Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare by Leslie Carol Botha
Holy Hormones Honey!Â Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin NightmareÂ airs on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network on ThursdayÂ JanuaryÂ 2nd at 10 AM Pacific Time.
Ann Blake Tracy, PhD, author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare became an ardent activist after the attempted suicides by two of her nieces – one while on Prozac and the other on Wellbutrin. Dr. Tracy has been researching, writing, and lecturing about serotoneric medications since 1990, and testifying in court cases involving antidepressants& the newer atypical antipsychotics in both the US & Canada since 1992.
Tracy demonstrates that impairing serotonin metabolism results in a multitude of symptoms including suicide, violent crime, mania and psychosis. Suicidal ideation is, without question, associated with these drugs.
According to Dr. Tracy we have a new vocabulary as a result of SSRIâs: road rage; suicide by cop; murder/suicide; going postal; false memory syndrome; school shooting, and bi-polar – a condition that affects 1 in 3 people â not to mention skyrocketing rates of antidepressant-induced diabetes and hypoglycemia. â
Since 1992 she has testified as an expert witness in Prozac and other SSRI related court cases around the world. Some of the more high profile cases she has worked on include the murder/suicide of comedian Phil Hartman and his wife Brynn, the Columbine & Red Lake School shootings, and Andrea Yates – the Texas mother who drowned her five children. â
Watch Columbine Victim Mark Taylor on Video Below
Mark was the first boy shot at Columbine High School when Eric Harris opened fire on April 20, 1999. Today is the anniversary of that tragic day. We have been working to produce a video to show what Mark has been doing since Columbine and where he is now. Below you will find an introduction of what we are putting together and should have available for you within the next couple of days giving you insight into some of the information about Columbine you never knew — especially surrounding Mark’s case against Solvay, the manufacturers of the antidepressant, Luvox, which Eric was taking when he shot Mark 7 — 13 times.
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About Leslie Carol Botha
Leslie Carol Botha is host ofÂ Holy Hormones Honey!Â on theÂ VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.Â Â Botha is also a Womenâs Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Womenâs Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.
Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how womenâs hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is âone of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.â
Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.