The Dangers of Antidepressants, Anti-Psychotics, and Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Do Antidepressants Cause Manic Depression?

“Hi everybody, I’m Cindy Fulsom with Raw Food Media dot com and I’m here tonight at Sherman Oaks at Leaf’s Cuisine, very excited to hear Gabriel Cousins, M.D. He’s a total guru on the subject and we’ll see what he has to say. So, check it out,” Cindy Fulsom, RawFoodMedia.com

Gabriel Cousins, M.D.:

The National Institute of Health, NIH, has done specific research with anti-psychotics and antidepressants and anti-anxiety [medication]. This is research at the highest level, the highest level, and what they found is the higher the dose, the longer you take, the greater amount of relapse there are. Now, I’m not only talking about anti-psychotics.

When they studied countries that didn’t have the good fortune to not be able to afford these things [prescription medication], they found that there was much lower relapse. The figures in one study was when you got drugs, there was a 60% relapse. When you didn’t get drugs, there was a 24% relapse.

One of my professors in Boston actually compared pre-anti-psychotic hospitalizations to using the drugs. And again, there was a very similar pattern—there was a much lower rate of relapse. Why that was going on was that the anti-psychotics actually create a biological abnormality in the brain, particularly in certain aspects that made dopamine. What happens is that there is a much higher concentration of dopamine receptor centers because the anti-psychotics block the dopamine, and the result is that people get much more sensitive. Literally their brain changes. They [researchers] have been able to show those aspects of the brain get hyperactivity (?). The result is that these people get a much higher rate of relapse because their brain is biologically altered. Okay, that’s anti-psychotics.

Antidepressants, similar thing. The higher the dose you take, there is a shift in the brain chemistry. You may not know this but a study at Yale showed 8%, that’s a lot of people, that’s like 800,000 people become manic depressive as the result of taking the SSRIs (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), each year. Now what does that mean? It means that instead of, “I’ve got a depression, dah, dah, dah. They look to drugs to make them feel better.” (?) We know how to heal these 90% of these people who have depression naturally without any drugs.

Here are these people who get on antidepressants, the next thing you know they’re psychotic. 80% of that group gets hospitalized and then they go on anti-psychotic medication and the downward cycle.

Same thing with anti-anxiety drugs. They work for the first three weeks, first 21 days, even used on occasions. But happens is that after that, the brain chemistry changes and at three months, six months, there’s much higher rates of panic attacks and much more relapse with anxiety.

So, all the medications do the same thing. What are we saying? The epidemic of mental illness, which his literally 6 times higher rate of mentally disabled people now then there were a hundred years ago. That’s pretty significant. I should say since 1950s actually [mental illness is 6 times higher now than the 1950s—about 50 years ago]. Before Thorelson (?) came out, six times higher rate. Pretty significant for people who are considered unable to function mentally directly related to this epidemic, and the cause of this epidemic is not a virus, not even a bad diet…

It’s the medication. It is [the relationship between the increase in mental illnesses and the increase in the use of prescription pills ] related linearly.

Does that answer that question? [Do Antidepressants Cause Manic Depression?]

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