Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Psychiatric Drug Side Effects

Psychiatric drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and stimulants have serious, life threatening side effects and patient’s are rarely warned about the full risks of these drugs. International drug regulatory agencies including the U.S. FDA warn that commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs can and do cause worsening depression, mania, aggression, psychosis, depersonalisation, diabetes, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. And what’s worse, these are drugs commonly being prescribed to children and even infants.

CCHR has long fought for full disclosure of psychiatric drug risks, and was one of the first organisations to expose the suicidal and violent inducing effects of antidepressants as far back as 1991, calling on the FDA to take action and issue public warnings. It would take the FDA 13 years to finally issue black box warnings on antidepressants causing suicidal ideation.

Warning: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor supervision.

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