Originally Posted by mr. tegu
So you have a drug that is designed to improve mood and in a small percentage they show enough symptoms to qualify for a manic episode...really not a big deal and is to be expected.
I am not a big medication person but when used properly the amount of people that benefit from SSRIs is far greater than those that are harmed or harm others. Like with anything they need to be used and prescribed properly which means not giving them to young children which is becoming all too common. Also, they are being used in place of therapy which is a bad idea as well. Btw, to a previous post, the brain is not fully developed until around the age of 25.
Adults on them have committed violent crimes too. As far as I'm concerned, even if it's just 6% that get violent or 1% if they kill others, especially mass shootings, they're not worth it. It puts other people's right to life at risk. It's medical drugs for physical conditions that saves more lives and doesn't harm others where I think we can live with a percentage of failure.
As to my knowledge, coming off them is dangerous too.