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(Gawker)   New study finds warning labels on antidepressants about possible increased suicide risks lead to more suicide attempts   (gawker.com) divider line 28
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2014-06-19 10:22:22 PM  
Media-aided public panic over murky drug issues; government regulators react; doctors react; prescriptions decline; then suicide attempts go up.

Well I guess we all pretty much farked up that one, guys. In retrospect perhaps "get off antidepressants" was not the best advice for suicidal teens.


Nice to know that, decades too late, other folks are discovering my observations about 'Advertisement Susceptibility', meaning far too many folks follow advertisements and media warnings without thinking them through.

Then again, you all knew that didn't you? After all, back in the Great Gas Crisis of the 70's, you dumped your economy car and bought one of those gas guzzling SUVs the car dealers started churning out.
 
2014-06-19 10:52:11 PM  
"Come to think of it, I AM feeling a little suicidal. And now I have enough energy to actually go through with it."
 
2014-06-19 11:07:28 PM  
That happened to me. I was taking cymbalta for serious depressaion. One day I woke up and the firt thought I had in my head was: I'm gonna Kill myself today. It was a clear, no conflicting emotion thought. Integrally had to stop and think, where did that come from. Called my doc right away.
 
2014-06-19 11:47:38 PM  
What if you're not exactly suicidal, but wish the end would come soon?
 
2014-06-19 11:53:23 PM  
A more detailed article about this study says "To measure suicide attempts, the researchers used records of overdose with mind-altering drugs, such as marijuana, amphetamines, tranquilizers and Ecstasy." and "For the study, Lu and colleagues used the Mental Health Research Network to collect medical claims data from 11 U.S. health plans from 2000 to 2010."

so, um, yeah... wider availability of more potent marijuana compared to last century, kids being handed adderall like candy, meth moves into the suburbs...
 
2014-06-19 11:56:57 PM  
Some people will look at their lives and realize they don't like who they are and others don't like who they are. Antidepressants and therapy might turn that around, but what if they don't feel better after a year? Five years?
 
2014-06-20 12:17:43 AM  

UsikFark: Some people will look at their lives and realize they don't like who they are and others don't like who they are. Antidepressants and therapy might turn that around, but what if they don't feel better after a year? Five years?


For myself, I keep putting one foot in front of the other because I can't bring myself to hurt the people who still care about me.
 
2014-06-20 12:59:17 AM  

the801: A more detailed article about this study says "To measure suicide attempts, the researchers used records of overdose with mind-altering drugs, such as marijuana, amphetamines, tranquilizers and Ecstasy." and "For the study, Lu and colleagues used the Mental Health Research Network to collect medical claims data from 11 U.S. health plans from 2000 to 2010."

so, um, yeah... wider availability of more potent marijuana compared to last century, kids being handed adderall like candy, meth moves into the suburbs...


That does sound like a dubious connection, but Adderall has nothing to do with depression.
 
2014-06-20 01:12:56 AM  
buckler:
That does sound like a dubious connection, but Adderall has nothing to do with depression.

it has to do with kids who are trying to get high overdosing on amphetamines and ending up in an emergency room, which this study seems to count as a suicide attempt.
 
2014-06-20 01:22:03 AM  

the801: buckler:
That does sound like a dubious connection, but Adderall has nothing to do with depression.

it has to do with kids who are trying to get high overdosing on amphetamines and ending up in an emergency room, which this study seems to count as a suicide attempt.


Fair enough.
 
2014-06-20 01:41:17 AM  
Ever hear the side effects on a commercial and feel glad you don't need the drug?
 
2014-06-20 01:51:28 AM  
Hypnotic suggestions work on the weak minded, vulnerable and traumatized...

www.andyhanselman.com

Look into my eyes not around my eyes...
 
2014-06-20 02:34:11 AM  
Then you're probably suicidal, but just too pussy to do it. Recommend take a couple nine mils to your nearest gun free zone and start shooting for police assistance with your problem.
 
2014-06-20 02:48:42 AM  
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2014-06-20 03:10:50 AM  

UsikFark: Some people will look at their lives and realize they don't like who they are and others don't like who they are. Antidepressants and therapy might turn that around, but what if they don't feel better after a year? Five years?


Unintentionally but nonetheless methodically drive away anyone who once cared about you while drinking yourself to sleep to shut off the voices until one day you leave by the window instead of the door?  Just a guess.
 
2014-06-20 03:47:52 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: What if you're not exactly suicidal, but wish the end would come soon?


Welcome to depression! Enjoy your stay!
 
2014-06-20 03:54:14 AM  
Is it actually ironic that a lot of antidepressants have suicidal ideation as an adverse effect, or just an "amusing" coincidence?

/obviously not very amusing if you have depression...
 
2014-06-20 04:02:31 AM  

grumpyguru: Then you're probably suicidal, but just too pussy to do it. Recommend take a couple nine mils to your nearest gun free zone and start shooting for police assistance with your problem.


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2014-06-20 04:10:55 AM  

Shedim: Is it actually ironic that a lot of antidepressants have suicidal ideation as an adverse effect, or just an "amusing" coincidence?

/obviously not very amusing if you have depression...


It is also odd that they work on unrelated conditions too...yet still have that side effect.
 
2014-06-20 07:33:35 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: What if you're not exactly suicidal, but wish the end would come soon?


Well, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that you're sane. The bad news is, you're depressed. Don't be depressed; trust me on this one. It sucks. That doesn't mean you sit around all day weeping (though it might). Just mention this to a doctor. It's worth a try.
 
2014-06-20 08:04:06 AM  
Nocebo?
 
2014-06-20 09:11:24 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: One day I woke up and the firt thought I had in my head was: I'm gonna Kill myself today.


Did you kill yourself? Don't leave us hanging!
 
2014-06-20 11:22:08 AM  
Kinda funny that this hit the news on Day1 of my Prozac journey. I'm trying to recall if it rained on my wedding day too.
 
2014-06-20 11:41:21 AM  
I'm depressed by this.
 
2014-06-20 03:48:52 PM  
Stupid mobile site keeps dropping quotes
 
2014-06-20 04:20:16 PM  
What's more likely: That a drug designed to prevent suicides is actually causing them, or that it's not working for those already-suicidal people who go on to take their lives? It sometimes takes several tries to find the right SSRI for someone's particular makeup; some don't find it in time. Occam's Razor.
 
2014-06-20 10:12:18 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: That happened to me. I was taking cymbalta for serious depressaion. One day I woke up and the firt thought I had in my head was: I'm gonna Kill myself today. It was a clear, no conflicting emotion thought. Integrally had to stop and think, where did that come from. Called my doc right away.


Yeah, I have an eerily similar story with Wellbutrin. I, too, contacted my doctor and got the heck off of it.

I hope you are doing better now. I know Fark is often a snarky place, but I say without snark that I sincerely hope you take care of yourself and don't have such a scary experience again.
 
2014-06-21 09:55:19 AM  
Antidepressants saved and changed my life, so I'm getting a kick.

They don't help very much, but sometimes a little means a lot.

Really though I think doctors rely too much on SSRIs, which are better for anxiety than they are for depression, without prescribing enough Wellbutrin (bupropion). The combination is what made the difference for me.

Wellbutrin works on norepinephrine and dopamine, while SSRIs work on serotonin (obviously).
 
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