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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 04:55 AM

6. They used to hospitalize people getting antidepressants

because they were at enormously greater risk for suicide when the meds first started to kick in, giving them a little more energy but not yet lifting the depression.

In that way, perhaps SSRIs have contributed to the rise in suicides, but only because insurance companies are too cheap to protect their patients and tell them here are some pills, you're on your own and don't make a mess if you decide to go.

The main contributor is hopelessness due to the shitty economy created by a 40+ year war against labor combined with intolerable burdens placed on our military over the last decade and a half.

Another factor is a sharp decrease in driving. Kids without jobs lined up aren't looking for cars and people who have them can no longer afford a Sunday joyride thanks to low wages and high fuel prices.

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