Doctors found most anti-depressant are useless

Almost 35 years ago American drug regulators approved Prozac, the first in a series of blockbuster antidepressants known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (ssris). Prozac and its cousins were lauded by patients and doctors as miracle drugs. They lifted low moods quickly and seemed to have no drawbacks. Divorce, bereavement, problems at work—a daily pill was there to help with that, and anything else which made you sad. Many people have stayed on these drugs for life. In Western countries today between one person in seven and one in ten takes antidepressants.

The shine of ssris has worn off. A growing number of studies show that they are less effective than thought. Drug companies often publish the results of clinical trials selectively, withholding those in which the drugs turn out not to work well.

The modern culture of "a pill will save me" should be replaced by a honest insight about the root causes of the problem. Quite often stress , fears and desires are the main cause of people insecurities and depression.

A simple way to reduce the occurrence of depression is the practice of the Human Values. [1] 

They're effective on cleaning the mind from its own imaginations, and conductive to higher levels of consciousness.



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Wednesday, 01 February 2023