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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 5:00:00 AM
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How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish

A new study might depress anyone concerned with Great Lakes water quality. Antidepressant drugs, making their way through an increasing number of people's bodies, getting excreted in small amounts into their toilets, and moving through the ... More...
thar
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From 2011 to 2014, some 12.7% of Americans age 12 or older had taken antidepressant medication within the past month.


Jeesh - that's not treating illness, that's medicating life. No wonder they have problems!

Not dismissing genuine mental illness - but at this level it isn't illness, it's exploitation on the one side, fear of life on the other side, and professional malpractice from the doctors in the middle!

Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 11:10:44 AM

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Thar,

And that doesn't take into account those that self medicate with illegal drugs and alcohol.

Humans always want an easy fix to everything, and it seems in the last sixty years or so the resources are easily found to do so. In Canada anyhow. Problem is, unless there truly is a chemical imbalance in the brain, any drugs and alcohol actually make life worse. And our environment worse. Drugs do not solve the depression or anxiety unless behavioral and thought changes are made as well.

Is the same opioid epidemic that is in Canada and the US overseas too?

Equality is when you see a person - not a label.
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Could this make the fish happier and less depressed? Or they may turn more agitated and even violent after such exposure to pharmaceuticals?
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