Jan 4, 2024

For One in Four Patients: ‘Antidepressants Stop Working’

Are your antidepressants really working? Of the 40 million people on antidepressants in the U.S., 10 million have a decreased response or no response at all to the psychotherapy drugs, according to an alarming study conducted by the National Institutes of Mental Health. 

“… essentially [people are] walking around thinking they're being treated for depression when they're really not,” reported Andrew Thibault, director of “Speed Demons: Killing for Attention” on #CHDTV. 

Essentially, the nervous system has become all too familiar with its daily dose of antidepressants, and they become ineffective. Don’t worry, though, because per usual the pharmaceutical industry has a remedy for their own shortcomings regarding antidepressants ... MORE DRUGS.

“And so they recommend what's called adjunct therapy, which really amounts to polypharmacy,” said Thibault. 

On top of the antidepressant, the recommendation now is to take drugs like Rexulti that “builds on the progress you’ve already made.” It’s par for the course for Big Pharma to make money on medications that don’t actually work.

*The opinions expressed by the hosts and guests in this show are not necessarily the views of Children’s Health Defense.

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