Saturday, May 14, 2016

US Suicide Rates Increasing Yearly with No End in Sight, “Thanks Pharma”

According to the CDC suicides in the US were 13 people out of 100,000 as of 2014. This suicide rate has increased since 1999. It was 10.5 suicides per 100,000 then. There is also been a dramatic increase in psychotropic drugs. This CDC report has tally the suicide rate from 10 years to 75 years plus.

The suicide rate has declined among African American men, but has increase 60% with white women and 28% among white men. The number of suicides increased dramatically among Native Americans, which went up 89%. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Some mental health professionals feel that the progress in the 80’s and early 90’s to reduce the suicide rate has been undone by concern that antidepressants increase suicide. These so called professionals are concerned that the black box warning causes people not to take the antidepressants. It is clear that even the lenient FDA is concerned that antidepressant do cause suicides.

The so called mental health professional also known as psychiatrist’s blame easy lethal means such as guns as the reason for the increase in suicides. The reality is that psychotropic drugs have increased along with the increase and suicides showing a direct connection between psychotropic drugs and suicide. What the study doesn’t say is that the opiates are prescribed by these health professionals who don’t look at the consequences of their prescriptions.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention feels they are helping to lower suicide rates among people 75 and older. They indicate their efforts to include educating primary care doctors about identifying people at risk of suicide and working to enhance their connections in society and participation in activities. Their participation in society is their concern. What they fail to say or even look at is that most of the elderly are prescribed pharmaceutical drugs which increasing have side effects of suicide. If you look at the side effects of almost every pharma drug you will see a potential risk in suicide. Hello FDA are you looking do you care? No they don’t since the FDA is run by Pharma. No end in sight for the suicide that is clear.

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