There is plenty of marketing today to make you think that if you are depressed you should consult your doctor and see if an antidepressant such as Prozac, Pristiq, Paxil and the like is right for you.  But are these antidepressants effective?  In the article These Popular Drugs Can Make You Violent-Avoid Them, the statistics from the CDC (Center of Disease Control), say that one in 20 Americans is still depressed.  In fact, “…up to75% 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 also quite clear that most of these drugs increase your risk of suicide and violence.”


The FDA has issued a Black Box Warning on all antidepressants which means these drugs “may cause serious adverse effects.”   In this case the adverse effects are increased risk of suicide and violence. 


In an article about psychiatric drugs and violence, further states that antidepressants “do not in ANY way whatsoever treat the root cause of depression.”  They do not cure anything or correct anything.  There is no diagnostic test to find anything that is causing the symptoms.  They are drugs that not only have increased risk of suicide and violence, but the drugs can harm your immune system and raise your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  Using antidepressants for a long time can also lead to mental decline.


Instead of taking antidepressants there are other options such as making sure you are eating properly without too much sugar or grains.  Also, researchers have confirmed that physical exercise beats antidepressants in terms of effectiveness. 


The point is to get informed about the FDA warnings on these drugs.