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Re: The "research on SSRI's" is pretty shoddy

Posted by CB on February 16, 2006 at 20:43:04

In Reply to: The "research on SSRI's" is pretty shoddy posted by Daniel on February 16, 2006 at 17:04:49:

I have read the claims you are repeating in this post about suppressed findings from research by Eli Lilly & Pfizer, but I have yet to actually see any evidence that supports the claim. How do you know the research has been suppressed? Who are the whistle-blowers? Where are the documents, internal memoranda, etc., that support the claim of a cover-up?

I don't argue that there is a CORRELATION between suicidal thoughts and SSRIs, but I have yet to see any research that shows SRRIs causes suicidal thoughts. You reference a study in which people who never had suicidal thoughts prior to taking an SSRI develop these thoughts in the course of the study. Please give me the name of the principle investigator of that study and/or the journal that published it. Cite the research, and I'll take a look at it and tell you what I think. I'm not in favor of all the psychotropic medication that gets dispensed in the US.

Quite frankly, I've never heard of someone with major depressive disorder who didn't have suicidal thoughts. Therefore, people who don't have suicidal thoughts, take and SSRIs and subsequently develop suicidal ideations are 1) probably not clinically depressed, and 2) shouldn't be taking an SSRI in the first place.