REPOST @freedom_faction - With 1 in 5 #Americans taking a #psychiatricmedication — most of whom long term — we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past thirty years.
You may be unaware of the literature that suggests long-term treatment with all #psychiatricdrugs is more likely to leave you with a lesser quality of life. Here’s one more reason to reconsider life partnership with your psychiatric medication – it may contribute to your cancer risk.
What if I told you that this cancer data came from pre-clinical trials conducted for #FDA licensure of these medications? That these trials are documented in the package inserts themselves?
Because of the inherent challenge of studying #cancer at the population level using rodent studies was felt to be important by Amerio et al because they are not subject to publication bias – a major issue in psychiatry – and the methods are consistent across drug class.
Reasonably even the IARC/WHO back this up stating “Although this association cannot establish that all agents and mixtures that cause cancer in experimental animals also cause cancer in humans nevertheless in the absence of adequate data on humans it is biologically plausible and prudent to regard agents and mixtures for which there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals as if they presented a carcinogenic risk to humans”. — InternationalAgencyforResearchonCancer IARC and #WorldHealthOrganization 2000.
What does the data show?
A signal of harm. Plain and simple. In their paper Carcinogenicity of psychotropic drugs Amerio et al. found
63.6% of antidepressants were associated with carcinogenicity specifically mirtazapine sertraline paroxetine citalopram and escitalopram duloxetine and bupropion.
90% of antipsychotics agents were associated with carcinogenicity. All agents were associated with carcinogenicity except clozapine. #bigpharma #warondrugs #drugwar #consciousness #drugs #populationcontrol #who #iarc #carcinogenic #cdc #psychiatricmedication
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