Study 329 Stories

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September 24, 2015 | 6 Comments

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  1. The first two letters are from the British Medical Journal (BMJ), in response to the “Study 329” paper exposing both slipshod methods and an actual cover-up of the data in the research on Paxil for depressed teens.

    While discussions among medical experts are very important, it’s also vital for doctors to hear from people like Tracy and Kristina about the real-life consequences of drug promotion masquerading as science. If you have “results to report” from your own experiences with antidepressants (at any age) please report them here on RxISK — and consider sharing them with the BMJ as well!

    http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4629/rapid-responses

    It would be great to hear as well from actual participants in drug trials–Anonymous or otherwise. Were your “results” taken seriously, and were you ever told how the trial turned out, for you or the group as a whole?

  2. Last Spring, I took a contract job as a specialist (speech pathologist) in a public school in Maryland. As I was telling my mentor speech pathologist some of the history of psychiatric drugs in my family (and the tragedies that ensued) the mentor told me that at least half the staff in the school where I was working were on SSRIs. Later, I attended meetings with families in which the teachers were pushing parents to put their children on various psych. drugs – in particular ADHD drugs, so that the little boys would “behave”. The principal told me that some of the parents had pushed to have their children diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis of some sort so that they – the parents – would be able to take the drugs prescribed to their child. I don’t know where all of this will end but it is truly an “epidemic”, as so deemed by Robert Whitaker in his excellent book.
    Thanks to all who worked to shed the light of truth on the SSRIs and their harmful effects. Here’s hoping that the “revolution” comes sooner rather than later, so that more lives can be spared.

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