Dr. Peter Breggin: FDA Warns that Paxil Makes Depressed Adults Suicidal
Dr. Peter BregginSun May 21, 4:29 PM ET
By Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
Getting the FDA to move forward by presenting it with scientific data is like using a peacock feather to tickle a sleeping giant tortoise on its shell. Many people die before the agency opens its eyes and then it barely reacts at all.
Bloated with conflicts of interest, under the best of conditions the FDA is barely able to drag itself along the ground. Slowly, oh, so slowly, it inches its way toward the obvious conclusion it can never quite reach: Antidepressants cause suicide; therefore, they aren't antidepressants at all. These drugs don't cure depression--and they frequently cause or worsen it. Regarding the most dreadful risk of depression, suicide, so-called antidepressants put depressed people of all ages at much greater risk of killing themselves.