Happiness does not come in pill form

Happiness does not come in a pill. These days this is a very controversial statement. Doctors have attempted to prescribe happiness and it is failing miserably.

We live in a society inundated with media and social messages that if something is wrong in your life – take a pill. If you aren’t happy – take a pill. Depressed – have a pill. Can’t sleep? Stressed out? Take a pill. We are medicating ourselves into oblivion and the range of side effects can be catastrophic if not fatal.

The problem isn’t that you aren’t consuming enough pills or even the right pills. The pills themselves are only compounding the original problem. Medication does not fix unhappiness. What it does do is allow you to bury problems and not deal with them for the current moment. Do you feel better temporarily? Sure. But as soon as you miss a few doses you are right back where you started, only now with a slightly more toxic body. Many of these medications can be addictive as well which can lead to even bigger problems down the road.

If magic pills aren’t the answer, what is?

Change.

If you are not happy that is a message that something needs to change in your life. It isn’t an easy thing to really take a good hard look at our world and realize that something just isn’t working. It can be a belief, an attitude, a job that makes you unhappy, your living situation, even relationships.

Humans have a tendency to mull things over, dwell on them, think them through and then think some more all the while staying emotionally and literally stuck. Stuck is a terrible feeling. Stuck is why many run to the doctor for the prescription in the first place.

How do you get unstuck?

First and foremost be clear-headed when you make life-altering decisions. Mood altering medications do not allow you to think like yourself. Once clear, then it’s time to commit to change. Ask yourself and be honest -What would make you happy? What steps do you need to take to get there?

Change can be painful, but like ripping off a Band-Aid the more slowly you do it the more painful it is. Once it’s off, it’s off the real healing can begin.

Additionally, if your body is out of alignment or not receiving the proper nutrients it can show up as depression or anxiety as well as other ailments. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area visit the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. www.drkasters.com 239-332-2555.

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Violence – A Side Effect of Psychotropic Drugs

These days antidepressants, psychotropic drugs, and mood enhancers/stabilizers are being given out by physicians like Tic-Tacs.

Feeling sad? Have a pill. Feeling mad? Take a pill. Feeling anything at all? – We must correct that! – Here is a prescription.

When did we all stop dealing with our problems and start believing that swallowing a magic pill would solve everything?

It would be lovely if it worked. The proof is in the pudding though. More and more patients on these medications are losing their grip on reality and becoming actively violent.
Recent shootings in the news – Sandy Hook, The Batman Movie Shooting, Columbine, and others all have a common denominator : Prescription drugs were all in their systems at the times these crimes were committed.

According to a study published in the journal PLoS One and based on the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System, the following mind-altering drugs are most frequently linked to violence:

10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) is an antidepressant associated with 7.9 times more violence than many other drugs.

9. Venlafaxine
 (Effexor) is related to Pristiq and is an antidepressant also used in treating those with anxiety disorders. Effexor is 8.3 times more associated with violent behavior than other drugs.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is an antidepressant that affects serotonin (SSRI) and is 8.4 times more likely to be linked to violence than other medications

7. Triazolam
 (Halcion) can be addictive and is a benzodiazepine that supposedly treats insomnia. It’s 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other medications.

6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) is often prescribed to tread ADHD and is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence.

5. Mefoquine (Lariam) treats malaria and sometimes products bizarre behavior, and it is 9.5 times more likely to be linked to violence.

4. Amphetamines come in many forms and are often used to treat ADHD (even to children not diagnosed with ADHD). They are 9.6 times more likely to be linked to violence.

3. Paroxetine (Paxil) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Many users experience severe withdrawal symptoms and are more likely to produce children with birth defects as well as 10.3 times more likely to be linked to violence than other medications.

2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a household name for a powerful SSRI antidepressant linked with 10.9 times more violence than other drugs.

1. Varenicline (Chantix) is administered to smokers to supposedly help curb cigarette cravings, but it’s a whopping 18 times more likely to be linked to violent behavior than other drugs.

There is literally no accountability. Pharmaceutical drugs are killing people by the thousands through both toxicity and behavioral side effects, but no one seems interested in banning these drugs or holding Big Pharma and prescribing physicians accountable.

The FDA, which approves these drugs, recognizes that more 100,000 adverse drug reaction deaths occur each year. This is the fourth leading cause of death, ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths.

Drug companies bribe doctors to prescribe their medications and use fake studies to build belief in their effectiveness and safety.

The best way to deal with your feelings is to face them head on. Drugs are a crutch, and not a very good one at that.

They may make you feel better in the interim short term, but they do not have the ability to correct anything. They cannot and do not make better life choices for you that will lead to happiness.
If you feel you have a chemical imbalance, consult a Holistic or Naturopathic Physician who can help you work with not against your body in order to correct this.

Originally published: http://blogs.naturalnews.com/violence-a-side-effect-of-psychotropic-drugs-2/