This just might be the biggest success story in the entire history of the pharmaceutical industry.
And no, it’s not a success for you, the patient.
It’s a success for THEM!
Staggering new numbers from the CDC reveal that decades of relentless marketing for antidepressant drugs have paid off in a BIG way.
Some 35 MILLION Americans now take these meds, a 65 percent jump in less than 20 years.
That’s 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 12 taking powerful, brain-scrambling meds they don’t need… for conditions they don’t even have!
Well, at least many of them don’t, since the drugs
are often prescribed off-label for everything from pain to sleep struggles.
And to cap it all off, the drugs barely work even when you ARE depressed and DO need help!
Yet that’s the first — and often ONLY — option most docs will offer. And once you’re aboard the Happy Pill Express, good luck getting off.
The CDC says two-thirds of the folks taking antidepressants have been on them for at least two years.
And 1 in 4 of them — almost 9 million Americans — have been taking these mood meds for at least a DECADE.
With so many people taking so many meds for so many years, you can bet the market for the drugs has exploded. Globally, antidepressants are now a $15 billion-a-year industry.
That’s bigger than the GDP of more than 70 nations!
So, how’d the industry pull it off?
It had the ultimate inside man pushing the meds — someone you already know and trust.
It’s your own DOCTOR!
The very person you turn to for help… the one person you’re supposed to TRUST to give you objective advice and the best treatments… has been using a “tool” that was custom-crafted to get as many people as possible onto antidepressants.
It’s a test called the PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire, and it was cooked up by docs paid by Pfizer. Yes, THAT Pfizer — so, you can bet it’s a little skewed.
You don’t have to be living down at the end of Lonely Street to flunk this test. Based on PHQ-9, you’ll be diagnosed with depression if you’re facing some of the common issues that come your way with age — like sleep struggles, issues with appetite, and loss of energy.
And then it’s all aboard that crazy drug train.
If that’s your story, I’ve got your ticket off. B vitamins, fish oil, and St. John’s wort can all boost your brain and lift your mood so effectively you’ll pass even this crooked test with flying colors.
Speak to a doc to make sure these substances are safe to combine with anything else you might be taking.