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1 in 3 Drivers In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

Discussion in 'News' started by FormerTaxiDriver♧, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I believe this article can shed light on driver suicides.

    If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or anax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression.

    More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

    The list includes a wide range of commonly taken medications. Among them are certain types of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (used to treat acid reflux), beta blockers, anxiety drugs, painkillers including ibuprofen, ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure), and anti-convulsant drugs.

    More than a third of the people who took the survey were taking medications known to have depression or suicidal thoughts as potential side effects. Olfson and his collaborators wanted to determine whether those participants were more or less likely to be depressed, compared to participants who didn't take any of these medications.

    Read the rest here.
     
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  2. Dr.'s will kill you !
     
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  3. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

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    I imagine the average Uber/Lyft driver is taking medicine that promotes depression.
     
  4. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    Long term use of pharmaceuticals is only good for the pharmaceutical companies.
     
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  5. If you Dont Care

    How could you Ever be " Depressed"?
     
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  6. Z129

    Z129 Moderator

    Apathy is a manifestation of depression.
     
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  7. Anger Management : returning anger to the source as quickly as possible.

    I will bill you later.
     
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  8. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
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    Lyft
    I've been taking prilosec for heartburn, for a long time. Now, I'm having second thoughts about getting my head examined.
     
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  9. Not Apathetic.

    I Vehemently D.G.A.F. !
     
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  10. Z129

    Z129 Moderator

    You're probably fine then.
     
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  11. Go get your " head examined" by a large chested female shampooist while getting your hair cut.

    Good scalp massage under warm flowing water . . .
     
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  12. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

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    As long as she whispers dirty little lies in to my ears, then I should be okay!
     
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  13. MoreTips

    MoreTips

    Location:
    Tampa
    I think 1970s pay rates for rideshare drivers is the #1 cause of depression for my colleagues.
     
  14. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I think shifting the blame to Uber/Lyft may be artificially correct. However, looking at the root cause of depression can help.
     
  15. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5

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    Phoenix
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    Livery
    The thread title should read;


    1 in 30 Drivers In The U.S. Are Depressed Uber Drivers
     
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  16. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Why?
     
  17. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    Just read the complaint forum. Should be self explanatory after that.
     
  18. Went to the dentist the other day. He was gunna do about two hours of work and asked me if I wanted Nitrous Oxide. Said it cost $20 extra. I told him I'd give him $40 and to make it a double.
    So, he had the cutest 'assistant'. Big hooters, low cut 'uniform'. I swear, it was like something out of a "Dear Playboy" letter.
    I had some real nice dreams.
    It's a good thing he had his hands in my mouth ... I'd of been talking to the pretty assistant, and wouldda gotten away with it too because, after all, I was under the influence.
     
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  19. Lolinator

    Lolinator

    Location:
    Toronto
    Smelly pax and no tip$ causing depressing
     
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  20. Reading the possible side effects from my daily meds is a frightening experience. Some even have side effects that cancel each other out!
     
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