Wellness Resource

anxietySocial Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels,
Throwing Treatment with SSRI into Serious Question
By Dr. Mercola

Depression and other mental health problems are at epidemic levels judging by number of antidepressants prescribed each year. According to CDC data, one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication. This despite overwhelming evidence showing that antidepressants do not work as advertised.

At best, antidepressants are comparable to placebos. At worst they can cause devastating side effects, including deterioration into more serious mental illness, and suicidal or homicidal tendencies.

Virtually all of the school and mass shooters, for example, have been on antidepressants. Antidepressants are also prescribed to pregnant women, which can have serious repercussions for the child.

Research shows boys with autism are three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in utero than non-autistic boys. Those whose mothers used SSRIs during the first trimester were found to be at greatest risk.

Recent research into the mechanisms driving anxiety and social phobias now turn conventional drug treatment with SSRIs on its ear. Learn more…