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December 24, 2013- More People on Antidepressants Means More Profits for Drug Companies
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December 24, 2013- Bath Salts Cause Drug Induced Psychosis
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December 24, 2013- Children Drowning in Psychotropic Medications
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December 6, 2013- Bullying Not Related to Mental Health
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December 4, 2013- Somatoform Disorder– Junk Science Leads to Kidnapping
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November 25, 2013- Bipolar Children – A Drug Business In Disguise
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November 22, 2013- Children Should Never Have to Go Through Paxil Withdrawal
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November 22, 2013- Dangerous Vyvanse Side Effects Known to Shire Pharmaceutical
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November 22, 2013- Do I have ADD? The Answer is No
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September 13, 2013- THE PSYCHIATRIC INVASION- In the guise of help
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September 13, 2013- Treatment for Internet Addiction Unsubstantiated
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September 13, 2013- Atypical Antipsychotics Harming Florida Medicaid Kids
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September 6, 2013- It Seems Impossible
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September 6, 2013- College Students in Danger from Stimulant Abuse
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September 3, 2013- Don’t Become a Victim of Psychiatric Fraud
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September 3, 2013- Mental Health Awareness in Schools Will Sell More Psychiatric Drugs
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August 28, 2013- ECT Sugar Coated and Promoted to the Uninformed
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August 21, 2013- Paxil and Zoloft Withdrawal Symptoms Worse than Doctors Tell You
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August 12, 2013- SSRI Withdrawal Effects Are Brutal and Long Lasting
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July 29, 2013- Mental Health System a Path to Social Security Disability
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July 29, 2013- GlaxoSmithKline Bribes Chinese Doctors with Sexual Favors
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July 22, 2013- SSI for Children Gives Healthy Kids ADHD Drugs
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July 19, 2013- Citalopram – Pregnancy Antidepressant Related to Birth Defects
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June 28, 2013- Obama Care Requires New Physical Exam Forms
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June 21, 2013- Harmful Effects of Psychotropic Drugs Given at Vatican Conference
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June 21, 2013 - Early Intervention – A Fraud with a Hidden Agenda
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June 21, 2013 - DSM V: Laughingstock of Scientific Thinkers
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June 14, 2013- The Mental Health Fraud of BDSM and Other Sexual Practices
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June 11, 2013- Mental Health America, Obamacare and the Destruction of Artists
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June 11, 2013- Time for Parents to Question Mental Health Disorders and Diagnoses
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June 11, 2013- Johnson & Johnson Asked to Help Obamacare
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June 7, 2013- Can Anxiety Attack Symptoms Be Caused by Food Allergies?
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June 7, 2013- Mentally Ill Diagnosis Fraud
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June 7, 2013- Military Families Targeted by Psychiatry
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June 7, 2013- ADHD the epidemic of misdiagnosis and overmedication in children
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May 29, 2013- Hyperactivity and Weight Gain
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May 29, 2013- Sudden Death Possible When Taking Antidepressants
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May 29, 2013- Bath salts and Psychiatric Drugs: Are they really so different?
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May 29, 2013- The Reason for Teenscreen’s Termination
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May 27, 2013- Why is ADHD Rampant Only in the United States?
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May 21, 2013- Depakote severely heightens cancer risk
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May 21, 2013- Depression in the Elderly and Psychiatric Drugs
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May 21, 2013- NIMH Casts Aside DSM V
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May 21, 2013- Toddlers Labeled with Internet Addiction Disorder
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May 21, 2013- Informed Consent and Psychiatric Drugging
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May 17, 2013- DSM-V Shows Insanity of Psychiatry
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May 15, 2013- Informed Consent and Psychiatric Drugging
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May 15, 2013- Involuntary incarceration isn’t solution for personal, social ills
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May 7, 2013- Putting Children on Antipsychotics Is Unconscionable
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April 30, 2013- Mental Disorder Test Must Include Physical Exam
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April 29, 2013- Mitochondrial Disease and Psychiatric Disorders
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April 29, 2013- Going to Sleep with Benzodiazepines Carry Huge Risks
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April 22, 2013- CCHR Florida on Bay News 9
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April 19, 2013- Insomnia is More Desirable Than Side Effects of Halcion
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April 17, 2013- What is Anorexia? Mental Treatment vs. Physical Causes
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April 17, 2013- Psychiatric Drugs Made Colorado Shooter Violent
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4/1/2013 - DSM-5 is Coming – Watch Out
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4/1/2013 - Benzodiazepines Can Cause Dementia and Other Serious Side Effects
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3/21/2013 - Long-Term Study on ADHD Lacking and Misleading
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3/15/2013 - Prescribing ADHD Drugs to Children as a Study Aid is Unethical
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3/7/2013 - Benzodiazepine Cause Anti-Social Behavior in Fish
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3/7/2013 - Play Therapy; OneWay to Treat Mental Health or Behavioral Health Symptoms?
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2/18/2013 - ADHD–News Update
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2/18/2013 - Mental Health Meds DO Cause Suicide and Violence
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2/14/2013 - Our Soldiers put at more risk
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2/14/2013 - Early Symptoms of Autism and Psychiatric Drugs
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2/14/2013 - Schools Should Not Have Programs to Detect Mental Illness
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2/4/2013 - More Mental Health Programs Mean More Mass Shootings
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2/4/2013 - Side Effects of Ambien are Worrisome
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2/4/2013 - What is PTSD? Today’s Latest Military Tragedy
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1/22/2013 - Big Pharma Profits By Putting Your Health at Risk
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1/22/2013 - Chemical Imbalance and ADHD Myths
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1/22/2013 - What is Mental Health? – A Look at Psychiatric Drugs, Guns and Mass Killers
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1/7/2013 - Do Psychiatric Drugs Cause Behavior Problems?
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1/7/2013 - Helping Children with Depression
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12/31/2012 - Mass Shootings Can Be Explained with Logical Answers
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12/7/2012 - Children Misdiagnosed with Mental Health Issues
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12/7/2012 - Warning: Tamiflu Causes Mental Health Issues
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11/26/2012 - Unwanted Screening for Disorders Alive and Well in Obamacare
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11/26/2012 - The Mental Disorder Test Hoax
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8/31/2012 - Electric Shocks Are Inhumane and Barbaric
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8/31/2012 - The Modern “Medication Generation” –Learned to Say Yes To Drugs
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8/31/2012 - THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT-Does It Provide More Health Care at Less Cost?
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8/24/2012 - Early ADHD Treatment Not Needed Nor Warranted
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8/24/2012 - SSRIs Create Mass Murderers
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8/13/2012 - Mental Disorders List Growing Yearly
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8/13/2012 - Mass Shootings Call For More Education
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7/13/2012 - Lies of Mental Health in Foreign Lands - It’s summer and with kids out of school, the possibilities are endless for where to go on vacation... Read More

7/13/2012 - Mental Health America-Ridiculous Diagnoses in the 21st Century - The professions that are supposedly in charge of mental health in America have become a danger to our citizens and a sad joke to many... Read More

7/9/2012 - Mandatory Mental Health is Detrimental - Most people are familiar with the fact that Obamacare came about for the purpose of making health insurance available and affordable for millions... Read More

6/25/2012 - Synthetic Weed-Who is Making it? - Some synthetic weed is being manufactured here in the United States, potentially netting millions of dollars for these “entrepreneurs”... Read More

6/25/2012 - Environmental Causes of Autism - In the past twenty years or so, the rate of autism has gone up dramatically... Read More

6/21/2012 - Synthetic Marijuana Tragedy - Many people have heard of synthetic marijuana. Being marketed as being “100% organic herbs” gives the false impression that they are natural and safe... Read More

6/21/2012 - No Need for a Mental Health App - Recently USA Today ran an article about a new app called “WhatsMyM3″. This is an app designed to determine if you are at risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or PTSD ... Read More

6/15/2012 - Autistic Children Targeted - An article in May 2012 stated that more than half of autistic school age children are on one or more psychotropic drugs... Read More

6/15/2012 - Bath Salts Use Epidemic - The use of designer drugs resulting in a bath salts high has reached epidemic proportions. This drug sometimes sold as bath salts creates havoc amongst its users... Read More

6/8/2012 - Bath Salts and Antidepressants Cause Psychosis - By now most people have heard of the “cannibal” in Miami who “ate” most of a man’s face... Read More

6/8/2012 - Embalming Fluid and Laced Weed - Marijuana laced with PCP is gaining popularity with young people. Some refer to the additive as embalming fluid... Read More

6/4/2012 - How the Baker Act Affects Marijuana Users - The Baker Act is a Florida state law where people who appear to be “mentally ill” are are forced to go to a psychiatric hospital because they, apparently, pose a danger to themselves and/or others... Read More

5/21/2012 - The Chemical Imbalance Fraud - Many psychiatrists assert that mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But there are no medical tests to prove this... Read More

4/30/2012 - Autism Misdiagnosis - The number of children being diagnosed with autism is ever increasingly on the rise... Read More

5/14/2012 - Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All - If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems... Read More

5/14/2012 - When Life Became an Illness - One of the great errors of the 20th century was this: we accepted the spurious notion that a wide range of life’s problems were in fact illnesses... Read More

4/30/2012 - Autism Misdiagnosis - The number of children being diagnosed with autism is ever increasingly on the rise... Read More

4/9/2012 - Being Depressed a Dangerous Condition - Being depressed can be dangerous. Far beyond the upset caused by being down in the dumps, being depressed can make a person subject to intense scrutiny... Read More

4/6/2012 - The Dangers of Celexa and Other SSRI Antidepressants - Celexa is an antidepressant used to treat depression as well as various forms of anxiety.... Read More

3/27/2012 - Using Synthetic Marijuana a Dangerous Pastime - Ingesting dangerous, synthetic marijuana may well result in a trip to the hospital. Some young people have even been brought to the psychiatric ward... Read More

3/27/2012 - Selling Technology as a False Answer - In an article on March 13, 2012 by Melody Mendez, I read with amazement how technology claims to help diagnose serious mental illnesses such as Depression, ADHD and “other disorders”... Read More

3/21/2012 - Psychotic Disorders –in Everyday Life? - When an associate professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University, Dr. Fugh Berman, was asked by two students if they should take a powerful antipsychotic to help them sleep, she was outraged... Read More

3/5/2012 - About Special education and Black Teenagers - Many people don’t know about special education and the disproportionate number of black teenagers... Read More

2/5/2012 - The Heart Risks of Psychiatric Drugs - In today’s world of over-specialized and drug-infused medicine, doctors hand out pills for everything, often prescribing drugs without regard to side effects... Read More

2/5/2012 - People with ADHD and Suicide Risk - It is well known that people with ADHD may be at risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior. ... Read More

1/25/2012 - Softened Sales Pitch Doesn’t Create Good Science - In the Wall Street Journal’s Health Section on January 10th, 2012, Jonathon Rockoff explores the new sales techniques employed by the top manufacturers of psychiatric medications... Read More

1/25/2012 - Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Thicken Arteries - Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medication. Their use has been associated with everything from worsening depression to homicidal or suicidal behavior... Read More

1/23/2012 - List of Adverse Side Effects for Antidepressants Grows - Researchers at the Emory School of Medicine have found real correlating data discovering that taking antidepressants, namely SSRIs, thicken the lining of your carotid arteries by 400 times normal... Read More

1/23/2012 - Medical Scientist Find Link between ADHD and Thyroid Conditions - In Science Daily of March 12, 1997, a press release states medical researchers found a positive link between patients with ADHD and specific Thyroid levels... Read More

1/16/2012 - Child Mental Health—Parents Losing Control - Parents send their children off to school every day in hopes of them getting a good education and growing up to be mature responsible adults. But what about child mental health?... Read More
1/16/2012 - Talking to Your Children about Synthetic Drugs - Talking to children is a parent’s best defense against their child’s use of synthetic drugs. In a culture where psychiatry and Big Pharmaceutical companies have made drug use commonplace among our youth... Read More
12/23/2011 - The New Definition of “Psychiatric Treatment” - The latest methods of and new definition for “psychiatry”, have changed... Read More
12/9/2011 - Psychiatry—Stealing Children - Psychiatric medications are among the most widely prescribed and biggest-selling class of drugs in the US... Read More
12/6/2012 - Depression for Kids – Antidepressant Use Rises - A diagnosis of depression for kids is a large moneymaker for the pharmaceutical industry. ... Read More
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The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida is a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights.

CCHR Florida also educates Americans about their mental health rights, including the right to informed consent.

CCHR Florida works side-by-side with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to stop abuses in the field of mental health. Many non-profit organizations and individuals are concerned about the excesses and harmful practices of psychiatry.

Together, we have formed a strong movement that is especially active to help protect the rights of children.

We invite you to join our efforts to bring compassion and decency to the field of mental health.


One of the fundamental flaws of psychiatry is its unscientific diagnostic system. Unlike proper medical diagnosis, psychiatry categorize symptoms only, not disease. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is notorious for its low scientific validity. In it, even “spending much more money than intended” is listed as a symptom of a mental illness— for which psychotropic medication should be prescribed.


Drugging with psychotropic medication is a preferred treatment of psychiatry. These drugs are synthetic chemicals that pass the blood-brain barrier and can cause serious side effects. Here are but a few of the warnings for the commonly prescribed drug Prozac:

• Hypertension
• Increased weight
• Varicose veins
• Amnesia
• Hallucination
• Suicidal tendency

And even though Prozac is classified as an “anti-depressant”, one of its FDAlisted side effects is—depression.


A fundamental human right is the right to be fully informed of the possible consequences of a medication or treatment. Part of this right is the right to say no to a drug that you don’t want to take or that you don’t want your child to take. Call or email CCHR Florida if you want to know more or need help. And please help us in our cause to educate Americans about this right.

To Become a member--go to http://cchrflorida.org/shoppingcart/index.php


I have long maintained that the child psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous enemies not only of children, but also of adults who care for the two most precious and most vulnerable things in life —children and liberty. “Child psychiatry—like all of psychiatric slavery—cannot be reformed. It must be abolished. “The task we set ourselves—to combat psychiatric coercion—is important. It is a noble task in the pursuit of which we must, regardless of obstacles, persevere. Our conscience commands that we do no less.”

Dr. Tomas Szasz
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Co-Founder of CCHR


By law in Florida (several other states have similar laws), a person, before receiving medication or other treatment, has the right to receive and must be given sufficient information about this treatment to enable him or her to “make a knowing and willful decision without any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress or other forms of constraint or coercion”. (Florida Statute 394.459(3)(a)

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