Psychiatric drugs are sometimes prescribed to help people live healthier lives both mentally and physically. Sedatives, tranquilizers, antidepressants and antipsychotic pharmaceutical drugs are all used at astronomical rates by people coping with some difficulty or dysfunction in their life. Consumption of psychiatric drugs is not without consequences as each one of these drugs has a lasting effect on the individual taking it. There are some consequences and bad effects of taking psychiatric drugs you need to keep in mind.
Sedatives and tranquilizers are used by nearly 16 percent of the population and of that amount almost 80 percent reported that they have taken the drugs for over a year. The most common sedatives and tranquilizers used today are Xanax, Valium and Ambien. Research has shown that with habitual use, most sleeping pills, including Ambien lose their effectiveness after a month and tranquilizers did the same after four months of routine use. That means that the same dosage becomes less effective after a few months. However, the effects to the body from taking the drugs last much longer.
People who take psychiatric drugs like Xanax, Valium and Ambien are at risk of suffering loss of bone density which can cause fractures, the most common are hip fractures. People can also suffer from severe allergies and respiratory issues, low blood pressure and even liver disease. After prolonged use other bad effects of taking psychiatric drugs can include; memory loss issues, problems with concentration and balance and problems with coordination. Studies also revealed that an overwhelming amount of auto accidents occur each year because the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence of a sedative or tranquilizer.
Antidepressants are not without their own equally debilitating side effects. An alarming amount of people take antidepressants for depression that is caused other medicines they are taking. Corticosteroids, diet pills and pain medicines all list depression as a common side effect. Depression is also attributed to cancer and thyroid problems as well as a great many other medical conditions. However, many of the underlying causes of depression go unquestioned and people are prescribed antidepressants to combat depression. The long term side effects for taking antidepressants such as Zoloft, Abilify, Prozac and Cymbalata, are not limited to problems with the prostate, heart rate, blood pressure, weight gain, lack of energy and vision issues.
Like antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed to treat a condition that was misdiagnosed. Antipsychotic drugs were originally meant to treat schizophrenia, a serious mental illness. Similar to antidepressants, some of the side effects from other medications can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia which result in individuals being placed on antipsychotic drugs to treat an illness they don't have. Side effects from long term use of antipsychotic drugs include severe nerve damage and Parkinson's disease.
Some people who have been legally prescribed psychiatric drugs begin abusing their medications. You can find help for psychiatric drug use problems at St. Jude Retreats. St. Jude Retreats is a non-treatment, education based program that teaches people the truth; that addiction is not a disease, but rather a choice that has been made and reinforced by thoughts and behaviors. Psychiatric drug abuse is chosen behavior that you can overcome. There is no need for replacement therapy because that simply transfers dependency. Neither do we use group counseling or step programs to overcome drug use problems because those types of programs are ineffective.
At St. Jude Retreats, you can successfully overcome your drug problem. Our guests discover that they have the power to control their own thoughts and actions and go on to live stronger, healthier lives. We are 85% more effective that drug treatment centers. If you or someone you know needs help with psychiatric drug use problems, call St. Jude Retreats today and let us help you!