Akathisia & Suicidal Preoccupations
1992 11/00 Case/Review Akathisia, Suicidality and Prozac/Sarafem (FLUOXETINE)
1992 07/00 Case/Review Prozac (fluoxetine) treatment: Restlessness, Hyperactivity, Agitation, Insomnia
1992 03/00 Case/Review Mania associated with Prozac/Sarafem (fluoxetine) treatment in adolescents
1991 12/00 Case/Review Prozac-induced Serious Suicide Attempts by 3 patients: the Role of Akathisia
1989 09/00 Case/Review Typical Prozac/Sarafem-induced Akathisia: clinical and theoretical implications
1984 02/00 Case/Review A case of mania associated with Prozac/Sarafem (fluoxetine)
Medical reports, side-effects: SEROTONIN SYNDROME, NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME
Medical reports, side-effects: BLOOD/ORGAN DISEASES, STROKE, HEMORRHAGE, TIA, TUMOURS & BLEEDINGS
Medical reports, side-effects: HEPATO TOXICITY (Liver damage)
Medical reports: CARDIOVASCULAR TOXICITY (Heart damage) & NEUROLOGICAL TOXICITY (Brain damage)
Medical reports: EPILEPTIFORM ACTIVITY, SEIZURES, REM SLEEP/MEMORY/EEG PROBLEMS, SLEEPWALKING
A ggressive marketing of depression and powerful brain/body harming mind-altering antidepressants, is a very serious crime against parents, children and adolescents.