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.

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