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The Tragic Reality Behind Medications Used To Treat Depression

The Tragic Reality Behind Medications That Treat Depression

The Germanwings air catastrophe is unfathomable. Evidence has revealed the co-pilot deliberately flew the plane into the mountain, killing 144 passengers and 6 crew members. Why???

My deepest empathy and prayers go to those lost in this horrible tragedy and to their family and friends. However, indelicate as it might seem; it is imperative to ask: How could this tragedy have been prevented?

Was it caused by mind-altering prescription drugs? Was it lack of attention to 'tell-tale' signs of employee stress or despondency?

A classmate recalled a couple of years ago that "Germanwings co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, suffered burnout or depression." The German authorities revealed Lubitz was taking mind-altering prescription drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).

German authorities found evidence that Lubitz had been planning murder/suicide for a few weeks. The triggering factor that this flight was chosen might have been that prior to his flight that day, he was given a note from the doctor that he was unfit to fly and therefore could take a medical leave of absence. Taking a medical leave for psychological issues would stall or possibly derail his desire to be a long-haul pilot  

Is the Germanwings jetliner catastrophe the first antidepressant drug-induced in flight mass murder/suicide?

Previous Plane Crashes Thought To Be Caused By Deliberate Pilot Action:

  • November 29, 2013: A flight between Mozambique and Angola crashed in Namibia, killing 33 people. Initial investigation results suggested the crash was deliberately carried out by the captain shortly after the first officer (also known as the co-pilot) had left the flight deck.
  • October 31, 1999: An EgyptAir Boeing 767 went into a rapid decent 30 minutes after take-off from New York, killing 217people. An investigation suggested the crash was caused deliberately by the first officer, but the evidence was not conclusive.
  • December 19, 1997: More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 traveling from Indonesia to Singapore crashed. The pilot—suffering from "multiple work-related difficulties"—was suspected of switching off the flight recorders and intentionally putting the plane into a dive. Source: Aviation Safety Network

Furthermore, Lubitz's behavior is eerily similar to other drug-induced mass murders. The Columbine school shooting (April, 1999) in Littleton, Colorado is the first mass murder/suicide to illuminate the possible connection between SSRIs and murder/suicide.

Click here to see a list of school mass murder/suicide. In each instance, the shooters were found to either be on prescription antidepressant drugs or recently stopped using them, possibly causing withdrawal side effects.

What U.S. school shootings and the Germanwings mass murder have in common is a separation from reality. Individuals taking mind altering drugs often think they are "playing a video game" not realizing their actions would harm other people in the "real world."

In the Western medical model, fueled both by people seeking a "quick fix" and lack of taking responsibility for one's life, most everyone diagnosed with "depression" is put on antidepressant prescription drugs. These drugs are known to alter brain chemistry, prompting people to think and act in ways they haven't done before. 

There is strong evidence that antidepressants are a contributing factor of suicidal intentions and murder. Research published in the American Medical Association Journal, 2010 concluded that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos for depression.

Dr. David Healy, author Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression has linked Prozac, Paxil and other SSRI's to suicide. He estimates "at least 250,000 people have attempted suicide worldwide because of Prozac alone and that at least 25,000 have succeeded." 58 FDA approved drugs have warnings or precautions about suicidal behavior.

Emotional Pain is as real as physical pain, however Western medicine diagnoses every symptom as a disease. Disease is a label used to identify something outside of oneself with no reason or recourse for resolution.

Thus, the root of the symptoms, caused by life experiences manifesting in negative emotions - sadness, fear, anxiety, panic, guilt and shame, are not addressed and go unresolved. Thus, these emotions continue to wreck behavioral havoc; in spite of taking multiple and/or high doses of antidepressants.

Whereas, Ayurvedic (Holistic) protocol focuses on the root of the symptoms, caused by life experiences manifesting in negative emotions—sadness, fear, anxiety, panic, guilt and shame are addressed and resolved. Thus, these emotions have been resolved, therefore, no longer wreck behavioral havoc. Thus, multiple and/or high doses of antidepressants, which have a long list of negative side effects, are avoided.

In spite of strong evidence to the ineffectiveness of antidepressants the only way Western Medicine deals with emotional issues is to prescribe more or stronger doses of antidepressants, which may lead to unforeseen disasters. 

The one factor, in the Western Medicine protocol, is that the psychological, spiritual and interpersonal effects are the symptoms of depression. It's called a disease by the aforementioned constabularies is rarely considered. From a purely metaphysical perspective depression is a message that all the joy has been squeezed out in favor of others' needs, wants and perceptions. 

In addition, depression is created by longstanding emotional issues; anger that the person feels s/he does not have a right to have and hopelessness ensues. Last, but not least, longstanding emotional pain engenders a belief in stress and strain.

Life is difficult becomes the overriding life perspective of one's existence. Perceived stress and strain in life can culminate in a sense of futility and what's the use. If one loses hope in life, one has nothing to live for and they devise a plan to get out of the pain.

This is what we can know if we choose to think outside the pharmaceutical and Western Medicine model is this: Emotional Pain is as real as physical pain.

Emotional pain is not a disease as touted by Western medicine protocol. Emotional Pain—the root of the symptoms is caused by experiences and the requisite feelings—sadness, fear, anger, humiliation, guilt and shame that were never addressed or resolved. These repressed feelings are then acted out in various ways.

How many more people will needlessly die before the world wakes up to the dangers and futility of antidepressant (SSRI) drugs?

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD provides a highly effective protocol to discover the root cause of all issues and diagnosed symptoms. Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Transformation (EPST) is direct, focused and combines creating health while healing the past.

It is precise, powerful, painless and an accurate way of changing the landscape of your inner and outer mind, body and spirit. EPST allows you to access your past, present and future as well as your subconscious, and clear negative energy on all levels—mind, body and spirit.