Standard Treatments Inadequate

  • Antidepressants work for 35 to 45% of the depressed population, while more recent figures suggest as low as 30%.
  • Standard antipressants, SSRIs such as Prozac, Paxil (Aropax) and Zoloft, have recently been revealed to have serious risks, and are linked to suicide, violence, psychosis, abnormal bleeding and brain tumors.
  • Government (FDA) warnings highlight concerns over the efficacy and use of antidepressants in children. Antidepressants with the exception of Prozac have been banned in Britain for children. The BMJrecently reported they found no scientific evidence whatsoever that SSRIs work for preschoolers (or for anyone under eighteen).
  • Antidepressants (particularly SSRIs) work only as well (or less) than placebos.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has an 80% relapse rate in the long term.
  • Most doctors advise a combination of therapy and antidepressants.

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