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Can Psychiatry be a Science?

You arrive for work and someone informs you that you have until five o’clock to clean out your office. You have been laid off. At first, your family is brave and supportive, and although you’re in shock, you convince yourself that you were ready for something new. Then you start waking up at 3 A.M., […]

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A Prescription Drug Doesn’t Know When it’s Being Taken “Recreationally”

Below is a short article taken from AOL about a young man who died a senseless and violent death while under the influence of the frequently prescribed stimulant Adderall. The article states that, “When taken recreationally, Adderall can cause blood-pressure spikes, confusion and dizziness. “ Let be real here, a drug does not know when […]

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Drugging the American Soldier

Military’s reliance on strong psychiatric drugs Reporter Jamie Colby: Some really important concerns this Memorial Day weekend about the treatment our soldiers receive when they return from battle. And there’s a Fox News investigation into the increased use of powerful psychiatric drugs on our veterans and the impact these drugs are having. Our Douglas Kennedy […]

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Top Psychiatrist Warns That More Screening of Children Will Lead to More Violence

Psychotropic drugs “prescribed for school children cause violent behavior,” Dr. Healy stated. The drugs are widely used in the U.S. as antidepressants by doctors working in the mental health field and increasingly by primary care doctors, he noted. Healey insisted the problem today is that doctors working with schools to control the behavior of children […]

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Psych Meds Linked to 90% of School Shootings

NEW YORK – From the moment news emerged Friday that a young man had carried out a horrific massacre of elementary-school children, politicians from local city halls to the White House have been restoking the age-old push for more gun control. While guns have been a common denominator in mass slayings at schools by teens, […]

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Shootings And Antidepressants

Below are Some of the Reports of Shootings Committed by People on Antidepressants. These have been excerpted from the website SSRIStories.org, which contains far more stories and information about antidepressants and violence.   Drug Date Where Additional Prozac WITHDRAWAL 2/15/2008 Illinois ** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically […]

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The Grassley-Kohl Physician Payments Sunshine Act – GOOD NEWS!

SUNSHINE BREAKS THROUGH At long last, sunshine is about to shed light on financial relationships between the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and doctors. Disclosure requirements that will begin this fall will bring accountability, and accountability will strengthen the credibility of medical research, the marketing of ideas and, ultimately, the practice of medicine.  You might […]

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Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions

Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions by Alan Schwartz of the NY Times February 2, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH — Every morning on her way to work, Kathy Fee holds her breath as she drives past the squat brick building that houses Dominion Psychiatric Associates. It was there that her son, Richard, visited a doctor and […]

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Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Battle to Define Mental Illness and the Fraudulent Labeling of “Mental Diseases” Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition […]

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General’s story a warning about use of painkillers

Warnings About Addiction to Painkillers Lt. Gen. David Fridovich talks about dependency on pain meds following injuries associated with his post in special forces, and his rehab and recovery. Standing before a packed hall of 700 military doctors and medics here, the deputy commander of the nation’s elite special operations forces warned about an epidemic […]

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