Clearly many people here are posting to uphold their long held belief. Beliefs ingrained through years of training by med school founded and funded by Pharma. I am an expert by experience having lost a family member due to poly pharmacy and poisoning by Cymbalta. Many doctors are unyielding in their long held beliefs even though they know little themselves about the pharmacologic aspects relying instead on drug reps and Pharma for their education.
The FDA and Pharma are in collusion as many ex Pharma execs have held positions in the FDA and visa versa. The biggest lobby in Congress is second only to the oil lobby. This is all about the $$$$. Countless people are addicted to these toxins and don't realize it because the doctor hasn't explained the negative aspects. Family members of mine have said oh, I need the drug because if I miss a dose I go crazy. What they don't realize that is a symptom of withdrawal not a need for the addictive toxin. A danger in suddenly stopping these drugs is mania and aggression.
So when people who have gotten off their drugs commit a crime people will say it is because they stopped a needed and beneficial drug which is totally not true. Has anyone heard of the trojan horse? That is what is going on here. And to trust the pharmaceutical companies to monitor their own studies is like having a fox run a hen house. Google Traci Johnson and educate yourselves. Also go to Facebook and look at a group called Cymbalta Withdrawal Horror Stories. There is a great blog called wwwdotssristoriesdotcom. Where Rosie Meyenburg has accumulated just stories that have made the mainstream news in the last few years.
The stories are chilling. In my own life my family member's death did not make the news so he and thousands upon thousands are not counted in this list of mayhem. In my family member's situation he went to his trusted doctor because he had a backache. The doctor immediately started writing prescription after prescription for very toxic and highly addictive anti-depressants. None of these worked and my family member had terrible side effects. Not the least of these was suicidal ideation. After 5 years my family member hung himself after 3 days earlier visiting his trusted doctor and telling the doctor he was having feelings, again, of self harm.
The doctor doubled his dose and sent him on his way. 3 days later family member died due to hanging. And the thing to know here is that until the psychotropics had been introduced he had never been suicidal. The Pharma industry has made it such that legal recourse is nearly impossible because of their black box label. So, the mayhem continues because it is a billion dollar industry. Street drugs and legal drugs are very similar on a lot of levels. Google Dr. Peter Breggin. Good luck and never stop taking any psychiatric drug suddenly. I would look for a doctor specializing in chemical withdrawal. Also, poly pharmacy is another silent killer of geriatrics but that is another story.