Effexor Side Effects include Brain Damage

Effexor side effects (and this would include other antidepressants as well as Effexor) may cause permanent brain damage. Psychologist Gary Greenberg expressed his concern, citing studies that showed high doses of these drugs cause changes in neurons.

The more dramatic side effects, such as violent impulses and agitation amazingly have not been confirmed or disproved in the psychiatric community. There seems to be a disconnect between the reality of Effexor side effects and what pharmaceutical companies and their minions the psychiatrists will admit to.

Serotonin enhancers (which are what these drugs are) alter the brain in mysterious ways that even researchers are not able to explain.

According to Greenberg, Effexor side effects, Prozac side effects and other antidepressant side effects are caused by an interference of the brain’s natural metabolism.

Since the dosing of children with psychiatric drugs has increased by 800% since 1993, and has increased in teens by 200% in this same time period, this information must be known by parents.

Especially since new study points to brain damage in 75% of people prescribed Effexor, Prozac and other such drugs. When children are placed on these dangerous medications at an age when their brains and bodies are still developing, our society can look forward to a grim future with incapable leaders and an apathetic citizenry.

Over 10 years ago (February of 2000) Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College researched and published that Prozac, Zoloft and the diet drugs Redux and Meridia caused both a shriveling of brain cells and the brain cells taking on abnormal corkscrew shapes.

Recent studies have shown that those who take antidepressants for a long period of time often end up with a chronic case of depression, despite increased dosing of these anti-depressants.

With these damaging reports, much is at stake in the Pharmaceutical industry and psychiatric profession (mostly the billions of dollars they earn through their widespread destruction of human creativity and ability).

These proponents of antidepressant drugs cannot admit their failure openly, and have even invented a scientific-sounding term for the brain damage they have created and continue to promote. They have dubbed their failure “tardive dysphoria.”

The statistics are alarming. In the early 1990s, “treatment resistant depression” was 10-15% of all cases. But as antidepressant use has dramatically increased since then, so has the incidence of tardive dysphoria. In 2006 the treatment resistant patients were 30-50%.

There is some admission within the ranks of psychiatry itself that antidepressant treatment is contributing to a chronic case of depression. This profession has not yet admitted that their drugs cause brain damage.

However, with the ever-increasing numbers of damaged patients, violent shooting sprees and lawsuits, it is only a matter of time before big pharmaceutical companies and psychiatry as a profession are buried beneath an avalanche of their own lies.






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About CCHR Florida What is CCHR Florida? The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR) helps parents understand their parental rights; childrens’ rights; the facts regarding psychiatric medications, such as prozac, ritalin, adderall, et cetera; helps all individuals to understand that they have the right to informed consent and the right to alternative treatment. CCHR Florida is a non-profit public benefit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. It works shoulder-to-shoulder with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to clean up the field of mental health. CCHR Florida shall continue to do this work until abusive and coercive practices committed under the guise of mental health are eradicated and human rights and dignity are returned to all. While CCHR Florida does not provide medical or legal advice, it does work closely with attorneys and medical doctors and supports medical, but not psychiatric, practices. Mental Health No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives and that at times can feel mentally unstable. Mental health care is therefore both valid and necessary. However, the emphasis must be on workable mental healing methods that improve and strengthen individuals and thereby society, by restoring people to personal strength, ability, competence, confidence, stability, responsibility and spiritual well-being. CCHR Florida refers those who call in on our hotline to alternative health care doctors who will help them to handle their medical situation, without the use of psychiatric drugs.
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2 Responses to Effexor Side Effects include Brain Damage

  1. Rae says:

    Just wanted to put my story out there: I am a 28-year-old female and was on effexor for about 5 years for anxiety. I started feeling a cognitive decline and was concerned that it was caused by the medication so I slowly tapered myself off about a year and a half ago (which was hell doing: brain zaps and crying.. Nice) I was able to help the brain zaps by opening my capsul and slowly removing more and more “beads” until there were none, but the crying lasted for months. Since then I have experienced severe memory loss (short-term and long term) and have noticed my brain to function in such a declined state. I stare into space zoned out and have trouble processing information. but my anxiety returned with a vengeance so after being medication free for almost 2 years, I saw a psychiatrist yesterday. I told her about my memory loss and all of my gradual cognitive decline, she decided to put me back on Effexor.

    Within 30-45 minutes of taking the first dose I became sick and had chills and became tired. Now I’m awake at 4am feeling wired with eyes wide open, accepting the fact that I have committed to consuming this powerful drug again. I feel lost and in the dark. On one hand, I’ve been explained that my depression could be causing this brain fog and memory issue. On the other hand, I wonder if this is a suggestion that is covering up what is actually brain damage. Scary reality and risk.

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