Monthly Archives: March 2008

More reasons not to take psychiatric drugs

It’s now well known that the newer antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa cause suicidal thoughts and behavior, and can worsen depression. Psychiatric drugs sustained another blow when the FDA recently declared that yet another group of these chemical agents causes the very problems that the drugs are supposed to treat. This time the culprits are antiepileptic drugs–medications used to control seizures. Because they cause sedation, these drugs are commonly used in psychiatry as “mood stabilizers.” As a result of an orchestrated psychiatric campaign to diagnose children with “bipolar disorder,” increasing numbers of children are being given these drugs.

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Menninger Clinic Case

Patient Dies in Clinical Drug Trial: Menninger Clinic Found Negligent by Jury In mid-December 2001, a jury found the Menninger Clinic (then of Topeka, KS, now relocated to Houston, TX)  negligent in the treatment of an individual who was placed in a clinical trial in which he received an experimental […]

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From FAQ: Addiction and withdrawal

All psychiatric drugs have the potential to cause withdrawal reactions, including the antidepressants, stimulants, tranquilizers, antipsychotic drugs, and “mood stabilizers” such as lithium. When the individual’s condition grows markedly worse within days or weeks of stopping the psychiatric drug, this is almost always due to a withdrawal reaction. However, misinformed […]

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From FAQ: Growth Inhibition

Growth inhibition and mental suppression caused by stimulants     Few subjects have distressed Dr. Breggin as much as the psychiatric abuse of children with drugs, electroshock and even lobotomy. With so many children now taking psychiatric drugs, it is no exaggeration to say that we are damaging the brains […]

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Mental dysfunction and addiction caused by benzodiazepines

Currently among the most widely-prescribed psychiatric medications, benzodiazepines or tranquilizers can produce a wide variety of abnormal mental responses and hazardous behavioral abnormality, including rebound anxiety and insomnia, mania (especially Xanax) and other forms of psychosis, paranoia, violence, antisocial acts, depression, and suicide. These drugs can impair cognition, ranging from […]

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From FAQ: Side Effects

Psychiatric drug side effects and adverse reactions  The following brief summaries of adverse drug reactions are very abbreviated and merely hint at the widespread and potentially devastating side effects associated with all psychiatric medications. For a more thorough examination of neurological and psychological side effects,  please consult Dr. Breggin’s books, […]

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