Posts Tagged ‘Psychiatric Drugs’

Cap It Off With Caplyta

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Emerging from a cloud of regulatory questions and mixed clinical results, Caplyta (generic lumateperone) an atypical antipsychotic from Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. was given FDA approval 20 December 2019, and is now being heavily marketed. There are over a dozen of these second-generation antipsychotics, with varying activity at the brain receptors for various neurotransmitters.

It is hardly clear whether lumateperone has any advantages over other antipsychotic drugs. The primary reason for researching and releasing another atypical antipsychotic is to try to reduce the side effects, rather than to actually eliminate the symptoms, since no one really knows what causes these symptoms. The manipulation of neurotransmitters in the brain is just a guess, unfounded by any real understanding, just as the actual causes of so-called schizophrenia (psychiatry’s “For Profit Disease”) are not understood.

Side Effects of this dangerous drug include: stroke, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, diabetes, low white blood cell count, low blood pressure, falls, seizures, sleepiness, trouble concentrating, high temperature, difficulty swallowing, withdrawal symptoms in newborn babies exposed to Caplyta during the third trimester, pruritus (itchy skin), rash, urticaria (hives), increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Patients are urged to avoid Cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) inducers or inhibitors, since these may exacerbate the adverse reactions, causing violence and suicide.

List Price: $44 per 42mg capsule, with a peak sales estimate of $60 million in 2020 and $400 million by 2024. There may be conditions for insurance approval; for example, UnitedHealthcare may require the failure, contraindication, or intolerance to three other atypical antipsychotics before giving approval to pay for the use of Caplyta.

The antipsychotic activity of Caplyta is thought to be mediated through a combination of antagonism of serotonin receptors and antagonism of dopamine receptors in the brain, however the actual mechanism of action of Caplyta in schizophrenia is unknown.

Clinical trial results were measured by the opinion of a clinician observing or asking the patient about their feelings. The results require cautious interpretation and could represent chance findings. One phase III trial showed some symptomatic improvement and another phase III trial failed to show any improvement over placebo.

Obviously use this drug at your own serious risk, and insist on Full Informed Consent.

The real problem is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior as “diseases.” 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.

It is vital that patients watch the video documentary “Making A Killing – The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging“. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of psychiatric abuse victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine. The facts are hard to believe, but fatal to ignore.

Meditate On This

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Even with a precedent of thousands of years of practice, meditation may not be universally beneficial.

Notwithstanding the many thousands of people hooked on meditation, bear with us as we discuss this topic, as it is occupying considerable bandwidth on social media.

Meditation is a method of directing one’s attention inward, into one’s mind; the word is derived from the Latin meditatio, from the verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder”. [Possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European med- “measure”; possibly from Sanskrit medha “wisdom”.]

As with most English words there are multiple definitions, although there remains no single contemporary definition of necessary and sufficient criteria that has achieved universal or widespread acceptance. Which is why we are expending so much consideration on the term.

Innocuous Definitions of Meditation
–the act or an instance of planning or thinking quietly, contemplation
–a discourse intended to express considered thoughts or reflections, or to guide others in contemplation
–thinking deeply or carefully about

Not So Innocuous Definitions of Meditation
–any definitions which mandate focused introspection, or focusing intensively on one’s mind, or focusing one’s attention intensively on one particular object, thought, idea, or activity, and which insist on remaining motionless.

Why We Say “Not So Innocuous”

For this we need to explain something called Introversion-Extroversion.

Definitions
Introversion: Looking in too closely
Extroversion: Being able to look outward

Examples
Introversion: Continually fixing attention on something.
An introverted personality is only capable of looking inward at itself.

Extroversion: Looking at things in the environment at different distances without fixing attention on any one thing or one distance.
An extroverted personality is capable of looking around the environment.

Discussion
These are two realities of which every person is aware to greater or lesser degree. On the one hand a person is aware of the internal reality of his own existence and past. On the other hand a person is aware of the external reality of his present time environment (and some can also imagine a future reality.)

When a person excessively introverts, their external reality becomes less real which inhibits their ability to observe and communicate with external things. The physical manifestation of this is tiredness, weariness or exhaustion.

The simple remedy for excessive introversion is extroversion — a good look at and communication with the wider external environment. Take A Walk and Look At Things!

When the method of meditation requires such introversion to the exclusion of extroversion, there are potential adverse effects. Some research has noted such adverse effects as anxiety, fear, distorted emotions or thoughts, self-obsession, a compulsive need to change, exhaustion, or the side effects of having taken harmful psychoactive drugs as “aids” (a favorite psychiatric “therapy”.)

When meditation is used for the purposes described by “not so innocuous” definitions, the danger of excessive introversion becomes real. We point out the possibility, and trust that someone is able to recognize when introversion exceeds extroversion and becomes damaging.

Meditation, Mindfulness and the Psychiatric Connection

Research on the processes and effects of meditation has become a subfield of psychiatric neurological research. As with all psychiatric “treatments”, fraud and abuse are rampant.

The psychiatric corruption of mindfulness into meditation by psychiatry and psychology has confused the subject and rendered it not only less effective but actually harmful.

When meditation is practiced as simply mindfulness, being in present time in the current external environment, we have meditation as one of the innocuous definitions — no harm done. Being in present time is a good thing.

But when meditation is practiced to totally focus one’s attention inward on the mind, leading a person into the past instead of the present, here is where it becomes not so innocuous, and one is exposed to the dangers of introversion to the exclusion of extroversion. Being out of present time is not a good thing.

There are better ways to reach spiritual awareness and freedom than focusing attention exclusively on the mind and the past. Psychiatry is not your friend in this endeavor.

Fanapt, the psychiatric Fan Dance

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Psychotropic drugs are a Fan Dance, frantically waving their hands to hide their true effects.

The psychopharmaceutical industry has started voraciously advertising another antipsychotic drug called Fanapt (generic iloperidone), although it has been available since 2009; and this one has even more contraindications and adverse side effects than other antipsychotics. Similar to the other antipsychotic agents, iloperidone carries a black-box warning for increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.

As iloperidone is metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes, 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. Other drugs which affect the levels of cytochrome P450 enzymes in the liver can also severely interfere with iloperidone metabolism and its elimination from the body.

Iloperidone, like similar psychotropic atypical antipsychotics, is an antagonist for dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain, which means that it binds to and blocks the activation of these receptors, leading to a decrease in dopamine activity, under the unproven assumption that schizophrenia is caused by an overactive dopamine system.

Like all other such drugs, “The mechanism of action of iloperidone in schizophrenia is unknown.” They’re just guessing to make a buck, and hoping that no one notices the severity of the side effects.

Over 40% of patients relapse within 3 months (i.e. their schizophrenic symptoms return), which is deemed a “success.” With over 20 antipsychotic drugs on the market, iloperidone is not even supposed to be considered as a first option due to the severity of its adverse reactions. It does not appear to offer any distinct advantages to set it apart from other antipsychotic drugs, other than to make money for its producer, marketer, and prescribers, while ensuring subsequent income for treating its side effects.

So why all of a sudden is this drug experiencing a surge in advertising? Could it be that this is related to the expiration of an exclusivity agreement and the appearance of a generic iloperidone on the market?

This drug, however, is not even the real problem. Recognize that the real problem is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior as “diseases.” 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 abusive.

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More Again About The Dangerous Environment

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Pandemic, Lockdowns, Social Distancing, Masks, Vaccinations, Racism, Injustice, War, Pollution, Debt, Drugs, Illiteracy, Terrorism, Ignorance, Enslavement, School Shootings, Elderly Abuse, Foster Care Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Religious Intolerance, Political Abuse, Fake News, Psychiatry

The Dangerous Environment

Every couple of years it seems we need to write again about The Dangerous Environment. We notice now that it is even more on everyone’s mind.

Many people are not only convinced that the environment is dangerous, but that it is steadily growing more so. For many, it’s more of a challenge than they feel up to. An “environmental challenge” exists in an area which is filled with irrationality. While we thrive on a challenge, we can also be overwhelmed by a challenge to which we cannot respond.

What is dangerousness? Something one is afraid to communicate with. So if you say, “Don’t communicate with this,” then people will think it is dangerous. There are real areas of danger in the environment, but there are also areas being made to seem more dangerous than they really are. For example, recent events stress the “dangerousness” of the environment — and the arguments about masks, social distancing and vaccinations are rampant. This leads to all sorts of wrong targets, designed as red herrings to distract one from the real threats.

The fact of the matter is that the environment is made to appear much more dangerous than it actually is. A great number of people are professional dangerous environment makers; we might call them Merchants of Chaos or Merchants of Fear. This includes professions which require a dangerous environment for their continued existence, because they make their living off of it — such as the politician, the policeman, the newspaperman, the undertaker, the terrorist, the psychiatrist, and others.

These people sell a dangerous environment. That is their mainstay. They feel that if they did not sell people on the idea that the environment is dangerous, they would promptly go broke. So it is in their interest to make the environment seem far more dangerous than it actually is. This kind of misinformation is itself a clear and present danger to our personal safety.

How to Help Someone Overwhelmed by a Dangerous Environment

Here are four steps to take with someone to help spread some calm into a supposedly Dangerous Environment:

1. Write down the various problems one has.

2. Pick the one of these which is the easiest to confront and write that one down. (Confront is the ability to directly face without flinching.)

3. For that last one, write down some one thing you are absolutely sure you could do about it.

4. Do it.

The Psychiatric Connection

Daily, we see the news that people’s “mental health” is suffering because of the restrictions and fears of COVID-19, not unrealistic given the staggering changes to their lives. However, psychiatrists and psychologists are turning this natural response into a global mental disorder that will line their pockets from the funds they are demanding to “treat” it, usually with harmful and addictive psychotropic drugs.

Wherever psychiatry intervenes, the environment becomes more dangerous, more unsettled, more disturbed. PTSD, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, on and on — psychiatry thrives on making people think they are sick; otherwise there would be no psychiatric patients, there would be no need for psychiatry.

A wide variety of environmental stresses can contribute to the onset of mental trauma. People can have mental trauma in their lives; but the treatment is not psychiatry or psychiatric drugs. The treatment is finding out what is really wrong, and then finding out that something can be done about it, and then doing something about it. Actually, if you knew what the problem really was, you would already have fixed it; so the “finding out” steps are essential. Psychiatry entirely skips the “finding out” steps; it just prescribes a drug to deaden the pain.

It used to be that the term “mentally ill” was limited to mean crazy people like those talking to themselves in the streets and those acting irrationally, oblivious to the world around them. However, the symptoms of mental illness today have been re-defined and broadened by psychiatry, and enshrined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), to fit under the umbrella of any non-optimum behavior, including what is considered normal for that age. Basically, “mentally ill” now is just an opinion about something that a psychiatrist doesn’t like.

This, in turn, allows for wholesale diagnoses of everything from “teenage moodiness” to “bad at mathematics”, followed by treatment with dangerous and addictive mind-altering drugs with harmful side effects. It would make more sense to look and see where the symptoms are coming from and check out things such as diet, allergies, infections, toxic things in the environment, illiteracy, etc.

The psychiatrization of normal everyday behavior by including personality quirks and traits is a lucrative business for the psychiatrist, because by expanding the number of “mental illnesses” even ordinary people can become patients and added to the psychiatric marketing pool.

Safe and effective medical treatments for mental difficulties are often kept buried. The fact is, there are many medical conditions that when undetected and untreated can appear as psychiatric “symptoms.” The psychiatric pharmaceutical industry is making a killing — $84 billion per year — based on people being labeled with mental disorders that are not founded on science or medicine, but on marketing campaigns designed to sell drugs.

An individual’s health level, sanity level, activity level and ambition level are all monitored by their own concept of the dangerousness of the environment. You are as successful as you adjust your environment to yourself, rather than the environment enforcing itself on you. Find something in your environment that isn’t being a threat. It will calm you down.

Find Out About The Psychiatric Assault on America! Fight Back!

Symptom Deficit Disorder

People’s Resilience in Times of Disasters

Monday, June 29th, 2020

We must be witnessing a societal aberration something like “effective communication must be in person,” since so many people seem to experience anxiety from the social isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns.

The psychiatric industry is heavily pushing the fraudulent idea that loneliness is a mental illness, in order to sell more drugs.

Loneliness is quite simply a lack of communication, not a lack of personal contact; and it is not a mental illness, as the psychiatric industry would have you believe. But we see daily reports all over the media from psychiatrists and psychiatric facilities claiming that loneliness and anxiety are mental illnesses needing anti-anxiety drugs. Such anxiety can be cured by more communication, which is basically free; drugs can only suppress anxiety, not cure it, but they provide massive profit for the mental health industry.

Reliable reports are showing that psychotropic drug prescriptions have significantly increased since the start of the pandemic lockdowns. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs rose 34.1% in February and March; and there were 86% more prescriptions for other psychiatric drugs, primarily  antidepressants. Evidently many people are being fooled by the psychiatric propaganda machine.

A tolerance to these highly addictive drugs can build up, leading to people taking higher dosages, and subsequent severe withdrawal effects when stopped. These drugs are not benign, they have serious adverse side effects.

The history of the mental health industry shows them using epidemics, Spanish Flu, Hong Kong Flu, and much more, to push for increased mental health treatment with commensurate increases in funding, but showing no effective results. Psychiatry and psychiatric drugs thrive under such conditions.

Psychotropic drugs Prozac and Luvox, known to cause violence and suicide, are now being tested to treat Covid-19. Two antipsychotics, Haldol and Thorazine are also being tested. Thorazine, known as a “chemical lobotomy,” has killed 100,000 Americans due to its toxic side effects. This practice of using existing drugs is called “repurposing,” using them for new indications and expanding their reach into new patient populations.

On May 8, the next stage of a clinical trial using LSD to treat adult “ADHD” was also announced. Repurposing psychotropic drugs during a global epidemic puts the psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry back on track for greater profits.

There are already “mental health” apps for your smartphone using artificial intelligence algorithms to predict suicide risk. We can see in your future compulsory psychiatric treatment if these trends persist.

Resilience

One definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties,” from the Latin word resiliens “rebounding”. In the most basic sense, resiliency has been defined as the ability to adapt and cope successfully despite threatening or challenging situations. Thus, competency in relevant areas is a strong supporter of resiliency.

CCHR’s research has found that people’s resilience in times of disasters such as pandemics, wars and terrorism, has often been the people’s best treatment, and that the sources of predictions about so-called “mental health epidemics” often have conflicts of interest with manufacturers of psychotropic drugs.

Psychiatry’s billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is ultimately an instrument for weakening human resilience, making people prey to entrepreneurs of human misery. Existing evidence indicates that prior psychiatric treatment is associated with increased (rather than decreased) rates of future suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

CCHR is fully aware of the country’s challenging times (with its own staff part of the stay-at-home restrictions) and how, generally at a societal level, this can impact mental and physical health. But psychiatric and other mental disorder groups making claims that high percentages of people will be anxious, depressed or have PTSD (based largely on surveys of a small number of people, and often with a Public Relations firm spin) is totally self-serving to rake in future profits with no cures.

Find out what the real crisis in mental health care is today. It isn’t the pandemic — it’s the lack of science and results within the mental health industry!

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Psychiatry Profiting from Community Tragedy and Racism

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

In 2010 a 16-year-old African-American foster child died after being injected with two psychiatric drugs and restrained in SSM DePaul Health Center, a St. Louis company-owned psychiatric ward, and ruled a homicide. Less than two years earlier, a death at the same hospital in the Bridgeton suburb of St. Louis had led to a state inquiry that uncovered instances of improperly secluding and restraining patients and failing to report deaths to authorities.

Before she died, the foster child was held down and injected with Geodon (ziprasidone, a psychiatric antipsychotic drug) and Ativan (lorazepam, a psychiatric anti-anxiety drug).

It wasn’t until 2017 that a lawsuit was filed against the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services for overdrugging foster children with harmful and addictive psychotropic drugs, for which a settlement was reached in 2019.

Some of the behavioral hospital chains that have come under scrutiny for patient abuse include six facilities operating in Missouri.

And now today the abuse continues, with African-Americans over-represented in restraint-related deaths of children and adults with disabilities, accounting for 22% of the deaths studied while representing only 13% of the total U.S. population. African-Americans are dying from COVID-19 at almost three times the rate of whites.

As a human rights organization, exposing racism and restraint abuse in the mental health system has been a pivotal campaign since the inception in 1969 of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). This also included exposing psychosurgery experiments on African-American prisoners and a 1994 booklet on psychiatry creating racism. CCHR has successfully worked with the NAACP since 2003, exposing the stigmatizing labeling and drugging of African-American children to obtain three national NAACP resolutions against the forced drugging and also electroshocking of children and teens.

CCHR’s co-founder, Dr. Thomas Szasz, a professor of psychiatry, exposed that while Dr. Benjamin Rush, the “Father of American Psychiatry” asserted he was anti-slavery in the late 1700s and signed the Declaration of Independence, he purchased a child slave that he later freed for compensation. He provided a medical model we still see the impact of today that was used to justify segregation and modern racism. Rush claimed that Blacks suffered from a “medical” disease called “negritude” derived from leprosy. Therefore, he asserted that freed Blacks should be segregated and prevented from inter-racial marriage so as to not spread the disease. Rush believed the “cure” was when their skin turned white.

A seal of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that features Rush, a racist and slave owner, is still used for ceremonial purposes and internal documents. There’s also an annual award the APA gives in his name. How appallingly hypocritical, then, that within days of the recent racial protest marches starting, the APA issued a press statement, saying, it “will not stand for racism against Black Americans,” when history shows otherwise. APA urged anyone suffering from the recent trauma or civil unrest to, “seek psychiatric treatment.”

This comes from a group whose members invented the term “protest psychosis” in the 1960s to describe Blacks participating in the Civil Rights movement. Advertisements placed in psychiatric journals for powerful antipsychotic drugs used angry black men or African tribal symbols to influence the prescriptions of antipsychotics to African-Americans. Today, there is still an over-representation of antipsychotic use among African-Americans and harmful psychotropic drugs are prescribed to African-American children as young as 18 months.

African-American students also receive disproportionate discipline in schools. Representing about 15% of the total enrollment, African-American students accounted for 27% of restraints and 23% of seclusion in schools.

CCHR can access over 50 years of research that documents the horrible betrayal of African-American and other groups by a eugenics-based, racist psychiatric-psychological model that has caused immeasurable harm and suffering.

Click here for more information on how psychiatry creates racism.

Reverend Fred Shaw has worked alongside the NAACP in getting 3 national resolutions passed.

Psychs Accused of Giving Drugs to Yeshiva Students to Curb Sexual Thoughts

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Israeli Health Ministry reportedly investigated four psychiatrists after a television report said they had prescribed drugs to ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students, including minors, to inhibit their sexual desires.

A yeshiva is a Jewish education establishment that focuses on traditional Jewish religious studies of the Talmud, the Torah, and  Halacha (Jewish law).

Some formerly ultra-Orthodox men said they were given heavy anti-psychotic or antidepressant drugs strictly for their side effects, namely to lower their libido, after admitting to having sexual thoughts.

Psychiatry’s Assault on Religion

Religions face an insidious assault that is not only sapping their spiritual and material strength, but in some cases threatens their very survival.

Psychiatrists first sought to replace religion with their “soulless science” in the late 1800’s. In 1940, psychiatry openly declared its anti-religion plans when British psychiatrist John Rawling Rees, a co–founder of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), spoke of psychiatry infiltrating the Church.

Another co–founder of the WFMH, Canadian psychiatrist G. Brock Chisholm, reinforced this master plan in 1945 when he spoke about freeing the race from crippling religious values.

As a result of psychiatry’s subversive plan for religion, the concepts of good and bad behavior, right and wrong conduct and personal responsibility have taken such a beating that people today have few or no guidelines for checking, judging or directing their behavior. The consequences have been devastating for both society and religion.

Until recently, it was religion that provided man with the moral and spiritual markers necessary for him to create and maintain civilizations of which he could be proud. Religion provides the inspiration needed for a life of higher meaning and purpose.

It is flatly wrong for psychiatrists to interfere in religious matters, especially when it involves prescribing harmful and addictive psychiatric drugs to coerce moral values.

Psychiatry has a history of luring religions into handing over their sexually disturbed adherents for “professional help.” Yet psychiatrists and psychologists have the worst record of sexual abuse of all healing professions. Ten percent of psychiatrists and psychologists worldwide admit to sexually abusing their patients.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the psychiatric billing bible, has many diagnostic entries related to sex. It is obviously a big part of their practice. But witness the bias here — even a victim of sexual abuse is considered to have a mental disorder.

And the DSM attacks religion directly with the diagnostic entry “Religious or spiritual problem”. A psychiatrist can diagnose a person with a mental disorder if they express any difficulties with religious matters. And the usual “treatment” is a psychiatric drug. In the case of the yeshiva students, drugs were used to enforce specific behaviors.

Psychiatry and psychology have consistently asserted that people should be salvaged from the chains of religious upbringing. Religious leaders and their parishioners should take back control of their religions from psychiatry and psychology in order to return to a morally and spiritually strong society.

Fraud & Abuse in the Name of Help

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Psychologists and psychiatrists way overthink the ways that a natural human tendency or attribute can be compromised, which leaks into common thought and over-complicates one’s responses.

“Help” is a built-in attribute of spiritual beings. Because individuals have unique experiences, the ways in which help can be aberrated is likely limitless.

However, there are many aberrations which are common to a lot of people, and can thus be categorized.

The basic way Help is aberrated is pretty simple. It’s called “failed help.” That is, one tries to help another and fails; or another tries to help oneself and it fails.

From this we get all the obsessive, compulsive, repressive, and other designations of what is really just failed help, which ultimately end up as fraudulent diagnoses in the psychiatric billing bible, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM).

The DSM even has a diagnostic category involving help itself: “Unavailability or inaccessibility of other helping agencies“; meaning that a person is considered to have a mental disorder if he is unable to access help — the implication being that psychiatry helps when all other avenues fail, clearly a false claim since psychiatry is harm and fraud in the name of help.

Because psychiatrists do not really understand this fundamental attribute nor its aberrative aspects, nor indeed how to fix it, they try to find a biological or neurological description for which they can prescribe a drug, which is how they earn a living. Unfortunately, these drugs do not cure anything, and they are addictive and have harmful side effects.

One current neurological model involves disruptions in the body’s serotonergic functions. Serotonergic means “denoting a nerve ending that releases and is stimulated by serotonin”, which is why so many psychiatric drugs play Russian Roulette with serotonin.

Since serotonin impacts every part of the body, messing with it can cause unwanted and dangerous side effects. Obviously, the body must closely regulate and balance the level of serotonin, since both a deficiency or an excess can be harmful. Psychiatric drugs which change the level of serotonin in the body and brain are thus playing with fire. It doesn’t really help at all.

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. This is the real reason why psychiatry is a violation of human rights. Psychiatric treatment is not just a failure — it is routinely destructive to the individual and one’s mental health.

What is help, really? It is the willingness to assist. When help fails, it becomes destruction. Thus psychiatry, which cannot help, becomes bent on destruction instead.

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Individual Results May Vary

Monday, May 11th, 2020
We noticed that many pharmaceutical ads carry the phrase “individual results may vary”, or words to that effect. Since we are already skeptical about results claimed by psychiatric drug manufacturers and prescribers, we thought we’d investigate this more thoroughly.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) makes rules and recommendations about such claims in advertising. FTC 16 CFR 255Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” is the reference. [CFR = Code of Federal Regulations]

The FTC calls an ad which touts the results of using a product an “endorsement.” It expects that any claims made for the product can be supported by a recognized expert in the field who has examined actual results for safety and efficacy.

The advertiser must either depict the generally expected consumer experience, or clearly and conspicuously disclose the typical experience a consumer can reasonably expect.

The use of the phrase “individual results may vary” is an attempt by the advertiser to “get off the hook” if the product does not produce the claimed results, and the FTC discourages the usage of this or similar qualifications.

Examining manufacturers’ fine print for their psychiatric drugs, we always see words to the effect that “we don’t really know how this drug works,” or “the exact mechanism of action is unknown.” Since they don’t know how the drug really “works”, there is no sure way to guarantee its safety and efficacy; they’re just guessing. Their “experts” then must of necessity use a “safe harbor” in their advertisements, since they cannot actually claim that the drugs work for everyone.

Of course, the drugs are just the tip of the deception. Psychiatrists must first make a diagnosis before they can prescribe a drug. The real problem, then, is that psychiatrists fraudulently diagnose life’s problems as an “illness”, and stigmatize unwanted behavior or study problems as “diseases” or “mental disorders.”

Psychiatry’s stigmatizing labels, programs and treatments are harmful junk science; their diagnoses of “mental disorders” are a hoax – unscientific, fraudulent and harmful. The psychiatric billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a fraudulent hoax designed to sell harmful and addictive drugs in order to keep vulnerable patients coming back for more treatments.

Contact your local, state and federal representatives and let them know what you think about this.
Results May Vary

Paxil, the Antidepressant from Hell

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
New research using a novel approach to test for harmful drug side effects is showing that the common antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat) interferes with the growth of brain synapses (connection points between neurons), and thus can cause developmental neurotoxicity — which means that it harms children’s developing brains.

Prior to this research the authors believe there were no studies that explored the consequences of long-term exposure of the developing brain to SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors).

As a result of this research the authors basically believe that paroxetine should not be given to pregnant women given the potential for damage to the developing brain of a fetus.

We think such damage extends far beyond the period of pregnancy, and this psychiatric drug should not be given to any child or adult.

Of course, such psychiatric drugs can only be prescribed after a diagnosis of some mental disorder. Unlike diagnoses for real medical conditions, psychiatrists do not have blood tests or any other clinical tests to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness — the diagnosis is purely an opinion. Thus, such diagnoses are fraudulent and abusive.

Anyone diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder has the right to full informed consent before any treatment is undertaken.

Further, if a psychiatrist asserts that your mental condition is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain or is a neurobiological disorder, you have the right to ask for the lab test or other test to prove the accuracy of that diagnosis.

Safe and effective medical treatments for mental difficulties are often kept buried. The fact is, there are many medical conditions that when undetected and untreated can appear as “psychiatric symptoms.” The psychiatric pharmaceutical industry is making a killing — $84 billion per year — based on people being labeled with mental disorders that are not founded on science or medicine, but on marketing campaigns designed to sell drugs.

Because the general public has been so misled by the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries about the actual dangers of psychotropic drugs, CCHR has created the psychiatric drug side effects search engine.

We already know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants such as paroxetine can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Overall the problems and risks associated with paroxetine appear to make it the least safe of all SSRIs.

This new research suggests it is even more harmful than originally thought. Contact your Federal and State Legislators and tell them what you think about this, and ask them to take steps to abolish government funding for psychiatric drugs.
Drug causes suicidal thoughts.