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The Zyprexa Papers: by Jim Gottstein

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ZOn December 17, 2006, The New York Times began a series of front-page stories about documents obtained from Alaska lawyer Jim Gottstein, showing Eli Lilly had concealed that its top-selling drug caused diabetes and other life-shortening metabolic problems. The “Zyprexa Papers,” as they came to be known, also showed Eli Lilly was illegally promoting the use of Zyprexa on children and the elderly, with particularly lethal effects. Although Mr. Gottstein believes he obtained the Zyprexa Papers legally, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn decided he had conspired to steal the documents, and Eli Lilly threatened Mr. Gottstein with criminal contempt charges. In The Zyprexa Papers, Mr. Gottstein gives a riveting first-hand account of what really happened, including new details about how a small group of psychiatric survivors spread the Zyprexa Papers on the Internet untraceably. All of this within a gripping, plain-language explanation of complex legal maneuvering and his battles on behalf of Bill Bigley, the psychiatric patient whose ordeal made possible the exposure of the Zyprexa Papers.

Psychiatry in charge of gun control: utter disaster

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September 5, 2019

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During the reign of Barack Obama, mass shootings prompted a White House declaration that community mental health centers would be created across America, in order to spot and treat persons before they committed violent acts. Now, under Trump, we are seeing a similar reaction, with a twist.

The Daily Caller, Aug 22, 2019: “Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun”

“The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday.”

“The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.” More

It’s the Brain-altering Drugs Stupid: Addictive Opioids, SSRIs, Anti-psychotics, Benzodiazepines and Suicidality

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Duty to WarnBy Gary G. Kohls, MD – December 18, 2018 (3,471 words)

 

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been fooled.” — Carl Sagan, “The Fine Art of Baloney Detection” (February 1, 1987)

Drug Czar Jim McClelland launching the RxADI Indiana initiative in Indianapolis – July 2018

This morning, just as I was about to start writing my weekly Duty to Warn column, I glanced through my local paper, the Duluth News-Tribune, and was confronted by a full-page ad on page A3, essentially identical to the one pictured above, except that the News-Tribune version didn’t have any Indiana groups on the poster.

The ad was titled “Rallying to Address Opioid Addiction”. The ad likely cost well over a thousand dollars and was paid for by an entity that I had never heard of before called “Rx ALI Minnesota”. Rx ALI is the abbreviation for Rx [ie, prescription drug] Abuse Leadership Initiative). The group is apparently a fresh new “alliance” of “concerned” corporate entities that were suddenly interested in the opioid crisis that has been affecting all portions of America for decades.

Or maybe the interest of some of this now-seemingly ubiquitous major alliance that is sponsoring the ad all over America has some ulterior motives, such as trying to obscure the guilt that those behind the initiative should be acknowledging. Perhaps there are hidden entities that have been guilty of actually causing the addiction and suicidality crises in the first place are they are now trying to unjustly be a part of the many altruistic efforts that are going on already.

Pretending to be a part of the solution is easier than admitting that they were a major cause for the crisis in the first place. Big Businesses are notorious for trying to finagle their way into positions of “leadership” when decisions might be made that could affect their share price, shareholder confidence, prestige or corporate survival.

Five days before the full-page RxADI ad appeared in the News-Tribune, there was an opinion piece published that was written by the CEO of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America), one of the ad sponsors seen at the top of the photo image above. The editorial was about dealing with the national opioid crisis. CADCA’s HQ is located in the Washington, DC area, so it was fair to ask what motivated the CEO to specifically write an opinion piece for Duluth readers? In that piece, which was supposedly written specifically for the News=Tribune, CADCA’s CEO named many of the co-sponsors of the ad that was published 5 days later. I knew right away that the proximity of the two items was no coincidence.

So I had to dig further.

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Jon Rappoport: The secret behind fake bipolar disease in children

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“This isn’t a sophisticated situation. This is basic brain disruption.

Here’s another drug sequence with the same outcome: ADHD diagnosed, Adderall prescribed; child goes into a big funk and this is diagnosed as depression; doctor prescribes Zoloft, which causes a few high-flying “manic episodes.” New diagnosis: bipolar.

Or a young toddler is fed formula that is largely synthetic, and chemicals cause a severe series of reactions, which are labeled “bipolar.”

Or a child is given a series of vaccine shots containing aluminum (a known neurotoxin), formaldehyde, and other injurious chemicals, and as a result develops severe symptoms labeled “bipolar.”

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ABC News, 5/11/12: “…Columbia University researchers found a 40-fold rise in office visits among youth diagnosed with bipolar disorder between 1994-95 and 2002-3.”

In 1995, a new wind began blowing across the psychiatric landscape. The public wasn’t aware of it. But among professionals, it was big, very big:

Children, including the very young, could, for the first time, legitimately be diagnosed with bipolar disease (aka manic depression).

The impetus for this “revelation” was a 1995 report, “Is Your Child Bipolar?” written by two doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, Janet Wozniak and Joseph Biederman.

Biederman would go on to become the target of internal investigations at Harvard and Mass General—did the pharmaceutical money he took influence his judgment in deciding bipolar was a real disorder among children? The charges against him were ultimately reduced to a few light slaps on the wrist; he retained his prestigious position.

But back in 1995, he and Wozniak, as the NY Times Magazine recounts (9/12/08, “The Bipolar Puzzle”), arrived at an earthshaking conclusion about children coming through their hospital clinic: a number of them fit the description of “bipolar irritable manic.”

It was a huge wow for the psychiatric profession. No one had seriously insisted, with “convincing evidence,” that very young kids could develop bipolar.

But now, psychiatrists were going to pick up that ball and run with it. Drug companies were going to develop and promote drugs (very serious and toxic drugs, like Risperdal) to treat childhood bipolar.

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Beware the So-Called Mental Health “De-Stigmatization” Campaigns such as Make It OK and NAMI, for they are Front Groups for Big Pharma

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 By Gary G. Kohls, MD – May 22, 2018

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“Rather, these groups—while raking in millions of Big Pharma dollars each year—frenetically lobby Congress and state governments to channel billions more taxpayer’s dollars into mental health programs that benefit the industry that funds them — not the patients they claim to represent. Among the issues these groups have supported include forced drugging of patients, endorsement and promotion of psychiatric drugs documented to be dangerous and lethal, mental health screening of all school children, drugging and electroshock treatment for pregnant women.”

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Here is a little known but extremely relevant fact: The first campaign to “Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness” was launched many years ago by the psycho-pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) that makes tens of billions of dollars annually by selling unaffordable, often highly addictive, brain-altering drugs that are then promoted by psychiatrists and family physicians as being necessary for the rest of the drug-taking patient’s lives.

Why doesn’t that surprise anybody? The norm for all capitalist enterprises is to make money by hook or by crook.

With a seemingly altruistic agenda of understanding and compassionately dealing with unfortunate people that are somehow different than the rest of us, the fact is that the campaign is all about marketing a product rather than ending the “stigma” of so-called “mental illnesses”.

The campaigns have been going on for decades under different guises and each one (see a partial list of some of them at the end of this column) has been started and funded by greedy, sociopathic multinational pharmaceutical corporations that primarily want to maximize their profits by getting more and more patients labeled as having mental illnesses (of unknown cause), which will ensure that many of them will be placed on potentially-dangerous, dependency-inducing psych drugs.

The primary propaganda targets of drug company advertising are prescribing doctors and nurse practitioners. The secondary targets however are the obedient, drug-swallowing folks who are sitting in front of the boob tube, most of whom naturally feel sad or nervous from time to time and who are somehow willing to swallow whatever drug is prescribed to them. More

Psych Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix

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 By Gary G. Kohls, MD – 4-02-2018

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“Violence and other potentially criminal behaviors caused by prescription drugs are medicine’s best kept secret.” — David Healy, UK psychiatrist and author (and co-founder of www.RxISK.org)

“The establishment media ignores the scientific evidence linking psychiatric medications and violent behavior because psychiatry is the religion of the mainstream media, and they don’t want to see the dangers of psychiatrically prescribed drugs.” — Peter R. Breggin, psychiatrist and author (www.breggin.org)

In some European nations it is against the law for doctors to prescribe SSRIs for children and adolescents because of 1) the lack of long-term safety studies and 2) the known increased incidence of violence and suicide.” —

The FDA has warned that any abrupt change in dose, whether starting on, increasing, decreasing or discontinuing the drug, skipping doses by forgetting, or when switching from one antidepressant to another where you are both abruptly decreasing one antidepressant AND abruptly increasing the new antidepressant can cause suicide, hostility or psychosis – generally a manic psychosis which is often (mis-)diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder or occasionally as Schizophrenia when it is actually caused by the abrupt change in dose. Another problem can be if another antidepressant is added to one you are already takin,g thus producing a synergistic affect. Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medications can cause severe neuropsychiatric as well as physical symptoms, both of which can be life threatening.”

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist American author from the early decades of the 20th century. Sinclair’s 1903 novel “Jungle” was about the horrific slaughterhouse practices in the meat-packing industry in Chicago. That powerful book led to President Theodore Roosevelt’s pushing through the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. (Ed note: Upton Sinclair’s axiom, if taken to heart, applies to almost every employee, investor, CEO or member of every board of directors of every polluting, for-profit industry as well as for most of us physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, drug sales reps, journalists, banker-lenders and the employees and CEOs of every company that makes or markets toxic substances, drugs and vaccines– (with the exception of those courageous ones who stood up and spoke out against the injustice or the pollution that their industries were participating in). I was recently reminded of the lyrics of a Peter, Paul and Mary song that included the lyrics: “If you’ve been to jail for justice, then you’re a friend of mine”. Upton Sinclair would have resonated with that song.)

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Psychoactive Drugs and Violence

In my weekly Duty to Warn columns I have frequently written about the connections between 1) the wide-spread prescribing of dangerous psychiatric drugs to humans whose brains have not fully developed and 2) the large variety of violent, often criminal behaviors that are committed by the newly drug-intoxicated patients. More

How the CIA hid their MKULTRA mind-control program

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March 30, 2018

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“To give you an idea of how far the CIA, the US military, and its allied academics will go in MKULTRA “research,” here is what I wrote in 1995 about several human experiments. My information was based on the three key books I mentioned above, as well as Martin Lee’s classic, Acid Dreams:

“Dr. Robert Heath of Tulane University, as early as 1955, working for the Army, gave patients LSD while he had electrodes implanted deep inside their brains.”

“In the mid-1950’s, Paul Hoch, M.D., a man who would become Commissioner of Mental Hygiene for the State of New York, then a laborer in the field for the CIA, gave a ‘pseudoneurotic schizophrenic’ patient mescaline. The patient had a heaven-and-hell journey on the compound. But Hoch followed this up with a transorbital leucotomy [aka lobotomy]… Hoch also gave a patient LSD, and a local anesthetic, and then proceeded to remove pieces of his cerebral cortex, asking at various moments whether the patient’s perceptions were changing.”

People need to understand how the history of mind control and psychiatry are interwoven, and how the madmen and murderers within these “professions” are content to use torture “in the name of science.”READ MORE HERE!!

Psych drug/school shooter connection (especially watch the 4 minute video)

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Dr. Gary Kohls, MD

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First watch Psychiatrist Peter Breggin’s powerful video message about how dangerous are psychiatric drugs and then read the next two items below:

 

 

Then read the two messages below that will help de-mystifying the uniquely American epidemic of school shootings:

Note that the analysis below about the tight connections between psych drugs and violence doesn’t take into account the additional  effects of America’s brain-damaging over-vaccination agenda that can have multiple, usually subtle, adverse effects on behavior, cognition, learning, attentiveness, ADHD symptoms, etc , any of which can lead to the wounded victim of neurotoxic drugs and vaccines being ostracized, ridiculed or disrespected by schoolmates and thus motivate the victim of the toxic “treatments” more prone to wanting to get revenge, especially if  the common “I don’t give a damn” attitude that SSRIs can cause are on board.

Being  immersed in a toxic culture of first person-shooter video violence, brain malnutrition starting in the cradle and easy access to guns is  a sure-fire recipe for an increased incidence of revenge shooting in America that makes total sense – if only the truth were allowed to be told. GGK______________________________________________

1)                Constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord calls for FEDERAL investigation into link between psych drugs and school shootings

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When deranged psychiatrists became social justice warriors

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“As Dr. Peter Breggin describes it in his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, a deal was struck. Drug companies would bankroll psychiatry and rescue it. These companies would pour money into professional conferences, journals, research. In return, they wanted “science” that would promote mental disease as a biological/chemical fact, a gateway into scores of new drugs. Everyone would win—except the patient.”

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I wrote and posted this article on October 11, 2012. What I revealed then is still happening now. I offer the article as an illustration of how far “social justice” can go in actually punishing people classified as victims—not helping them as advertised.

Buckle up:

It’s the latest thing. Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous medical stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all.

Their aim? “Promote social justice,” to improve academic performance in school.

The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with children from wealthier families who attend better schools.

Leading the way is Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician in the Atlanta area. Incredibly, Anderson told the New York Times his diagnoses of ADHD are “made up,” “an excuse” to hand out the drugs.

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Exposing psychiatry as a fraud from top to bottom

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Exposing psychiatry as a fraud from top to bottom

Note: This is an expanded version of my recent piece about psychiatry. It contains far more evidence that psychiatry is a highly dangerous fraud.

By Jon Rappoport

“Promoting diabolically false science, psychiatry creates a gateway for defining many separate states of consciousness that don’t exist at all. They’re cheap myths, fairy tales.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, the deployment of psychiatrists to diagnose a person they oppose on political grounds is a tactic—not science.

In some cases, psychiatrists give favored individuals a soft landing—“Well, he’s suffering from bipolar and he needs help straightening out his life”—while in other cases these shrinks use their diagnoses to discredit and diminish public figures—“his judgment is impaired, pay no attention to what he’s saying, he needs treatment (toxic drugs).”

It’s the old USSR strategy, with a few cultural twists to fit the American landscape.

It’s time to lay out the facts about psychiatry, to show how bankrupt this “science” really is.

Wherever you see organized psychiatry operating, you see it trying to expand its domain and its dominance. The Hippocratic Oath to do no harm? Are you kidding?

The first question to ask is: do these mental disorders have any scientific basis? There are now roughly 300 of them. They multiply like fruit flies.

An open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

No blood tests, no urine tests, no saliva tests, no brain scans, no genetic assays.

And along with that:

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Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix: Medication Madness, Military Madness and Mass Shootings

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD – 10-02-2017

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Psychiatrist Peter Breggin’s Medication Madness is a fascinating, frightening and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in 50 case histories of suicide, murder (including mass shooters), and other violent, criminal and bizarre behaviors…Psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions…Many categories of psychiatric drugs can cause potentially horrendous reactions. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and other psychiatric medications may spellbind patients into believing they are improved when too often they are becoming worse. Psychiatric drugs drive some people into psychosis, mania, depression, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and loss of self-control without the individuals realizing that their medications have deformed their way of thinking and feeling…the FDA, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry have oversold the value (and undersold the dangers) of psychiatric drugs.” – From the liner notes to Peter Breggin’s Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-altering Medications

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Last Sunday, October 1, 2017, the US achieved a new record in the Guiness Book of Records for Mass Murders (a fictitious book) when a mass murderer in Las Vegas, Nevada, ambushed a crowd 20,000 innocent country music festival attendees in the street 32 stories below his hotel room. The shooter owned, quite irrationally, some two dozen military-grade weapons, including many semi-automatic rifles with large capacity magazines (plus thousands of rounds of ammunition). More

Explosive: psychiatric diagnosis, Surveillance State linked

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Explosive: psychiatric diagnosis, Surveillance State linked

by Jon Rappoport

 

Explosive: psychiatric diagnosis, Surveillance State linked

By Jon Rappoport

Pay close attention to this one. It’s the future coming at you like a strong wind.

First, a bit of background. As my readers know, I’ve assembled conclusive proof that psychiatric diagnosis of mental disorders is a fraud. It’s pseudoscience. There are no defining lab tests. No definitive blood, saliva, hair, brain, genetic tests.

Instead, committees of psychiatrists meet and discuss arbitrary clusters of behaviors, group them and label them with “mental-disorder” names.

But diehards insist that one of the earliest and oldest disorders, schizophrenia, is the exception. That one is solid. That one isn’t pseudoscience. That one is the “gold standard.”

Wrong.

 

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American Psychiatric Association Wants to Expand Electroshock on Children, Elderly and Vulnerable Patients

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Director of Public Activities

CCHR International

The FDA Admits Electroshock can cause;

  • Cardiovascular complications (including heart attacks)
  • Breathing complications
  • Confusion
  • Permanent memory loss
  • Brain damage
  • Death

Yet the American Psychiatric Association Wants to Expand its Use on Children…

Please Sign and Forward the Petition:

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children, the Elderly and Vulnerable Patients https://www.change.org/p/ban-electroshock-ect-device-being-used-on-children-the-elderly-and-vulnerable-patients

Thanks!

 

Sincerely,

Carla Moxon

Director of Public Activities

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www.cchrint.org

800-869-2247

 

Updates on Free John Rohrer with Katherine Hine

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Talk with Tenney: Updates on Free John Rohrer with Katherine Hine

 

  • CALL IN (267)521-0167 MONDAY 1/23/17 – 9 p.m.- 11 p.m. Eastern to TALK WITH TENNEY:
  • (267)521-0164 to discuss UPDATES on the John Rohrer case.
  • Lauren last interviewed Katherine October 6, 2016:
  • 2 more judges have now disqualified themselves for obvious or admitted bias in the John Rohrer psychiatric lockup case.
  • On January 26 and 27 John faces his 4th judge – 3rd visiting judge.
  • Katherine will explain the visiting judge financial racket Ohio taxpayers support, the techniques state psych hospitals use to perpetrate Medicaid fraud,
  • and will report on what is currently known about Judge Michael Ward.
  • Citizens are urged to come watch what should be a liberty hearing for John Rohrer:
  • 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 1/26/17 and,
  • 1/27/17 before Judge Michael W. Ward, Ross County Courthouse, Chillicothe, Ohio.

For more information: www.wljaradio.net or call Katherine Hine:614-633-0215

 

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Inconvenient Truths About Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Industry: The Drugs May be the Problem

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.”Patrick Henry (1775)

“It would be good for humankind and bad for the fishes if all the drugs were thrown into the sea.” — Dr. William Osler

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine…The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease…The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” — Dr. William Osler

“Prozac and its successor antidepressants cause sexual dysfunction in as many as 70% of people taking them.” – Dr Loren Mosher

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The Drugs May be the Problem

The title of this column, The Drugs May Be The Problem is also the title of a seminar that I will be presenting starting on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. On that date, the first in a series of seminars will be presented at the Red Herring Lounge, 208 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN. The event begins with registration at 8:30 am. The seminar will go from 9 am to noon. There is space for 50 participants and there is no charge for attendance. Donations will be accepted to defray expenses. The hope is that individuals or groups that attend the seminar will be interested enough in the topic to be motivated to offer sponsorship of or promotion for future events. More

HR 34: A violation of your right to be free from forced drugging, psychiatry and a host of other government intrusions

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URGENT ACTION ALERT

On November 30th, the House passed HR 34, a 996-page bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act. They are now rushing to get it introduced and passed by the Senate on Monday, December 5th, at 5:30 EST. This bill must be defeated because it contains some very dangerous provisions relating to psychiatric treatments.  This is an urgent call to action as we must let our Senators know that they need to oppose it.  We have less than 72-hours to do this.
TALKING POINTS ON WHY THIS BILL MUST BE OPPOSED:
*         It drastically broadens the criteria for who qualifies for forced psychiatric treatment.  For example, if you are labeled mentally ill, you can be court-ordered for psychiatric treatment just because you are “substantially unlikely to voluntarily participate in treatment.”  All states already have their own laws regarding involuntary treatment and so there is no need for Federal legislation, especially with such dangerously broad language.
*         It undermines FDA regulations that are essential for making sure medical and drug research is conducted ethically, scientifically and safely.  Meaning it could cost lives. 
*         Additionally, this 996-page bill is being fast-tracked through as it is being introduced with no time for the Senators to fully study and understand the broad implications of it.
If you live in the United States, we need you to do the following, very simple actions-it will take you less than 10 minutes:
1.    Find your Senators (you have TWO) at the end of this e-mail. They are listed alphabetically by state.
2.    Call the listed numbers and, using any or all of the above talking points, tell them you want to urge the Senator to vote NO on HR 34. Note: Calls are the most effective way to make your voice heard.
3.    Click on the contact link for each of your TWO senators. This brings you to a form to fill out which you follow the steps to email your message that you want them to vote NO on HR 34.
4.    Forward this e-mail to ALL family members, friends, or colleagues that live in the United States and urge them to do the same.

Please make your calls and send your e-mails right away, then e-mail us back to let us know you have done so.

Sincerely,
Carla Moxon
Director of Public Activities
CCHR International
800-869-2247

LIST OF U.S. SENATORS, IN ORDER BY STATE:

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An Overdue Expose of Electroconvulsive “Therapy”

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new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

 

 

 

Iconic Image from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

ECTA couple of days ago I wrote to an internet acquaintance who had mentioned that a severely depressed friend of hers was at the end of her ropes after failing to improve with a recent series of electroconvulsant therapy (ECT), something that had helped in the past. The following is part of my response:

In response to your testimony about the person who had a temporary improvement from a series of ECT “therapy” sessions (AKA, “sub-lethal electrocutions of the brain that reliably produces seizures and coma”).

ECT is usually administered daily for a week or two. It is important to understand that electroshock psychiatrists can easily get rich if they have enough desperate or hopeless, medication-intoxicated patients in their practice who are drug-treatment “failures”. ECT is usually only recommend when every imaginable, potentially cocktail of neurotoxic or psychotoxic psych drugs has been tried and failed (or actually made the patient worse).

The variety of the cocktail combinations of the hundreds of different psychiatric drugs and doses approaches infinity, and none of the combinations has ever been tested for safety or efficacy (either short-term or long-term) even in rat labs! The experimentation with different combinations of psychiatric drugs is pharmacology at its worst. But the iatrogenic damage (iatrogenic means “an illness caused by a physician or a drug prescribed by a physician”) done to an innocent, trusting patient will hardly ever be proven in a court of law – only partly because lawyers who will take such cases are so rare, especially in an area where a lawyer’s livelihood depends on not offending the prestigious health care community.

Sadly, there are also close to zero psychiatrists who would consider going through the time-consuming effort of gradually and systematically eliminating potentially neurotoxic and psychotoxic drugs that might actually be making their psychiatric patients worse. To spend valuable clinic time trying to eliminate neurotoxic and neurotransmitter-depleting drugs would be akin to admitting that the patient might have an iatrogenic illness, and that seems to be a taboo subject.

Unfortunately, most physicians are not trained at safely helping to get their patients off potentially toxic drugs or admitting that the prescribed drugs could be poisonous and disease-producing. Physicians are, however, very good at putting their patients on drugs. As I have written many times in this column, it only takes 2 minutes to write a prescription, but it takes 20 minutes to NOT write a prescription.

ECT typically adversely affects both short-term and long-term memory (often permanently destroying it!), so that some of any perceived temporary “improvement” occurs because the patient may no longer remember the traumatizing interpersonal/sexual/social/psychological/spiritual conflicts that previously made them feel sad, nervous, depressed, anxious or hopeless.

Studies have shown that many physicians reach for their prescription pad within minutes of most clinic encounters. Knowing that time is money, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know which of the “two-or-twenty-minute” options is promoted by medical clinic administrators or the many profit-making sectors of Big Medicine, Big Psychiatry and Big Pharma.

The excerpts below come from a vitally-important article that most electroshock psychiatrists can’t bring themselves to read, much less acknowledge or understand, and that closed-mindedness also may include the physicians who refer patients for ECT after the experimental trials with drug cocktails have failed.

The piece was written by Leonard Roy Frank a “psychiatric survivor” (google the term) who lived in San Francisco until his death in 2015. Frank was also an electroshock/insulin coma survivor, a long-time activist for human rights, and an editor/writer.

In 1962, after finishing college, his alarmed parents found him living a hippie/vegetarian/meditative alternative life-style in California and, “logically” assuming that he was mentally ill, committed him – against his well – to psychiatric facilities where he was mis-diagnosed as schizophrenic. Frank somehow survived the large number of insulin shock/coma treatments that were followed by the “new and improved” electroshock treatments. He lost his memory but retained his intellectual ability to relearn what he had lost.

In 1974, after he recovered from those diagnostic and therapeutic misadventures, he co-founded the Network Against Psychiatric Assault (NAPA). He edited The History of Shock Treatment (self-published) in 1978 and wrote the Electroshock Quotationary.

A major part of the following article is based on his testimony on behalf of Support Coalition International at a public hearing on the dangers of ECT conducted by the Mental Health Committee of the New York State Assembly in Manhattan on May 18, 2001. Frank was deeply involved in MindFreedom International and often picketed the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meetings.

The story of Frank’s life is summarized at: http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/05/the-journey-of-transformation/.

If the Brain Is a Terrible Thing to Damage, Why Do Psychiatrists Electroshock People?

By Leonard Roy Frank (2001)

For more information, see: http://www.ect.org/news/newyork/franktest.html

Electroshock is psychiatry’s way of burying its mistakes without killing the patients.” –Leonard Roy Frank

Introduction

Electroshock (also known as electroconvulsive “treatment” or electroshock “treatment” [ECT or EST]) is one of psychiatry’s physical methods for ”treating” people diagnosed as “mentally ill.” The technique as presently used involves the administration of anesthetic and muscle-relaxant drugs prior to applying 100 to 400 volts of electricity for .05 to 4 seconds to the brain thereby triggering a grand-mal convulsion lasting from 30 and 60 seconds.

The convulsion is followed by a coma, usually lasting a few minutes, after which the subject awakens to experience a number of the following effects: fear, confusion, disorientation, amnesia, apathy (“emotional blunting”), dizziness, headache, mental dullness, nausea, muscle ache, physical weakness, and delirium. Most of these subside after a few hours, but amnesia, apathy, learning difficulties, and loss of creativity, drive, and energy may last for weeks or months. In many instances they are in some measure permanent. The intensity, number, and spacing of the individual electroshocks in a series greatly influence the severity and persistence of these effects.

Surveys indicate that two-thirds of those undergoing ECT today are women and that upwards of half are 60 years of age and older. Reports of ECT use on individuals as old as 102 (Alexopoulos, 1989) and as young as 34 months (Bender, 1955) have appeared in the professional literature. For people diagnosed with “depression,” the group most commonly electroshocked, an ECT series usually consists of 6 to 12 individual electroshocks administered three times a week on an inpatient basis. For people diagnosed with “manic-depression” (also called “bipolar disorder”), a series may consist of as many 20 seizures usually administered at the same rate but sometimes given daily. For people diagnosed with “schizophrenia,” as many as 35 electroshocks may be administered in a single series. More

25 Good Reasons Why Psychiatry Must Be Abolished

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  “Because psychiatrists frequently cause harm, permanent            disabilities,  death— death of the body-mind-spirit.”

By Don Weitz, Psychiatric Survivor & 24-year activist in the psychiatric liberation movement

1. Because psychiatrists frequently cause harm, permanent disabilities, death – death of the body-mind-spirit.

2. Because psychiatrists frequently violate the Hippocratic Oath which orders all physicians “First Do No Harm.”

3. Because psychiatrists patronize and dis-empower people, especially their patients.

4. Because psychiatry is not a medical science.

5. Because psychiatry is quackery, a pseudo-science which lacks independent diagnostic tests, testable hypotheses, and cures for “schizophrenia” and all other types of alleged “mental illness” or “mental disorder”.

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The Drug-Induced Suicide of Robin Williams Two Years Later: And the Perils of Being a Drugged-up Insomniac Celebrity

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55 years ago (July 2, 1961) an American literary icon, Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide at his beloved vacation retreat in Ketchum, Idaho. He had just flown to Ketchum after being discharged from a psychiatric ward at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he had received a series of electroconvulsive “treatments” (ECT) for a life-long depression that had started after he had experienced the horrors of World War I. In the “War To End All Wars” he had been a non-combatant ambulance driver and stretcher-bearer.

One of Hemingway’s wartime duties was to retrieve the mutilated bodies of living and dead humans and the body parts of the dead ones from the Italian sector of the WWI battle zone. In more modern times his MOS (military occupational specialty) might have been called Grave’s Registration, a job that – in the Vietnam War – had one of the highest incidences of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that arose in that war’s aftermath.

Hemingway, just like many of the combat-induced PTSD victims of every war, was likely haunted for the rest of his life by the horrific images of the wounded and dead, so there was no question that he had what was later to be understood as combat-induced PTSD with depression, panic attacks, nightmares, auditory and/or visual hallucinations and insomnia. More

August 1, 2016: The 50th Anniversary of the Start of America’s Mass School Shooting Epidemic

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And the Story of the “Clock Tower Sniper”
It is a fact that 90% of America’s school shooters were on prescription brain-altering psychiatric drugs – drugs that are well known to cause inebriation, intoxication, loss of impulse control, rage, aggression, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, and temporary drug-induced mania and/or psychosis.

But the well-documented psychiatric drug connections to school shootings and a host of other widely-publicized episodes of “senseless violence” has been treated as a taboo subject by Big Media, Big Pharma and the medical profession. (For much more on the connections between psych drugs and “irrational” behaviors of many types, click on http://www.globalnewscentre.com/duty-to-warn-the-red-lake-school-shootings-10th-anniversary/#sthash.TB6ZespH.dpbs.)

The first cover-up started rather innocently after August 1, 1966, when a likely drug-intoxicated (and/or drug-withdrawing) ex-Marine sharp-shooter named Charles Whitman earned his infamous title as the “Clock Tower Sniper” at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin.

Whitman was likely drug-intoxicated because of his prescribed amphetamine (Dexedrine) and barbiturate drugs, for he had been a patient of a campus physician during his second try at being a college student. (He had flunked out after his first matriculation and re-joined the Marines for a second “tour of duty”. However, he was court-martialed by the Marine Corps and re- enrolled in college.)

From Whitman’s homicide/suicide note, one only has hints of the psychological and spiritual traumas that he suffered during his child-rearing years. His biological parents had divorced, and dysfunctional families always cover up family violence so there is not much family history to research.

But Whitman wasn’t an outcast in his childhood. He had been an Eagle Scout before he went into the Marines, and seemed to have been generally well-liked, at times being described as an “all-American boy.” After the shooting spree, Whitman’s father-in-law said that he was “just as normal as anybody I ever knew, and he worked awfully hard at his grades. There was nothing wrong with him that I knew of.”

But Whitman took his prescribed Dexedrine and barbiturates, and, not surprisingly when one knows amphetamines and what withdrawal symptoms can come from the highly addictive barbiturates, he had chronic headaches. (Although a benign brain tumor was found at autopsy.) He hated his stern father, a self-made man whom Whitman was never able to please. More

ACTION ALERT: MEDIA NEEDED TO COVER PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE TRIAL IN OHIO

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new-logo25Media is encouraged to contact Katherine Hine for further information on the August 9th hearing: katherinehine@wljaradio.net or 614-633-0215

 Activists are seeking the presence of a member of the alternative media at a crucial hearing in the Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe, Ohio August 9, 9 a.m. – ???. In light of the fact the Murphy bill [“Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis”] was sent to the U.S. Senate a couple of weeks ago, citizens may be interested in how an average young person with a mental illness label fares at the hands of local courts already having the power to keep him locked up for life.  The outcome of the John Rohrer case coming to trial on August 9 in southern Ohio promises to shed light on what taxpayers can expect more of in the future should the Murphy bill pass.

For several years now, the alternative media has been covering the Rohrer matter and the massive amount of litigation it has generated. Rohrer, a 36 year old writer and composer, is well into his 7th  year of psychiatric lockup for an assault he committed in 2009 on a man who had been groping him. Prior to the assault a government psychiatrist had been prescribing him many of the violence associated pharmaceuticals that Moore and Glenmullen identified as such in their 2011 Harvard study. In 2014, following 3 days of trial and a two month wait for a decision, Rohrer’s legal team was finally able to get him free from forced drugging. Today, although the records from the state lockup facility declare him “asymptomatic”, it seems that at some $2400+ per day of Medicaid/Medicare billing, Ohio’s mental illness system does not want to turn him loose. The Murphy bill promises to make forced psychiatry even more federally incentivized than it already is – and harder than ever to escape from. Bob Fitrakis of the Columbus Free Press is one of John’s trial attorneys. Several international organizations have filed amicus curiae briefs in the trial court. Other than the extreme legal effort that has been put into the legal efforts to free John Rohrer his case is typical of the due process rights violations common to “mental health” proceedings- even for those who have never done anything remotely violent. Here are some links to news articles and one recent interview featuring some of the litigation that the Rohrer cases have generated:

The Real Deal interview with James Fetzer

There is also a press release posted a few months ago about the pending perjury accusations against the state’s attorney and two of his witnesses for statements they made during the 2014 proceedings in the Rohrer confinement case:

www.facebook.com/Floridastatecommunitycouncil/?fref=nf

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/patients-lawsuit-claims-psychiatric-diagnosis-treatment-fraud-malpractice-torture/  

http://columbusfreepress.com/article/forced-psychiatry-ohio-part-two-%E2%80%9Ctreatment%E2%80%9D-or-%E2%80%9Clifelong-punishment%E2%80%9D

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Atlanta protest against electroshocking children

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Join the Protest Against Electroshocking Children— May 14, 2016, at the American Psychiatric Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

There are currently 8 million U.S. children being prescribed psychiatric drugs, with more than 1 million between the ages of zero to five.   Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, and repackaged them as “mental disorders.”  The result?  Millions of children being drugged for behaviors reclassified by psychiatry as “disease.”

There is a growing awareness among the public and press that this current epidemic of child drugging is wrong.  Children are becoming addicted to these drugs, many of which are in the same class of highly addictive drugs as cocaine, opium and morphine.   Yet the  American Psychiatric Association is doing nothing to stop this epidemic.  Quite the opposite, they are now calling on the FDA to allow them to electroshock children who don’t respond to “treatment” (drugs.)  This opens the door for millions of children experiencing side effects from the drugs, to be reclassified as “treatment resistant” and to undergo electroshock as “treatment.”

We cannot allow this to happen.

Join Us— Help save our kids. March with us to protest their annual convention in downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Sign up on the Facebook event page here or RSVP at saveourkids@cchr.org

Meet up at 10:30 am at the north end of Woodruff Park Peachtree St NW & Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

New Mexico Law Prohibits Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children

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New Mexico State Legislator Nora Espinoza introduced the strongest parental rights bill against child drugging ever to be passed in the United States. The bill stipulates there can be no forced psychiatric drugging of school children; No mental screening of children without parental consent, and that no government entity can remove a child from their parent’s custody, when the parent refuses to administer a mind-altering psychiatric drug to their child.

New Obamacare Mental Health Policies Can Take Your Gun and Put You In a FEMA Camp

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Pay attention to this!

A NATION BEGUILED

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by Dave Hodges

There is an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans. Since 2002, the government has been intent on testing millions for mental illness. This obsession even extends to our veterans as they return from combat and leave the service. The veterans are increasingly being diagnosed as having PTSD and they are subsequently being adjudicated to not being eligible to own a firearm.

Marti Oakley has been at the forefront on covering elderly abuse in which the courts are stealing the property and incarcerating the elderly into mandatory detention in a care facility because they are mentally infirm. And why is this happening? If an elderly person fails to balance their checkbook, for example, they are robbed and confined by the courts.
These practices are reminiscent of how the Soviets used to imprison political enemies. The Soviets simply said…

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Does Prescribing Anti-psychotic Drugs to Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Meet the Definition of Reckless Endangerment?

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(This article was inspired by the following website: http://www.cchrint.org/issues/prescribing-psychiatric-drugs-recklessendangerment/)

 

When physicians (or medical paraprofessionals) prescribe psychiatric drugs to children without the parent or legal guardian’s fully informed consent, the prescribers could reasonably be charged with reckless endangerment and/or child endangerment because such drugs commonly cause a multitude of well-known adverse effects, including the following short list: worsening depression, worsening anxiety, sleep disturbances, suicidality, homicidality, mania, psychoses, heart problems, growth disturbances, malnutrition, cognitive disabilities, dementia, microbiome disorders, stroke, diabetes, serious withdrawal effects, death, sudden death, etc. We physicians (not only psychiatrists) normally only spend a small amount of our scarce time warning about a few of the dozens of potential adverse effects when we recommend drug treatment – and apparently most American courts uphold this questionable action when the rare malpractice case manages to be heard in the legal system.

And yet, Child Protective Services has the legal right to charge parents with medical neglect for refusing to give their child a known neurotoxic or psychotoxic drug that wasn’t adequately tested either in the animal lab or in long-term clinical trials prior to being given marketing approval by the FDA.

This makes no sense to parents and can’t be explained by their lawyers, especially if the parents know more than their medical caregivers about the multitude of potentially serious dangers that such drugs could pose for their child. It is worth noting that psychiatrists admit that there is no scientific test in existence that proves that children deserve a permanent mental illness label (and getting brain-altering drugs for the rest of their lives).

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14 Lies That Our Psychiatry Professors in Medical School Taught Us

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Myth # 1:

“The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”

False. Actually the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by the multinational profit-driven drug companies. The studies are frequently farmed out by the pharmaceutical companies by well-paid research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their corporate employers. Unsurprisingly, such research policies virtually guarantee fraudulent results.

Myth # 2:

“FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is effective long-term”

False. Actually, FDA approval doesn’t even mean that psychiatric drugs have been proven to be safe – either short-term or long-term! The notion that FDA approval means that a psych drug has been proven to be effective is also a false one, for most such drugs are never tested – prior to marketing – for longer than a few months (and most psych patients take their drugs for years). The pharmaceutical industry pays many psychiatric “researchers” – often academic psychiatrists (with east access to compliant, chronic, already drugged-up patients) who have financial or professional conflicts of interest – some of them even sitting on FDA advisory committees who attempt to “fast track” psych drugs through the approval process. For each new drug application, the FDA only receives 1 or 2 of the “best” studies (out of many) that purport to show short-term effectiveness. The negative studies are shelved and not revealed to the FDA. In the case of the SSRI drugs, animal lab studies typically lasted only hours, days or weeks and the human clinical studies only lasted, on average, 4- 6 weeks, far too short to draw any valid conclusions about long-term effectiveness or safety!

Hence the FDA, prescribing physicians and patient-victims should not have been “surprised” by the resulting epidemic of SSRI drug-induced adverse reactions that are silently plaguing the nation. Indeed, many SSRI trials have shown that those drugs are barely more effective than placebo (albeit statistically significant!) with unaffordable economic costs and serious health risks, some of which are life-threatening and known to be capable of causing brain damage.

Myth # 3:

 “FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is safe long-term”

False. Actually, the SSRIs and the “anti-psychotic” drugs are usually tested in human trials for only a couple of months before being granted marketing approval by the FDA. And the drug companies are only required to report 1 or 2 studies (even if many other studies on the same drug showed negative, even disastrous,  results). Drug companies obviously prefer that the black box and fine print warnings associated with their drugs are ignored by both consumers and prescribers. One only has to note how small the print is on the commercials.

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Confessions of a Medical Heretic (Part 3)

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new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Still psychiatrists went on behaving as if antipsychotics were essentially benign and arguing that they were necessary to prevent an underlying toxic brain disease (7). Andreasen’s 2011 paper was widely publicized however, and it started to be acknowledged that antipsychotics can cause brain shrinkage. Almost as soon as the cat was out of the bag, however, attention was diverted back to the idea that the real problem is the mental condition.”

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Antipsychotic Drugs and Brain Shrinkage

Over the 40 years that I practiced medicine, I slowly became aware of the fact that drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier and thus impact the brain, especially those marketed for so-called mental illnesses (of unknown etiology), only mask symptoms and never cure anything – despite what the attractive, trinket-bearing salespersons from Big Pharma proclaimed as they were trying to convince me to prescribe their latest over-priced drugs (while at the same time abandoning the tried and true cheaper generics I had been using successfully for years).

When I went to medical school, we were taught that the relatively few psychiatric drugs available in the decade of the 1960s were too dangerous for us lowly family practitioners to prescribe safely. However, sometime between then and the generation of the 1980s, Big Pharma started flexing its Big Business muscles, started having previously restricted drugs available over-the-counter, started ignoring the psychiatrists (who coveted the monopoly they had had on psych meds), and started marketing heavily those same dangerous drugs so that we lowly family practitioners would help them increase their “market share”.

Living in a rural area where there were no psychiatrists to make wholesale diagnoses of mental illnesses (of “unknown etiology”) that supposedly warranted life-long drugging, I wasn’t asked by very many of my patients for psych drug treatment. But then came along Prozac.

The one time that I was asked by a patient to prescribe Prozac for her (a so-called selective [a lie] serotonin reuptake inhibitor [SSRI]), I was totally unaware that I had been deceived by Eli Lilly’s commercials and its drug reps when I was told how Prozac was supposed to work. They also skipped over (or were ignorant of) what were the serious potential dangers of the drug, especially the long-term dangers which included suicide, homicide, addiction, brain damage, sleep disorders, mania, psychosis, dementia, permanent sexual dysfunction, etc, etc. That patient didn’t take her Prozac for more than two weeks before it pooped out. But it got me curious about what synthetic, fluorinated, amphetamine-based chemicals like the SSRIs can do to the brain. More

Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder

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You wouldn’t hesitate to dial 9-1-1 if you saw a child being physically threatened, beaten or abandoned.

Yet every day millions of children silently experience abuse at the hands of the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry—being falsely diagnosed and prescribed dangerous drugs, with many facing institutionalization.

Fortunately, Citizens Commission on Human Rights has been on the front lines of mental health reform since 1969… providing the antidote to the powers that continue to put profit before children’s lives.

Please watch this short video and arm yourself with 3 facts the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know:

FACT #1: Over 8 million kids and adolescents in this country have been labeled as being “mentally ill.” Yet there are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove this diagnosis. What is certain is that the 8.3 million children, more than one million age five and under, are prescribed dangerous and potentially lethal drugs to ingest.
FACT #2: In the U.S. alone, 286 regulatory agency warnings cite dangerous, often fatal side effects of the psychiatric drugs commonly prescribed to children. These include diabetes… heart problems… strokes… mania… psychosis… hallucinations… seizures… and worse.
FACT #3: Psychiatric drugs CAN KILL. Forty-one drug regulatory warnings cite suicide as a side effect of the drugs prescribed to children. Twenty-three different warnings cite sudden death. When placed on anti-depressants and similar medications, children die. That is a fact.
Don’t remain silent. Quickly learn what can be done to protect the millions of vulnerable kids who Citizens Commission on Human Rights advocates for each and every day.
Wear your support on your sleeve.

Receive a FREE “Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder” T-shirt — a $25 value — when you make a $50 tax-deductible donation today.

Whatever amount you give, know it will go a long way in the fight against the psychiatric labeling of children. And understand you will be directly helping at-risk girls and boys write their own, brighter stories. Thank you!

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Electroconvulsant Shock Therapy (ECT): Is it Safe or Even Effective?

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In my practice of holistic mental health care, I encountered a number of unfortunate patients that had had one or more series of electro-convulsant (shock) therapy (ECT) , where a series of sub-lethal electrical shocks are administered directly to one or both hemispheres of the brain.

To be regarded as “therapeutic”, enough electricity in this still very controversial procedure (often utilizing up to 400 volts) has to be given to cause a grand mal seizure, which inevitably results in post-seizure coma. Shock to the brain commonly results in memory loss (both short-term and long-term) and the loss of cognitive abilities (both short-term and long-term).

General anesthesia plus intravenous sedatives are also administered in order to eliminate any memory of the otherwise painful procedure and also to relax muscles (thus minimizing muscle damage and the possibility of fractured bones during the often violent seizure). Both drugs are brain-altering and potentially brain-damaging but are routinely given. The cocktail of futile and potentially neurotoxic psychiatric drugs that may even have caused chemical brain damage are typically continued for fear of causing serious withdrawal syndromes if they were to be stopped.

Labor costs account for much of the $500 – $1,000 cost for each ECT session, some or most of which is usually borne by health insurance companies. Most ECT is given in a series of 6 – 12 sessions, usually three times per week for 2 – 4 weeks. Besides the attending psychiatrist and an anesthetist or anesthesiologist, a number of other psychiatric staff, including psychiatric nurses, are present as assistants.

In the ECT-treated patients that came to my clinic, the memory loss and cognitive disabilities (which their psychiatrists had reassured them would be temporary) had actually become permanent, even years after the shock “treatments”. Permanent social security disability status was common, as was difficulty in functioning on the job. (A classic example of one of the many unintended consequence of ECT from history is Ernest Hemingway, who, after complaining of his severe loss of cognition and memory (his main tools as a writer), committed suicide shortly after the second of his two series of ECTs he had received at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.)

Every one of my ECT patients had also been treated – usually for years – with high doses of a multitude of powerful, brain-altering (even brain-damaging and dementia-inducing) psychiatric drugs in a bewildering array of guess-work cocktail combinations that failed the patient or made her worse. (It is important to note that no combination of two or more psychiatric drugs has ever been thoroughly tested, short-term or long-term, for safety or efficacy – even in the experimental animal lab. Indeed, most of the trial-and-error psychiatric drug combos that my ECT patients had been given were capable of (according to the Physician’s Desk Reference [PDR]) actually causing worsening depression, lethargy and/or suicidality. So-called “treatment-resistant” depression (drug “poop-out”, drug failure or drug intoxication) and suicidality are reasons commonly given for recommending ECT.

Given the multitude of exposes in the recent media concerning the high incidence of traumatic brain injuries in Iraq War veterans and NFL football players, it is important to point out that  autopsy studies that have been done on patients who died following ECT show findings very similar to what is found in the autopsies done on traumatic brain injury cases and vaccine brain injuries, namely, cerebral hemorrhages (abnormal bleeding), edema (excessive accumulation of fluid), cortical atrophy (shrinkage of the cerebral cortex), fibrosis (thickening and scarring), gliosis (growth of abnormal tissue) and partially destroyed brain tissue. Consult the bibliography below for proof.

ECT: Another Industry That is Too Big to Fail or Criticize?

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New Study Confirms What CCHR Has Said for Decades—Antidepressants Cause Violence

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By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
September 22, 2015

Antidepressant drugs can cause violent behavior.

That’s what mainstream press such as the LA Times and Reuters are reporting, based on a new study published in a respected medical journal, PLOS Medicine, which found young adults between the ages of 15-24, were nearly fifty percent more likely to be convicted of a homicide, assault, robbery arson, kidnapping, sexual offense and other violent crime when taking the antidepressant than when they weren’t taking the psychiatric drug.psych-drugs-suicide-300x207

To have heavy-hitters like the Los Angeles Times cover the issue is precedent setting, as the link between psychiatric drugs and violence has long been ignored by mainstream press. But the fact that antidepressants cause violence isn’t a new revelation as the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been at the forefront of exposing this connection for nearly two decades.

Watch the video: “CCHR: By 1991 Antidepressants were known to cause
violence & suicide”

CCHR’s efforts to expose the link between violence and antidepressants goes back to 1991 when CCHR helped organize hearings before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where victims and experts gathered to testify that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) cause not only suicide but violence, including homicide.

The testimony by parents, about the violent self-inflicted deaths of their young children, was gut-wrenching. Yet, despite overwhelming data provided by experts, and the first-hand accounts of suicide and violence caused by antidepressants, the FDA Advisory Committee, many of which had financial conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical companies, refused to warn the public of the link between suicide and antidepressants, and did not provide any consideration of whether the antidepressants may be responsible for other violent behavior.

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But, as was expected, increasing numbers of suicides and other violent acts continued to add up and, finally, more than a decade later, in 2004, the FDA was, again, forced to address the issue.  This time, though, the data provided by whistleblowers within the industry could not be shrugged off and more than a decade after the federal agency first knew of the deadly consequences associated with SSRIs, a “black box” warning for suicidal ideation and behavior finally was issued on all antidepressants. Yet the connection to violence and homicide continued to be ignored. To this day, despite 22 warnings on psychiatric drugs causing violence from international drug regulatory agencies, and despite the fact that t least 35 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 169 wounded and 79 killed, the FDA has never issued black box warnings on antidepressant drugs causing violence. More

TS Radio: Dr. Bart Billings….The link between Psych drugs & Violence

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TS RAdioJoin us this evening September 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm CST!

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Listen Live HERE!

Call in # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

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Guest: Bart P. Billings, Ph.D.

COL SCNG-SC (Ret), Military Medical Directorate
Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY 7656
Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist MG 4888

-Director/Founder International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference
-Initial Enlisted Ranks and Retired as Medical Service Corps Officer with a total of 34 years in US Army.
-Recipient of the 2014 Human Rights Award from Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

Contact Bart P. Billings, Ph.D
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Dr. Bart P. Billings has been working in the fields of Mental Health, Human Services and Management for over forty-eight years. He possesses licenses in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and has past expertise as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. In Feb.2014, he received the International Human Rights Award from the Citizens Commission On Human Rights (CCHR).

SONYA MUHAMMAD M.A. MFCC, PPS: The Psychiatric Drugging of Foster Kids

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TS RAdioJoin us Thursday evening August 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm CST!

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Callin # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

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Our Guest:
SONYA MUHAMMAD M.A. MFCC, PPS

Sonya Muhammad is a marriage, family, and child counselor and life coach. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California, and her Educational Counseling Certification from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. Ms. Muhammad has devoted over 25 years to working with children who have difficult behaviors and other life struggles, while providing their parents with parent education and support . Ms. Muhammad has provided counseling services in domestic violence shelters, and she coaches domestic violence victims in an effort to provide them with prevention and intervention strategies for self-awareness and safety. She currently has a book available on Kindle, titled Mirror/Mirror II, a text/workbook for women who wish to heal the wounds and move beyond domestic violence.

Ms. Muhammad is an adjunct professor at the University of LaVerne in LaVerne , California, and she has served as a counselor/coach in a variety of school districts and county agency settings working with children K-12 and their families. Ms. Muhammad has extensive experience in providing a variety of counseling and educational services to foster youth, and it was during her 12 years with Los Angeles County Office of Education/Foster Youth Services, that Ms. Muhammad became aware of and concerned about the massive psychotropic drugging of children who reside in out of home placements. This particular interest in the psychotropic drugging of foster children who have no voice and no power, is directly encouraged and sustained by her collaborations with other professionals and professional organizations who have similar interests and concerns. These collaborations and affiliations has supported her in becoming a voice for foster children who are the seriously silenced victims, due to the administration and misrepresentation of so-called “medications” (psychotropic drugs) that serve as nothing more than chemical restraints.

Ms. Muhammad’s next book, Wake Up and Smell The Cocoa, a brief handbook exposing the childhood ADHD myth and the dangers of psychotropic drugs, will also be available on Kindle in September of this year. Persons interested in online virtual office counseling and consultations services can find Ms. Muhammad at www.theCounselor.com.

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Who Judges the Judges? Radio….. Guest: Marti Oakley

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WLJA is thrilled to have Minnesota patriot and radio talk show host Marti Oakley on the next broadcast of Who Judges the Judges. Marti tells us what decades of activism and tough as nails reporting have taught her about our current state of no judicial accountability.

Warnings for Patients Taking Psych Drugs (also for their families and prescribing practitioners)

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new-logo25kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

 

 

Over the years, I have formally taught my patients (as well as many participants in my lectures and seminars) about the un-advertised dangers of psychiatric medications – especially the long-term brain alterations and drug-dependencies that drug companies don’t test for before the FDA grants them marketing approval.

Since my retirement from my holistic, non-drug, mental healthcare practice, I have continued to issue written warnings about the multitude of serious, sometimes even lethal, albeit unintended (and untested for), adverse consequences of taking psychiatric drugs, especially over the long-term.

My warnings have usually been directed at my fellow healthcare practitioners, nurses, social workers, clergypersons, journalists, legislators, various industry groups, and the public in general, but there seems to have been no audible response from most of them concerning the dangers to the very people that these professions are supposed to be caring for.

The information that I have relied on to treat my (subtly or overtly) drug-intoxicated patients came from many sources. Among those sources were 1) various peer-reviewed (albeit obscure) neuroscience journals, 2) whistle-blowing (and therefore often ostracized) psychiatrists, physicians, neuroscientists and medical journalists, and 3) my own extensive research into the basic neuroscience literature (which I had never had time to read as a busy family practitioner – barely having time to read the drug-industry-approved and subsidized mainstream medical journals).

In my Duty to Warn columns, I have often written about my concerns for the victims of brain-altering drugs, who, in my professional experience, had become dependent on (addicted to) any number of neurotoxic and psychotoxic drugs that Big Pharma had falsely assured me were not addictive.

Ignoring the essential reality about drug dependency and toxicity has caused many psychiatric patients (and their prescribing practitioners) to miss the fact that when the patients ran out of their meds or attempted to quit the drugs that were sickening them, they often became ill with entirely new symptoms that were the reasons for starting the drugs. (Quitting a psych drug can be as medically hazardous as starting one.)

The withdrawal symptoms that my patients experienced were always different from the symptoms that prompted the initial prescriptions, and they had been uniformly mis-diagnosed as a “recurrence” of the so-called “mental illness”, and therefore the offending drugs had usually been restarted, usually at higher doses, often with additional new drugs being added to counteract the new withdrawal symptoms.

I have also tried to alert the public, especially the media, about the epidemic of mass shootings that have been perpetrated by shooters whose brains, cognition and behaviors had been altered by psychiatric drugs. The mainstream media, not wanting to implicate the drug companies that advertise with them, prefer to demonize the folks that had been made “mentally ill” by the toxic culture rather than to the toxic drugs that can cause normal stressed-out, sleep-deprived and brain-malnourished folks, including the scores of male adolescent school shooters, to act like they are mentally ill.

Nevertheless, even medical journalists, especially those writing for major media outlets, have refused to even hint at (or been forbidden to write about by their editors or publishers) the strong connections between psychiatric drug intoxication and the epidemic of mass murder/suicide that continue to (intentionally?) confuse everybody. And so the shootings continue and the drug-marketers, drug-prescribers and other drug-profiteers continue risking the public health; and they continue getting off scot-free, never being charged as accomplices to the crimes. Just witness the pathetic failure of the defense attorneys for the Zoloft-intoxicated (150 mg per day!!) and Klonopin-intoxicated Batman Shooter from mounting a logical defense that could easily have convinced any intelligent jury to declare James Holmes of being “guilty” but temporarily insane because of his psychiatric drug-intoxication.

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Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC: Functional Medicine //What affects the body affects the brain

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Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC is board certified as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and is also a holistic functional medicine practitioner. She graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a Masters Degree in Nursing. She has advanced training in functional medicine and has been practicing in the field of psychiatric nursing for over twenty years. She met her husband of 22 years at a Florida psychiatric hospital where they were both working. Valerie started Integrative Psychiatry in 2000 after becoming frustrated with the current practice of just treating symptoms with medication and not addressing the underlying issues.

She considers herself a mind-body detective, finding clues as to the cause of your symptoms. Her areas of expertise are neurotransmitter imbalance, targeted amino acid therapy, psychopharmacology, adrenal fatigue, orthomolecular psychiatry, and natural treatments. She has written numerous articles on natural cures for depression and anxiety and was interviewed on that topic on a national radio health program.

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Integrative Psychiatry is a psychiatric and functional medicine practice located in Sarasota Florida and is owned and operated by Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC. We strive to identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and contributors to symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Our functional medicine approach involves identifying core imbalances which affect the brain and body network. We realize that there is no separating the brain and the body. What affects the body affects your brain.

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The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Manipulate Us Physicians Without our Awareness

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Duty to Warn

new logokohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

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The pharmaceutical companies are an amoral bunch. They’re not a benevolent association. So they are highly unlikely to donate large amounts of money without strings attached. Once one is dancing with the devil, you don’t always get to call the steps of the dance.”—A psychiatrist, quoted in the Boston Globe, 2002.

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The New England Journal of Medicine, under the editorship of Marcia Angell, MD, published a study in the May 18, 2000 issue whose principle author was the chief of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry. The academic psychiatrist had reportedly made $500,000 in one year doing consultancy “work” for various psycho-pharmaceutical companies that marketed antidepressant drugs. In editing the article, Dr Angell discovered that there wasn’t enough room to print all the various co-author’s conflict of interest disclosures. Because of space limitations, Angell put the full list on the website rather than in the hard copy issue.

In a foot note to the article, she wrote: “Our policy requires authors of Original Articles to disclose all financial ties with companies that make the products under study… In this case, the large number of authors and their varied and extensive financial associations with relevant companies make a detailed listing here impractical. Readers should know, however, that all but one of the twelve principal authors have had financial associations with Bristol-Myers Squibb – which also sponsored the study – and, in most cases, with many other companies producing psychoactive pharmaceutical agents. The associations include consultancies, receipt of research grants and honorariums, and participation on advisory boards.

Angell then proceeded to write an editorial in the same issue. It was titled, “Is Academic Medicine for Sale?” In it she expressed her concern about the merging of commercial and academic interests.

“Q: Is academic medicine for sale?

  A: No. The current owner is very happy with it.”

In response to Angell’s editorial, a reader sent a letter to the editor asking rhetorically, “Is academic medicine for sale? No. The current owner is very happy with it.” More

The Brain Game Psychiatry On Trial

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Chuck Frank
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Once upon a time the “science” of psychiatry was dying, plus Big Pharma wasn’t satisfied with making billions off of antibiotics,  chemotherapy, vaccines and pain medicines. They wanted more. And besides, the of psychiatry needed help. Their “profession” was in a meltdown phase. So, the “mental health experts” looked down the rat hole to see what types of mental disorders could be created. There were none. Therefore, psychiatry was now at a crossroads. Either drum up a bunch of new and fake categories, drugs_deeslabels and new medicines to treat those who were fraudulently labeled “mentally ill,” or the poor
psyche doctors would have to bite the dust. They would be out of work.

Changeing the face of psychiatry was a huge undertaking as there were no definitive laboratory tests for any so-called mental disorders. So a committee of psychiatrists was formed who then published their
“findings” and they struck pay dirt. It was called The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM-IV, printed by the American Psychiatric Association. It became the cat’s meow for
medical diagnostics.

And what transpired out of this movement?

The DSM-IV, became the bible of psychiatry and contains 297 “official” definitions and labels for every mental disorder which includes Bipolar. Welcome to the funny farm. Dr. Allen Frances who headed up the project in 1994, however, came out later after the DSM-IV was printed and actually did a 180 degree
turnaround, by saying in an interview with Gary Greenberg of WIRED magazine, that “There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s B.S. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Basically, this acclaimed
and “professional” doctor just dropped one of the biggest bombs in the mental diagnostic/medical community. He went on to say that “Diagnosis {as spelled out in the DSM-IV} is part of the magic…”

Magic?

The demons were all made up and Dr. Allen Frances not only blew the whistle on himself but also the on the entire world of psychiatry, which more often than not, prescribes an array of pills with multiple and often harmful side effects to treat their patients.

What are the side effects?

In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”). Risperdal, is one such drug given to people diagnosed with Bipolar. (source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991) Where’s the breaking mainstream media story on this one? The psychiatry buzzword “chemical imbalance” and Bipolar are just a few of the many fabricated labels engineered by those mental health
“experts” who are guilty of…“moving a human into the system, the medical apparatus, where the essence of the game is trapping that person to harvest his money, his time, his energy, and of course his health – as one new diagnosis follows on another, and one new toxic treatment after another is undertaken, from cradle to grave. The result is a severely debilitated human being (if he survives), whose major claim to fame is his list of diseases and disorders.” “Inside the pseudoscientific fraud of psychiatry.”
Jon Rappoport/nomorefakenews.com

Some mental health researchers are convinced that the DSM might soon be completely revolutionized or even rendered obsolete. Hasn’t happened yet.

In June of 2009, Frances published a broadside on the website of Psychiatric Times, an independent industry newsletter. Frances warned that the new DSM-5 manual, which came out in May, 2013, with
its emphasis on early intervention, would cause a “wholesale imperial medicalization of normality” and “a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry,” for which patients would pay the “high price [of] adverse
effects, dollars, and stigma.” The drug dealing machine is at the door. WIRED article, Dec. 2010: Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness; Gary Greenberg; Also author of The Book of Woe.
Essentially, by design there is also a bigger picture here. What is evident is the abnormalization of the nation, purposely driven by none other than the New World Order’s shadow elite. These controllers are intent on using hundreds of trumped up disorders to sedate the masses, weaken the nation and then control the people. If a person is considered mentally healthy, then his thoughts and ideas could have power. Those types just do not fit into the New World Order. They are a threat to it. Have your eyes been opened yet?

It is the drugging of America. Resist it.

Cognitive Dissonance and the Psychopharmaceutical Industry

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new logokohls Gary G. Kohls, MD

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I have been writing a weekly column for Duluth’s Reader since 2009. Many of those columns were about issues that should be of serious concern to mental health practitioners (and family practice doctors) whose practices often rely on the use of temporarily helpful but often permanently brain-disabling – and potentially addictive – psychiatric drugs for patients who complain of temporary emotional problems that can often be effectively treated – and even cured – by non-drug means.

The major themes that I have dealt with over the years have included:

  • 1) the known dangers of the synthetic chemical drugs that alter the brain, psyche and soul;
  • 2) the serious, often life-threatening withdrawal symptoms that can result when these drugs are suddenly stopped or too-rapidly tapered down (thus indicating that the drugs were dependency-inducing/addicting);
  • 3) information about brain nutrient therapy for brain-malnourished or brain-damaged folks who may actually be neurologically-impaired and not simply mentally-impaired;
  • 4) safer, non-toxic, non-drug alternative approaches to mental ill health;
  • 5) information about the reality of combat and non-combat-induced psychological traumas (PTSD) as causative factors in neurological/mental ill health; and
  • 6) the large variety of aspects of traumatic stress injuries that have been misdiagnosed as “mental illnesses of unknown origin” and therefore simplistically and erroneously treated with potentially dangerous medications.

My writings have been inspired by my own clinical experiences with suffering, emotionally traumatized people in my independent holistic health care practice. Over a thousand patients had come to me having been diagnosed with a bewildering variety of “mental illnesses of unknown origin”. The vast majority of my patients (approaching 100%) had begun their tragic descent into psychological hell when they were victimized by acute and/or chronic psychological, emotional, physical, sexual and/or spiritual violence and neglect (battered child syndrome, battered woman syndrome, childhood or spousal domestic abuse, child neglect, clergy sexual abuse, combat-induced PTSD, etc, etc), all traumas that led them into America’s psycho-pharmaceutical system, a system that has been dominated – starting in the 1950s with the first block-buster (and soon discredited) psych drugs like Thorazine and Valium. Those two drugs were among the first in a long line of brain-altering medications many of which were later found to be far more dangerous that first advertised and that are still being greedily manufactured by a long and growing list of highly profitable mega-corporations, all under-girded by very conflicted, very pseudo-scientific “research” studies, misleading advertising, and cunning 24/7 promotion that is designed to brainwash both prescribers and “consumers”.

I’m just one of a small number of out-financed, shouted-down, whistle-blower healthcare-givers and activists world-wide who have remained dedicated to their professional duty to warn the uninformed or deceived by going up against the overwhelming billion dollar dis-informational advertising campaigns that come from amoral transnational mega-corporations. It often seems like we are just crying out in the wilderness.

Sadly the cunning, well-financed ad agencies and corporate lobbyists behind the brain-washing are very successful at influencing the consumers of drugs who are told by attractive actors on TV to ask their doctors about the new medication.

Unbiased studies have repeatedly shown that prescribing practitioners are far more compliant than they care to admit when patients demand a prescription for drugs that they have seen advertised. After all, taking 2 minutes to write a prescription is easier and more profitable for a practitioner than taking 20 minutes to not write one. Doing a favor for a patient by simply writing a prescription can be a very welcome break in an otherwise busy, double-booked schedule.

The bottom line: the drug-industry designed, tested and controlled studies often get on a fast track to the Big Pharma-infiltrated FDA that demands neither long term safety studies nor evidence that the new investigational drug is not a mitochondrial toxin. Big Pharma – and every other transnational corporation that you can think of – are in the business for the money and for the profits for their shareholders and management teams – which is why they pay their CEOs, boards of directors, lawyers, lobbyists, spokespersons, drug salespersons and spin doctors so well.

The Hippocratic Oath – has the Big Business of Medicine made it Obsolete?

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Vermont Teen Forcibly Drugged and Incarcerated By DCF Wants to Come Home for 18th Birthday –

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MEDICAL KIDNAP

by Health Impact News and MedicalKidnap.com staff

A judge has ruled that Vermont teen Elissa Maple be returned home on her 18th birthday, which is July 1, but DCF is fighting the ruling, even allegedly attempting bribery of the teenager to get her to voluntarily sign over her rights on her birthday. If she does so, they can keep her in the system for an additional 3 years. Elissa has spent the last year and a half being held against her will in a Massachusetts mental health facility, and has been forced to consume a cocktail of unwanted drugs.

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Vermont Teen Drugged Against Her Will, Held in Custody in Massachusetts Mental Health Facility

TS Radio: Ted Chabasinski–Barbaric Electroshock still used on adults & children -May 21

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