Category Archives: Antidepressants

What do you think psychatrists and other doctors need?


red-flag-med.jpgAside from business savvy, a purpose, the desire to be successful, proper funding, marketing knowledge, management skills, the humility to know that failures always bring you closer to success, and the wisdom to see it through, starting any business will, most probably, be a slam dunk.  Uh oh!  Did I mention you need ‘product’?  Well, you do.  If you want to open up a jeans shop, you’re going to need jeans in all sizes.  If you want to open a restaurant, you will need food.  If you start an online store, you’re going to need items to sell.  Are you getting it.  Did you realize that when doctors begin a medical practice, they need sick people and lots of them?  As a matter of fact, they’re going to need chronically ill patients so that you keep coming back.

Talking about doctors, how will they keep you coming back?  Addictive medications is one way.  Another way is by offering you medications that have side effects; this way, they will have to treat those nasty side effects with more medications.  To top that, you’re going to have to keep coming back to get new prescriptions.  Do you seriously believe that your doctor or psychiatrist want to tell you that you are healthy and don’t need them?  Really?  OK, I’ll admit that there are some…a very small minority, that aren’t test and medication happy; however, I’ve yet to meet one.  I was a nurse for 27 years, working with doctors all the time.  Over all that time, I met just one with compassion and balance.  That doctor, however, had compassion on doing needless female exams when women didn’t need them.  He was a pervie with compassion.  Just remembered another one who was doing a D&C on a woman and commented to all of us in the OR…….he said, ‘she’d be loving this if she were awake’ (as he was inserting an instrument inside her).  Now that I think about it, there was this one other doctor…no 5 other doctors…wait a minute, there were dozens of doctors that shocked me by their indifference, greed and promoting sickness, suffering and more sickness.

If any of you trust your doctor, you are on a very dangerous road if you don’t do your research and don’t get other opinions..  Medications that are life saving, are, unfortunately, a necessity.  Those that addict you are not!  It’s your doctor keeping you sick and snowballing you right to death.  It happened to me and all the people who come to our ministry…those individuals we help for free.  Please do your homework.  If you have pain, anxiety or depression, there are wonderful alternative therapies to antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzos, sleeping meds and others.  Please be an informed consumer with your medical and psychiatric care, remembering always that doctors and psychiatrists need patients in order to keep their businesses alive and kicking.  Don’t be a victim.

Trading Money for Mayhem: Anti-depressants’ Deadly Effects on America


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.

Respectfully,

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org)

– See more at: http://www.independentamericanparty.org/2014/06/trading-money-for-mayhem-anti-depressants-deadly-effects-on-america/#sthash.FXnoUInj.dpuf

Is ‘Mental’ Ilnness & ‘Addiction’ Simply an Excuse for ongoing Bad Behavior?


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)
  • Autism
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • 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
  • Stuttering
  • Tourette’s Disorder
  • Transient Tic Disorder

Personally, I think the ‘disease’ is that of psychiatry.

More to come tomorrow.

Should Doctors be held Accountable for Iatrogenic Addiction?


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Can we K.I.S.S. this one today (K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Stupid)?  Sometimes, simple is better. Let’s begin to answer this question with the actual definition of Iatrogenic Addiction.  By definition, Iatrogenic Addiction is any addiction caused by medical treatment (e.g., liberal use of opiate analgesics in a hospital setting or by a physician that leads to opiate addiction).  For a moment, let’s take this to an analogy of whether or not a criminal should be accountable for killing someone by poisoning them with arsenic.  Is the victim the one who caused this poisoning or is the murderer?  Is the victim in the wrong because he ate the delicious mashed potatoes that were so skillfully prepared by his culinary school trained girlfriend?  Should the murderer go free because the victim should have known that his girlfriend was a psychopath and she intended to poison the him by putting arsenic in the potatoes?  Is it the victim’s fault because he didn’t know the murder’s intent?  Is there any shared liability between the victim and the murderer?

There are Iatrogenic Addictions that happen as a side effect of treatment; however, without exception, each and every physician, physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner, all know that the ongoing prescribing of painkillers, tranquilizers, sleeping medications and psychiatric medications will undoubtedly always cause Addiction, organ failure, stroke, heart attack and death by accidental overdose (overdose caused by the building up of toxic drugs in the body).  There is absolutely no excuse.  Do I personally believe prescribing medical professionals and pharmacists should be accountable in a court of law for Addicting and Killing their patients?  YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More next post.

12 Shocking Facts About the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs


Every day, doctors and psychiatrists dole out behavior-modifying medicines for a variety of psychiatric disorders. The disorders range from depression and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) to bipolar and anxiety disorders. The sordid story behind how these medications work, how they come to market, and how they interfere with the lives of users is a complicated web. However, the next 12 facts will highlight the devastating story behind psychiatric drugs and how they affect millions of people in the United States alone.

1. No Physical Test Can Prove the Existence of a “Mental Disorder”

No blood, urine, or chemical imbalance exam can test for the presence of a mental disease or illness. Even x-rays or brain scans can’t show the presence of a “mental disorder.”  This leads many to believe that healthy patients have a great possibility of being diagnosed with supposed “disorders” even if they are only displaying minor symptoms. Many of these symptoms include stress and difficulty concentrating — issues that can often be chalked up as a natural response to everyday stress.

2. The Psychiatric Industry is a $330 Billion Industry

That’s a huge number and many forces are at work to preserve and grow it. While most physicians are not mercenary in their approach to prescribing medications, there is an argument to be made for the possibility of a conflict of interest when it comes to the rise of psychiatric prescriptions.

3. Worldwide, Over 100 Million People Take Psychiatric Drugs

That seems like an astoundingly high number. What’s going on that so many among us feel the need to be medicated?

4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: 23 Soldiers and Vets Commit Suicide Every Day

The most shocking part of this statistic is that it exists despite the use of antidepressants.  These suicides are often due to post-traumatic stress disorder coupled with the inability to cope with civilian life.  So far, the solution has just been more psychiatric drugs.

5. Worldwide, 17 Million Children Take Psychiatric Drugs

To say that this is a dangerous epidemic is an understatement. Regulatory agencies in Europe, Australia, and the United States have issued warnings about the potential for anti-depressants to cause suicide or hostility and rage.

6. 10 Million of These Kids are in the United States

That means the United States has 30% more children than the rest of the world on addictive stimulants, antidepressants, and other mind-altering drugs.  That’s not a number one position to be proud of.

7. FDA Warnings Have Been Issued for Ritalin and Concerta

And they aren’t alone, and other psychiatric stimulants have had similar warnings issued for their effects on children.  What’s the problem? Well, for starters, these drugs may cause psychotic behavior, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. If that’s not enough, add suicidal thoughts and inclinations toward violent behavior to the list.

8. Antidepressants Come With a Warning Label

In 2004, the FDA finally ordered a “black box” label on all antidepressants to warn of psychiatric drugs’ increasing suicide risk in children and adolescents. Being an adult, however, doesn’t guarantee safety. In 2006, the FDA increased the age to include young adults up to age of 25.

9. Children Five and Under Are the Fastest Growing Group Being Prescribed Antidepressants

Think of all the kids under five you know — they’re the target for these drugs.  Now picture this, from 1995-1999, antidepressant use increased 580% in ages 6 years and younger. It grew 151% in the 7-12 age group during the same time period.  Without action, it’s only going to go up from there. Do you think children should take these drugs? Watch this video and decide for yourself…

10. 10% of Teens Abuse Ritalin and Adderall

That’s according to a U.S. news report.  No surprise, these drugs have a tendency to be highly addictive.  Unfortunately, because kids are prescribed these drugs en masse, availability isn’t much of an issue. They don’t need to over to skid row to pick this stuff up.

11. General Physicians Prescribe 70% of Psychotropic Drugs

No offense to family practice physicians, but should they be the ones prescribing the majority of these mind medicines? Pragmatically, this statistic literally means that a majority of these drugs get used without a psychiatric evaluation to determine if they’re necessary, appropriate, or safe.

12. Some Reports Show Antidepressants are No Better than Placebo

While published reports do show 94% effectiveness, taking a look at the total reports submitted to the FDA, only 50% reported positive outcomes. That being said, around 50% of patients would be better off taking a placebo. In addition, 31% of the 74 FDA-registered studies have never been published.  Sound like a complicated number soup yet? It is, a 2009 analysis showed traditional pharmaceutical drugs yield inconsistent results.

A Final Thought…

While not everyone will succumb to the negative effects of psychiatric drugs, the risk of negative side effects cannot be ignored and should absolutely be thoroughly discussed and understood. In some cases, natural remedies for mood support may be a viable option.

SOURCE FOR ABOVE ARTICLE

Real Disease vs. Mental “Disorder”


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Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition.  This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people can’t experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science.

“…modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness…Patients [have] been diagnosed with ‘chemical imbalances’ despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and…there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like.” —Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist

“There’s no biological imbalance. When people come to me and they say, ‘I have a biochemical imbalance,’ I say, ‘Show me your lab tests.’ There are no lab tests. So what’s the biochemical imbalance?” —Dr. Ron Leifer, psychiatrist

“All psychiatrists have in common that when they are caught on camera or on microphone, they cower and admit that there are no such things as chemical imbalances/diseases, or examinations or tests for them. What they do in practice, lying in every instance, abrogating [revoking] the informed consent right of every patient and poisoning them in the name of ‘treatment’ is nothing short of criminal.” —Dr. Fred Baughman Jr., Pediatric Neurologist

“Psychiatry makes unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin…This kind of faith in science and progress is staggering, not to mention naïve and perhaps delusional.” —Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist

While “there has been no shortage of alleged biochemical explanations for psychiatric conditions…not one has been proven. Quite the contrary. In every instance where such an imbalance was thought to have been found, it was later proven false.” —Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist

“The theories are held on to not only because there is nothing else to take their place, but also because they are useful in promoting drug treatment.” —Dr. Elliott Valenstein Ph.D., author of Blaming the Brain

“There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases. If such a test were developed…then the condition would cease to be a mental illness and would be classified, instead, as a symptom of a bodily disease.” —Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, New York University Medical School, Syracuse

“I believe, until the public and psychiatry itself see that DSM labels are not only useless as medical ‘diagnoses’ but also have the potential to do great harm—particularly when they are used as means to deny individual freedoms, or as weapons by psychiatrists acting as hired guns for the legal system.” —Dr. Sydney Walker III, psychiatrist

“No biochemical, neurological, or genetic markers have been found for Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, anxiety, compulsive alcohol and drug abuse, overeating, gambling or any other so-called mental illness, disease, or disorder.” —Bruce Levine, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Commonsense Rebellion

“Unlike medical diagnoses that convey a probable cause, appropriate treatment and likely prognosis, the disorders listed in DSM-IV are terms arrived at through peer consensus.” —Tana Dineen Ph.D., Canadian psychologist

SOURCE

Depression is NOT a Chemical Imbalance Here is the PROOF !


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