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Comment #5090508 by CeeBee Barker

CeeBee Barker May 19th 2016, 1:50 PM #

Extremely well-said. I wish you all the very best. The roll of the genetic dice has meant that I am lucky not to have depression myself but I currently know several friends and relatives who do and just as with all illnesses some manage it better than others. Sadly I have also known others who sank so low they couldn’t see a way out and ended their own lives. All of them very much loved people but the illness was stronger.
I hope for the day when people can at least be open about their depression (and other mental illness) as they would about anything else so that they can access all the services open to them but also receive support from those closest to them.
I’m currently reading ‘Furiously Happy’ by Jenny Lawson. She is known as The Bloggess. She is very open about her depression and also happens to be hilarious. I recommend it to everyone (as well as her previous book ‘Let’s s never happened’)

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'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'

'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'

‘We’ve come on in leaps and bounds when it comes to conversations around mental health but we are still so ANTI antidepressants, it’s depressing,” writes Rosemary MacCabe.

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    Favourite Charlie Parker
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    May 20th 2016, 11:46 AM

    Last week in the UK, politicians and experts meet at parliament to explore the link between record antidepressant prescribing and disability.

    While some people may feel they need these drugs or get some benefit from them, there is a major over prescribing problem that has caused problems for many of us ~

    http://cepuk.org/2016/05/11/politicians-experts-meet-explore-link-record-antidepressant-prescribing-disability/

    http://antidepaware.co.uk/mental-health-disability/

    For women, they have to consider what happens if they get pregnant on these drugs.

    While no one should stop these drugs without advice, we should have access to the best Scientific advice out there. In a world where the recent APA (American Psychiatric Assoication) conference in Atlanta showed a very close link between pharma and Psychiatry.

    Getting marketing information from a pharma sponsored brochure is not the same as honest, unbiased advice from Psychopharmacological experts without conflicts of interest. Thankfully there are a some good honest people out there.

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    May 20th 2016, 11:52 AM

    People who have adverse reactions to anti-depressants also deserve to be heard. As do those who have lost a loved on to these drugs ~

    http://www.drlucire.com/adverse-drug-reactions.html

    The dangers of giving anti-depressants to children and young people. A very large study showed that these drugs doubled the risk of suicide in under 18s ~

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/14/antidepressants-can-raise-the-risk-of-suicide-biggest-ever-revie/

    Work of one of the co-founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, Peter Gøtzsche et al

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    May 20th 2016, 6:17 PM

    So is the new fad in Ireland that people don’t want to hear Recovery stories, even though that is where many Psychiatric survivors get their HOPE, and we are only allowed to hear the positive side of anti-depressants, but not about the mounting evidence showing the other side to these drugs ?

    If anti-depressants are as great as people say, then why do I know several people who have lost someone on these drugs ? Especially in the younger age brackets !

    Psychiatrist Dr Joanna Moncrieff – The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug Treatment ~
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1S5zw096U

    The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth ~

    http://www.amazon.com/Emperors-New-Drugs-Exploding-Antidepressant/dp/046502016X

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    Favourite Colm Flaherty
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    May 21st 2016, 8:45 AM

    Jesus Charlie, are you the new Wally for the anti-drug crowd? tldr

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    Favourite Fiona Fitzgerald
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    May 21st 2016, 5:17 PM

    To be fair, what are all these services open to sufferers? In Ireland?

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    May 22nd 2016, 4:45 PM

    @Colm

    Glad that you didn’t bother to read my posts but still managed to knock the evidence that is there from honest experts eg medical journalist Robert Whitaker that went to speak on the UK Parliament recently.

    Hardly an intelligent response to such a serious issue eg the doubling of the risk of suicide for < 18s etc Or the book I refer to that was written by Harvard Professor Irving Kirsch.

    Sad that Irish people aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the toolbox. Many of us learned about prescribed mind altering drugs the hard way.

    The Ireland of 2016 that abuses survivors of the Psychiatric system. But then we have a long history of that. The evidence about prescribed psychotropic drugs is on my side. Sadly !

    It's not ignorant, insulting people that I care about. It's those injured in the womb and innocent people that the truth is been cleverly hidden from. 15 mins into the Panorama documentary shows damage done to the unborn.

    Panorama – The Truth About Pills And Pregnancy ~
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMAEJ1exKPU

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