Monday, February 25, 2013

Chimps Given Antidepressants



First of all we take them out of their natural habitat.

We cage them.

We inject them with diseases such as hepatitis and/or aids.

We throw them back in the cages.

We notice they are feeling sad.

We give them antidepressants.

We sing the praises of the antidepressants.



Now watch.




Don't know about you but I feel incredibly sad after watching the above video. Maybe my natural reaction to watching something so harrowing needs medicating. Someone hand me a Paxil to take away my sadness.

There will be many who watch this video who are aware that children, every day, are treated with antidepressants and other psychiatric medication. The results of which can see them suffering severe akathesia, withdrawal problems, adverse reactions such as violence, aggression, suicidal thoughts and completed suicide.

The chimp video should tap into your conscience.

What right do we have, as humans, to use chimps as lab rats?

More importantly, what right do we have, as humans, to treat children with drugs that have been proven time and time again to have little efficacy?

No surprise that the healthcare professional in this video is a psychiatrist.

Martin Brüne  is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Bochum, Germany. He and a number of his collegues carried out a suicide study back in 2011. The conclusion?

Brüne  and his team compared the density of von Economo neurons in nine patients who died from suicide and 30 who died of natural causes, such as heart failure. All subjects had been diagnosed clinically with either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The researchers found the density of these neurons was significantly greater in those who died of suicide than in those who had not, regardless of what disorder they had.

WOW! great. So suicide is caused by some sort of neurological disorder?

Interesting that Brune's subjects had been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Given this fact maybe Brune and Co should look at the meds these folk were on at the time rather than desperately find a chemical in the brain to blame.

Regarding the chimps, here's an idea Mr Brune... release them back to where they belong.

Then study the chimps to see how being in their natural habitat makes them less sad!

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