What Medications are Prescribed for Anger Management?

If you search Google for the above phrase … This is a much searched phrase – I have no idea how ‘much searched’ but it was given up by Google when I did a similar search.  The list that came up was:

Citalopram(aka: Celexa)

Escitalopram(aka: Lexapro, Cipralex)

Fluoxetine(aka: Prozac, Serafem)

Paroxetine(aka: Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva)

Sertraline(aka: Zoloft)

If you have these drugs in the house, put them in a safe and then throw the safe in the ocean.  A very deep ocean.

The side effects are generally much worse than the drug.  All the side effects listed here I’m taking directly from drugs.com.  (There are similar websites that list these drugs and their side effects – they are all pretty much the same.  But, please do your own research!

Here is the list with some of the side effects.  Remember that these drugs are for anxiety, depression and anger treatment:

Citalopram(Celexa) – 85 separate side effects from agitation, loss of memory, confusion to hallucinations and vomiting blood.

Escitalopram: side effects range from joint pain and trouble sleeping to convulsions and coma.  This is supposed to alleviate anger.  If you are not crazy already then you certainly will be if you take this shit!

Fluoxetine:(Prozac) – the side effects are endless – and I mean fucking endless –  for Prozac and a couple of biggies are ‘hostility’ and ‘suicidal tendencies’.  Wait a minute! – taking this for anger and just one of the side effects is hostility?  I assure you this is no joke.  OK.  In my research – please do your own – I found many instances of people on Prozac wanting to hurt themselves and others.  This seems to be a pretty consistent underlying theme for this drug.  So much for Prozac for anger treatment!

Paroxetine(Paxil): Side effects here include: ‘convulsions’ and ‘blindness’.  Well, that would certainly get rid of my anger.(Yes, that was sarcasm in case you weren’t sure…!)  Here is a cool story.  It’s short, don’t worry, if you have ADHD, you will still be able to get through it.  A young guy at the gym(well, young compared to me) told me that when he was quite young, his school wanted to put him on Ritalin. His grandfather found out, got him enrolled martial arts and he never had to take any drugs.  That makes a bit more sense to me.  Got him active and burned off excess energy.  Probably ate better as well because he was exercising so much.

Sertraline(Zoloft): you are safer taking heroin.  I’m serious.  Go read the side effects.  And remember, whether these side effects are listed as rare or common, they are listed because they happen.

So, bottom line – your child or teen is angry or depressed.  Or maybe having anxiety or panic attacks.  So, instead of checking diet, allergies, activity level or lack thereof, you go to the doctor and ask for a drug to help.  Honestly, that’s cruel.  That doctor has not done his research and probably has less idea than you what is good for your child.  Doctors learn about drugs and fixing things.  They do not learn about causes and sources of problems.  They rarely learn about nutrition.

I always thought that the ‘Say No to Drugs’ campaigns were a fucking waste of time!  In the 80s and 90s, you had, on one hand good groups going around trying to get agreement about drugs being bad and on the other the pharmaceutical industry marketing drugs directly to the customer through television and magazines, etc.  Who won?  Guess? The bad guys.

This from villages-news.com :

“Then came the statement of another pharmaceutical CEO, J. Michael Pearson of Valeant Pharmaceuticals: “If products are sort of mispriced and there’s an opportunity, we will act appropriately in terms of doing what I assume our shareholders would like us to do.” In essence, these two men are saying: Pharmaceuticals are in the business of shareholder profit, not helping the sick.”

There are no tests to show the efficacy of the above listed drugs.  There are numerous studies showing things like nutrition and certain supplements are much more effective, particularly in the long run, than any of the products put out by Big Pharma.

So, if you need anger treatment or anxiety treatment or something for depression, spend a little longer doing some research.  Find out what works and what doesn’t.  Your doctor likely won’t tell you the truth for a couple of reasons. One, is that he or she just doesn’t know the answer and two, they don’t have the time allotted, in an appointment with you, to check you out thoroughly enough to do a proper diagnosis.

A great book on this is ‘A Dose of Sanity’ by Sydney Walker Jr., Psychiatrist.

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