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"Going to a psychiatrist has become one of the most dangerous things a person can do."--Peter Breggin, M.D.
"3.6 million children on ADHD drugs in the United States, 1.6 million children  are taking more than one psychiatric drug in 2005." [Ref 2006]

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In Their Own Words
General
Psychiatric experiments
Corruption, conflicts

Creating mental disease (psychosis) with drugs (Ritalin)
Antidepressants 
    SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
        Fluvoxamine (Luvox).
        Paroxetine   (Seroxat, Peroxat, Paxil)
        Fluoxetine (Prozac)
    Others
        Venlafaxine  (Efexor)
Atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa)
Typical antipsychotics  (Haldol, Thorazine)
Benzodiazepines  (Valium, Librium, Temazepam)
ADHD drugs
    Ritalin

    Strattera

U.S. sales of ADD/ADHD drugs in 2008 were $4.8 billion. The U.S. uses 95 percent of all the methylphenidate and amphetamine drugs produced annually. And more than 90 percent of it is given to children. Without ADD/ADHD there is no market for these drugs because they have no health benefits. Methylphenidate and amphetamine are rated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as Schedule 2 drugs, the most addictive and deadly drugs. Schedule 2 includes cocaine, opiates and barbiturates. Would you give a child cocaine daily? Try to imagine how children feel with these drugs in their young systems. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

In Ohio in just one month (July 2004) physicians prescribed psychiatric drugs for 696 babies aged newborn to 3-years-old who were covered by Medicaid.  In Texas in just the months of July and August 2004, more than 63,000 teens were prescribed psychiatric drugs and billed to a public funded program. In just 2 months! In Florida, where 7-year-old Gabriel hung himself last year, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services found that in the year Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003, nearly 42,000 children aged 12 years and younger were given almost 200,000 prescriptions for psychiatric drugs. The monster is winning. It is imperative that every parent and guardian of a child become aware of the aim of the pharmaceutical industry and the pervasive control that the monster has to achieve its aim. Until the public becomes aware and alert, children will remain easy prey to the monster. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

Today, 4 percent of men and 10 percent of women in this country are taking antidepressants. [2008] Mental Health: It's Life, Not Depression by Dr. Julian Whitaker

"The way to sell drugs is to sell psychiatric illness."----Dr. Carl Elliot, University of Minnesota Bioethicist (The Washington Post, 2001).

Brain parasites can probably account for most of the mental imbalances that Westerners are experiencing and it's pretty clear, by now, that brain parasites are enabled by the use of antibiotics, which make the colon wall permeable so that parasites that are normally content to live in the digestive tract are then free to migrate to greener pastures, such as the brain, liver, pancreas, heart, lungs, sinuses, joints, muscles, etc., where they generate an ion-deficient energy field that further enhances their position and numbers. YOu can bet that the shrinks don't want that news to get out.--Don Croft (Nov 2006

In Their Own Words
“The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future the mentally ill have to learn to live with their illness.”----Norman Sartorius, president of the World Psychiatric Association (1996-1999), addressing the Association of European Psychiatrists Congress, 1994 [DVD] Psychiatry; An Industry of Death

[W]e do not know the causes [of any mental disorder]. We don’t have the methods of ‘curing’ these illnesses yet.”----Dr. Rex Cowdry, director of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), testimony before a House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Hearing, 1995 [DVD] Psychiatry; An Industry of Death

"There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it."---Dr. Allen Frances [2011 June] TOP PSYCHIATRIST TRASHES HIS WORK by Jon Rappoport

Dr.. Loren Mosher, psychiatrist, former chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, in his resignation letter sent to the American Psychiatric Association(APA), wrote: "Finally, why must the APA pretend to know more than it does? DSM-4 is the fabrication upon which psychiatry seeks acceptance by [the profession of] medicine in general. Insiders know it is more a political than a scientific document.." [2011 June] TOP PSYCHIATRIST TRASHES HIS WORK by Jon Rappoport

“We can manufacture enough diagnostic labels of normal variability of mood and thought that we can continually supply medication to you…But when it comes to manufacturing disease, nobody does it like psychiatry.”---Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, psychiatrist, Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2004

"Today we can do any number of scans and lab tests to diagnose cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other physical illnesses.  WE haven't got there yet for mental illness."--Harold Koplewicz, Director, Child Study Centre at New York University medical Centre [DVD] Psychiatry; An Industry of Death

"We do not have a clear-cut lab test" to diagnose such an imbalance.  He later stated, "In order to survive, we (psychiatrists) must go where the money is."--Steven Sharfstein, Ex-President, American Psychiatric Association [DVD] Psychiatry; An Industry of Death

Sales
[2000]
Worldwide sales of benzodiazepines (tranquillizers and sleeping pills) are estimated at in excess of $21 billion. In the United States, sales are an estimated $1.2 billion and in Canada $104 million. Benzodiazepines - Time for Action and Accountability! by Joan Gadsby

General
"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined."-- Samuel Goldwyn.

"Biological psychology/psychiatry is a total perversion of medicine and science, and a fraud."— Neurologist Fred Baughman.

"The empire of psychiatric power is more than three hundred years old and grows daily more all-encompassing. But we have not yet begun to acknowledge its existence, much less to understand its role in our society."-- Thomas Szasz.

"Doctors have throughout time made fortunes on killing their patients with their cures. The difference in psychiatry is that it is the death of the soul." – R.D. Laing, MD.

"Mystification is the psychiatrist's defense against the danger of being found out." – Leonard Roy Frank

"Mankind has so far survived all major catastrophes. It will also survive modern medicine." – Gerhard Kocher.

"Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected American Society within the last fifty years." – Dr. Thomas Szasz, Lifetime Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.

"Organized Medicine is now as much a part of the American government as Organized Religion had been of the government in fifteenth-century Spain." – Thomas Szasz, MD.

"The mental health establishment has snowed the American people: it launches the most unimaginable brutal psychological and physical assault on human beings in distress, calls this 'medical treatment', and then blames the outcome on 'mental illness'.-- Seth Farber, PhD.

"I don't care what they say: the mental health business is the stigmatization business and nothing more or less. It's hardest to see the air we breathe. If you think you have an open mind, test it by reading something by Thomas S. Szasz, M.D."--    John Friedberg, MD.

"I believe more than 1 million Americans suffer from TD. It seems conservative to say that in 1991, tens of millions of TD victims are alive around the world…..Psychiatry has unleashed an epidemic of neurological disease on the world. Even if TD were the only permanent disability produced by these drugs, by itself, this would be among the worst medically-induced disasters in history."—Peter Breggin, M.D.

"The use of drugs is world wide and sanctioned by powerful drug interests, the professional associations and governments. It seems not to matter that huge numbers of patients are being denied their chance for full recovery...... niacin has not been fenced in and the treatment has indeed been trampled on for the past 40 years by the galloping hordes of professional establishments, the American Psychiatric Association, governments, the FDA , the National Institutes of Mental Health, and by nearly every health-professional organization. It is a wonder that there are any orthomolecular doctors at all." ---Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.

Corruption, conflicts
Pharmaceutical money flows to the universities, it flows to those who do the research and to those who speak about the drugs and write up the reports. Those getting the money know the game is to spin the story to reflect well on the drugs. And you spin it at every step of the process, beginning with how the trials are designed, so it has led to corruption through and through. [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage

Creating mental disease (psychosis) with drugs (Ritalin)
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms. For every one of the following Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature: Paranoid delusions, Paranoid psychosis, Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis, Activation of psychotic symptoms, Toxic psychosis, Visual hallucinations, Auditory hallucinations, Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences, Effects pathological thought processes, Extreme withdrawal, Terrified affect, Started screaming, Aggressiveness.---Ritalin - The Hidden Effects...Article by Independent Investigative Reporter Jon Rappaport

Ritalin and amphetamine have almost identical adverse effects on the brain, mind and behavior, including the production of drug-induced behavioral disorders, psychosis, mania, drug abuse, and addiction....Ritalin can cause permanent neurological tics including Tourette's syndrome......Withdrawal from Ritalin can cause emotional suffering, including depression, exhaustion, and suicide. This can make children seem psychiatrically disturbed and lead mistakenly to increased doses of medication. Vital Information About Ritalin, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and the Politics Behind the ADHD/Ritalin Movement Summarized from Talking Back to Ritalin by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

Let's talk about bipolar disorder among kids. As one doctor said, that used to be so rare as to be almost nonexistent. Now we're seeing it all over. Bipolar is exploding among kids. Well, partly you could say that we're just slapping that label on kids more often; but in fact, there is something real going on. Here's what's happening. You take kids and put them on an antidepressant -- which we never used to do -- or you put them on a stimulant like Ritalin. Stimulants can cause mania; stimulants can cause psychosis.
    .....so the kid ends up with a drug-induced manic or psychotic episode. Once they have that, the doctor at the emergency room doesn't say, "Oh, he's suffering from a drug-induced episode." He says he's bipolar

    they give him an antipsychotic drug; and now he's on a cocktail of drugs, and he's on a path to becoming disabled for life. That's an example of how we're absolutely making kids sick.
    Ritalin is methylphenidate. Now methylphenidate affects the brain in exactly the same way as cocaine. They both block a molecule that is involved in the reuptake of dopamine.
    ........Now, methylphenidate was used in research studies to deliberately stir psychosis in schizophrenics. Because they knew that you could take a person with a tendency towards psychosis, give them methylphenidate, and cause psychosis. We also knew that amphetamines, like methylphenidate, could cause psychosis in people who had never been psychotic before.
    So think about this. We're giving a drug to kids that is known to have the possibility of stirring psychosis. Now, the odd thing about methylphenidate and amphetamines is that, in kids, they sort of have a counterintuitive effect. What does speed do in adults? It makes them more jittery and hyperactive. For whatever reasons, in kids amphetamines will actually still their movements; it will actually keep them in their chairs and make them more focused. So you've got kids in boring schools. The boys are not paying attention and they're diagnosed with ADHD and put on a drug that is known to stir psychosis. The next thing you know, a fair number of them are not doing well by the time they're 15, 16, 17. Some of those kids talk about how when you're on these drugs for the long term, you start feeling like a zombie; you don't feel like yourself.
    Millions of kids! Think about what we're doing. We're robbing kids of their right to be kids, their right to grow, their right to experience their full range of emotions, and their right to experience the world in its full hue of colors. That's what growing up is, that's what being alive is! And we're robbing kids of their right to be. It's so criminal. And we're talking about millions of kids who have been affected this way. There are some colleges where something like 40 to 50 percent of the kids arrive with a psychiatric prescription. Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street Spirit Interview with Robert Whitaker

Psychiatric experiments
Paul Hoch [research director at the New York State Psychiatric Institute] found that you can take a neurotic person and drive them into psychosis with LSD and mescaline. Then he decided to lobotomize them to see if they would still be able to become psychotic. So he lobotomized them, and then gave them mescaline and LSD. If he couldn't make them psychotic, then he would know that psychosis may be located in whatever part of the brain he took out. Think about that. [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage

He just sacrificed those people! Those people were just plain, outright sacrificed for research, in the same way that you'd sacrifice a cat. And no one cared. And you know what's interesting? Since the book came out, I thought there would be something in the press about that. But no one cared about that. I've done many, many interviews, and you're one of the first people to ask me about that. [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage

In 1998, you could still find experiments where they would take people stumbling into emergency rooms, first episode. So let's say you got a kid, and he's in dire trouble, and they would do an experiment on him, rather than do something to knock down his emotional turmoil. Instead, they would give him amphetamines or Ritalin, to see if it would make him worse. Imagine that!  [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage


"3.6 million children on ADHD drugs in the United States, 1.6 million children  are taking more than one psychiatric drug in 2005." [Ref 2006]

Antidepressants  Antidepressants
    SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
        Fluvoxamine (Luvox). [See: Fluvoxamine]

Eric Harris was taking Luvox  (a Prozac-like drug) at the time of the Littleton murders by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. http://www.breggin.com/luvox.html

        Paroxetine   (Seroxat, Peroxat, Paxil)  [See: Paroxetine]
        Fluoxetine (Prozac) [See: Fluoxetine]

"Meanwhile, Dr. Healy Hasn't shied away from linking Prozac, Paxil and the other SSRI's to suicide. He figures at least 250,000 people have attempted suicide worldwide because of Prozac alone and that at least 25,000 have succeeded. " [2002] Prozac, Suicide and Dr. Healy By Rick Giombetti

  SSRI antidepressants work no better than placebo, and their benefits do not meet the criteria for clinical significance.....In addition to being ineffective, SSRIs are dangerous. They cause sexual dysfunction, weight gain, emotional apathy, headaches, insomnia, and gastrointestinal (GI) upset, and they have been linked with GI and uterine bleeding. But their most alarming side effect is an increased risk of suicide, hostility, akathisia (extreme agitation), and violent behavior.
....Last year, I met Mathy Downing, the mother of Candace Downing, a beautiful, exuberant 12-year-old honor student who had been put on Zoloft for "generalized anxiety disorder." A few months later, Mathy found her daughter dead, hanging above her bed. Just an hour before, she'd been watching Animal Planet on TV with her father.
.....You're probably wondering how in the world such awful drugs generate $16.9 billion annually in global sales. I'll tell you. It's because the companies that push these pills have made a concerted and successful effort to deceive physicians and patients.
[2008] Mental Health: It's Life, Not Depression by Dr. Julian Whitaker

In the January 2008 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, he published an article telling the truth about one class of drugs, SSRI antidepressants, such as Prozac and Paxil. In interviews, he has spoken even more broadly, stating that the lack of efficacy of SSRIs is the "dirty little secret" of the psychiatric world.
......The cat is now out of the bag regarding SSRIs. If they work, it's only rarely. The known risks are extensive and appalling. Most, if not all, school shootings involved the use of SSRIs, or their next-generation offshoot, SNRIs. Suicide rates increase after starting them. Weight gain is often a problem, indicating a potential link to diabetes. Sleep disturbances and sexual dysfunction are fairly common. Many people have a great deal of difficulty withdrawing from these drugs. None of these problems were revealed during pre-approval clinical tests, but the fact that they're common begs the question. How many trials showing these dangers were suppressed?
.......Pharmaceutical corporations are so pervasive that, as described by the Washington Post in 2002, "In the days leading up to the American Psychiatric Association's meeting in Philadelphia [2002], pharmaceutical companies mailed attendees hundreds of free phone cards, as well as invitations to museums, jazz concerts and fancy dinners... And in several dozen symposiums during the week long meeting, companies paid the APA about $50,000 per session to control which scientists and papers were presented and to help shape the presentations."[April 2008] Former Shill for Big Pharma Tells the Truth About Drug Testing

Certain brain activities trigger people on Prozac to become homicidal or suicidal. Thanks to research by Illuminati controlled companies, the Network knows exactly how to used ELF waves vectored on a particular person by 3 separate towers to stimulate the Prozac controlled brain to murder. This is being used to increase acts of anarchy and violence in order to help insure anti-gun legislation. If a slave doesn’t comply or needs to be thrown from the Freedom Train they can become a useable statistic. Simply trigger them to murder and then watch the police gun them down. The NWO gains one more statistic and another case to scare the public into accepting gun control. The Illuminati Formula 6. The Use of Electricity & Electronics

What happened with Prozac is a fascinating story. Right from the beginning, they noticed only very marginal efficacy over placebo; and they noticed that they had some problems with suicide. There were increased suicidal responses compared to placebo. In other words, the drugs was agitating people and making people suicidal who hadn't been suicidal before. They were getting manic responses in people who hadn't been manic before. They were getting psychotic episodes in people who hadn't been psychotic before. So you were seeing these very problematic side effects even at the same time that you were seeing very modest efficacy, if any, over placebo in ameliorating depression. Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street Spirit Interview with Robert Whitaker

"Antidepressants are the biggest fraud in the world.  Number one, Prozac gives you a royal soft-on like you wouldn't believe, and number two you never know all the side effects.  I look at the pharmaceutical companies as the drug barons, the psychopharmcologists as the mules and the patients as the victims.  They're innocent because they think they're being cured."--Robert Evans, film producer (Observer Magazine 22 sept 2002)

Referring back to Graham Aldred’s accounting of just the top three antidepressants, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft, if the FDA’s conclusions are accurate and the 4% greater risk of suicidality is carried over into the general public, at a minimum the number of people susceptible to the adverse reactions to the drugs could be in the millions. But, hey, the FDA’s “warning” intimates that it was only those people who participated in short-term studies that experienced violent and even suicidal thoughts. Those other 68 million people taking just three of the top-selling antidepressants shouldn’t have a problem. But, if the reverse logic is applied to the FDA’s and APA’s language, this psycho-pharma yah yah is the equivalent of saying that the percentage of the people who reportedly benefited from taking the mind-altering drug also doesn’t carry over into the general population—that the benefits are limited just to the short-term studies. Mental-health officialdom doesn’t want to go down that road because the FDA’s data reveal that sugar pills were as effective as the drugs in a majority of the clinical trials, but this astounding fact didn’t prompt the drug approval agency to pull the mind-altering drugs from the market. This is no small point when one considers that the agency’s overriding purpose is to ensure that the drugs are safe and effective. Psyched Out - HOW PSYCHIATRY SELLS MENTAL ILLNESS AND PUSHES PILLS THAT KILL by Kelly O'Meara

Basically, what Eli Lilly (Prozac's manufacturer) had to do was cover up the psychosis, cover up the mania; and, in that manner, it was able to get these drugs approved. One FDA reviewer even warned that Prozac appeared to be a dangerous drug, but it was approved anyway.
    We're seemingly finding all this out only now: "Oh, Prozac can cause suicidal impulses and all these SSRIs may increase the risk of suicide." The point is that wasn't anything new. That data was there from the very first trial. You had people in Germany saying, "I think this is a dangerous drug."
    Before the late 1980s -- in the early '80s, before Prozac gets approved. Basically what Eli Lilly had to do was cover up that risk of mania and psychosis, cover up that some people were becoming suicidal because they were getting this nervous agitation from Prozac. That's the only way it got approved.
    There were various ways they did the cover-up. One was just to simply remove reports of psychosis from some of the data. They also went back and recoded some of the trial results. Let's say someone had a manic episode or a psychotic episode; instead of putting that down, they would just put down a return of depression, and that sort of thing. So there was a basic need to hide these risks right from the beginning, and that's what was done.
    So Prozac gets approved in 1987, and it's launched in this amazing PR campaign. The pill itself is featured on the cover of several magazines! It's like the Pill of the Year [laughs]. And it's said to be so much safer: a wonder drug. We have doctors saying, "Oh, the real problem with this drug is that we can now create whatever personality we want. We're just so skilled with these drugs that if you want to be happy all the time, take your pill!"
    That was complete nonsense. The drugs were barely better than placebo at alleviating depressive symptoms over the short term. You had all these problems; yet we were touting these drugs, saying, "Oh, the powers of psychiatry are such that we can give you the mind you want -- a designer personality!" It was absolutely obscene. Meanwhile, which drug, after being launched, quickly became the most complained about drug in America? Prozac!
     In this county, we have Medwatch, a reporting system in which we report adverse events about psychiatric drugs to the FDA. By the way, the FDA tries to keep these adverse reports from the public. So, instead of the FDA making these easily available to the public. so you can know about the dangers of the drugs, it's very hard to get these reports.
    Within one decade, there were 39,000 adverse reports about Prozac that were sent to Medwatch. The number of adverse events sent to Medwatch is thought to represent only one percent of the actual number of such events. So, if we get 39,000 adverse event reports about Prozac, the number of people who have actually suffered such problems is estimated to be 100 times as many, or roughly four million people. This makes Prozac the most complained about drug in America, by far. There were more adverse event reports received about Prozac in its first two years on the market than had been reported on the leading tricyclic antidepressant in 20 years.
    Remember, Prozac is pitched to the American public as this wonderfully safe drug, and yet what are people complaining about? Mania, psychotic depression, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, memory loss, tremors, impotence, convulsions, insomnia, nausea, suicidal impulses. It's a wide range of serious symptoms.
    And here's the kicker. It wasn't just Prozac. Once we got the other SSRIs on the market, like Zoloft and Paxil, by 1994, four SSRI antidepressants were among the top 20 most complained about drugs on the FDA's Medwatch list. In other words, every one of these drugs brought to market started triggering this range of adverse events. And these were not minor things. When you talk about mania, hallucinations, psychotic depression, these are serious adverse events.
    Prozac was pitched to the American public as a wonder drug. It was featured on the covers of magazines as so safe, and as a sign of our wonderful ability to effect the brain just as we want it. In truth, the reports were showing it could trigger a lot of dangerous events, including suicide and psychosis.
    The FDA was being warned about this. They were getting a flood of adverse event reports, and the public was never told about this for the longest period of time. It took a decade for the FDA to begin to acknowledge the increased suicides and the violence it can trigger in some people. It just shows how the FDA betrayed the American people. This is a classic example. They betrayed their responsibility to act as a watchdog for the American people. Instead they acted as an agency that covered up harm and risk with these drugs. Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street Spirit Interview with Robert Whitaker

    Others
       
Venlafaxine  (Efexor) See: Venlafaxine]

Between 1993 and 2002, 118 people in England and Wales died while taking Venlafaxine, mainly from suicide and accidental overdose. [Media Nov 5, 2004 Venlaflaxine] Girl died after taking one pill for depression

“I have attempted suicide 3 times now, maybe the fourth will be the charm because this life is not life, it is a tortuous hell, that leaves little to live for.” [2003] Sudden Withdrawal on Effexor


Atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa) [See: Atypical antipsychotics]

In clinical trials averaging 6 weeks, Zyprexa was tested in 2,500 adults. The drug was linked to serious, in some cases life-threatening side effects requiring hospitalization in 22% of those tested.... During those 6 week clinical trials there were 20 deaths, of which 12 were suicides. [Nov 2004] Eli Lilly’s highly touted new anti-psychotic, Zyprexa

In fact, I think the newer drugs will eventually be seen as more dangerous than the old drugs, if that's possible. As you know, the standard neuroleptics like Thorazine and Haldol have had quite a litany of harm with the tardive dyskinesia and all.
    So when we got the new atypical drugs, they were touted as so much safer. But with these new atypicals, you get all sorts of metabolic dysfunctions.
    Let's talk about Zyprexa. It has a different profile. So it may not cause as much tardive dyskinesia. It may not cause as many Parkinsonian symptoms. But it causes a whole range of new symptoms. So, for example, it's more likely to cause diabetes. It's more likely to cause pancreatic disorders. It's more likely to cause obesity and appetite-disregulation disorders.
    In fact, researchers in Ireland reported in 2003 that since the introduction of the atypical antipsychotics, the death rate among people with schizophrenia has doubled. They have done death rates of people treated with standard neuroleptics and then they compare that with death rates of people treated with atypical antipsychotics, and it doubles. It doubles! It didn't reduce harm. In fact, in their seven-year study, 25 of the 72 patients died.
    You're getting respiratory problems, you're getting people dying of incredibly high cholesterol counts, heart problems, diabetes. With olanzapine (Zyprexa), one of the problems is that you're really screwing up the core metabolic system. That's why you get these huge weight gains, and you get the diabetes. Zyprexa basically disrupts the machine that we are that processes food and extracts energy from that food. So this very fundamental thing that we humans do is disrupted, and at some point you just see all these pancreatic problems, faulty glucose regulation, diabetes, etc. That's really a sign that you're mucking with something very fundamental to life Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street Spirit Interview with Robert Whitaker

A couple things to know about the new drugs, the atypicals. First of all, the clinical trials to test them were totally bogus. They were designed to make the old drugs look bad and the new drugs look good. That's coming out now, the fact that these studies painted an exaggerated picture of the atypicals. They may be no more efficacious and they may have just as many side-effects as the older neuroleptics. So that tells you there's plenty of reason to worry. Now that we've had them out for eight to ten years, we're finding out all sorts of problems.  
   
The good story is that in some instances they're using lower dosages of these atypicals, and because they're using lower dosages, people are finding them less problematic. They don't clamp down as strongly on the dopamine system as the old drugs. So that's good and hopeful.
    The negative part is this: They've clearly lied about what these drugs do. They're powerful drugs and they work on a number of neurotransmitter systems. And they clearly are problematic. With olanzapine [marketed as Zyprexa], you're going to see that. Just as tardive dyskinesia was lying in wait all the time with the standard neuroleptics, diabetes is there with olanzapine, big time. And diabetes is a life-threatening, life-shortening disease. So you give that drug to a 12-year-old, a 15-year-old, an 18-year-old and they develop diabetes and 80 pounds of weight gain -- that is a very harmful thing. [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage


Typical antipsychotics (Haldol, Thorazine)   [See: Typical antipsychotics]

"The risk of developing severe TD from antipsychotic drugs probably lies between 20% and 40%, but mild symptoms appear in up to 70% of patients."—Jack Gorman, Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, 1990.

Since 1954 in the United States, the administration of one class of twenty psychiatric drugs called neuroleptics— Thorazine, Haldol, Mellaril, Stelazine, Prolixin, and others— has caused between 300,000 and one million cases of motor brain damage. Rappoport, Jon  (Ownership of All Life)

"The miracle drugs (neuroleptics) cause the worst plague of brain damage in medical history."--Peter Breggin, M.D.

Feeling like an outsider, I started investigating the hospital's nooks and crannies. Much to my surprise, in a back ward, one not open to the public, I noticed a number of people with bright purple skins. I asked the staff about this and every one of the psychiatrists denied these patients existed. This outright and widely-agreed-upon lie really raised my curiosity. Finally after pouring through the journals in the hospital library I found an article describing psycho tropic-drug-induced disruptions of melanin (the dark skin pigment). Thorazine, a commonly used psychiatric drug, when taken in high doses over a long period of time would do this. Excess melanin eventually was deposited in vital organs such as the heart and the liver, causing death. How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon


Benzodiazepines (Valium, Librium, Temazepam)  [See: Benzodiazepines]

1.5 million Xanax addicts are produced (in the U.S.) each year." - John Steinberg, Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. [see]

The Benzodiazepines are the most common (1983) class of drugs used as hypnotics, sedatives, and anxiolytics...They have replaced the barbiturates....their advantage over barbituates.....dependence less likely to occur.  BNF 1983  p.120

"We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs." Robert Mendelsohn, M.D

"THIS MEDICATION IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AFTER AS LITTLE TIME AS 4 WEEKS."--CITA

Since 1960, the UK medical profession has turned at least three million adults and two million ‘Benzo Babies’— infants whose mothers took tranquillisers during pregnancy—into brain-damaged addicts. There are currently still some one million patients trapped in addiction and another million disabled by withdrawals. The big tranquilliser cover-up by Margaret Bell

MORE than 50,000 babies a year are at risk of brain damage or death because they are poisoned by tranquillisers in the womb...The effects on the infants, who absorb the drugs through the placenta,. are even more devastating than those of heroin. One mother who was prescribed Valium while pregnant told yesterday about the agony her child later suffered. Janet Kerr, 62, said her son Charles was was born "in real distress" and doctors thought he would die. She nursed him through but he grew up with learning difficulties that made him "burst with embarrassment." He became addicted to Valium and committed suicide -at the age of 19....Research by pressure group Benzact supports fears that 50,000 babies a year are affected by tranquillisers. The organisation’s co-ordinator, Sue Bibby, said: "This problem is now. out of control." Experts believe tranquillizers could even be the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome- cot death.  [Medisa July 22, 2001] In the womb and hooked on tranquillisers

Basically, long-term use of benzodiazepines causes disintegration of the personality, largely because of an increase in anxiety and a simultaneous suppression of the ability to cope with it. The anxiety becomes totally destructive and disabling. ...the continual use of benzodiazepines leads to the inadequate production of coping chemicals and to anxiety that becomes enormous and out of hand....Fear is the overriding problem faced by a benzodiazepine-addicted individual and, without exception, all will tell you that unexplainable fear rules their lives. Carrying the fight to stop tranquilliser addiction--Pam Armstrong

More than a million adults in Britain are hooked on drugs prescribed for them by their GPs, a BBC documentary reveals. [Media May 2001] Hidden world of tranquilliser addicts

I am one of the benzodiazepine (BZD) statistics - a group of drugs that were popular with the medical profession as an all-purpose quick-fix from 1960 to at least the late 1980s. They were inappropriately prescribed far too often and indeed, judging by the statistics, even though they are now controlled drugs, the number of repeat prescriptions still issued, indicates that they still are inappropriately prescribed in a number of instances. .....People become unwitting drug addicts and even if they are fortunate enough (after one or twenty years) to realize that the distressing symptoms they constantly endure are caused by BZDs, some never recover from the neuronal damage sustained. Over the years, these people have been diagnosed with MS or ME. Perhaps the most tragic of all is that babies born to addicted mothers start life enduring the torture of withdrawal. How much this situation contributes to the ADHD statistics is a question nobody wants to examine. [Letter BMJ Oct 2004] The cost of progress

ADHD drugs  [See: ADHD drugs]

The New Freedom Commission is not the first time the pharmaceutical industry has bought Federal government actions to drug children. In 1991 the Federal Education Department began to pay schools hundreds of dollars for every child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Schools are always looking for additional sources of funds and drugged children sit zombie-like in a classroom. A national epidemic of these contrived disorders that are not even recognized in other countries was absolutely predictable. The 2010 school year begins with 4.5 million labeled children being made to take methylphenidate or amphetamine drugs. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

When you research the rise of juvenile bipolar illness in this country, you see that it appears in lockstep with the prescribing of stimulants for ADHD and antidepressants for depression. Prior to the use of those medications, you find that researchers reported that manic-depressive illness, which is what bipolar illness was called at the time, virtually never occurred in prepubertal children. But once psychiatrists started putting “hyperactive” children on Ritalin, they started to see prepubertal children with manic symptoms. Same thing happened when psychiatrists started prescribing antidepressants to children and teenagers. A significant percentage had manic or hypomanic reactions to the antidepressants.
    When you add up all this information, you end up documenting a story of how the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the United States have been destroyed in this way. In fact, I think that the number of children and teenagers that have ended up “bipolar” after being treated with a stimulant or an antidepressant is now well over one million. This is a story of harm done on an unimaginable scale. [2010] Robert Whitaker Interview

The fascinating thing about Adderall is that it was a weight reduction drug for adults called Obetrol. It’s was so extremely addictive that Obetrol was taken off the market for that reason. Now we have the FDA bringing this extraordinarily addictive drug to market for little children. [Interview Aug 2005/6 DR. FRED BAUGHMAN] ADHD fraud and the chemical holocaust against a generation of children

Ritalin  [See: Ritalin]

Stephanie Hall would be a young woman now, maybe a mother, if she hadn’t died in her sleep from a massive cardiac arrest six days before her twelfth birthday. She had been in first grade less than one month when her teacher told Stephanie’s mom she thought the little girl had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Stephanie’s concerned parents took the perfectly healthy child to a physician and everything was found to be normal. But because the teacher had already labeled the child with ADD, the physician wrote a prescription for Ritalin. Poor Stephanie was too young to make her parents understand how ill the drug made her feel. It began with headaches and over the years led to hallucinations. Her heart disease was a silent side effect of the drug. Her parents paid the monster for six years to poison and terrorize their daughter. Even when Stephanie began to suffer hallucinations from the mind-altering drug, the answer was always to increase the dosage. No one considered the drug as the cause of Stephanie’s problems. Now Stephanie has no problems and her parents live with the loss. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.

It is a schedule 2 narcotic, along with heroin and cocaine. That’s an official designation.....And there is some evidence to suggest that it causes atrophy of the brain.  Interview with Dr Peter Breggin on Ritalin

In 1998, you could still find experiments where they would take people stumbling into emergency rooms, first episode. So let's say you got a kid, and he's in dire trouble, and they would do an experiment on him, rather than do something to knock down his emotional turmoil. Instead, they would give him amphetamines or Ritalin, to see if it would make him worse. Imagine that!  [Interview 2005] Psychiatry's Untold History of Cruelty, Torture, Eugenics and Brain Damage

"We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs." Robert Mendelsohn, M.D

Ritalin and amphetamine have almost identical adverse effects on the brain, mind and behavior, including the production of drug-induced behavioral disorders, psychosis, mania, drug abuse, and addiction....Ritalin can cause permanent neurological tics including Tourette's syndrome......Withdrawal from Ritalin can cause emotional suffering, including depression, exhaustion, and suicide. This can make children seem psychiatrically disturbed and lead mistakenly to increased doses of medication. Vital Information About Ritalin, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and the Politics Behind the ADHD/Ritalin Movement Summarized from Talking Back to Ritalin by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

Many parents around the country have discovered that Ritalin has become a condition for their children continuing in school. There are even reports, by parents, of threats from social agencies: "If you don't allow us to prescribe Ritalin for your ADHD child, we may decide that you are an unfit parent. We may decide to take your child away." ......In his book, Talking Back to Ritalin, Dr. Peter Breggin expands on the drug's effects: "Stimulants such as Ritalin and amphetamine... have grossly harmful impacts on the brain -- reducing overall blood flow, disturbing glucose metabolism, and possibly causing permanent shrinkage or atrophy of the brain." .....And one should not forget that Ritalin came out of a Swiss drug giant called Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) fifty years ago. That company once had very close business ties with the infamous Nazi cartel, IG Farben. Farben stood for inhuman experiments on human beings. Read the adverse effects of Ritalin again, and consider that millions of children take those pills every day.  Ritalin - The Hidden Effects...Article by Independent Investigative Reporter Jon Rappaport

A woman with a newborn baby is too starry-eyed to see a wealthy man's cannon fodder or a cheap source of slave labor. A woman must, however, be conditioned to accept the transition to "reality" when it comes, or sooner.   As the transition becomes more difficult to manage, the family unit must be carefully disintegrated, and state-controlled public education and state-operated child-care centers must be become more common and legally enforced so as to begin the detachment of the child from the mother and father at an earlier age. Inoculation of behavioral drugs [Ritalin] can speed the transition for the child (mandatory). Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

Let's talk about bipolar disorder among kids. As one doctor said, that used to be so rare as to be almost nonexistent. Now we're seeing it all over. Bipolar is exploding among kids. Well, partly you could say that we're just slapping that label on kids more often; but in fact, there is something real going on. Here's what's happening. You take kids and put them on an antidepressant -- which we never used to do -- or you put them on a stimulant like Ritalin. Stimulants can cause mania; stimulants can cause psychosis.
    so the kid ends up with a drug-induced manic or psychotic episode. Once they have that, the doctor at the emergency room doesn't say, "Oh, he's suffering from a drug-induced episode." He says he's bipolar
    they give him an antipsychotic drug; and now he's on a cocktail of drugs, and he's on a path to becoming disabled for life. That's an example of how we're absolutely making kids sick.
    Ritalin is methylphenidate. Now methylphenidate affects the brain in exactly the same way as cocaine. They both block a molecule that is involved in the reuptake of dopamine.
    So methylphenidate is very similar to cocaine. Now, one difference is whether you're snorting it or if it's in a pill. That partly changes how quickly it's metabolized. But still, it basically affects the brain in the same way. Now, methylphenidate was used in research studies to deliberately stir psychosis in schizophrenics. Because they knew that you could take a person with a tendency towards psychosis, give them methylphenidate, and cause psychosis. We also knew that amphetamines, like methylphenidate, could cause psychosis in people who had never been psychotic before.
    So think about this. We're giving a drug to kids that is known to have the possibility of stirring psychosis. Now, the odd thing about methylphenidate and amphetamines is that, in kids, they sort of have a counterintuitive effect. What does speed do in adults? It makes them more jittery and hyperactive. For whatever reasons, in kids amphetamines will actually still their movements; it will actually keep them in their chairs and make them more focused. So you've got kids in boring schools. The boys are not paying attention and they're diagnosed with ADHD and put on a drug that is known to stir psychosis. The next thing you know, a fair number of them are not doing well by the time they're 15, 16, 17. Some of those kids talk about how when you're on these drugs for the long term, you start feeling like a zombie; you don't feel like yourself.
    Millions of kids! Think about what we're doing. We're robbing kids of their right to be kids, their right to grow, their right to experience their full range of emotions, and their right to experience the world in its full hue of colors. That's what growing up is, that's what being alive is! And we're robbing kids of their right to be. It's so criminal. And we're talking about millions of kids who have been affected this way. There are some colleges where something like 40 to 50 percent of the kids arrive with a psychiatric prescription. Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street Spirit Interview with Robert Whitaker

In the same year, the Washington Post (3) published the fact that Ritalin which is prescribed to very young children had never been tested on that age group (under 6's) and yet, between 150,000 - 200,000 children between the ages of 2 and 4 were prescribed Ritalin. Hilary Butler letter to BMJ 2004

Strattera  [See: Atomoxetine (Strattera )]
Strattera is a failed antidepressant, which Eli Lilly didn't succeed to get approved. It was recycled and used as an "ADHD medication", and marketed as the first "non stimulant medication for ADHD". As many parents, despite all published lies about the "benefits" of stimulants like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall, don't want to give dangerous narcotic drugs to their kids, Lilly saw the chance to get a good market share for Strattera.  [Media May 2006] Eli Lilly's Strattera - 130 reports of suicidality in one month

 The British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has forbidden Swedish authorities to reveal Strattera suicide data. A release in Sweden of data about suicides and suicide attempts from Eli Lilly's Strattera is said to hurt the relations between the two countries.  [Media March 2006] MHRA forbids Sweden to reveal Strattera suicide data