From multiple huge studies, we know that antidepressants don’t work any better than sugar pills for treating depression. However, unlike sugar pills, they rob people of the very emotions that make them human.
Millions of people are currently taking an antidepressant believing that it’s treating their anxiety, depression or pain.
The truth is that antidepressants don’t actually treat anything, but they do prevent people from having the emotional experiences associated with being an alive human being.
One study that reviewed the literature on emotional blunting in people taking antidepressants found that 40-60% of people who had depression and were given an SSRI or SNRI suffered from emotional blunting. In my experience, this number is actually much higher but this is still millions of people.
When this is reported by patients, it is often called a “side effect.” However, the truth is that emotional blunting isn’t a side effect, it’s the primary mechanism of action of how these drugs work. All psychotropic dugs, and especially antidepressants, work by disconnecting us from our emotions. They do not TREAT any cause of our symptoms and they do not HEAL our emotions.
They simply disconnect and dissociate us from our emotional experience, likely through their effects on our frontal lobe and prefrontal cortex.
Now, some people might say that they are glad that they are disconnected from their emotions, because they are so painful. I can completely relate to this, because I’ve been there myself. But the problem is that our emotions are not just random inconveniences in life or even psychiatric symptoms.
Our emotions are literally our guidance system in life. They are there to direct us toward truth and away from lies. They give us information to keep us safe, in alignment, to help us choose a career, or a partner and are literally the very essence of what it means to be a human being.
Without emotions, we are literally zombie robots, living empty lives with no hope of direction. We are also EASILY manipulated by marketing and the media.
I’m sure I will get called a conspiracy theorist for this, but I don’t believe that it’s a coincidence that so many people are on these drugs which make us so easily controlled by outside forces.
How did we get here and what can we do about it? I used to wonder the same thing which is why I poured my heart and soul into researching the psychiatric drug epidemic, chemical imbalance myth and how the wool has been pulled over millions of peoples’ eyes.
I was shocked at what I found and inspired to share this information in a masterclass for curious people like you!
If you’re interested in arming yourself with the information needed to battle the psychiatric drug zombie apocalypse, sign up for my Drugged: How Psychiatry Does More Harm Than Good masterclass. It’s deeply discounted for the month of February as a gift from my heart to yours!
Bravo Dr Campbell!
Shala Shardil PMHNP