The Shocking Reason Many Teenage Girls are Prescribed Antidepressants

Posted: October 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

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I was taught in medical school in 1969 that the progestins contained in birth control pills, hormonal intrauterine devices and depaprovera injections are contraindicated in girls and women who are prone to depression. I find it bewildering – since all doctors learn this in medical school – that doctors prescribe antidepressants for these teenagers. Instead of stopping the hormones and prescribing a barrier method instead. I find it amazing so many doctors forget everything they learned in medical school the moment the Big Pharma rep walks in the door.

Openhearted Rebel

By Julie Fidler, Natural Society

A striking new study published in JAMA Psychiatry links hormonal contraceptives to depression, especially in teenage girls.

The findings aren’t surprising to many women.

A professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and lead supervisor of the study, Dr. Øjvind Lidegaard said:

“We have known for decades that women’s sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have an influence on many women’s mood. Therefore, it is not very surprising that also external artificial hormones acting in the same way and on the same centers as the natural hormones might also influence women’s mood or even be responsible for depression development.” [1]

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Comments
  1. sojourner says:

    “I find it amazing so many doctors forget everything they learned in medical school the moment the Big Pharma rep walks in the door.”

    “Forget” might be the wrong word? Ignore, perhaps, is a better word?

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  3. Sojourner, I have battled with dozens of doctors with this over three decades. I can have a girl in front of me who is ready to hang herself – and when I ring the GP who has prescribed Depoprovera for her, he refuses to discontinue it because “she might get pregnant.” I then assure him she can’t possibly get pregnant if she’s dead. They honestly can’t recall every being taught about the effect of progesterone on mood – and clearly they aren’t reading the package insert either which warns about suicide risk.

    The whole situation has alerted me to a frightening level of blind ignorance in the medical profession and made me extremely skeptical of trusting my health to them when I am ill.

  4. This is despicable. Sadly, I’m not surprised in the least. I’ve seen and heard so many disgustingly cold-hearted things about doctors and hospitals. They’re just employees of pharmaceutical firms these days. I used to be shocked. Not anymore.

    Great post.

  5. In my experience, the medical office has always been a classic demonstration of the exercise of class privilege. This is why I vastly prefer seeing a naturopath or acupuncturist – they always treat me as an equal.

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