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When the heart wants change, at any cost

I had an appointment with my psychiatrist today up at the psych hospital, and it’s made me realise that I need to have a really good think about meds – about my expectations of them, and expectations of my psychiatrist, and how I can end up working against myself. 420 more words


Red or blue pill?

“Próximo curso de farmacológia no tendra clase de antidepresivos – los temas de psiquiatría seran condensados a una o varias sesiones de discusión sobre la real eficacia y seguridad de estos medicamentos.

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Jorge Ramírez reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Human Pharmacology and commented:

Let's restart from the beginning of this matter (1,2): Red or blue pill?

"If you take the red pill, you will be able to see the reality as it is..."


"¿The blue pill? ... it is nothing, just the antidepressant that you'll need to take after ingesting the red pill" --- Alberto Montt

  • If you don't want to take the red pill: just stop reading this post (right now).

  • If you take the red pill: please continue scrolling to the end of this post.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . There is no blue pill. (3-9) .


  1. Open letter to the academic community at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1367730

  2. If you actually do research and even go further to publish your findings in peer-review biomedical journals, the problem is that the very same institution where you studied, then makes every effort to suppress your ideas because are a clear threat to vested interests. https://twitter.com/Jor_H_R/status/588346143622455296

  3. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Clasificación antidepresivos y antipsicoticos. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1184484 Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Database of human studies evaluating antidepressant drugs. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1168926

  4. Re: Putting GlaxoSmithKline to the test over paroxetine. The BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6754/rr/816737

  5. http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2014/12/12/response-to-full-text-of-cep-members-letter-to-the-lancet-psychiatry-in-response-to-article-by-nutt-et-al-council-for-evidence-based-psychiatry/

  6. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Duloxetine database | WHO ICTRP, ClinicalTrials.gov, Embase, PubMed, ISI, others. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1096304

  7. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Agomelatine (Valdoxan) – Over 80% registered studies of this antidepressant drug are unpublished. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1126326

  8. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Paroxetine: analysis of unpublished human studies (observationals and clinical trials). figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1103284

  9. The meta-analysis of published and unpublished studies of agomelatine is misleading. The BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1888/rr/762419

The joy of doctors

I finally managed to get to see a doctor today. She listened to me for a short while and told me that she was going to give me some medication. 224 more words


Depressing News

I had actually been planning on writing a blog for the first time in ages this week. 
I’ve been back into regular exercise for about 5-6 weeks, and in my mind I had a few angles to approach a new blog post from: 973 more words

#MWBB Week 2.43 - Dance The Hanged Man's Jig

“Another soul no longer part of this world. Another ray of light, gone. One less spark of hope.” Zain read the headline on the paper again. 665 more words


Can you be depressed and not be sad?? Answers encouraged...

Sounds crazy, I know, but seeing the incredible difference Prozac (generically fluoxetine) has made on me makes me wonder if I was depressed.  I realize the immediate effects of the drug addressed my anxiety.   250 more words

Tips for Dealing with Anxiety (including some of my thoughts on it)

I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who read/shared/commented etc. for my last post about my anxiety. I was unsure if I should post it but I was overwhelmed with the positive response. 3,343 more words