Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, a pediatric endocrinologist at BC Childrenâs Hospital, says âsecond-generationâ antipsychotics are being prescribed to two- and three-year-olds for aggression.
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There is overwhelming evidence that psychiatric drugs cause violence. 22 International drug regulatory warnings cite violence, mania, hostility, aggression, psychosis and even homicidal ideation. School shootings and/or school-related acts of violence committed by individuals under the influence of such drugs have resulted in 162 wounded and 72 killed. And those are only the cases where the information has been made public. The real question is, why does the media downplay this obvious correlation and why has there never been a federal investigation.
Parents are quite simply not being given accurate information about psychiatric labels (mental disorders) or the drugs being prescribed to 'treat' children. This page is to give parents facts about mental disorders, drug risks, and non-harmful medical alternatives to psychiatric labels and drugs.
In an effort to create the “Super Soldier,” the U.S. military spends hundreds of millions of dollars on psychiatric research programs that can only be described as science fiction-esque experimentation. It’s no secret that the nation’s military forces long have been used as guinea pigs for psychological and pharmaceutical experiments. Recent history is littered with examples of the botched experiments brought to light in the form of lawsuits and congressional investigations. As for the troops, well, it appears they truly are expendable.
Out of the Asylums and Into the Army: Psychiatry Creates Multi-Billion Dollar Market for Military Psychiatrists and Big Pharma
“War is hell.” Few who have served in combat would argue with this summation of the brutality and human tragedy of battle, provided long ago by Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman. Acknowledging the sacrifice of our troops, as a nation, we welcome the returning warriors as heroes, making it all the more difficult to understand why the psychiatric community seems determined to make victims of the very soldiers we honor for their extraordinary service.
CCHR presented one of its annual human rights awards to Ms. Maryanne Godboldo. Previous award winners include doctors, state and federal legislators, whistleblowers, attorneys, human and civil rights activists and parents such as Maryanne, who have turned their personal battles to protect their children into a crusade for childrenâs rights.
Ron Paul Reintroduces The Parental Consent Act 2011- Prohibits Federal Funding For Psychiatric âScreeningâ of Kids
A bill which prohibits federal funds from being used to establish or implement any universal or mandatory mental health, psychiatric, or socio-emotional screening program.
It seems to me that we are dealing with a moral panic here rather than an actual threat to society posed by the so called âmentally illâ
The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, finally has been outed for the fraud it is. The National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, has declared the “the weakness of the manual is its lack of validity.” That’s the good news.
The bad news is that while the nation’s premier mental health agency has finally admitted the uselessness of psychiatry’s manual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, still is using the DSM criteria to lend credence to mental illnesses that are not based in science.
Thomas Insel, director of the U.S. Institute of Mental Health â essentially the countryâs top psychiatrist â has announced that his agency is âre-orientingâ its research away from the DSM over the bookâs âlack of validityâ while it pursues its own alternative diagnostic system, which Insel promises will be more firmly anchored in brain science.
Marketing Crazyâmanual doctors use to diagnose mental illness has critics fearing a bonanza of over-medication
âPretty soon everyone’s going to have a mental disorder or two or three, and it’s time we reconsider how we want to define this and whether the definitions should be in the hands of the drug companies, which is very much what’s happened in recent years,â
Once again the military and mainstream press are searching for all the reasons for troop suicides except for the quadrupling of drugs being prescribed that cause suicide. Before, during and after deployment, today’s military personnel are subject to a stew of drugsâantidepressants, antipsychotics and anticonvulsantsâthat carry clear suicide warnings.
No other major branch of medicine has such a single text, with so much power over peopleâs lives. And that is worrying. Because in no other branch of medicine is the scientific reality underpinning the pronouncements of doctors so uncertain.
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