Psychiatric drugs quick at increasing heart disease risk

It doesn’t take long on some atypical neuroleptic drugs to start to develop metabolic ill health conditions, according to an article in Reuters, Short time on antipsychotics may up heart disease.

According to the new study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, patients taking antipsychotics tended to gain weight after one month and had increases in their cholesterol levels after three to four months.

Obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes, all known to be produced by the taking of the newer atypical neuroleptic drugs, increase the risks for heart disease significantly.

Given the numbers of off-label (non-FDA approved) uses to which such drugs have been put, for anxiety, for depression, for personality disorders, for mood disorders, etc., psychiatrists are obviously not as cautious about using these powerful drugs as they ought to be.

[Australian researcher Debra] Foley and her team looked at 25 previous studies that had tracked risk factors for heart disease in patients taking older or newer antipsychotics. These included high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body weight.

The newer atypical neuroleptic drugs, due to a metabolic syndrome they cause, we know to be killers. Zyprexa and risperidal, newer drugs, were specifically mentioned as being looked at in this research.

They found that across all the studies, six to seven of every 10 people on antipsychotics were overweight after six months. Before taking the drugs, only about four of every 10 were overweight, the same as in the general population.

Given 1 year, 2 years, and more on these drugs, you know this overweight percentage must approach something in the order of 100%. What other disastrous information do you need to figure out that we need to pursue other and healthy means of treating people in distress that don’t involve the use of these harmful drugs of questionable effectiveness if the killing fields treatment with these chemicals has produced is not to expand and spread?

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2 Responses

  1. It will never be possible to prove an airtight direct physical cause or blame in any individual case of obesity, diabetes, strokes etc. The shrinks know this. Proper decent physicians understand this also, but they won’t use it as a reason to continue doing what they do.

    But we also know of course that people who are often not in the best of physical health become more unhappy and lethargic after being attacked, humiliated and drugged by the psychtroopers.

    The shrinks are practicing eugenics. There’s no two ways about it. But people who practice eugenics are unlikely to ever concede this. At gunpoint they might admit that they are practicing eugenics but they will insist that are correct in doing so. If you can get away with it I recommend you pull the trigger.

    • Doctor’s know very well the metabolic changes brought about by these drugs, a longer life versus “managing” on psychiatric drugs, they think they’ve got an acceptable trade off there. I’d beg to disagree. Some of the people put on these chemical compounds might actually recover rather than merely “manage” if they were taken off them.

      Rather than attack the root cause of this ill health, they attack diet, lack of excercise, and smoking, subsidiary matters. It throws attention away from the main offenders in this matter, drug companies, psychiatrists, and mental health workers. Other methods of treatment could be tried, but they’re not tried, this is just an excuse to settle for the same old unworkable status quo.

      Of course physical attacks and humilitation produce unhappiness and lethargy, but these are also the very effects produced by the drugs specifically used to treat psychosis. The assault and battery goes along with force, and the drugs complement this force. Without physical assault or the threat of physical assault there is no forced mental health treatment.

      I’m not in favor of forced mental health treatment. If a criminal offense has been commited, law enforcement can deal with it. Locking people up on the pretext that one is doing so for reasons of their health is by and large nonsense. No other branch of medicine would imprison people against their will and wishes for health reasons. Doing so has a lot more to do with prejudice than it has to do with health.

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