Non-Medical, Antidepressant Alternative

Do you trust your doctor?

Do you think he or she would ever give you a drug that could possibly harm or kill?

Unfortunately, your doctor may not know the truth about the harm his medications could inflict. Doctors are not all knowing.  And given the number of drugs on the market, and the amount of changing information, how many doctors are able to stay current on the latest drug studies and warnings? Look closely at this book cover. Notice it says: “Why you’re ten times more likely to be hospitalized by a prescription drug than by an automobile accident.”  Yet our nation seems far more concerned about traffic safety than policing medications.

Prescription for Disaster - Dangerous Medications

Are you perplexed by crimes that happen everyday that don’t seem to make any sense. Most people are.  Motives behind crimes are not always easy to decipher. But there is a growing body of information pointing directly to medication side effects, and yet, this information is not reaching doctors, attorneys and judges.

Consider this shocking incident in Prescription for Disaster: page 38

“A forty-four-year-old woman was understandably anxious about the speech she was going to give to two-hundred people the next morning...To help her sleep, she took a sleeping pill."  Dr. Moore then tells us she didn't wake up and consciously know what she was doing until "12:20 p.m. the next day," as she was eating lunch and visiting with twelve strangers. She later realized she'd driven to another state and delivered her two-hour presentation with slides. The sleeping pill she had taken was Halcion.

How many people commit crimes under the influence of medications?  The woman mentioned above did not commit a crime. Or did she? Nobody knows. Now think of all the crimes you’ve heard about where the perpetrator dialed 911 after the evil deed was done. Why would someone do that?  Think about it. That’s not the scenario you think of where “criminals” are involved. But it could be what happens when a person is “involuntarily intoxicated” by a medication with unknown or misunderstood side effects. The general public and everyone else including the legal system seems to be clueless on this issue. People who intend to harm someone don’t do it for no apparent reason, then turn themselves in. An authority on the side effects of psychiatric medications, Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D., has found links between medications and REM Behavior Disorder. People with REM Behavior Disorder act out their nightmares while they “appear to be” completely awake. How common is the scenario? Does anyone really know?

( Could this news report: "COPS: Woman Sleepwalked Down Street, Fell Off Train Trestle Into Lake, Drowned" regarding  "Body Found In South Jersey Lake Identified" be a case of medication induced REM Sleep Disorder? )

Read reviews of the book, Prescription for Disaster, here.

More good books about medical dangers:

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant
       on Trial - by Alison Bass.  (2008)

Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

Adverse Reactions - by Thomas Maeder

Selling Sickness - by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels