Flawed Treatment Guidelines Released

The therapeutic state, allied with the pharmaceutical industry, with its public relations, its promotional, and its advertising teams, is busily pushing their product. This time the target audience is expectant but depressed young women.

As a recently released news article would have it:

Pregnant women can be assured that safe treatments are available to treat depression during their maternity malaise, such as “talk therapy” and certain antidepressants, according to updated professional guidelines released last week.

These treatments are safe you say. Really?

The American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued the new guidelines on depression during pregnancy, which are founded on a thorough examination of previous research.

Good enough. Read on.

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has both pros and cons, said the report. The drugs can provide successful treatment of the pregnant woman’s depression, which has been linked to issues with newborns if left untreated. But, there has also been evidence that antidepressants have been connected to birth defects and reduced birth weights.

Did somebody mention ‘birth defects’!? If these drugs were safe why would they cause ‘birth defects’? I don’t think somebody is giving us the full story, folks. This is more than a slight oversight when you are dealing with unborn children.

Depressed during pregnancy then and, if not aborting the fetus, getting the shock of your life when a child with a physical defect or extreme developmental difficulties comes out. Guess who’s really depressed now!

Expectant mommies, read the fine print, read between the lines, seek third, fourth, fifth opinions, and don’t let this happen to you.

I want to conclude by saying, even if the APA and the ACOG won’t say it, that drug use during pregnancy is bad pre-natal care, and SSRI anti-depressants are drugs that shouldn’t be given to pregnant women.

After the child comes out, you can do what you like, ladies. Just don’t injure your unborn child.

Translations Again

Psychiatric Jargon

ix. Seasonal Affective Disorder
x. Trauma
xi. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Plain English

ix. Holiday Blahs
x. Bad experience
xi. Bad experience flashbacks

PJ Pyschiatric Disorders translated into PE Personality Quirks

Some people feel bad over the holidays, and some people even go so far as to off themselves due to such bad feelings. This is not a recommended course of action for a person to take. Holidays end, things get back to normal, and life goes on. Life goes on, of course, provided one didn’t off oneself.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was once known as Shell Shock Syndrome. War tends to include trauma. It doesn’t always hold traumatic events for all people, but for some people it does. We are increasingly coming to understand that peace time can also produce trauma. Many folks in the mental illness racket, with more or less success, have managed to upgrade their conditions from that of totally discombobulated person to that of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferer. This might not have been possible if PTSD didn’t have such a tenacious hold on people. PTSD victims have a great deal of difficulty getting over the after effects of their bad experiences. Although a string of good experiences can’t guarantee the end of bad experiences, I think it would be the first place to start when seeking a resolution to these persistent unrelenting flashbacks to bad experiences. If they don’t get over it, don’t hit them, give them a little bit of time, eternity if need be, and wait for them to see things, not as they were, but as they are.

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