How psychiatry Perpetuates Drug Side Effects

Reference:
United Nations Promoting Sustainable Development
Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sustainable: Of, relating to, or being a method or lifestyle for using resources so that the resources can be maintained and continued, and are not depleted or permanently damaged.

[from Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo, sustinere, from sub– (under) + teneo (hold, uphold, possess, guard, maintain)]

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 associated targets adopted in 2015 and accepted by all Member States seek to realize the human rights of all and balance economic, social and environmental factors towards peace and prosperity for all.

To this end we examine some of the existing factors which block or inhibit the realization of these goals, and which must be eliminated so that the goals can be achieved in practice.

SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Target 6.3: By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 6.3

Pharmaceuticals are increasingly prevalent in our drinking water. Here are some quotes from PBS Nova:
“In 1999, Christian Daughton, an environmental chemist from the Environmental Protection Agency, wrote a paper along with Thomas Ternes of ESWE-Institute for Water Research and Water Technology in Germany that called attention to the persistence of pharmaceuticals in the freshwater cycle.”

“One study found several pharmaceuticals in treated tap water, including … meprobamate (an antianxiety medication).”

Here is another quote:
“In 2017, a study published by Rio de Janeiro State University found that both treated wastewater and untreated wastewater had the same concentration of psychoactive drugs. Traditional treatment methods aren’t getting the job done.”

And another:
“…researchers have identified traces of pharmaceutical drugs in the drinking water supplies of some 40 million Americans. … And antidepressants … can ‘alter the behavior and reproductive functions of fish and mollusks.'”

And one more recent quote:
“Psychoactive drugs – including antidepressants – are altering the reproductive behaviour, anxiety levels, and anti-predator responses of fish in the wild, according to Australia’s Monash University.”

Google reports about 818,000 results when searching for the phrase “psychotropic drugs in the water supply.” It’s obviously a serious and current consideration, since there can be horrific side effects from psychiatric drugs

And if people are experiencing mental or physical ill effects for no apparent reason, it is that much more difficult to diagnose and treat the symptoms. When was the last time you were given a blood test to see if there were traces of psychiatric drugs in your body? 

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s MedWatch program for Adverse Event Reporting cannot help protect consumers from the risk of drug side effects if no one is reporting side effects because they cannot attribute them to any specific drug, particularly if they are only ingesting the drug in their drinking water.

Recognize that the real problem is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior or study problems as “diseases,” then compound the abuse by fraudulently prescribing harmful and addictive mind-altering psychiatric drugs which can then make their way into the water supply.

Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 6 can occur.
Psych drugs are now being detected in the water supply.

The Zyprexa Papers

On 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.

The Kindle version of The Zyprexa Papers is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com to be released January 31, 2020, with the paperback version shortly to follow.
The Zyprexa Papers

Schizo Christmas Present from the FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved the new antipsychotic drug lumateperone (Caplyta, from Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc) on December 23, 2019 for treatment of schizophrenia in adults, in spite of previously canceling its review because of mixed results in testing, which were blamed on positive responses to placebos.

As with other antipsychotics, lumateperone includes a boxed warning that elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis are at an increased risk for death.

Also as with other antipsychotics, the mechanism of action is unknown — they’re just guessing about how it is supposed to “work.” It plays Russian Roulette with serotonindopamine and glutamate (another neurotransmitter) in the brain.

It has all the usual possible side effects – neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, hyperglycemia, diabetes, weight gain, sedation, increased risk of falls, seizures, infertility, etc.  Newborns exposed to antipsychotic drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy may suffer withdrawal symptoms.

Since cytochrome P450 enzymes such as CYP3A4 are involved in its metabolism in the liver, a person’s genetic abnormality with these can lead to the drug or its metabolites reaching a toxic level in hours or days, correlating with the onset of severe side effects. One is also ill-advised to drink grapefruit juice with this drug because it strongly inhibits the CYP3A4 enzyme, again increasing the risk of serious adverse reactions.

Of course, psychiatrists attribute any attempts at suicide to the underlying diagnosis and not to the drugs.

Speaking of the Underlying Diagnosis

Today, psychiatry clings tenaciously to antipsychotics as the treatment for “schizophrenia,” despite their proven risks and studies which show that when patients stop taking these drugs, they improve.

The late Professor Thomas Szasz stated that “schizophrenia is defined so vaguely that, in actuality, it is a term often applied to almost any kind of behavior of which the speaker disapproves.”

These are normal people with medical, disciplinary, educational, ethical or spiritual problems that can and must be resolved without recourse to drugs. Deceiving and drugging is not the practice of medicine. It is criminal.

Any medical doctor who takes the time to conduct a thorough physical examination of a child or adult exhibiting signs of what a psychiatrist calls Schizophrenia can find undiagnosed, untreated physical conditions. Any person labeled with so-called Schizophrenia needs to receive a thorough physical examination by a competent medical—not psychiatric—doctor to first determine what underlying physical condition is causing the manifestation.

Any person falsely diagnosed as mentally disordered which results in treatment that harms them should file a complaint with the police and professional licensing bodies and have this investigated. They should seek legal advice about filing a civil suit against any offending psychiatrist and his or her hospital, associations and teaching institutions seeking compensation.

No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives, that at times they can be mentally unstable, subject to unreasonable depression, anxiety or panic. Mental health care is therefore both valid and necessary. However, the emphasis must be on workable mental healing methods that improve and strengthen individuals and thereby society by restoring people to personal strength, ability, competence, confidence, stability, responsibility and spiritual well–being. Psychiatric drugs and psychiatric treatments are not workable.

For more information, click here to download and read the full CCHR report “Schizophrenia—Psychiatry’s For Profit ‘Disease’“.
Calvin and Hobbes

How psychiatry Perpetuates Gender Inequality

Reference:
United Nations Promoting Sustainable Development
Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sustainable: Of, relating to, or being a method or lifestyle for using resources so that the resources can be maintained and continued, and are not depleted or permanently damaged.

[from Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo, sustinere, from sub– (under) + teneo (hold, uphold, possess, guard, maintain)]

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 associated targets adopted in 2015 and accepted by all Member States seek to realize the human rights of all and balance economic, social and environmental factors towards peace and prosperity for all.

To this end we examine some of the existing factors which block or inhibit the realization of these goals, and which must be eliminated so that the goals can be achieved in practice.

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 5.1

According to the European Union Parliament “Report on improving the mental health of the population” (A6-0249/2006), “women … are prescribed twice as many psychotropic drugs as men … [and] pharmacokinetic studies have shown that women have less tolerance to such products”.

So, apparently psychiatrists know that women react more negatively to psychotropic drugs than men, but are given twice as many harmful and addictive psychotropic drugs as men.

Furthermore, the same report “Criticises the growing medicalisation of the processes and stages of development of women’s and girls’ bodies, as a result of which puberty, pregnancy or menopause are increasingly being defined as ‘illnesses’ or ‘disorders’ …”

Much of the expansion of psychiatry in the past few decades has been based on a fraudulent brain model that encourages psychiatric drug treatment as a panacea for multiple problems, many of which are actually real medical, social, ethical or spiritual conditions and not mental illnesses or brain abnormalities.

The general term “medicalization” (or the equivalent spelling “medicalisation”) means that non-medical problems, such as normal life events, become defined and treated as medical problems, usually as illnesses or disorders, so that they can be “treated” by psychiatrists with psychotropic drugs, instead of finding out their etiology and appropriately treating the real issues.

Here are some examples of medicalization:
— Various forms of addiction are medicalized so that they can be suppressed with psychotropic drugs, rather than handling the root physical, social and ethical aspects of the addiction.

— As referenced here, gender-related issues are being considered as mental illnesses and suppressed with psychotropic drugs instead of determining the actual medical, social, ethical, or spiritual underlying causes and addressing those.

Gender Discrimination in the DSM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) labels some specific gender-related behaviors as mental illnesses. There are four entries in DSM-5 of “Gender dysphoria” [dysphoria: a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life, from Greek dusphoros “hard to bear”]. There are four DSM entries specifically for female issues: “Premenstrual dysphoric disorder”, “Female orgasmic disorder”, “Female sexual interest/arousal disorder”, and “Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder”. Not to mention that the DSM considers that being a victim of sexual abuse is a mental disorder (“Personal history (past history) of sexual abuse”). And, as always, the catch-all category for everyone else, “Unspecified sexual dysfunction.”

Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 5 can occur.
Having an unpleasant feeling.

The Promise of Disordered Proteins

Various biotechnology companies are betting on the therapeutic potential of a certain class of proteins in researching possible new drugs.

Such proteins, called “intrinsically disordered proteins” (IDPs), look different from the proteins with rigid structures that are more familiar in cells. IDPs are shape-shifters, appearing as ensembles of components that constantly change configurations. This loose structure allows the IDPs to bring together a wide variety of molecules at critical moments, such as during a cell’s response to stress. Less flexible proteins tend to have a more limited number of binding partners. When IDPs do not function properly, disease can ensue. Medical researchers have  been trying to create treatments to eliminate or regulate malfunctioning IDPs.

In 2017 researchers demonstrated that an FDA-approved drug called trifluoperazine (which is prescribed for psychotic disorders and anxiety) bound to and inhibited NUPR1, a disordered protein involved in a form of pancreatic cancer.

The NUPR1 (nuclear protein 1) gene is an intrinsically disordered protein coding gene which is associated with pancreatic cancer, although the details of such functions are still unknown.

Trifluoperazine (brand name Novo-Trifluzine) is an older antipsychotic, also called a Major Tranquilizer or Neuroleptic. As with all such antipsychotics, possible side effects are: akathisia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, anxiety, depression, mood changes, hostility, pancreatitis, seizures, suicidal thoughts, and violence.

The point we want to make is that researchers are actively investigating psychotropic drugs to see if they can be re-purposed for other uses than for which the FDA currently approves. If such drugs, or offshoots of such drugs, are given permission to be prescribed for additional uses, then more people could be exposed to the side effects of such drugs.

“TFP [trifluoperazine] cannot be used in clinic for treating patients with cancer, due to the numerous undesirable side effects that occur at efficient anticancer doses.” Since TFP shows such strong central nervous system side effects, researchers try to develop TFP derivatives with less side effects. Of course, human clinical trials must be done to show the results before marketing a drug, since the research up to this point has been done on mice.

But again, the points we want to make are that 1) the details of how these drugs are supposed to “work” are often unknown; 2) this type of research is highly speculative; and 3) the base drugs have toxic side effects.

All this reflects back to the original use of such psychotropic drugs and their horrific side effects. And the point we really want to make about this is that the root problem is not even the drugs. The real problem is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior or study problems as  “diseases,” using the fraudulent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as justification to prescribe these drugs and other coercive and abusive “treatments.” Psychiatry’s stigmatizing labels, programs and treatments are harmful junk science; their diagnoses of “mental disorders” are a hoax – unscientific, fraudulent and harmful. All psychiatric treatments, not just psychiatric drugs, are dangerous.

Decades of psychiatric monopoly over mental health has only lead to upwardly spiraling mental illness statistics, continuously escalating funding demands, and ever more addictive and harmful drugs which can cause violence and suicide.

The many critical challenges facing societies today reflect the vital need to strengthen individuals through workable, viable and humanitarian alternatives to harmful psychiatric options. Contact your local, state and federal representatives and let them know what you think about this.

Click here for more information.

How psychiatry Perpetuates Illiteracy

Reference: United Nations Promoting Sustainable Development
Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015: “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sustainable: Of, relating to, or being a method or lifestyle for using resources so that the resources can be maintained and continued, and are not depleted or permanently damaged.
[from Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo, sustinere, from sub– (under) + teneo (hold, uphold, possess, guard, maintain)]

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 associated targets adopted in 2015 and accepted by all Member States seek to realize the human rights of all and balance economic, social and environmental factors towards peace and prosperity for all.

To this end we examine some of the existing factors which block or inhibit the realization of these goals, and which must be eliminated so that the goals can be achieved in practice.

SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 

Target 4.6: By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 4.6

Children worldwide are under extremely dangerous assault. Parents and teachers are being deceived in the name of improved mental health and better education. The results are devastating.

In 1967, a group of psychiatrists met in Puerto Rico to discuss their objectives for psychotropic drug use on “normal humans” in the year 2000. Their plan included drugs to “enhance the learning capacity of the individual.” Today, with at least 17 million children worldwide consuming mind-altering drugs and the almost exclusive use of psychology-based curricula in many schools, literacy is fast becoming a thing of the past.

In the U.S. alone, 1.5 million children and adolescents on antidepressants are at risk of known, drug-induced violent or suicidal side effects; while education achievement standards have plummeted as a result of psychology-based education curricula.

According to educators, traditional academics have been jettisoned in favor of psychological behavior modification that places emotions above educational outcomes.

In Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, Ralph Tyler, president of the Carnegie Foundation (provider of private funding for education and testing), wrote that the “real purpose of education is … to bring about significant changes in the students’ pattern of behavior.” It meant targeting the child’s emotions, feelings, beliefs, and as a secondary objective, his intellect.

The current psychiatric push for mandatory “mental illness screening” in schools funnels children directly into the mental health care system, leading to rising illiteracy, crime, drug abuse and suicide rates.

School mental health programs have been designed to channel the lives of children towards specific ideological objectives at the expense of their literacy and well-being. Instead of directing children toward genuine achievement and the demonstration of competence, the psychiatric “self-esteem” concept is to tell the child he has accomplished something whether he has or not.

Psychiatric drugs and programs in schools have been implicated in increasing child violence. Skyrocketing youth suicide rates have also followed in the wake of widespread psychiatric, drug-based, child programs and psychological school curricula.

Research analyst Diane Alden stated, “We have had years of counseling, therapy, drugs and touchy-feely non-academics, and what we have gotten for this is dumb kids who feel good about being dumb and violent.”

Ultimately, psychiatry and psychology must be eliminated from all education systems and their coercive and unworkable methods should never be funded by the State.

Find out more by downloading and reading the CCHR report “Harming Youth — Psychiatry Destroys Young Minds — Report and recommendations on harmful mental health assessments, evaluations, and programs within our schools.

Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 4 can occur.

Therapy or Torture? The Truth about Electroshock

A Documentary that will Shock the World

Therapy or Torture? The Truth about Electroshock is a hard-hitting exposé on the most barbaric psychiatric practice in use today. This gripping documentary provides compelling evidence of the brain damage and deadly effects of ECT (ElectroConvulsive Therapy).

Ask anyone on the street about electroshock and they’ll probably tell you it’s a relic of a bygone era, something that has been banned for decades. Not so. Worldwide, about one million people a year — including pregnant women and children under the age of five — are subjected to electroconvulsive therapy.
In fact, psychiatrists are now promoting the use of ECT as a solution for “treatment-resistive” patients, those who don’t respond to psychiatric drugs. So electroshock is back with a vengeance.

Why does psychiatry have such a love affair with ECT despite the brain damage and devastation that it causes? The one-word answer: money. ECT is now a $5.4 billion dollar industry in just the US alone.

The purpose of ECT is to induce a major seizure in the patient. There is abundant evidence that seizures can be brain damaging, no matter how they come about. Seizures cause acute as well as chronically damaging inflammatory reactions in the brain. Just as in epilepsy, brain inflammation is caused by ECT-induced seizures. Studies that use MRI and sophisticated spectography scans document significant inflammation of brain nerves after ECT. In other words, they show electroporation — the production of holes in brain cell membranes, leading to memory loss, cognitive loss, and other devastating adverse effects.
Psychiatrists will tell you that the brain damage itself is what causes an apparent improvement in depression symptoms. In fact, in 1942 American psychiatrist Abraham Myerson said: “The reduction of intelligence is an important factor in the curative process. The fact is that some of the very best cures that one gets are in those individuals whom one reduces almost to amentia [feeble-mindedness]”.

We think you might agree that an effective cure should involve an increase in intelligence, rather than a decrease.

Download and read the CCHR booklet “The Brutal Reality – Harmful psychiatric ‘treatments’ – report and recommendations on the destructive practices of electroshock and psychosurgery.

Visit BanECT.org to learn the truth about ECT and take effective action to end it.

Thanksgiving 2019

As we free men and women celebrate this Thanksgiving Day in peace with our loved ones I wish to remind all that some Americans are not at peace, some Americans are not free, and some Americans are not at home with their loved ones.

Some American men and women have been incarcerated by an uncaring psychiatric system. Some men and women in our modern age are held as slaves and are tortured and forced to endure barbaric treatments that psychiatry imposes.

Some Americans are locked away, restrained and suffering in our country’s mental health prisons. Some of the treatments they endure are Electric Shock Therapy; Prefrontal Lobotomy; Trans Orbital Leukotomy; Vagus Nerve Stimulation; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Deep Brain Stimulation; harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs; and many others all of which have the scientific validity of zero. All cause permanent brain or nerve damage.

You know as well as I that none of psychiatry’s treatments work.
I remind you that these are our relations that we have allowed the psychiatrist to imprison and torture. These are our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, male and female we have neglected.

The Roman Empire long ago proved that no country can long endure when one class of its citizens are held as slaves to another class. No country however large or small has ever endured that brutal test. Either all are free or none are free.

It is time we brought psychiatry back under the control of our law. We now more than ever need to ensure the freedoms we all hold dear are given to those less than fortunate souls. It is time we took a bit more responsibility for the freedoms of others because there go you or I but for the grace of God. So as we sit down and give thanks to the Gods we worship take a moment and make that decision to do something about the plight of those at the bottom rung of our social ladder. Because you see by ensuring their freedom, you ensure the freedom of all men and women, and that my friend is what America is all about.

It is about freedom for all.

Help us free these vulnerable people from the tyranny of coercive psychiatry.

CCHR STL Volunteers Needed for 2020 Events

Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis 
Volunteers Needed

Missouri State Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4 and 5, 2020
8 am to 6 pm

Help inform our legislators about CCHR Issues.
Distribute DVD’s to legislative offices and man our table passing out CCHR materials. Hatting is included.
Help out one or both days.


St. Charles, MO Convention Center
Working Women’s Survival Show
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – February 21-23, 2020

Get CCHR materials out in volume to the public.
Man our booth at the show. Pass out materials, get petition signatures and talk to the public. 
Also Needed: Thurs. Feb 20 – a team of 2 to set up the booth. At your convenience between 8 AM and 10 PM.

Email CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG with your interest in helping out!

HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO WE HAVE THAT ECT IS TORTURE?

AN HOUR AND TWENTY-TWO MINUTES OF IT.

Shocking! “Therapy or Torture” The Truth About Electroshock documentary is premiering November 23rd, 2019. Watch the trailer now then scroll down to “Raise Your Voice” to sign the petition to Ban ECT!
https://www.cchr.org/ban-ect/

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