Category Archives: Antipsychotics

15 Mar
3

Baker Acting 7 year-olds

Florida’s mental health law, the Baker Act, gives law enforcement the right to detain someone, restrain them in a police vehicle using force as needed and take them to a designated psychiatric facility. An individual can be detained against their ...

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Raining Drugs
27 Feb
0

Psychiatric Child Abuse

Psychiatrist Peter Breggin asserts the psychiatric drugging of children is nothing but child abuse. He remarks that in the past, abuse of vulnerable members of society was largely justified based on “moral, religious, patriotic or ethnic grounds.” But today’s child ...

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12 Feb
0

The Danger of Psychiatric Diagnoses

Psychiatric diagnoses have entered the vernacular, giving an easy way to explain behavior. “I’m ADD” is one of the more popular, excusing everything from a person being confused because of misunderstood directions, all the way to substituting Facebook time for ...

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05 Feb
0

Antidepressants and Violence: The Clear Connection

The idea that antidepressants cause violent behavior has been a concern for years. A study published late last year in Sweden found convincing evidence that this concern is warranted. The evidence showed that young adults from 15 to 24 years ...

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Illness
05 Feb
1

Mental Disorder or Physical Illness?

There can be grave danger in psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis. For instance, a person physically ill may exhibit a seeming mental disorder, yet be completely sane. If a qualified medical doctor does not get to the patient before a psychiatrist ...

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20 Jan
5

Abuse And Attacks In Florida’s Mental Hospitals

In June of 2014, twenty-seven year old Tuarus McNair, a mental patient at Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center, was punched repeatedly in the head by another patient during a fight. The hospital workers’ response to this brutal attack was unbelievable. ...

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20 Jan
0

Risperdal: Another Psychiatric Drug Ruining Lives

Risperdal is one of the so-called second generation antipsychotic drugs, touted to be safer than the older anti-psychotics. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical unit, it is approved for schizophrenia treatment and bipolar disorder in teenagers and adults, and ...

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30 Dec
29

Infants Being Given Psychiatric Drugs On The Rise

Psychiatric drug prescriptions for infants age 2 and younger have been rising at an alarming rate. The New York Times recently reported statistics obtained from the prescription data company IMS Health, the world’s leading health information and analytics company. 20,000 ...

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ECT
25 Nov
0

Psychiatrists Still Love Their Electroconvulsive Therapy

At the most recent annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association two leading practitioners and promoters of electroconvulsive therapy (the modern name for applying electric shocks to a person’s brain using 225 to 450 volts) held a session to educate ...

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Scattered Pills
14 Oct
3

Psychiatry Can’t Cure Mental Illness

Pretend you were enjoying a lovely skiing holiday and swished when you should have swooshed, resulting in a broken left foot. Logically, you’d visit a medical doctor and ask him to set the bone. As long as he did his ...

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