The article below was taken from HERE.
I am Ann Blake Tracy, author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare. Since early 1990 I have devoted every minute of my life to researching and writing about the SSRI antidepressant drugs. Since 1992 I have been testifying as an expert court witness on their adverse effects. I also head an international organization, the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org), designed to educate the medical profession, patients, government authorities and others about these adverse effects and their impact upon our society. To see a full bio of who I am and what I have been doing over the past two plus decades you can go to http://www.drugawareness.org/mission/board/
In the beginning I had NO idea the overwhelming opposition I would face in my attempt to point out the obvious faults in the hypothesis behind these new antidepressants. I quickly learned that opposition was due to the massive amount of income produced by this group of drugs. But when I saw the damaging results I have seen from these drugs upon our society, I was determined to help save the lives of so many that are being needlessly lost. So concerned was I about the violence we were seeing in women and children I called the NRA and asked them to help me warn of the dangers of these drugs telling them that in the end these drugs would be the means by which enough violence would be produced that there would be a call to take America’s guns. Two decades later that is exactly where we are. Once you understand the science behind the drugs you will be able to see that such a prediction was only simple deduction.
Most important to learn is that SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) antidepressants are the most similar drugs to LSD and PCP– long known to produce indescribable violence, we have ever seen. Yet LSD, was patented in 1956 by Eli Lilly, the makers of Prozac which was the first of these SSRI antidepressants to be produced. They marketed LSD as a cure for mental illness and alcoholism and as an aid in psychoanalysis even though initially LSD was introduced by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals as a way to chemically induce insanity in someone so that scientists could then determine what was the root cause OF insanity.
PCP was introduced by Parke Davis Pharmaceutical and thought to be such a safe and effective prescription drug that it was on the market 7 years before pulling it. Its removal from the market was NOT due to concerns of the AMA or FDA, but at the insistence of law enforcement and judges who were tired of dealing with the violence produced by the drug. In fact over the past decade now scientists have even suggested that Ketamine (Special K), a sister drug to PCP, is the perfect antidepressant … with only one major drawback being the hallucinations/psychosis it produces. Of course since PCP and Ketamine are anesthetics they should know the drugs would stop all feeling, but do we really want a huge portion of society walking around under anesthesia? Yet since these antidepressants are so similar in action that is exactly what we have now.
In the early 2000′s law enforcement began to ask why violence for seemingly NO reason at all was appearing everywhere. And in February of 2004 Sheriff Richard Mack testified before the FDA on this same type of violence being produced as a result of these antidepressants. He ended his comments with: “”Some people don’t have the adverse reaction to these drugs, some do. I learned the same with LSD when I investigated that as an undercover narcotics officer. I can only say that the evidence is mounting over and over [as we investigate]. We cannot, as law enforcement officials, ignore such circumstantial evidence. I doubt very seriously if you could either… I am an advocate for state’s rights and I do believe that if the FDA fails to take action, the state and local authorities will have to.” (Sheriff Mack’s full testimony can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/t9wLpnu-iSc)
As you look at the following information I believe you will agree that it is time for state and local authorities to take action.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS & SCHOOL VIOLENCE: This is a very long list of school violence/shootings we have documented which have been linked to antidepressant use since 1988 – 67 cases on the list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=youtu.be
A direct link to this list where you can read more on each individual case is at http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings and an entire database of almost 5000 cases like this ending in workplace violence, murder/suicides, etc. is at www.ssristories.drugawareness.org
Two other videos which you will find extremely enlightening are Corey Baadsgard’s video interview with him and his father about his own experience as the only school shooter I am aware of to talk about what happened, “Why I Took a Gun to School…”http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1
Mark Taylor was the first boy shot at Columbine High School. He took 7 -13 bullets and survived. He became known as the Columbine Miracle Boy. This is Mark’s story about a new nightmare worse than what happened the day he was shot Mark Taylor’s Fight for Columbine.” You will learn about the cause of Columbine which includes Michael Moore stating it was NOT the guns, but the antidepressants that caused Columbine: http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/mark-taylors-fight4columbine
Here is Mark’s testimony before the FDA: http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/mark-taylors-testimony-before-the-fda-9132004
For the science behind the violence I would point out that these drugs have suicidal and homicidal ideation listed as side effects. Ideation is not just thoughts of either suicide or homicide. Ideation is ruminating compulsive thoughts or actions resulting in suicide or homicide. Once again I ask why is it okay to have prescription medications on the market known to cause both suicide and homicide? I refer also you to my brief September 2004 FDA testimony. http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda and my 2006 FDA testimony to give you more in depth information on other types of cases these drugs are producing other than school shootings: http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-december-13-2006-to-the-fda
Another very serious issue I have been tracking this entire time is the problems in the military with these drugs. Hopefully you noticed the last two mass shootings in the military, the Navy Yard shooting and the Fort Hood shooting were both committed by someone taking antidepressants. Besides that since about 2007 the number of suicides in the military have outnumbered the deaths in battle – a first in our military while young recruits are being told they must take these antidepressants to go into combat. At this point we now have 660 suicides and another 1600 suicide attempts per month! I know the very large majority are being caused by these drugs, but it needs to be documented and then it needs to stop!
It is also important to note that I just testified before the Danish Parliament on the brain damage, endocrine damage and terrible long term withdrawal associated with antidepressants. Critical to understand is that the FDA has issued warnings that ANY abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant (whether increasing or decreasing the dose) can produce suicide, hostility, and/or psychosis. The withdrawal MUST be extremely (months and even years) in order to avoid these deadly effects!
Please feel free to contact me after viewing this information if I can answer any question left unanswered or if I can be of any further assistance.
Mental illness and Addiction are both categories of behaviors that are impossible to prove as ‘diseases’. In fact, if you go to 10 different psychiatrists, you will get 10 different diagnoses! Have you ever thought about why that happens? That said, we have to consider two things…1) Why are they both pushed as diseases when it’s simply nothing more than a theory, and 2) How much do these categories contribute to the wealth of those in the medical and psychiatric fields plus Big Pharma?
Conservatively speaking, psychiatry is over a $40,000,000,000 industry. Not bad for a bunch of theories that aren’t real. This pales to Big Pharma’s income of $60,000,000,000,000. Add to this equation that not one psychiatric illness is definitive because etiology is unknown…symptoms are common from one ‘disorder’ to another…and, these ‘disorders’ are all THEORIES that make big bucks.
Here’s just a short list of ‘disease’ tags the psychiatrists give kids…then, they medicate. At least insurance pays mega bucks. So, check out these few below and ask yourself, ‘REALLY’??????? A little discipline, tools for parents and family talk therapy would do it far better without creating zombies.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Formerly Asperger’s, Autistic Disorder, & Rett’s)
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Conduct Disorder
- Disorder of Written Expression
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Expressive Language Disorder
- Mathematics Disorder
- Mental Retardation, see Intellectual Disability
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Reading Disorder
- Rumination Disorder
- Selective Mutism
- Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
- Stereotypic Movement Disorder
- Tourette’s Disorder
- Transient Tic Disorder
Personally, I think the ‘disease’ is that of psychiatry.
More to come tomorrow.
There are No Tests in Existence That Can Prove Mental “Disorders” are Medical Conditions. Psychiatric Diagnosis is Based Solely on Opinion.
There is no medical “mental illness test.” The psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry spends billions of dollars a year in order to convince the public, legislators and the press that psychiatric disorders such as Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc., are medical diseases on par with verifiable medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. But unlike medical disease, there are no scientific tests to verify the medical existence of any psychiatric disorder. Despite decades of trying to prove mental disorders are biological brain conditions, due to chemical imbalances or genetic factors, psychiatry has failed to prove even one mental disorder is due to a faulty or “chemically imbalanced” brain. There are virtually no psychiatric disorders that can be verified medically as a physical abnormality/disease.
In fact the “brain scans” that have been pawned off as evidence that schizophrenia or depression are brain diseases, have been disproven as valid research. Most have not been done on drug naive patients, meaning someone who has not been on psychiatric drugs such as antipsychotic drugs, documented to cause brain atrophy (shrinkage). Other brain scans have shown the brains of smaller children to show smaller brains in comparison to larger/older children and then claimed children with ADHD have smaller brains. None have been conclusively proven to verify mental disorders as abnormalities of the brain.
If there were such verifiable brain scans, or in fact any medical/scientific test that could show a physical/medical abnormality for any psychiatric disorder, the public would be getting such tests prior to being administered psychiatric drugs.
This is fact: There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition. Whereas real diseases are discovered in labs, psychiatric disorders are invented by committee and voted into existence.
Electroshock treatment—also known as electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)—and psychosurgery “treatments” are reportedly trying to stage a comeback. Yet, since their inception, these procedures have been dogged by conflict between the ECT psychiatrists who swear by them, and the multitudes of victims and families of victims whose lives have been completely ruined by them.
So who is telling the truth? Anyone who has seen and been sickened by a recording of an actual ECT or psychosurgery procedure knows the answer too well. They have all the marks of physical torture methods that might instead belong in the armory of a KGB (secret police of the former Soviet Union) interrogator, rather than in the inventory of a “medical practitioner.” However, very few people have seen such recordings, including, it would seem, those who legislate their mandatory use—and fewer still have witnessed them firsthand.
Psychiatrists deceptively cloak these procedures with medical legitimacy: the hospital setting, white-coated assistants, anesthetics, muscle paralyzing drugs and sophisticated-looking equipment. The effects of shock treatment are horrific, but the full ramifications are not explained to the patients or families. Worse, when objections are raised, they are overruled.
That those procedures are extremely profitable to psychiatrists and hospitals, while resulting in continued long and expensive psychiatric “care” afterward, guaranteeing future business and income to the psychiatrist, is not mentioned in conversations to convince the unwilling or unsuspecting.
And, as Maria Garcia [not her real name] would attest, if all else fails, psychiatrists will readily resort to coercion or fear to extract “consent” for treatment.
Maria, a middle-aged Hispanic housewife, consulted a psychiatrist after feelings of depression persisted and was prescribed psychiatric drugs. After experiencing uncontrollable body movements—the direct result of drug-induced damage to her nervous system—the psychiatrist recommended ECT. She refused, but when later admitted to the hospital for drug detoxification treatment, ECT was recommended again. Although she resisted, the psychiatrist told her, “Your fears are nothing but Cuban superstitions” and “unless you have these treatments you are going to die.” She was given five shock treatments.
Her husband relates what happened: “As a result of the ECT treatments…my wife’s memory has been greatly impaired….Although she spoke English as a second language for fourty-two years, she has lost most of her ability to speak and understand it….The whole experience has been a deception, a lie, a bully’s punch….Her depression was not cured and her memory is quite defective now…we are both enraged at what has taken place. I feel as if she had been raped right in front of my eyes.”
With literally billions in profits realized from ECT and psychosurgery, there is an appalling level of misinformation about them today, most of it spread by psychiatrists. There are many scientists critical of the procedure.
Dr. John Friedberg, a neurologist who researched the effects of ECT for over thirty years, stated, “It is very hard to put into words just what shock treatment does to people generally.…it destroys people’s ambition, and…their vitality. It makes people rather passive and apathetic.…Besides the amnesia, the apathy and the lack of energy is, in my view, the reason that…[psychiatrists] still get away with giving it.”
Mary Lou Zimmerman understands about losing her ambition and her vitality at the hands of a psychiatrist. In June 2002, a jury ordered the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to pay $7.5 million (€6 million) to the 62-year-old following a horrific psychosurgery operation. Mrs. Zimmerman had sought treatment for compulsive hand washing after she read glowing reports about the procedure on the clinic’s website. The reality was a nightmare. She was subjected to an operation in which four holes were drilled into her head and sections of her brain, each approximately the size of a marble, were removed. After the ordeal, she found she was unable to walk, stand, eat or use the bathroom by herself. Her attorney, Robert Linton, stated, “She lost everything—except her awareness of how she’s now different.…She is completely disabled and needs full-time care.”
Today, the psychiatric industry in the United States alone takes an estimated $5 billion (€4 billion) from ECT per year. In the US, 65-year-olds receive three hundred and sixty percent more electroshock than 64-year-olds, since Medicare (government health insurance) takes effect at age 65, evidence that the use of ECT is guided, not by medical compassion, but by profit and greed. Although psychosurgery is less common today, up to three hundred operations are still performed every year in the United States, including the notorious prefrontal lobotomy.
In spite of their sophisticated trappings of science, the brutality of ECT and psychosurgery verifies that psychiatry has not advanced beyond the cruelty and barbarism of its earliest treatments. This report has been written to help ensure that just as whipping, leeching and flogging are now unlawful, these “treatments” should be prohibited or prosecuted for the criminal assault they are.
President, Citizens Commission
on Human Rights International
Are we, as United States Citizens, going to tolerate the torture and evils of modern psychiatry? Stop turning your face from your children and believing in doctors! Do the math!!! These acts of EST, institutionalization and dangerous psychotropic medications are nothing short of CRIMINAL!
The article below can be found HERE. I felt it very necessary to republish this.
Newspaper articles often trumpet the “wonders” of modern day psycho-pharmaceutical research for the treatment of childhood learning and emotional “problems” and “disabilities.”
They sound reasonable. They sound convincing—science again conquers our material universe for the benefit of Mankind. Who could possibly argue with making a normal life possible for those in trouble?
Daniel’s parents would. And so would Cory’s. They would argue vehemently and passionately. And with more than 20 million school children worldwide said to have a mental disorder that requires them to be chemically restrained by powerful mind-altering psychiatric drugs, these parents are far from alone.
Who are Daniel and Cory and why do their parents disagree? They are children who are not only unable to lead normal lives because of so-called “miracle” drugs; they are tragically no longer with us at all, because of those drugs.
I invite you to analyze the above illustration more closely from the point of view of children, because the reality and the labels may not reflect the same thing when it comes to psychiatry’s “drugs of the moment.”
Reflect on several of the words and how they are used. Take “normal,” for example. You probably have your own idea of what a normal sort of life is. Does it involve the consumption of addictive, mind-altering and deadly psychiatric drugs? Does it involve a total reliance on such drugs to remain normal?
What about the word “medications?” Does it ease your mind by conjuring up images of some benign cough syrup prescribed by a kindly family doctor? Nothing could be further from the truth. A psychiatric medication is a very powerful addictive drug.
Then there is the term “scientific,” often used by psychiatry to add legitimacy to its pronouncements. According to the World Book Dictionary, the word implies “systematic; accurate; exact.” Those characteristics have nothing to do with psychiatry or, for that matter, its cousin, psychology.
Examples of other words which suffer at their hands are “values,” “right,” “wrong,” “safe,” even “education.”
This is the subtle propaganda of the psychiatrist and psychologist at work—the redefinition of words. Somehow in their hands, things just seem to get all twisted about and eventually fall apart.
The trouble is that their worldwide propaganda on the subject of children and education has thoroughly duped well-meaning parents, teachers and politicians alike, that “normal”—there’s that word again—childhood behavior is no longer normal; that it is a mental illness. And further, that only by continuous, heavy drugging from a very early age, can the “afflicted” child possibly make it through life’s worst.
Who would have thought years ago that we could have come to this? Nevertheless we are here, and the harsh reality is that as a result, precious young lives all over the world are at serious risk, permanently damaged, even lost to us.
Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not “experimental animals.” They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life. A chance denied them by psychiatry’s labels and chemical straitjackets.
We are making this report, Child Drugging—Psychiatry Destroying Lives, available to expose the lies and propaganda at work, to provide a perspective and information not made readily available to parents and others concerned, and most importantly to help bring sanity and control back to the care and nurturing of our children.
Children are our future.
There is nothing less at stake here than our very future itself.
President, Citizens Commission
on Human Rights International