HOW TO STOP SUICIDE CRISIS FOR CHILDREN, VETERANS, ALL
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Lawrenceville, NJ (Dr Charles Simone) – There are many risk factors associated with suicide but this Report will focus on one that is often not mentioned – prescription psychotropic drugs. Data submitted to FDA show that antidepressants are ineffective in children and teenagers (mean age 9-18 years) and adults. Even in the most severe cases of major depression for which antidepressants are actually approved, they were not effective compared to placebo. But they are inappropriately prescribed “off-label” to children and teenagers and for conditions that are not approved. And largely withheld from the medical community and the public, antidepressants can induce violent behavior.
According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), more than 45,000 suicides occurred in 2017 which represents a 33% increase in the national suicide rate between 1999 and 2017.
CHILDREN According to the Center for Disease Control suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 30. In 2015 more than 1.12 million children ages 5 to 18 were compelled to seek help from emergency departments for suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts – up from 580,000 in 2007. Suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts are the most important predictors of death by suicide.
Burstein B, Agostino H, Greenfield B. Suicidal Attempts and Ideation Among Children and Adolescents in US Emergency Departments, 2007-2015. JAMA Pediatr. Published Online: April 8, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0464
VETERANS Approximately 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Some risk factors include transitioning to civilian life, financial crisis, difficulties accessing educational programs, reintegration to their families, homelessness, mental health, substance use.
Psychiatric disorders account for almost 25% of the world’s diseases and the most common disorder is depression. The US FDA has approved the use of antidepressants mainly for major depressive disorder but they are widely prescribed “off-label” inappropriately for mild and moderate depression as well as many other psychiatric disorders. And largely withheld from the medical community and the public, antidepressants can induce violent behavior. In fact, “IN 90% OF ALL SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, THE SHOOTERS EITHER WERE ON OR HAD TAKEN PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS” THAT CAN INDUCE VIOLENCE.
One large meta-analysis study used data that were submitted to FDA. Published reports claimed positive results even though “negative” trials were either left unpublished or were distorted to present “positive” results. These studies included many small randomized trials with clinically non-relevant outcomes, improper interpretation of statistical significance, manipulated study design, biased selection of study populations, and short follow-up (often less than 8 weeks). The average benefit of these drugs was small, while the published literature suggested larger benefits.
Turner EH et al. Selective publication of antidepressant trials and its influence on apparent efficacy. N Eng J Med. 2008. 358 (3): 252-60. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa065779.
Kirsch I, et al. PLos Med. 2008, 5(2): e45 doi: 10.1186/1747-5341-3-14
A second large meta-analysis also used FDA-submitted data. Even in the most severe cases of major depression, antidepressants were not effective compared to placebo. These studies included many small randomized trials with clinically non-relevant outcomes, improper interpretation of statistical significance, manipulated study design, biased selection of study populations, and short follow-up (often less than 8 weeks).
Kirsch I, et al. Initial severity and antidepressant benefits: a meta-analysis of data submitted to the FDA. PLos Med. 2008, 5(2): e45. http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045 ].
Ioannidis JP. Effectiveness of antidepressants: an evidence myth constructed from a thousand randomized trials? Philos Ethics Humanit Med. 2008 May 27;3:14. doi: 10.1186/1747-5341-3-14.
Antidepressants are ineffective in children and teenagers (mean age 9-18 years) with major depression as shown in 34 published and unpublished randomized trials published from 1986 to 2014 looking at the effects of 14 antidepressants in a total of 5,260 participants. https://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i3234
“Child and adolescent Psychiatry, as an established Medical Specialization, risks permanent extinction, since most of its pharmaceutical armamentarium, prescribed for a variety of common mental conditions,proved ineffective, or even harmful.“
Dr. Stavros Saripanidis, Thessaloniki, Greece 14 June 2016https://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i3234/rr
A study from Copenhagen involved the analysis of 131 randomized controlled trials with a total of 27,422 participants. The authors found that every study had a high risk of bias in study design and publication, the clinical significance was questionable, and the antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and aggressive behavior doubled in children and adolescents who used these drugs. Suicidal thinking was passed off as “emotional lability” or “worsening depression” and this information was buried in appendices that were available for less than half of the trials. The FDA never requested the rest of the appendices.For trials that examined mild to moderate depression, neither a doctor nor the patient would notice any change with medication.
The benefit of antidepressant medications “may be minimal or nonexistent, on average, in patients with mild or moderate symptoms.”
Fournier JC, et al. JAMA. 2010 Jan 6;303(1):47-53. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.1943.
In 2004 the FDA gave antidepressants a black box warning because even then it was known they cause suicide ideation. The European Medicines Agency has issued similar alerts. But studies have demonstrated violent behavior from antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs.
31 prescription psychiatric medicines induce violent behavior accounting for 79% of violence cases (1527 of 1937) – FDA Adverse Event Reporting System. (http://www.plosone.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pon…)
The search words included homicide, physical assault, physical abuse, homicidal ideation, and violence-related symptom. Suicide was not included in the search – if it were, the number would be higher. We reported this on April 24, 2015 http://www.simonesuperenergy.com/fda-approved-drugs-induce-violence/
#1 Chantix is an example of the varenicline class of drugs, the smoking cessation aid, leads the list and was 18 times greater than all the other drugs combined
#2 Prozac is an example of the fluoxetine class
#3 Paxil is an example of the paroxetine class
Next are nine more anti-depressants
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder prescription drugs
Adderall or Dexedrine are examples of Amphetamine
Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate CD are examples of Methylphenidate
Fluvox is an example of fluvoxamine for obsessive complusive disorder.
Ambien is an example of Zolpidem
Singulair is an example of montelukast
Seroquel is an example of quetiapine
Anti-depressant drugs as a group had a higher risk of violent thoughts/actions than any other class of psychoactive drugs.
The gene CYP450 breaks down some of these drugs. However, if a person has a mutation CYP450 gene, the drugs are not broken down efficiently. Some practitioners argue that people who are on these drugs should have their CYP450 checked.
Also there are some inhibitors of this gene: alcohol, cannabis, citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), estrogen, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) and valerian.
Janssen (Big Pharma) lobbies the White House on June 13, 2019 to get their new antidepressant nasal spray Spravato (Esketamine) to be used in combination with oral antidepressant in Veteran Administration hospitals to decrease Veteran suicide rates. However, this drug carries a Black Box Warning with the same effects of all other antidepressants: inducing suicide, suicide ideation, and violence. The drug is related to ketamine, a dissociative drug (like PCP and DXM), known as a party drug, Special K. Dissociative drugs are hallucinogens that cause a person to feel detached from reality. Because it can be abused recreationally, the FDA classifies ketamine as a Schedule III controlled substance.
Big Pharma has promoted a myth that antidepressants are effective by using the same playbook – get published, hire “thought leader” doctors to tell other doctors to prescribe and get those drugs into pharmacies.
Jonathan Emord, Constitutional Attorney who has defeated the FDA more times in Federal Court than any other attorney in U.S. history has this to say:
“The financial interests of the psychiatric industry is to feed this drug industry. And the drug industry’s financial interest is to come up with the agents to feed the psychiatric industry. The psychiatric industry, then, is endlessly engaged in identifying new disorders which can then be treated with psychiatric drugs. Now psychiatric drugs are the primary drugs that are consumed in America.”
FDA SHOULD REMOVE DRUGS THAT INDUCE VIOLENCE AND ARE NOT EFFECTIVE because their mission is “to protect the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human….drugs…”
These drugs are not safe and they are not effective.
And until they are removed, doctors should not prescribe them.
Dr Simone Recommendations:
Simone Ten Point Plan
Point 1. NUTRITION.
Maintain ideal weight. Decrease calories.
Eat low-fat, low-cholesterol diet: Fish, Poultry, Skim milk products, Eliminate red meats, lunch meats. Limit oils and fat.
Maintain an Alkaline pH – SIMONE SUPER ENERGY has a buffered pH of 7.5
Eat lots of fiber: 25 – 30 grams per day. Cereals, fruits, vegetables. A supplement may be needed.
Supplement diet with certain vitamins & minerals in dosages & combinations for your lifestyle.
–AMINO PLUS will provide needed amino acids
AMINO ACIDS IN HEALTH
AMINO ACID ABNORMALITIES
Depression can result from deficiencies of catecholamine and serotonin.
Tryptophan and Tyrosine are the respective precursors to these.
Alanine and Phenylalanine are also important
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
Neurotransmitters play a key role in Attention Deficit Disorder