Antidepressant Scam? 69 Percent Aren’t Even Depressed.
By Edgy Truth
We probably all know someone with “depression” or “anxiety.” But have you ever wondered how often that those diagnosis weren’t accurate at all? Well, now you can know, exactly, via these percentages from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
The majority of people taking antidepressant medications have never had major depressive disorder, and 38% have never met criteria for having any mental disorder, according to a study in Baltimore published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers reviewed data from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area from 1981 to 2005. They then assessed lifetime prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders among participants who reported current antidepressant use.
From 1,071 people, 13% in 2004-5 reported currently using antidepressant medications. “Among antidepressant users, 69% never met criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD),” stated the researchers. “And 38% never met criteria for MDD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder in their lifetime.” (source | madinamerica)
There is some missing math here, but I am pretty sure my logic and reason skills can fill in that data for you. Most of these people being prescribed these medications are being done so at the hands of largely irresponsible, lazy and bribed doctors.
Depression and anxiety are very real, but to some degree, it should be acceptable (life is not easy) and to another degree it should be managed using changes in diet, yoga, meditations and a host of other low cost, non Big Pharma solutions. But that’s not the society we live in anymore where everyone has been Pavlovian trained to seek pills when the first hint of trouble arises.