Monday, August 28, 2006

Study: Antidepressant drugs and adolescent suicide

A study was recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry titled Antidepressant Drug Therapy and Suicide in Severely Depressed Children and Adults .

The results were as follows:

Results In adults (aged 19-64 years), antidepressant drug treatment was not significantly associated with suicide attempts or suicide deaths. However, in children and adolescents (aged 6-18 years), antidepressant drug treatment was significantly associated with suicide attempts and suicide deaths.

Again that's bad news.

And once again, the good news is that eating properly helps one to feel better, you've expereinced that, haven't you?

Let me tell you a story. Very often, when I am travelling, I end up eating junk food or from a normally junk food/fast food restaurant. Even their seemingly good food is mass produced, hydroponically grown and lacks nutrients.

Well when I travel, I ofen feel fatigued and generally lack a sense of well being especially right after I eat.

Recently we were on a road trip to Portland Oregon and we were able to eat at a small independantly owned and operated wrap place where everything was fresh. What a difference that made in how I felt, even for a few hours afterwards.

We tried to time our return trip around a meal at the same town on the road, but that didn't work out. So it was fast food and feeling sluggish again.

Haven't you noticed the same thing?

Yet even though you eat perfectly well, the food we have available to us still lacks nutrients. I know of one company that produces a supplement made from organic vegetables, and they are sourcing some of their organic foods from Europe because the North American organic produce available to them is simply too toxic and too un-nutritious.


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