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The Big Lie about Antidepressants!

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Has it ever been proven that a pill, an antidepressant healed anyone suffering from depression. Current commercials have a doctor agreeing that many who take antidepressants are still depressed.

His solution is a booster pill for the original antidepressant.

Antidepressants can give some relief, in fact, their purpose is to allow us to do the work of healing depression.

No pill can take away those negative, unworthy, hopeless thoughts.

We would not have therapists if pills could heal disorders.

We have general physicians passing out antidepressants like candy to depressed housewives.

Antidepressants are weird drugs that take time to work and have enormous side effects. We often do not look at the interactions of other prescriptions we are taking.

I bet you have a friend on antidepressants. I bet he/she still has depressive issues.

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This is the ad for Rexulti: a booster for your antidepressant

“You shouldn’t have to give up the progress you may have already made with your current antidepressant.

REXULTI is for people who’ve been on an antidepressant for at least 8 weeks and are still experiencing symptoms of depression. When taken with your antidepressant, REXULTI may help you feel better by reducing symptoms of depression. Ask your doctor if REXULTI is right for you.”

Side effects

it is not known if REXULTI is safe and effective in people under 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

Increased risk of death in elderly people with dementia-related psychosis. Medicines like REXULTI can raise the risk of death in elderly who have lost touch with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss (dementia). REXULTI is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed. Report any changes in these symptoms immediately to the doctor. REXULTI is not approved for the treatment of people younger than 18 years of age.

Do not take REXULTI if you are allergic to brexpiprazole or any of the ingredients in REXULTI. Allergic reactions have included rash, facial swelling, hives and itching, and anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

REXULTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Stroke in elderly people (cerebrovascular problems) that can lead to death.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia). REXULTI may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue or other body parts. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop taking REXULTI. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop taking REXULTI.

Problems with your metabolism such as:

high blood sugar (hyperglycemia): Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take REXULTI. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or having a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start taking REXULTI and during your treatment.

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