“One of the questions I ask to my colleges psychiatrists, psychologists: At what percentage point do you start to think it’s not an individual illness, but there is something troubling in our whole society and culture. At what number? From me 23 % is certainly the number.”
Dr Bruce Levine, psychologist and author
A Recent study on antidepressants has shown that the drugs have some serious side effects: those taking certain prescriptions could lose their sex drive. It sounds like the whole nation’s sexuality is under a threat as, according to the statistics, one in ten Americans takes antidepressants. And it’s not only libido people are losing – many of these meds induce anxiety and double the risk of suicide.
Psychologist and author Bruce Levine joins RT’s Liz Wahl to discuss the issue RTAmerica
David Antonuccio of University of Nevada school of Medicine:
“My hat is up for the pharmaceutical industry: they’ve done an excellent job of marketing.”
“In most of the studies that combine all of the controlled trials that have been done show that for the vast majority of patients the medications we call antidepressants are not better than a sugar pill, and in fact it’s only a small minority of patients who seem to show any benefit, and even then the benefit is rather small. But roughly 70 % of all the patients who were prescribed these medications would not benefit based on the studies that currently exist.“
RT interviews David Antonuccio (starting at 0:55 min):
Impotence instead of cure? Antidepressants accused of killing sex drive
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