Where Are All The Shiny Happy People?

23 Jan
Fluoxetine (Prozac), an SSRI

So whats the deal with these prescription pills? Anyone care to enlighten me because I am at a loss. Everywhere I look it another advertisement for some pill that will magically make all of you troubles disappear. Chris Rock said it best in his ‘Never Scared’ Comedy Special, he talks about watching the commercials for these medications where the voice starts to list all these symptoms like ‘Are you sad?’ ‘Do you get tired at night?’ ‘Do you want to lose weight, feel better, get a job etc’ they just list ish till they rope you in with some ‘symptom’. It’s crazy talk. I don’t get it but apparently A LOT of Americans DO cuz some stats say that there are about 30 MILLION Americans on antidepressants. Another study said 1 out of every 10. Both alarming numbers if you ask me. These days almost a quarter of visits to primary care doctors end up with a prescription for an antidepressant. How nuts is that? Antidepressants are supposed to be prescribed by a psychiatrist, after a proper diagnosis has occurred. Not anymore, these days it’s a free for all in the world of antidepressants, any indication of  ‘life discomfort’ and boom, the magic pill appears.

Americans pop Paxil, Prozac and Lexapro like its going out of style. Why? Well because our government and doctors condone it. Lets face it, not many doctors are going to say ‘Let’s hold off on the Prozac and try a complete lifestyle change that includes exercise and food that will not kill you.’ Why not? Cuz common sense does not pay the bills in medicine these days, signing script pads does. Thank-You-Very-Much all of you wonderful drug corporations with all your  animal testing/maiming, people crippling, money hungry schemes. Don’t call me a hater, I just call it like I see it. We have a nation of legally addicted  zombies walking around, immune to the feelings that everyday life throws at us. It’s life, its up and down, why are doctors suggesting that people suppress the natural emotions that come along with both the pain and pleasure that life brings? People walking around in a government created, drug endued stupor, encouraged to be addicted to what they are selling. It’s a damn shame and it makes me wanna holla. Once upon a time these drugs were for the people who truly needed them, they were for the people who could not function without them. These drugs have changed some people’s lives for the better but today, if you ask me, it is just blatant drug abuse.

The craziest thing about all of this is that people cite things like ‘everyday stress’ and ‘wanting to improve their relationships’ for reasons they need to  be on these medications. None of these drugs have ever been shown to help improve or reduce symptoms related to those ‘conditions’. There are things that have been proven to help you deal with stress better, feel more energized and life a happier life. Those things include meditation, exercise, a plant-based diet and some lifestyle changes. Big ups to all of the doctors who actually tell this to their patients, the rest of you are doing our society one of the greatest disservices ever. Tisk. Tisk. Shame. Shame.

Just Say NO To Government Pushed Drugs.

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/treatments/story/2011/08/Study-Americans-use-of-antidepressants-on-the-rise/49828766/1

https://veggiefitness.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/fight-depression-with-exercise/ Fight Depression With Exercise 🙂

https://veggiefitness.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/want-to-be-a-happier-person-go-vegetarian/ Vegetarians Are Happier 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4jMfvht5gQ Because No One Can Say It Like Chris Can…This Is Rated R.

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5 Responses to “Where Are All The Shiny Happy People?”

  1. David Brown January 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Ah, antidepressants. The food/mood problem just keeps growing. Here is some information that may explain why:

    “… never in the history of humankind have we eaten novel omega 6 fatty acids in such massive quantities…Here’s the real problem – too much inflammation mediated by a high dietary percentage of the omega 6 fatty acid linoleic acid can be reasonably associated with coronary vascular disease, insulin resistance, cancer, hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases, thrombotic stroke, headaches, asthma, arthritis, depression, and psychosis.”
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201103/your-brain-omega-3

    All the advice to reduce saturated fat intake and increase polyunsaturated fat intake seems to exacerbate the problem. Lower levels of cholesterol are associated with depression. This

    • Author January 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Funny you mention this article because I just read something similar…It all makes sense to me, it really does.

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