Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catherine-Zeta Jones Diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. Would Omega 3 Fish Oil be a better solution?

The following is from earlier this month.
Stress can indeed be a trigger for bipolar episodes, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor, told TODAY. And a brief stay in a hospital would not be uncommon, either to bring a manic episode under control, or to tune-up medications for more effective treatment, Snyderman and Saltz noted. Bipolar disorder can usually be controlled with a combination of medication and therapy. Lithium is one of the most common treatments.

Here is the part of the article that should be of most interest to people
Researchers aren’t quite sure what causes bipolar disorder a combination of genetic and environmental factors seem to come into play. They do know the disorder is associated with an imbalance in the brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.
Bipolar disorder affects about 2.5 percent of the U.S. population, around 6 million people. End MSNBC article

The reality is that these doctors don’t know what causes Bi-polar disorder which doesn’t matter to them. It is all about pushing another drug on society.

The Alternative Solution is Omega 3 Fatty Acids

A diet low in omega 3 fatty acids has been found to cause significantly more mental problems, depression and bipolar mood swings. Manic Depression (Bipolar) has been characterized with mood swings or euphoria and then depression.

Occasional feelings of depression are natural in our stressful world, but if it is longer term then our view is an alternative solution should be your first choice. Mind altering Pharma Drugs can have extremely negative side effects, and lead to more drugs to combat the side effects. Omega 3 Fatty acids (fish oil) has shown consistent positive results in bi-polar research. They can get taken in a pill form or simply eat more fish like salmon an trout.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Do Video Games or Do Psychotropic Drugs Cause Violence and Rape?

Some legislators and the media have attacked the gaming industry and have blamed massed murder shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech on violent videogames. One of the most known accusers is psychiatrist Carole Lieberman who claims that video games trigger rapes. She was quoted on FoxNews recently that “The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of sexual scenes in videogames,” Lieberman told Fox News for an article.
In a recent article by Jason Schreier at who asked Carole Leiberman a number of times to clarify how video games incite rape. Lieberman later cited to a 2010 study titled “Violent Video Games Effects on Aggression by Craig Anderson, but the study doesn’t site the relationship of video games with sexual aggression and rape.
From what we can locate there doesn’t appear to be any clear studies between video games and aggressive behavior, so at this point the connection is professional conjecture.
We have found however a direct connections between psychotropic drugs and aggressive behavior. The FDA latently sites them on blackbox warnings.
Heightened suicide risk is a possible result of any psychotropic drug, according to MedlinePlus. Young people under age 24 taking antidepressants are especially susceptible to this serious side effect according to the FDA. Columbine and Virginia Tech killers were clearly on a suicide mission. Prozac, Wellbrutin and other (SSRI’s) antidepressants have aggressive side effects such as abnormal dreams, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, insomnia, and changes in sex drive.

In January of 2002, Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin M.D. testified regarding the adverse mental and behavioral effects of SSRI antidepressants. Both judges reduced the sentences for violent crimes because of the influence of antidepressants. In these 2002 cases the drugs were Prozac and Paxil.

Also from In South Carolina in November 2001 Dr. Breggin testified at a sentencing hearing. A 27-year-old man with no prior history of violence pleaded guilty to charges of rape. Dr. Breggin presented evidence that Paxil can cause mania with disinhibition and aggressive sexuality, and that a Paxil induced Mood Disorder caused or contributed to the defendant's actions. The judge gave him a more limited 21 year sentence with actual release in 19 years.

There are no proven studies that video games cause aggression, but court cases and blackbox warnings clearly show a connection with psychotropic drugs and violent behavior including rape.

Friday, April 1, 2011

More Data Regarding Suicide and Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration has received information about numerous serious problems with Chantix, including suicidal thoughts and ideation, homicidal ideations, and hallucinations. The FDA received reports of 37 suicides and 491 cases in which people had suicidal thoughts. If history is any guide, the actual incidences are often more than 10 times what the FDA reports. In other words, these numbers are probably just the tip of the iceberg. Still, there is no indication from Pfizer that there will be a recall of Chantix.
Pfizer released the drug without any warning regarding these potential side effects. By January of 2008, the reports of psychological side effects, most notably suicidal actions and ideations, reached a critical mass and Pfizer added a warning to the label of Chantix about the potential risks of suicidal behavior and depression. This warning followed a November 2007 update to Chantix's "post-marketing experience" section which stated that there had been reports of depression, agitation, and suicidal behavior and ideation in patients on Chantix. The FDA now says it is "increasingly likely" that there is an association between Chantix and suicidal thoughts, actual suicide, depression and other psychiatric symptoms.