Suicide rates have now DOUBLED for children of 5-14 years old in the past generation and has been the third leading cause of death for well over a generation.
Last year 15 million prescriptions were written for (SSRI) antidepressants for children and teenagers.
Do you think there is a correlation?
Recently the (FDA) acknowledged an increased suicide risk associated with children taking (SSRI) antidepressants.
More children and youth (ages 5-24 years) have committed suicide in the past ten years than the total number of American combat lives lost in the ten year Vietnam War (est. 55,000 v 47,355), yet little or no public attention has been given to this reality and what it represents.
The mental health of our children is worse off today than it was 50 years ago. But for years the National Institute of Health (NIH) has been following a biomedical model that seeks a drug to solve every problem. It’s clearly been a massive failure.
Dr. James W. Prescott, past Health Scientist Administrator of the Development Behavioral Biology Program of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) says “Clearly something is wrong in our culture when our children and teens are driven into suicide, despair, and [legal] drug addiction. The NIH and America are not asking the important question: “Where is all of this coming from and what can we do to prevent it?”
Read Dr. Prescott’s research report: Child Violence
Another research report – The Emperor’s New Drugs: An Analysis of Antidepressant Medication Data Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Prevention & Treatment by the American Psychological Association, reveals amazing evidence that antidepressants don’t really work.
The study analyzed the six most widely prescribed antidepressants (SSRI) approved between 1987 and 1999: fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and citalopram (Celexa).
The study concluded that the difference between the drug and a placebo is relatively small and its clinical significance is dubious. Therefore “there may be little justification for the clinical use of these medications”.
Read the report here: Antidepressants