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Wall Street Journal article explains why 1/4 women are on psych pills
I laughed when I saw the Wall Street Journal had a frontpage article wondering why 1/4 of all women are on psychiatric meds.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-...hp_opinion

Quote:One in four American women takes psychiatric medication, compared with one in seven men. Julie Holland, a New York psychiatrist, thinks that’s “insane.” In “Moody Bitches,” she advises women to accept the wisdom of their hormone fluctuations and not medicate their moods away with drugs like Prozac or Xanax. She argues that “women’s emotionality is normal. It is a sign of health, not disease, and it is our single biggest asset.”

The author was trying heavily to rationalize somehow that being emotionally unstable is a good thing

Quote:Alas for female brains, emotionality and sensitivity don’t work too well in high-pressure urban and corporate contexts

Quote:Relying on a storm of recent findings, mostly from secondary sources, Dr. Holland insists that men’s and women’s brains, emotionality and sexuality are profoundly different.


The comments are also gold. WSJ is primarily older cats who already know this stuff anyways
Quote:Not hard to understand why women are unhappy, I am surrounded by unhappy women at work. The common denominator? WORK. Women have been told by society, by their husbands that they need to work, they need to earn money, they need to have a career to be happy.


Obviously, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Women who are currently 40+ were still a little more conservative than the millennial slut. Once millennial women hit 35+ it will be more like 60% on pills.


Too bad young women dont read the wallstreet journal they might learn something
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There must be some studies that correlate a woman's age with her use of meds. Pretty much any chick over 30 I've worked with has been on a cocktail of meds usually based around xanax.

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The reason is marketing. It has everything to do with money and nothing to do with anyone's unhappiness or clinical depression. Women just happen to be an easy target because they have less coping skills.

As an added bonus, anti depressant medications perform no better than a placebo - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582668/

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I wonder how many of those women are single 40 somethings with cat husbands
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I love that today's women are depressed and on meds. Serves them bitches right for falling for the BS of feminism. I'm not even mad at "Big Pharma" for taking advantage and making tons of money off of them; as far as I'm concerned, they're just doing what any capitalistic enterprise would do.

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Women rely on men for emotional stability. Nowadays, women rely on drugs for emotional stability.

"Relying on a storm of recent findings, mostly from secondary sources, Dr. Holland insists that men’s and women’s brains, emotionality and sexuality are profoundly different."

Hilarious. Rush has occasionally mentioned these types of stories on his show. "Breaking news. Recent studies show men and women are *different*"

I imagine going back 3,000 years ago, with everything we know now and saying "men and women are different".

I picture some Egyptian dude being like, duh!?!?

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(03-26-2015 03:37 PM)VolandoVengoVolandoVoy Wrote:  The reason is marketing. It has everything to do with money and nothing to do with anyone's unhappiness or clinical depression. Women just happen to be an easy target because they have less coping skills.

As an added bonus, anti depressant medications perform no better than a placebo - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582668/

Marketing is part of it...but the biggest part is that women are being thrust into very difficult roles.
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So it's normal for women to be emotional, such that they shouldn't have to take medicine to stabilize their moods.

But if a boy is being energetic and uncooperative, he should be given ADHD medicine?

Yep, sounds about right...

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See the trick is to get these women to rely on cock for their emotional stability, then they start doing nice things for you just to get their fix.
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(03-26-2015 05:22 PM)Seth_Rose Wrote:  So it's normal for women to be emotional, such that they shouldn't have to take medicine to stabilize their moods.

But if a boy is being energetic and uncooperative, he should be given ADHD medicine?

Yep, sounds about right...

Yea, you can probably attribute a large portion of the carry-over use of psych meds in men, to be from childhood use and addiction which was prescribed to them to "act" less boyish in fem-centric environments.
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Well, none of this would be a problem if these meds actually gave them that so desperately sought "emotional stability". But they do nothing of the sort. They are crude and powerful drugs that turn them either into fat zombies stuffing their face in front of the computer as they post on a blog about how they were "molested by Daddy" 20 years ago, or into stone-faced emaciated demons marching on a treadmill in an overlit gym looking straight ahead at the wall and through the wall at the invisible target they seek to destroy with their psych med laser gaze.

It's a grim situation any way you slice it, and it's indeed a nasty combination of women being duped into living lives that are entirely contrary to their nature and place in the world, and sleazy and exceptionally successful marketing by the drug companies. When you have 20 year old girls that are so mechanically retarded that they could hardly tie their own shoes figuring out within an hour how to tie a knot that would allow them to successfully hang themselves as a result of a drug induced irresistible suicide compulsion, you know they're taking some powerful f'ing stuff. The wonder is more that most of them make it through more or less intact and keep chugging their caramel lattes as if nothing much was the matter -- and that shows you just how much the human cockroach, particularly the female of the species, can take and keep crawling forward.

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(03-26-2015 03:19 PM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  
Quote:Alas for female brains, emotionality and sensitivity don’t work too well in high-pressure urban and corporate contexts

Quote:Relying on a storm of recent findings, mostly from secondary sources, Dr. Holland insists that men’s and women’s brains, emotionality and sexuality are profoundly different.


The comments are also gold. WSJ is primarily older cats who already know this stuff anyways
Quote:Not hard to understand why women are unhappy, I am surrounded by unhappy women at work. The common denominator? WORK. Women have been told by society, by their husbands that they need to work, they need to earn money, they need to have a career to be happy.

“And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue — liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.”
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RE: Wall Street Journal article explains why 1/4 women are on psych pills
Seems to me like that number is more than 1 in 4.

I have a theory these meds directly contribute to the increasing flake rate as well.

When a girl forgets to take her crazy pills, it's like she's a different person.
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The worst thing about psych meds is that a lot of the powerful mood altering drugs that regulate mood and personality disorders are also used for schizophrenics and epileptics. Big pharm just blanketed people in various DSM categories with a few popularly prescribed pills. I dated a girl who was bipolar before and read up on this because she was getting pescribed all sorts of shit that lead to some wacky behavior. The symptoms to look out for are obvious in girls who are on these pills.

These pills have extreme negative effects on the personality especially when people only have minor mental issues. Some cause suicidal ideation which is ironic when they're trying to "help" mental instability. This means people commit suicide or act out even more impulsively which leads to drug cycling and resulting behavior and health issues.

A lot of these pills cause extreme weight gain unless they take a cocktail of other pills to counteract it. I see the middle aged suburban fatty with crazy eyes quite a bit in the U.S. When you see someone like that with a weird temper and bizarre personality it's pretty obvious they are hopped up on some strong shit.
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(03-26-2015 05:22 PM)Seth_Rose Wrote:  So it's normal for women to be emotional, such that they shouldn't have to take medicine to stabilize their moods.

But if a boy is being energetic and uncooperative, he should be given ADHD medicine?

Yep, sounds about right...

Good point. Adhd meds are prescribed to boys who should be out exploring their back 40 instead of being thrown to babysitters for 7 hours a day.

....coming from a guy who started taking adhd meds when I was in my 20s (I don't plan on taking them forever).

I understand the benefit of the drugs, but some of the craziest friends I had in school, guys who in another situation (less parental involvement, or maybe I'd they were growing up today) would be on meds...some of the more successful guys.

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This thread is exceeding my expectations. Nothing brings the forum together more than running a well-deserved insult-train on the irredeemable American Woman.

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(03-26-2015 10:58 PM)Tuthmosis Wrote:  This thread is exceeding my expectations. Nothing brings the forum together more than running a well-deserved insult-train on the irredeemable American Woman.

In addition, A+ posting of a news article by OP. Quotes, description, comments, link.

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Talk about re-framing a narrative...

You have hordes of men who are trying to get into better shape, improve their social skills, increase their net worth, become more physically attractive, and travel the world all so they can maybe get a date to Fatburger with one of these legal drug addicts who spend most of their days in a stupor at meaningless, paper-pushing jobs and their nights on couches nestled up with a furry friend who doesn't do anything but eat, shit, throw up, and pose for unfunny memes, a bowl of instant sugar shock, and their trusty rabbit which has killed their sensitivity to the point that LSAT-level concentration and a sold-out Michigan Stadium couldn't help them reach the promise land, so on that note...

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No surprise here. Had a rich chick on my rooster a few months back. Would tell me stories of how all the women she knew had to stay drugged up to cope with daily life. And of course the docs keep prescribing, the pharm companies cut more "bonus" checks and the sloots stay addicted. Makes for a great money cycle.

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(03-26-2015 03:19 PM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  I laughed when I saw the Wall Street Journal had a frontpage article wondering why 1/4 of all women are on psychiatric meds.
...

The author was trying heavily to rationalize somehow that being emotionally unstable is a good thing

To me it seems evolutionarily obvious:
--They're bitchy when they're not fertile.

-- So the guys around her have to wait a couple weeks until she gets horny when she's fertile.

-- Meanwhile their horniness builds up and they fuck her good and frequently while she's fertile.

Chick aren't here to give you a smooth ride, she's here to make you vigorously fuck her while she's fertile, whether it's romantic or a hate fuck because she was so bitchy on her period makes no difference.

It's just like how guys here profess to not want kids while they continue to raw dog. You don't control evolution as much as it controls you.


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I'm 53... EVERY woman I've dated has been on some sort of mood-altering medication. EVERY SINGLE ONE! They've ALL been part of the "career woman" cohort. Yeah, give a woman a career and eliminate her from the dating pool of good guys and she turns to medication.

We all see how this works. #facepalm

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(03-26-2015 07:38 PM)The Lizard of Oz Wrote:  They are crude and powerful drugs that turn them either into fat zombies stuffing their face in front of the computer as they post on a blog about how they were "molested by Daddy" 20 years ago, or into stone-faced emaciated demons marching on a treadmill in an overlit gym looking straight ahead at the wall and through the wall at the invisible target they seek to destroy with their psych med laser gaze.

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(03-26-2015 10:58 PM)Tuthmosis Wrote:  This thread is exceeding my expectations. Nothing brings the forum together more than running a well-deserved insult-train on the irredeemable American Woman.

I agree and this thread is full of hilarity, but what I also enjoy seeing about this thread, is the men who can enjoy a laugh at the expense of American women, but are actually concerned about their welfare as well. (As in the non-tax paid version).

Judging by this thread, I'd argue that the members of this forum are more interested in the real needs and health of American women than your typical social justice warrior, who would place political correctness well before the actual mental health of most American (and global) women.

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(03-26-2015 03:37 PM)VolandoVengoVolandoVoy Wrote:  The reason is marketing. It has everything to do with money and nothing to do with anyone's unhappiness or clinical depression. Women just happen to be an easy target because they have less coping skills.

As an added bonus, anti depressant medications perform no better than a placebo - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582668/

Marketing is part of it...but the biggest part is that women are being thrust into very unnatural roles for them. That is why they can't cope. It would be like if I was dropped into the NBA and had to "cope" with guys who were a foot taller and more athletic for me...I'M NOT BUILT FOR THIS LINE OF WORK! Well, women aren't built for leadership roles; their natural role is to nurture children and perform domestic tasks like tidying and cooking.

There I said it.

I agree. It's a mix of women being in unhealthy environments and then marketing pills to women as the ideal fix.

I doubt the pills help much. I think a broom and dustpan would do more for them.

Look at the Netherlands, arguably about the most liberal place on earth. The women there have every freedom to pursue a career....but they don't. The intentionally take dead end jobs with part-time hours and spend their afternoons drinking coffee with friends.

The men work full time and have no problem with shouldering the main financial burden of starting a family.

(03-26-2015 03:43 PM)Dark Knowledge Wrote:  I wonder how many of those women are single 40 somethings with cat husbands

I'm sure that pysch meds are not the exclusive terrain of unmarried women, but I'd bet my right knee that there is a negative correlation between married status and use of those pills.

(03-26-2015 03:53 PM)heavy Wrote:  Hilarious. Rush has occasionally mentioned these types of stories on his show.

It's a tragic day in 'Merica when Rush is a top source of reliable information.



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(03-26-2015 05:22 PM)Seth_Rose Wrote:  So it's normal for women to be emotional, such that they shouldn't have to take medicine to stabilize their moods.

But if a boy is being energetic and uncooperative, he should be given ADHD medicine?

Yep, sounds about right...

Good point. Adhd meds are prescribed to boys who should be out exploring their back 40 instead of being thrown to babysitters for 7 hours a day.

....coming from a guy who started taking adhd meds when I was in my 20s (I don't plan on taking them forever).

I understand the benefit of the drugs, but some of the craziest friends I had in school, guys who in another situation (less parental involvement, or maybe I'd they were growing up today) would be on meds...some of the more successful guys.

I got offered the drugs at a point, but turned them down...that was in my university years and by that point, I felt confident that there were more healthy ways to deal with my concentration issues.

It does suck to be in school and just simply not have the existing focus to spend the hours of study time required to pass exams. But let's look at what this is: studying for hours and hours is not a nature task to assign to a human being.

My brain is healthy -- and it's healthy enough to rebel against an unhealthy activity. My brain wants to go out and get exercise....a decidedly healthy activity.

You ever see a fat kid with ADHD? Didn't think so.

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(03-26-2015 07:38 PM)The Lizard of Oz Wrote:  ... stone-faced emaciated demons marching on a treadmill in an overlit gym looking straight ahead at the wall and through the wall at the invisible target they seek to destroy with their psych med laser gaze.

Lizard, this sentence is utterly brilliant. Will you write a book full of this kind of writing please? I'll buy it.
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Thanks MrLemon. I'm flattered and gratified that you enjoyed it. And yes, I may well do some slightly scandalous and moderately spicy writing of this kind at length and at leisure when time avails...

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