Antidepressants have been found to be death pills that can dramatically raise the risk of dying early. Researchers figures out the risk associated with antidepressants. People are prescribed antidepressants even though there is no proof that they do any good when they are used for a long time. Research has found that people do not even need to take them with all of the other alternative forms of treatment that are available to people with depression.
- Researchers from Canada found that subjects, without cardiac complications, but taking pills specific for depression, raised their chance of dying by 33%.
- The McMaster University scientists reviewed data from 17 prior studies, involving nearly 380,000 subjects.
- Other non-pharmaceutical paths of treatment with equal success rates include behavior therapy and psychotherapy.
“Depressed patients have higher risks of a range of physical health problems, all of which carry a risk of increased mortality, and antidepressants are often described for a range of problems other than depression, including chronic pain and insomnia, which also increase mortality.”