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Mood Drugs Cause Alzheimer's or Dementias

Depressed woman at risk for Alzheimer's

Today, a new study came out in a very credible journal (The Journal of the American Medical Association. Simply put - these drugs so many people are taking for mood disorders harm the brain long-term leading to a 50% increase in Alzheimer's disease.

Why is this important. There is no drug that slows, stops, or reverses Alzheimer's or dementias. However, there are solutions to mood disorders. Seek those solutions, not the drugs!

It's well established that these drugs to control anxiety, depression, and other brain/mood problems are not well understood. That is, researchers and the drug companies don't know how or why they work.

We now know that one mode of action is to slowly harm your brain by breaking down it's "plasticity," or the connections that lead to memory and important bran function.

An article on this study published by Yahoo is available at:

The original published article is located here:

A short video on this subject is found at:

What diseases and conditions do anticholinergic and antispasmodic drugs treat?

  • Overactive bladder

  • Movement problems in Parkinson's disease

  • Diarrhea

  • Motion sickness

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

  • Muscle spasms

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Asthma

What are examples of prescription anticholinergic and antispasmodic agents available in the US?

Anticholinergic activity drugs

  • antipsychotics

  • benztropine mesylate (Cogentin)

  • biperiden (Akineton)

  • chlorpromazine (Thorazine)

  • clomipramine (Anafranil)

  • clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT, Versacloz)

  • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • fluphenazine (Prolixin)

  • loxapine (Loxitane)

  • olanzapine (Zyprexa, Symbyax)

  • Parkinson's medications

  • perphenazine (Trilafon)

  • pimozide (Orap)

  • quetiapine (Seroquel)

  • thioridazine (Mellaril)

  • thiothixene (Navane)

  • trifluoperazine (Stelazine)

  • trihexyphenidyl (Artane)

Antispasmodic medications

  • belladonna

  • chloridiazepoxide (Librium)

  • dicyclomine (Bentyl)

  • hyoscyamine (Levsin) (This drug is no longer available in the US)

There is NEVER a free lunch with drugs (pharmaceuticals). U.S. Patent law covers synthetic compounds only so that is what a pharmaceutical drug is. They all have toxicity. Some have benefits - but ALL have toxicity. Seek alternative approaches whenever you can.

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