For those thinking that this might sound insane, books like Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin, MD – who is Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at NIMH – detail the rampant drugging of society in an incisive/extensive way.
Furthermore, the work of Jon Rappaport, who is an investigative journalist & researcher of over 30 years into the fields of medicine and more, has been pivotal in me being able to learn about this pervasive, and disturbing trend. Rappoport’s work can be found at NoMoreFakeNews.com and JonRappoport.wordpress.com
Rappoport provides a great starting point regarding this abstruse topic for those wanting to further research this information:
Margie King, Health Coach
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. Why?
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” laments Henry Higgins in the 1964 Lerner and Loewe classic musical “My Fair Lady.” In the show Higgins is stymied by Eliza Doolittle’s emotional reactions to his science-based efforts to re-engineer her in his image of a proper woman.
Click here for Rex Harrison’s rendition of “Hymn to Him” from the movie.
It’s the age-old problem of men and women having different sensibilities. But fast forward 50 years or so, and Henry Higgins may well have the answer to his problem – antidepressants.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that more than 69% of people on antidepressants aren’t actually depressed. They don’t meet the criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). And 38% never met the criteria for other conditions for which antidepressants are prescribed, at any time in their life. These include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder.[i]
But what many of these “patients” have in common is that they are women. The researchers found that being female was statistically associated with antidepressant prescriptions.
In other words, according to actual medical practice, it looks like being a woman may be a treatable mental health condition.
Other major reasons linked to taking antidepressants included being Caucasian, having recent or current physical problems (e.g., loss of bladder control, hypertension, and back pain) or a recent visit to a mental health facility.
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. One in four women is now on psychiatric medication according to Julie Holland, a psychiatrist in New York and the author of “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.”
In a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times Dr. Holland noted that women are under constant pressure to tamp down their emotions. “We have been taught to apologize for our tears, to suppress our anger and to fear being called hysterical,” she writes.