Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Kennedy Tragedy due to Anti-depressants, not Alcohol

Mary Kennedy age 52, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., had no traces of alcohol in her system when she took her own life in May, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Westchester County medical examiner. According the various news sources Kennedy had been battling depression. She was found dead May 16 in Bedford, New York. The medical examiner's office determined Kennedy died as a result of asphyxiation due to hanging. The toxicology reports from Westchester County found no traces of alcohol in her system, the medical examiner's report did find Trazodone, O-Desmethylvenlafaxine and Venlafaxine These substances according to the National Institute of Health categorizes as anti-depressants. The news media loves to talk about the effects of alcohol, but there will not be anyone talking about the effects of Anti-depressants when they were clearly a part of this women’s death. A side effect of anti-depressants is suicide. It is on the label! Yet there will be no calls for an investigation. There will be no protest that anti-depressants kill. It is business as usual for BigPharma, psychiatry and doctors. Just another loss on the books but the push for more anti-depressants presses on. How about being internally green? Homeopathic methods to fight off depression, Anyone?

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