Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another link in the SSRI violence chain..

Was just reading the Globe and Mail (yeah I am masochistic, but this arthritis is making sleep an elusive beast!). That aside I came across this interesting article:

Psychiatric Drugs in Water Make Fish Bolder

Normally, perch are shy and hunt in schools. This is a known strategy for survival and growth. But those who who swim in Oxazepam become considerably bolder,” Tomas Brodin, the lead researcher, said in a statement released along with the study.
The drug essentially made the fish braver and less social – even anti-social. “Perch that were exposed to Oxazepam lost interest in hanging out with the group, and some even strayed as far away from group as possible,” Brodin said.

This is very interesting given the adverse effects seen in humans as well. The lack of socialisation, the 'risky' behaviours often leading to suicide and or murder.

While these 'side effects' do not present in all individuals who use psychiatric drugs, we all know and it is 'accepted' that a certain percent of the population will have negative reactions to these concoctions. We have seen and will continue to see these mass shootings, suicides and other deviant behaviours as the use of these drugs continues to pervade society.

For more on SSRIs and other anti-depressants please see:
SSRI Stories

4 comments:

Penny said...

Hey Maggie

I saw that story and did think it quite interesting
As you said another link in the SSRI violence chain
If these drugs can affect these mellow fish causing them to become aggressive and anti-social...
Say no to prescription drugs

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