Psychiatric Drugs Send 90,000 to the ER Yearly

After my initial ER at 13 (I was fine, my parents were just rightfully scared) my next two ER visits were for damage I had done while on psychiatric drugs.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Can you say iatrogenic injury? Never mind the many thousands of us who suffer protracted withdrawal issues causing disability that are completely denied by the medical establishment…most of us have to start hiding from doctors who want to give us more drugs rather than give our poor bodies the chance to heal.

See: Psychiatric Drugs Send 90,000 to the ER Yearly

The researchers found that about 60 percent of the ER visits were related to 10 specific psychiatric medications, taken either alone or in combination. Of these, the drug in Ambien was implicated in the most visits (10,212 visits), followed by Seroquel, an antipsychotic drug used to treat people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia(6,900 visits), and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, along with its generic forms (5,616 visits). (read more)

thanks to Mad in America for the link to this article

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One thought on “Psychiatric Drugs Send 90,000 to the ER Yearly

  1. I can attribute all my hospital visits likely being because of anti-depressant drugs or related in some way to them. I have always had issues, but when the medications started to be prescribed that is when all the self harm started, and increase in symptoms also started.

    I am glad I am almost off Effexor completely now, down to 37,5mg for the next 2 weeks and hopefully I will be done with it forever.

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