Why Are One in Six On Psychiatric Meds ?
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by Jeffrey Dach MD
A JAMA article reported one in six Americans take psychiatric medications. These are mostly SSRI antidepressants such as Lexepro, benzodiazepines (Xanax), and sleeping pills (Ambien and Lunesta). (1)
The Numbers are Even Greater For Women
According to Julie Holland, a psychiatrist writing in the New York Times, One in Four women are on Psych Meds, compared to one in seven for men.(5)
You Might Be Curious To Know Why
You might be curious to know why so many people are taking psych meds. You might ask, "why are so many of our citizens on psych meds. Are they really needed on such a massive scale? Or is something else going on?
Is this a statement about our nation, our culture, our way of life? What is the explanation for this sad state of affairs? Here are a number of different possible explanations
The Big Pharma Explanation
The pharmaceutical industry, also known as"Big Pharma", has used deceptive advertising techniques to convince us we need psych meds in order to avoid unhappiness in our lives. If we have any life challenges which cause unhappiness, anxiety, insomnia, grief, hostility, or fear, then this has been redefined as a "psychiatric disease". If only we took more psych meds, we could be truly happy with our lives. The result is one in six on psych meds, and windfall profits for Big Pharma. Left image Big Pharma courtesy of Before Its News.
The Industrial Food GMO Explanation
Our GMO food supply is genetically modified to withstand massive amounts of herbicides and pesticides which we unknowingly consume. These toxic food residues, along with red yellow and blue food colorings, chemical food additives, MSG, and Aspartame cause neurotoxicity and neuro-psychiatric disturbances in the population, all of which are treated with psych meds. The result: One in Six on Psych Meds. Left Image GMO Corn Courtesy of Anonymous Anti-GMO web Site.
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