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Antidepressants and Violence

January 03, 2008 | 59,215 views
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This shocking compilation of video clips will show you the negative side effects of antidepressants. They have caused suicides, violence, and homicidal actions even to the point of school shootings. In addition, they can lead to addiction and serious withdrawal symptoms.  Discretion advised..

What Are GMOs?

From April 19th through April 25th we launch GMO Awareness Week. We set aside an entire week dedicated to providing you with information on GMOs and labeling initiatives.

GMOs are a product of genetic engineering, meaning their genetic makeup has been altered to induce a variety of “unique” traits to crops, such as making them drought-resistant or giving them “more nutrients.” GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is “safe and beneficial,” and that it advances the agricultural industry. They also say that GMOs help ensure the global food supply and sustainability. But is there any truth to these claims? I believe not. For years, I've stated the belief that GMOs pose one of the greatest threats to life on the planet. Genetic engineering is NOT the safe and beneficial technology that it is touted to be.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)—Monsanto’s Evil Twin—is pulling out all the stops to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture. For example, Monsanto has made many claims that glyphosate in Roundup is harmless to animals and humans. However, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) had their research team test glyphosate and have labeled it a probable carcinogen.

Public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back. That's why I was the first to push for GMO labeling. I donated a significant sum to the first ballot initiative in California in 2012, which inspired others to donate to the campaign as well. We technically "lost the vote, but we are winning the war, as these labeling initiatives have raised a considerable amount of public awareness.

The insanity has gone far enough, which is why I encourage you to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands. More than 80 percent of our support comes from individual consumers like you, who understand that real change comes from the grassroots.

Thankfully, we have organizations like the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) to fight back against these junk food manufacturers, pesticide producers, and corporate giants.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

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Let’s Help OCA get the funding it deserves. I have found very few organizations who are as effective and efficient as OCA. It’s a public interest organization dedicated to promoting health justice and sustainability. A central focus of the OCA is building a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. That's why I'm proud to announce I will be matching donations up to $250,000 this week.

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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Depression, or more accurately, un-repaired emotional short-circuiting, can absolutely devastate your health and life. However, using antidepressants as the primary (or only) treatment option is simply not advisable, especially if the one suffering from depression is a child or teenager.

Whereas severe depression can indeed progress to suicide if left untreated, antidepressant drugs have been shown to CAUSE both suicidal and homicidal thoughts and behaviors. Seven out of the last 12 school shootings were done by children who were either on antidepressants, or going through withdrawal.

UK banned nearly all antidepressants in kids in 2004, due to the increased risk of suicide. The United States, however, is still allowing Big Pharma to rake in the profits from these deadly, mind-altering drugs.

Antidepressants Work as Well as a Placebo

Various studies have found that up to 75 percent of the benefits of antidepressants could be duplicated by a placebo. So not only do these drugs not work as advertised, but the evidence is quite clear that most of these drugs do in fact increase your risk of suicide and violence. Since depression can be a terminal illness, why would you want to take a drug that would actually increase your risk of killing yourself?

Antidepressants can also harm your immune system, and raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by two to three times in high-risk groups.

There are many antidepressant drugs on the market that are of concern, including:

  • Prozac
  • Paxil
  • Effexor
  • Celexa
  • Remeron
  • Lexapro
  • Luvox
  • Serzone
  • Wellbutrin

Most of these antidepressants are known to affect the brain chemical serotonin, which helps regulate mood, but although antidepressants fill a small but important niche, they do not in any way, shape or form treat the cause of your problem.

How to Treat the Root Cause of Your Problem

Like many of you, I have been personally affected by depression. Someone very near and dear to me suffered from this problem many years ago, and actually made several unsuccessful suicide attempts that were really devastating.  Multiple visits in and out of psych hospitals followed for quite some time. Medications and inpatient care were a terrible failure as they never addressed the underlying cause of the depression.  This happened just as I was beginning to learn about energy medicine.  I'm quite confident I would have been able to help reach a more favorable outcome, more quickly, if I knew then what I know now.

Ultimately, it was energetic techniques that assisted this person in full recovery from depression.  A very advanced form of cranial osteopathy was admistered by a skilled physician.  However, my new favorite tool is energy psychology. Learning how to use an energy psychology tool like the Emotional Freedom Technique can make an enormous difference if you suffer from depression or any other kind of emotional dysfunction

This energy psychology tool is one of the most powerful methods I know of, and really is a crucial element of a successful treatment program.

For serious problems, it would be prudent to not treat yourself with EFT but to contact a health care professional who is trained in the technique. Gary Craig has compiled a helpful list of guidelines and practitioners that you can refer to.

I strongly believe that energy psychology is the single most important tool to resolve the issue, but its effectiveness will certainly be significantly improved if it can be combined with an appropriate Nutritional Type diet, along with dramatically lowered intake of sugar and processed foods.

Omega-3 fats are another powerful essential, so make sure you take a high-quality fish oil or krill oil. If you haven't read Dr. Stoll's book on this subject, I highly recommend it. He is an enlightened Harvard psychiatrist who has written an outstanding book on the topic of treating depression with omega-3.

Additionally, start an exercise program today, as it is clearly one of the best-kept secrets for depression. In one study, which involved 80 adults aged 20 to 45 years who were diagnosed with mild to moderate depression, researchers looked at exercise alone to treat the condition and found:

  • Depressive symptoms were cut almost in half in those individuals who participated in 30-minute aerobic exercise sessions, three to five times a week after 12 weeks
  • Those who exercised with low-intensity for three and five days a week showed a 30 percent reduction in symptoms
  • Participants who did stretching flexibility exercises 15 to 20 minutes three days a week averaged a 29 percent decline

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