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Take Action – Missouri Legislature

Periodically we let you know the progress of various proposed legislation making its way through the Missouri General Assembly and suggest ways for you to contribute your viewpoint to your state Representative and state Senator. The Missouri General Assembly is … Continue reading

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Psychs Poo-Poo Intelligence

A study published 8 October 2017 by three psychologists and a neuroscientist surveyed 3,715 members of American Mensa (persons whose IQ score is ostensibly within the upper 2% of the general population), who were asked to self-report diagnosed and/or suspected … Continue reading

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Psychiatry’s Reign of Terror

Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926), known as the “father of modern psychiatry” and original architect of what became the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), established the basic suppressive fundamentals of the Holocaust. The pattern was: Label someone with a … Continue reading

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Knocked Out, Paralyzed, and Shocked

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), or shock therapy, is a controversial psychiatric “treatment” in which seizures are deliberately induced in the patient with an electrical current to the brain. There are roughly 100,000 ECT sessions given per year in the U.S. The … Continue reading

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Shocking News About Seizures

The April 2017 issue of Scientific American has an article about epileptic seizures which says, “People who keep having seizures, especially convulsive seizures, may suffer progressive impairment of cognitive functions [as well as personality changes].” This impairment of cognitive function … Continue reading

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The FDA’s bow to barbarism

Downgrading the brain injury risks from shock therapy is unjustified Attorney Jonathan W. Emord’s opinion piece in The Washington Times (10/12/2016) says it all — the US Food and Drug Administration wants to re-classify electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machines so that … Continue reading

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Washington University in St. Louis Shocks Pregnant Women

Mark Wrighton, the Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), wrote in the Spring 2017 Washington magazine, “One of the [Leading Together fund raising] campaign’s priorities is to advance human health.” This is a laudable goal, but it is … Continue reading

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This is Your Brain on TMS

TMS is now available in St. Louis, according to local TV commercials promoting this crippling form of brain stimulation. Techniques such as “transcranial magnetic stimulation” (TMS) are psychiatry’s latest experiment in treatment of the “mentally ill.” In TMS, a magnetic … Continue reading

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Remembering Carrie and Debbie

We are sincerely grieved at Carrie Fisher’s death December 27th from heart failure. When we read that Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack December 23rd on a plane flight from London to Los Angeles, we were shocked. Fisher as Princess … Continue reading

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Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

If you contacted your Senators and Representative about the dangers of the 21st Century Cures Act, thank you very much. Unfortunately it passed — 392 to 26 in the House, and 94 to 5 in the Senate. While some of … Continue reading

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