Today’s Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs

In this article discussing the immense need for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs Dr. Peter Breggin describes how psychiatric drugs are “spreading like a chemical plague throughout the world”.

It’s impossible to overstate the need to spread the word about how dangerous and addictive psychiatric drugs can be.  Pharmaceutical companies hide these effects and doctors too infrequently warn their patients about what can happen to them as a result of taking these drugs.

Article:  Today’s Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs
by Peter Breggin

The pharmaceutical industry and organized psychiatry act as if the greatest challenge today is to identify new psychiatric disorders, to promote the supposedly high prevalence of existing disorders, and to find new blockbuster drugs, all the while heavily promoting current moneymakers. Even the United Nations is involved in “World Mental Health Day,” announcing that depression is a “global health crisis”:

10 October 2012 — Terming depression, which afflicts 350 million people worldwide, an “under-appreciated global health crisis,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an international effort to increase access to a wide variety of effective and affordable treatments and remove the social stigma attached to the illness.

This current barrage of “educational” propaganda on behalf of pharmaceutic interests is even supported by the State Department, which heavily endorses the industry’s astroturf lobbying group (a fake grass roots movement – well organized by a group that will benefit), called the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

In the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) observes a week of awareness in the first full week of October by the direction of a congressional order passed in 1990. NAMI reports that one in four U.S. adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year. One in 17 lives with serious, chronic illness.

A key player is the World Federation for Mental Health, whose multi-color brochure declares Oct. 10, 2012 as “World Mental Health Day,” again targeting depression in its booklet title: “Depression: A Global Crisis.” Perhaps because markets for psychiatric medications in the industrialized world are getting saturated and because drug companies and their products have been coming under heavy criticism, the “World Mental Health Day” is mostly aimed at poorer nations. The World Federation for Mental Health booklet advocates the use of antidepressant drugs. This colorful document was “made possible” by… guess whom? The only three sponsors are companies that make psychiatric drugs: Eli Lilly, Otsuka and Lundbeck.

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