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https://archive.is/GFOkd :

Are Psychiatric Medications Making Us Sicker? - Scientific American Blog Network

'I first took a close look at treatments for mental illness in the mid-1990s while researching an article for Scientific American. '

'Side effects attributed to lithium and other common medications for bipolar disorder include deficits in memory, learning ability and fine-motor skills. '

'Relatively rare just a half century ago, reported rates of bipolar disorder have spiked more than 100-fold to one in 40 adults. '

'Many psychiatrists, notably Peter Kramer, author of the bestseller Listening to Prozac (Viking 1993), touted SSRIs as a revolutionary advance in the treatment of mental illness. '

'But over the past few decades the proportion of Americans diagnosed with mental illness has skyrocketed. '

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