Archive for December, 2010
A recent research article [Moore TJ, Glenmullen J, Furberg CD (2010) Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015337] has concluded that “acts of violence towards others are a genuine and serious adverse drug event … Varenicline … and serotonin reuptake inhibitors were the most strongly and consistently implicated drugs.”
Varenicline (also known as Champix or Chantix) isÂ a benzodiazepine-basedÂ anti-anxiety drug promoted for smoking cessation. Serotonin reuptake inhibitorsÂ are psychotropic drugs known as “newer antidepressants.”
More information about the side effects of these drugs can be found at http://www.cchrstl.org/sideeffects.shtml.
It should be noted that these drugs mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future.
Psychiatrists fraudulently diagnoseÂ life’s problemsÂ asÂ “mental illness”Â for which they can prescribe harmful and addictive drugs.Â Let others know how bad this is. Get the Facts. Fight Back.
One prevailing psychiatric theory (key to psychotropic drug sales) is that mental disorders result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. As with its other theories, there is no biological or other evidence to prove this. People do experience problems and upsets in life that may result in mental troubles, sometimes very serious. But to represent that these troubles are caused by incurable “brain diseases” that can only be alleviated with dangerous pills is dishonest, harmful and often deadly.
Such drugs are often more potent than a narcotic and capable of driving one to violence or suicide. They mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future. Dr. David Stein exposes this psychiatric diagnosis fraud in this week’s Watchdog Radio show.
Dear CCHR St. Louis Supporter,
A major thrust of CCHR’s work this year has been to curb and halt the widespread psychiatric labeling and drugging of children.
Please take a moment to watch this short video on child drugging, created by CCHR to raise awareness of this critical issue, and then please make a tax-deductible year-end donation to CCHR St. Louis to help continue the fight for kids.
Psychologists and other mental health counselors employed or assigned by family courts have the power to affect the lives of parents and children for better or worse. One such way they overstep their boundaries is
through Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS). PAS is an alleged (and thoroughly discredited) “mental disorder” applied to one parent in a divorce-custody matter by the opposing party’s psychological expert in the following manner: “The child(ren) are fearful of or angry at Parent B (my client). It appears that Parent A has been telling the child(ren) negative things about my client in an effort to make the child(ren) fear my client, refuse visitation with him, etc. These efforts are proof that Parent A has PAS and so should not have custody of the child(ren).”
Use of this “diagnosis” sometimes obscures the fact that there may be documented reasons or logical foundations for the child(ren)’s fears or the parent’s concern, such as actual sexual abuse, domestic violence or the opposing parent’s criminal record.
Attorney Andrew J. Thompson is this week’s Watchdog Radio show guest and he discusses the overreach of therapists in custody cases.
A psychiatrist on the payroll of GlaxoSmithKline has been sentenced to 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to committing research fraud in trials of the company’s antidepressant Paxil on children.
A lawsuit that alleges Wyeth executives told a series of lies about the antidepressant Pristiq â€” suggesting that it was a good treatment for post-menopause hot-flashes when they were sitting on study data showing a risk of heart and liver problems â€” gives new guidance to management on what counts as a false or misleading disclosure to investors.
A small branch of psychiatry called orthomolecular psychiatry which uses natural remedies has been developed over the last few decades to wean mental patients off pharmaceuticals. Of course, the American Psychiatric Association Big Pharma shills have thoroughly denounced the orthomolecular approach as “snake oil”.
Her story details the struggles of raising twin sons, who were born ten weeks premature. Both had many developmental delays and by six years old they had been diagnosed with ADHD. All the psychologists and psychiatrists, and several teachers, recommended Ritalin to address their issues. She was desperate and willing to try anything to treat her childen’s symptoms. Yet, her husband said “No way” and was adamant about his beliefs, so she supported his position.
She took her children off dairy products at six years of age, and that decision became the beginning of their alternative, holistic journey. She would spend the next seven years learning about and trying alternative medicine and lifestyle approaches. After years of high hopes and disappointments in treating their children’s ADHD, they finally found a natural, non-drug approach that actually worked and it had lasting, permanent change. This week’s Watchdog Radio show guest, Deborah Merlin, hopes and believes that other parents and doctors will experience the same results using her approach and suggestions to give you hope on your family’s journey to better health and happiness.
It is estimated that in the United States between 4 million and 8 million children are on Ritalin, the drug being used to change the behavior of children afflicted with a so-called “disease” called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ADHD. We already know that the long-term use of Ritalin can be fatal.
What parents are not being told by psychiatrists who prescribe the drug and the school nurses who give it to the kids is that taking Ritalin is like playing Russian roulette, simply because nobody can be sure what the
side-effects will be. Why would anyone subject a child to a drug with so many possible harmful side effects simply to “treat” an attention problem? How about creating classrooms with more order and fewer distractions.
This week’s guest, Samuel L. Blumenfeld, has published ten books on education in America, and he has spent much of his career investigating the decline in American literacy, the reasons for the high rate of learning disabilities in American children, the reasons why so many children are labeled ADD, and why the school system refuses to use intensive phonics in reading instruction.