Now, let's look at facts regarding depression or anti-depressants:
Children with autism are regularly given antidepressants -- but it's a therapy that doesn't work, and exposes them to serious adverse reactions such as an increased risk of suicide. There's no evidence that SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants help children with autism, say researchers from the Cochrane Collaboration after they studied seven trials that involved 271 patients. The drugs are more likely to do harm than good, and the Cochrane researchers report one case of a child who suffered a prolonged seizure after taking one of the drugs.
Antidepressants Facts, The Truth about Psychiatry Depression Drugs
1. They Don't Work! Antidepressants have no impact... almost 50 clinical trials were reviewed by psychologists from the UK's University of Hull, who found new-generation antidepressants worked no better than a placebo for most depressed patients.
The UK Newspaper, The Guardian reported on Feb.27, 2008 that the government had, just released details of its £170m plan to train 3,600 more psychological therapists in the wake of a study showing that antidepressant drugs such as Prozac are no more effective than a placebo.
2. Big Pharma Lies! They routinely suppress the results of research which have negative results for their products. The Wall Street Journal reported that the effectiveness of a dozen popular anti-depressants had been exaggerated by the selective publication of favorable results, according to a review of unpublished data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.
Among the many drugs that were found to have increased their effects as a result of selective publication and/or data manipulation were: Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and, Effexor.