A psychotherapist contends that the DSM, psychiatry’s “bible” that defines all mental illness, is not scientific but a product of unscrupulous politics and bureaucracy.
In the past few months, the perennial controversy over psychiatric drug use has been growing considerably more heated. A January study showed a negligible difference between antidepressants and placebos in treating all but the severest cases of depression.
In a world where creativity is deemed a “mental illness” by scientists, is it any wonder that a large portion of the population is on medications for some type of ‘mental illness’? The old fashioned psychiatrist’s writing pad for taking notes during talk therapy has been replaced by the prescription pad, granting the population with dangerous psychotropic drugs instead of simple talk therapy.
Big pharma has been putting pharmaceuticals in water across the nation for years. According to MSNBC, the presence of pharmaceuticals in water at sewage treatment plants downstream from drug manufacturing facilities are much higher than the levels at plants where there are no drug makers upstream.
It is now confirmed that ‘Batman’ shooter James Holmes was on the prescription psychiatric drugs Zoloft and Klonopin.
For those who labor under the misconception that pharma-ceutical companies serve benevolent purposes, the multiple criminal counts you are about to read will eradicate this fallacy.
Drug Companies’ Own Internal Studies Show Antidepressants Less Effective Than Placebo for Mild-Moderate Depression_Featured_, Big Pharma Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Professor Kirsh provided a documented conclusion that pharmaceutical anti-depressants don’t work for mild to moderately depressed patients. What’s more, a placebo is almost always nearly as effective – without the side-effects.
In spite of new policies designed to limit the interaction that medical students have with pharmaceutical industry representatives, such contact remains widespread, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions: Young Man’s Suicide Sheds Light On Alarming Adderall, Stimulant Addiction Epidemic Among College Students_Featured_, Big Pharma Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
A young man’s suicide highlights issues in the diagnosis and treatment of A.D.H.D., as growing numbers of youths fake symptoms to obtain steady prescriptions for stimulants that can be dangerous
But where, I’d like to ask my colleagues in the media, is the reporting about the psychiatric medications the perpetrator – who had been under treatment for mental-health problems – may have been taking?
A Supreme Court jury in New York awarded $1.5 million to the family of Joseph Mazella, who committed suicide in 2009 after his physician prescribed the 51-year old father, teacher, and basketball coach a deadly cocktail of pharmaceuticals—without having met him once.
It’s not a story about an evil nanny, resentful of her employer’s wealth. It’s chemicals interacting with brain chemistry. A small percentage of people who are placed on SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc) experience “akasthisia” which is a condition of electrical overload triggering extreme, sudden, unpredictable violence, usually homicide/suicide, sometimes only suicide.
Drug companies are deliberately withholding the results of adverse clinical trials – putting patients at risk, an MP warned yesterday.
Prescription medications have become the leading cause of illness, disability, and death. It is time to return to holistic medicine.
The whole basis for this “social justice” program in low-income communities—that the ADHD drugs will improve school performance of kids and “level the playing field,” so they can compete academically with children from wealthier families—this whole program is based on a lie to begin with. Meddling with the brains of children via these chemicals constitutes criminal assault, and it’s time it was recognized for what it is.