“Doctors have throughout time made fortunes killing their patients with their cures.” R.D. Laing, British psychiatrist
In 2010 there were 69.5 million perscriptions for psychiatric drugs in England with 42.7 million perscription items for depression and 8.5 million perscription items for anti-psychotics.
Prescription items for stimulant use on children for ADHD and other behavioural ‘disorders’ rose to over 867,600 perscriptions, while an estimated 50,000 children recieved antidepressants for bi-polar disorders.
20 million children around the world are prescribed psychotropic drugs and there has been 221 drug alerts and warnings by drug regulators around the world since 1984.
Children are being drugged with stimulants, anti-depressants and anti-psychotics that can cause them to suffer life-threatening diabetes, heart attacks and strokes or drive them to acts of suicide and violence. Tens of thousands of babies are being placed at risk of birth defects because of these drugs.
A recent drug alert issued by the UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned doctors that women taking antipsychotic drugs during their third trimester of pregancy can cause newborn babies to suffer severe withdrawal systems and irreversable involuntary muscle movements like those seen in Parkinson’s Disease, Huntingdon’s Disease or Cerebral Palsy sufferers.
Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work.
Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. And long-term use has been proven to create a lifetime of physical and mental dependency and brain damage, a fact ignored by psychiatrists and drug companies who stand to profit the most.
Common and well-documented effects of psychiatric drugs include mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, seizures, diabetes, suicidal ideation, suicide, heart attack, stroke and sudden death.
It is common for a drug to be placed on the market and then later withdrawn or restricted due to dangerous effects. Since 2003 alone, there have been more than 221 drug regulatory warnings internationally that psychiatric drugs can potentially cause life-threatening affects. The human tragedies resulting from the adverse effects of drugs continues to mount.
This has remained nothing more than a theory to this day.
Dr Candace B. Pert who headed the Brain Chemistry Department at the National Institute of Health for 13 years, was one of two scientists who discovered the simple binding assay for drug receptors (SSRIs) 25 years ago.
Dr Pert publicly denounced the use of antidepressant drugs in 1997 when she wrote a letter to TIME magazine in the US boldly stating, “I am alarmed at the monster that John Hopkins neuroscientist Solomon Snyder and I created when we discovered the simple binding assay for drug receptors 25 years ago. Prozac and other antidepressant serotonin-receptor-active compounds may also cause cardiovascular problems in some susceptible people after long-term use, which has become common practice despite the lack of safety studies.
“The public is being misinformed about the precision of these selective serotonin-uptake inhibitors when the medical profession oversimplifies their action in the brain and ignores the body as if it exists merely to carry the head around! In short, these molecules of emotion regulate every aspect of our physiology. A new paradigm has evolved, with implications that life-style changes such as diet and exercise can offer profound, safe and natural mood elevation.”
Psychiatrist David Healy of Bangor University, Wales, has long campaigned to show the dangers of antidepressant (SSRI) drugs causing suicide and violence:
“I happen to believe that Prozac and other SSRIs can lead to suicide. These drugs may have been responsible for 1 death for every day that “Prozac” has been on the market in North America. In all likelihood many of you will not agree with me on this – you haven’t seen the information that I have seen. However we can all agree that there has been a controversy about whether there may be a problem or not. What I believe you will also have to agree with is the fact since the controversy blew up, there has not been a single piece of research carried out to answer the questions of whether “Prozac” does cause suicide or not. Designed yes, carried out – no.” – Dr. David Healy – Psychopharmacology & the Government of the Self.
“Most sensible folk accept that no one knows how psychotropic drugs work. This applies to the antipsychotics, used for schizophrenia, the mood stabilisers, for bipolar disorder, and the antidepressants. “Suck it and see,” is the approach, basically.” Andrew M Brown, journalist specializing in mental health. – Daily Telegraph, Is talking better than Prozac.
“Advocates of psychiatric drugs often claim that the medications improve learning and the ability to benefit from psychotherapy, but the contrary is true. There are no drugs that improve mental function, self-understanding, or human relations. Any drug that affects mental processes does so by impairing them.” Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. & David Cohen, Ph.D.
“The old fashioned, so-called typical, neuroleptics, for example, produce side effects that are really dreadful: the patients have parkinsonian symptoms; they have a terrible inner sense of restlessness and depression; they get muscle dystonias, which are muscle spasms. In some cases they get tardive dyskinesia — pronounced involuntary movements of, for instance, the tongue, the lips and mouth, which can be very debilitating to people.” Professor Richard Bentall, Bangor University
The similarities between street drug abuse and psychotropic prescription drug use are disturbing. Both types are toxic. Both can cause psychosis, damage the brain and other organs, and even cause death. And neither type of mind-altering drugs, legal or illegal, treats disease. It’s important to recognize that the only significant difference between many prescription psychotropic drugs and street drugs such as “speed” and “downers” is that prescription drugs are legal.” – Neuro-psychiatrist Sydney Walker in “Dose of Sanity”
“Aside from the inadequacy of our clinical trial methods, professors of psychiatry are now in jail for inventing patients. A significant proportion of the scientific literature is now ghost written. A large number of clinical trials done are not reported if the results don’t suit the companies’ sponsoring study.” - Dr David Healy, Psychopharmacology & The Government of the Self
““Depression” is fast developing as an iatrogenic disease and that, however much they are part of the solution, antidepressant drugs seem much more implicated in the problem of depression than is supposed.” – Charles Medawar, social Audit – Antidepressant Web
Please see what alternatives to drugs there are that might be used to treat the actual causes rather than simply resorting to these drugs.