SSRI questions....Can anyone answer these, preferably a doc or student?

anxiety man saouglubsjb at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 7 03:27:30 EST 2001


SSRIs.

Are they safe?

problem #1 ... caused abnormalities in the brain cells of rats.

http://www.drugtext.org/press/webster/mar00/%5B%5D%20Serotonin-Boosting%20Drugs%20Cause%20Changes%20In%20Some(Peter%20Webster).htm

Brain Research (March 6, 2000).  Vol. 858, 92-105

How serious should we take this????


problem #2 ... Questioning of the mechanism of action and possible
negative action.

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/3568/ATracyPhD.htm ..... go to:
LATEST MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION REVEALS THESE SERIOUS PROBLEMS *and*
SEROTONIN - THE KEY TO THE PSYCHADELIC EXPERIENCE:
.....

I am at a personal crossroads. I've been trying to figure out the best
way to treat my stress disorder in which I manifest physical symptoms
from anxiety. I was prescribed Zoloft but after Paxil did not work and
reading all this it seems that I should only work with a therapist....

How much truth is in this "anti-SSRI" stuff? I know that my chances of
Zoloft helping me aren't great anyway (6 in 10 vs 5 in 10 on placebo).

What do neurologists think about the two "problems" I outlined.

Are Anne Blake Tracy, Peter Breggins, and some of the other "anti-SSRI"
docs "kooks" or is this stuff "legit"?

I.E. Do you think SSRIs cause brain damage or adversely affect the
brain.

Any and all answers are appreciated.

Thank you,
AM (wish to remain anonymous)








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