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Is normal behavior a sickness?

February 29, 2008 Leave a comment

In 2000, an enterprising reporter on the Boston Globe, aware that the patent for the billion-dollar-selling anti-depressant drug Prozac was soon to expire, checked to see if an application had been filed for a new version and found that it had. Such applications have to state what the improved benefits of the new drug will be. Among them was this claim: “It will not produce several existing side-effects, including suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation . . . one of its [Prozac’s] more significant side-effects”. This story is related in Let Them Eat Prozac: The unhealthy relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and depression (2004) by the British psychiatrist David Healy.

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Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) – Obliterating psychiatric Abuse

February 25, 2008 6 comments

Most people recognize the inherent evil in psychiatry, as evidenced by public surveys that list a psychiatrist as the last person they would seek out for help.

CCHRBut most people have no way of knowing the extent of that evil — that more than 100,000 people die each year in mental institutions, that 20 million children worldwide are on highly addictive mind-altering psychiatric drugs and that every 75 seconds another citizen is incarcerated by psychiatry. Instead, the job of informing the public about the despicable truth of psychiatry — and why it has been labeled an industry of death — has fallen to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

CCHRThe IAS has long supported the efforts of CCHR, resulting in the distribution of millions of publications that have made psychiatric abuses a focus of public scrutiny and official concern. To help CCHR accomplish its task, the Association funded the establishment of the international headquarters of CCHR in Hollywood, California. The remarkable centerpiece of that facility is CCHR’s museum — Psychiatry: An Industry of Death. With the opening of these new premises in December 2005, the global campaign to bring psychiatry under the law and clean up the entire field of mental health has taken on a whole new dimension — one that makes the obliteration of psychiatric abuse an inevitability.

IAS-sponsored CCHR brochures

Since 1992, IAS grants have funded the production and distribution of more than 13 million CCHR booklets, informational pamphlets, investigatory white papers and public advocacy advertisements, as well as two books exposing psychiatry’s abuses and its Nazi past: Psychiatry: The Ultimate Betrayal and Psychiatrists: The Men Behind Hitler.

These IAS-sponsored publications now comprise an extensive library of materials on psychiatric abuses and crimes which CCHR distributes widely. Through these publications, psychiatry’s invasive and destructive influence at all levels of society is well documented: from the false labeling and druggging of children to the abuse of fragile elderly patients with electroshock and heavy mind-damaging drugs.

Most recently, twenty separate booklets were published, covering the broad spectrum of psychiatry’s attempt to subvert society. Each thoroughly researched booklet provides facts and figures and educates readers on the exact results of psychiatric abuse and shows what people can do to protect themselves, their families and their communities.

CCHR Traveling ExhibitCCHR Traveling Exhibit

CCHR International’s headquarters in Los Angeles houses a permanent exhibit that displays the deplorable 330- year history of psychiatry, its abuses and failures.

This powerful graphic message is now spreading to major cities around the world with the new traveling CCHR exhibits, which are also funded by grants from the IAS. Presented in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, the modular format accommodates many types of venues, including malls, public buildings and convention halls.

CCHR Traveling ExhibitThe exhibit walks the visitor through psychiatry’s deathly legacy and the horrors of psychiatric “treatments.” It shows that medical doctors have condemned fraudulent and harmful psychiatric methods.

After being shown at the NAACP national conference in Miami, a unanimous resolution was passed by the leaders of that organization condemning psychiatric drugging.

In Mexico City, the exhibit was presented in the lobby of the House of Representatives. Among the hundreds who toured was a federal legislator who subsequently proposed a law to protect children from psychiatric abuse.

To date, over 380,000 people in more than 160 cities in 17 countries have visited the exhibits. They have walked away with the realization that the public’s low opinion of psychiatry is due to the profession’s continuous and consistent failure to produce a proven result.

Visit the official CCHR Web Site: http://www.cchr.org

Get your FREE Truth About Drugs Education Kit

February 25, 2008 1 comment

The Foundation for a Drug Free World is making the Truth About Drugs Info Kit available to anyone who needs to get the truth into the hands of friends, family members, employees, teachers and/or students in your community, thereby saving lives.

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  • Boxed set of 14 drug education booklets in The Truth About Drugs series;
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Is ADHD logical?

February 17, 2008 5 comments

Is there a valid test for ADHD? Is there any data proving that ADHD is a valid brain dysfunction? Are there any long-term studies of the drugs effects? And if the drugs do not improve academic performance or social skills and the drugs can cause compulsive and mood disorders and can lead to illicit drug use, why in the world are millions of children, teenagers and adults being labeled with ADHD and prescribed these drugs?

Was the ADHD scientific discovery process just literally a vote by a show of hands at an American Psychiatric Association (APA) Committee meeting in 1987?

After, was it just inserted into the American Psychiatric Associations billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)?

Is it true that within one year of that, 500,000 American children were diagnosed as ADHD sufferers?

And now, despite the total lack of objective proof of its existence, millions of children have been harmed through the use of this diagnosis.

Are there now, just in the U.S., over 6 million children taking mind-altering drugs because of no more than an experts fancied ADHD opinion?

What is your explanation of this?

If this isn’t enough to anger you, read on…

In the 1990s in the U.S., federal government incentives helped increase the number of children diagnosed with ADHD”: low-income parents whose children were diagnosed with ADHD were given more than $450 a month. In 1991, U.S. federal education grants also provided schools with $400 in annual grant money for each child diagnosed with ADHD. The number of children diagnosed with this disorder soared again. By 1997, the number of children labeled as having ADHD had risen alarmingly to 4.4 million. Today, the figure is closer to 6 million.

ADHD is actually a stigmatizing psychiatric label. Once labeled, your child is considered to have a psychiatric disorder, in fact to be mentally ill or diseased (euphemistically expressed as mentally disordered). This label can negatively affect a childs and others perceptions of himself/herself, both now and in the future. For example, children diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed stimulants could later be ineligible to serve in the armed forces. In 1998, the U.S. military discharged more than 3,100 recruits with psychiatric histories, pointing to a rise in medication and treatment of ADHD and other behavioral disorders as a reason for discharge.

In 1998, Florida child psychiatrist Dennis Donovan said, ADD is a bogus diagnosis. Parents and teachers are rushing like lemmings to identify a pathology….Our current pathologizing of behavior leads to massive swelling of the ranks of the diseased, the dysfunctional, the disordered and the disabled. Beverly Eakman According to Beverly Eakman, author of Cloning of the American Mind, These drugs make children more manageable, not necessarily better. ADHD is a phenomenon, not a brain disease. Because the diagnosis of ADHD is fraudulent, it doesn’t matter whether a drug works. Children are being forced to take a drug that is stronger than cocaine for a disease that is yet to be proven.

Dr. Joe Kosterich, Federal Chairman of the General Practitioners branch of the Australian Medical Association, said, The diagnosis of ADD is entirely subjective….There is no test. It is just down to interpretation. Maybe a child blurts out in class or doesn’t sit still. The lines between an ADD sufferer and a healthy exuberant kid can be very blurred.

In March 1998, James Swanson of the U.S. National Institute for Mental Health, and one of the foremost proponents of ADHD as a disease, addressed a meeting of the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, admitting: I would like to have an objective diagnosis for the disorder [ADHD]. Right now psychiatric diagnosis is completely subjective….We would like to have biological testsa dream of psychiatry for many years. Simply put, a child is mentally ill with ADHD if a psychiatrist thinks he/she is, or is of that opinion.

In his book, Ritalin Nation, Richard DeGrandpre, Ph.D., states, One study, reported in the journal Pediatrics, found that 80% of the children thought to be hyperactive, according to home and school reports, showed exemplary behavior and no sign of hyperactivity in the office. This finding is consistent with numerous studies showing, and dozens of newspaper articles reporting, considerable disagreement among parents, teachers, and clinicians about who qualifies for a diagnosis. This can only raise questions about the existence of ADD as a real medical phenomenon since it is these symptoms alone that are the basis of the diagnosis.

Speaking at the 1998 National Institutes of Health Conference on ADHD, William B. Carey of the Philadelphia Childrens Hospital, concluded, What is now most often described as ADHD in the United States appears to be a set of normal behavioral variations….This discrepancy leaves the validity of the construct [of ADHD as a disease] in doubt….

Children are being forced to take a drug that is stronger than cocaine

February 17, 2008 5 comments

Do you want your child to be a lifeless “zombie” or “robot”?

These are some of the symptoms that could get you or your child labeled as having ADHD.

Fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes, Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat, Has difficulty sustaining attention, Leaves seat in situations where remaining seated is expected, Does not seem to listen, Runs about or climbs excessively (in adults, may be limited to feelings of restlessness), Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish tasks, Has difficulty paying attention or engaging in leisure activities quietly, Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities, “On the go” or acts as if “driven by a motor”, Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort, Talks excessively, Loses things necessary for tasks or activities, Blurts out answers before questions completed (impulsivity), Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli, Has problems waiting turns (impulsivity), Forgetful in daily activities, Interrupts or intrudes on others (impulsivity)

Does that sound like anyone you know?

psychiatry (pseudo-science) invents mental illness – watch videos

February 15, 2008 5 comments

Learn the truth about psychiatry inventing mental illness.

Psychiatrists openly admit and speak out about how mental illness is just a label to rake in billions of dollars.

psychiatrists admit no medical evidence to support mental illness.

Watch the videos of actual psychiatrists discussing mental illness.

And see videos of actual testimonials from those whose lives have been devastated from the false psychiatric labeling of “mental illness.”

Why are we feeding our kids drugs?

February 9, 2008 2 comments

The fact that we live in such a society where parents will tell their children, “Don’t do drugs,” and teachers tell their students “Don’t do drugs,” and strangers run campaigns for the general population on “Don’t do drugs,” and an infinite number of studies get done with the conclusion “Don’t do drugs,” yet psychiatrists are dreaming up new mental illnesses to fund a multibillion-dollar legal drug industry. Not only that, but the same above mentioned parents, teachers, etc. don’t even question whether it’s right to pump their kids full of these “prescribed drugs.” The direct result continues to be an escalating, worldwide consumption of their addictive, mind-altering drugs.

Consider the following alarming statistics:

In the United States today, more than 6 million children are taking mind-altering psychiatric drugs for the learning and behavioral disorder, ADHD. Two million children take antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs.

In Australia, the stimulant prescription rate for children increased 34-fold in the past two decades.

In Britain the rate increased 9,200% between 1992 and 2000; in Mexico methylphenidate sales (the generic name for the drug Ritalin) increased 800% between 1993 and 2001.

In Germany methylphenidate sales increased 400% between 1995 and 1999.

Significant increases are also reported in France, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

In 2000, international sales of antipsychotic drugs reached $6 billion. In 2001, antidepressant sales climbed to $12.5 billion. Today, that figure is near $20 billion.

These soaring numbers parallel the increases in the number of mental disorders in the American Psychiatric Associations lucrative insurance billing bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and the mental disorders section of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Not one of the DSMs long list of disorders is supported by any objective, diagnostic observations or criteria.

As psychiatrist Matthew Dumont commented, the APA provides a 125-word definition of mental disorder, which is supposed to resolve all the issues surrounding the sticky problem of where deviance ends and dysfunction begins. It doesn’t.

Because of the DSM, psychiatric drugs are now not only used extensively in our schools, nursing homes, drug rehabilitation centers and prisons, individuals personally rely on them to help them with everything from weight control, self-confidence, mathematical and writing problems, to anxiety, sleeping and upsets. In fact, they have become the panacea for the stresses of modern living. And they come with serious risks. Protect yourself from potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs by becoming well informed.

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