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July 1, 2005

Suicide Is Painless

-- by Gary Boatwright

Last fall the FDA issued a warning about a link between anti-depressants and suicidal tendencies in children. The FDA has just ordered a review of anti-depressants "to determine whether the widely used drugs can increase the risk of suicidal tendencies in adults."

Has Big Pharma discovered a line of anti-depressants that make you happy about being suicidal? Could that explain Bush's recent behavior?

In other news, China has opened a clinic for online addicts.

According to government figures, China has the world's second-largest online population -- 94 million -- after the United States.

Treatment includes therapy, medication, acupuncture and sports. If you are reading this post, it is very likely you are a crazed internet addict. In the absence of treatment centers in the United States, you might try getting a prescription for anti-depressants.

[Title edited] I edited the title of this post as an after thought tribute to the theme song for Mash, Suicide Is Painless

Posted by Gary Boatwright at July 1, 2005 3:40 PM

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Well, if I was Bush then this poll would have me smiling and skipping.

Posted by: Pericles at July 1, 2005 5:21 PM

For treatment couldn't I just access the clinic via internet? :)

Posted by: Nancy at July 1, 2005 6:07 PM

My theory.

Sometimes you aren't depressed because of bad brain chemicals. Sometimes your life just sucks.

That being said, I think there are a lot of MDs over-prescribing pills. I know mine does. Woo Hoo, I'm a spaceman.

Posted by: Ryan Maynard at July 1, 2005 9:28 PM

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