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The Biggest Lie of All about Psychiatric Drugs

In January 1999, a young woman was pushed off a subway platform in New York City and killed.  The perpetrator was identified in the press as a mental patient who had stopped taking his drugs.  The Pharmaceutical Empire and organized psychiatry manipulated this horrendous event to stir up public fear of psychiatric patients who stop taking their drugs.  The result in New York State was Kendra’s law, making it easier to involuntarily treat patients who refuse to take their medication.

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Lithium in Your Drinking Water? A New Delivery System for Psychiatric Drugs?

“Lithium: The Gift That Keeps Giving in Psychiatry” is the headline for a panel at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The psychiatrists tout the value of this prescription neurotoxin—including as a natural cure found in drinking water. This drug is FDA-approved to suppress manic episodes and it is also prescribed without FDA approval to level depression and to prevent suicide, all of which lacks a sound scientific basis.

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Could your psychiatric drug cause Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)?

Without knowing it, your psychiatric drug, and some nonpsychiatric drugs, could be exposing you to the risk of tardive dyskinesia (TD). The disorder is rampant and causes tragic injuries. In February of this year, I was the medical expert in a $1.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a child who will be tortured and disabled for the remainder of his life by the tardive dyskinesia induced by Risperdal and Zyprexa.

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“Please, no more shock treatments!”

When I gave and supervised shock treatment or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during my psychiatric training, patients expressed these desperate words to me – “Please, no more shock treatments!” After two or three of the treatments, they would stop expressing anything, and their shock “therapy” would go on without complaint.

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Solutions to madness and personal crises

There are solutions to madness, psychosis, and personal crises. What I mean by madness is an experience of overwhelming emotional distress that leaves us feeling isolated, abandoned, frightened and helpless. Sometimes we feel it as demoralizing guilt, at other times burning shame or terrifying anxiety, and sometimes all three at once. We may escape into frustration, anger and rage, but beneath always lies fear and helplessness.

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Look out when the Left and Right both empower psychiatry

As I predicted in my blogs on Naturalnews.com and on my website, the left and the right have indeed found common ground in wanting to increase the power of psychiatry and the mental health establishment with the goal of preventing gun massacres. But as I’ve also warned in my reports, psychiatrists have no special ability to identify potentially violent offenders. Even more striking, they have no drugs that prevent violence, but they prescribe many drugs that can cause violence, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and antipsychotic drugs.

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Never again! The real history of psychiatry

There have been recent calls for a national Mental Health Registry, and then additional calls to link such a registry to gun licensing. In the dreadful wake of Newtown, both the left and the right and the current US federal administration are demanding that we tighten mental health statutes to make it easier and even mandatory for health care providers including psychiatrists and psychotherapists to incarcerate people on suspicion of perpetrating violence.

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