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21 Jun
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DSM V: Laughingstock of Scientific Thinkers

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DSM V, psychiatry’s Bible of mental disorders, has been published to an array of ridicule from within and without the psychiatric community.

This latest edition of the DSM has concocted mental disorders such as Skin Picking Disorder, Hypersexual Disorder, Compulsive Hoarding Disorder and a host of others. Author Mike Keas, one critic of this new and even more laughable edition of the pseudo-scientific publication expressed it succinctly; “The landslide of doubts about this whole business is now upon us.”

These are just some of Mr. Kea’s thought provoking reasons for doubting psychiatry’s exalted position of authority:

  1. Hoping other sciences will legitimize it
  2. A long history of failure
  3. The theoretical basis is not grounded in biological reality
  4. Conflicts of interest
  5. No quality control
  6. Main focus is on symptoms, not on causes

Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus at Duke University had this to say about DSM 5; “We already had a crisis in psychiatric diagnosis before DSM-5. It is a sure sign of excess that 25 percent of us qualify for a mental disorder and that 20 percent are on psychiatric medication. Unless checked, DSM-5 will open the floodgates and may turn current diagnostic inflation into future hyperinflation.”

One of the most challenged of the new mental disorders listed in the DSM is that of a bereaved person being considered to have major depression. The psychiatric profession itself has slipped over the edge of sanity in its inability to observe normal human behavior.

The American Psychiatric Association, according to scores of prominent critics, is completely out of control. Everyday human problems are now considered mental illnesses, including childhood temper tantrums.

Have psychiatrists finally gone over the edge? Or are they merely smart business men and women?

In 2008, pharmaceutical profits from psychiatric drugs had reached $14.6 billion from antipsychotics, $9.6 billion from antidepressants, $11.3 billion from anti-seizure drugs and $4.8 billion from ADHD drugs.

Yes, psychiatric drugs are extremely profitable. In the words of one author “…the CEOs of the drug companies are laughing all the way into early retirement.”

Parents are rewarded for having their children labeled disabled due to mental illness. The parent’s reward? Social Security disability payments and free medical care. Plus schools receive more money if they have a supply of disabled children.

The suffering and abuse of our children by this so-called profession is unconscionable. The short-sightedness of parents who allow their children to be abused in this way is regrettable. And how the drug company CEOs and the psychiatrists who have invented the mental illnesses in DSM V manage to sleep at night is remarkable.

http://blogs.christianpost.com/science-and-faith/psychiatry-and-darwinism-theories-in-crisis-16411/

http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/87177:us-kids-represent-psychiatric-drug-goldmine

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21 Jun
0

Update on Mental Health Programs

Please read through all of this email. It won’t take much more than 5 minutes and is very important.   
                        
CCHR Florida has been keeping you up-to-date on the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) from the time it was drafted, through it’s passage into law, and the steps being taken to prepare for its implementation. Now, we are able to provide a  comprehensive estimate of how this law affects the state of Florida, your community, and your family. 
Psychiatry is already prepared to reap the benefits of the mental heath programs:
Expanded market for drugging of our youth: 8 million previously uninsured children will have mandatory mental health coverage.   Mental heath screening: Broad public health orientation, emphasizing “early identification and intervention, and a greater reliance on community supports”, code for mental health screening in school systems and primary care physicians.
  Maximizing the reach of psychiatry: The use of telepsychiatry for psychiatric assessment, treatment, and provider collaboration. (read on to learn more about “provider collaboration”)   One-Stop Shopping: The ACA supports the delivery of patient and family-centered care through the expectation of greater collaboration between the primary and specialty care providers and greater access to supportive resources, as well as an emphasis on “one-stop” shopping for patients and their families.   Consolidation of power: The ACA mandates the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are well-defined legal entities consisting of a network of individual physicians, physician groups, hospitals, and other entities that provide healthcare to patients, enrolled within a specific insurance plan. The healthcare must be coordinated within the network with the goal of containing costs through the provision of preventive services, reduction in the duplication of services and tests, avoidance of hospital readmission, value-based purchasing, the adoption of integrated electronic medical record systems, and other targeted cost containment provisions as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  Redefinition of words: Most ACO models of care delivery promote the concept of a health or medical “home”. Requirements state that one of the primary responsibilities of the health home is the provision of mental health services. Mental health interventions in the health home may include patient/parent education, identifying and tracking clinical symptoms with the use of standardized rating scales, monitoring adherence with treatment regimens, and providing therapeutic interventions.
The entire family as patient: Family therapies, parent management training, referral of family members for their own mental health assessment and treatment as indicated, and referral of the family to supportive social services.
Your new “Big Brother“: The primary care physician (PCP) will serve as leader of a multidisciplinary team that attends to the medical and mental health needs of the patients.
The Primary Care Physician (PCP) becomes an extension of the mental health practitioner. The mental health community is prepared to provide:
1. Preventive Services and Screening
a. Educate primary care practitioners (PCPs) regarding the use and interpretation of screening tools.
b. Enhance PCPs’ knowledge of mental health vulnerabilities and mental health and educational resources.
2. Early Intervention and Routine Care Provision
a. Provide on-demand verbal consultations to PCPs regarding appropriate evaluation and management of mental health problems.
b. Provide in-person consultation for mental health problems at the request of the PCP and family.
3. Specialty Consultation, Treatment, and Coordination
a. Collaboratively with the PCP, develop a patient/family mental health care plan that will be implemented by the PCP with the assistance of a mental health care coordinator.
4. Intensive Mental Health Services for Complex Clinical Problems.
a. Provide psychiatric assessment, clinical formulation, and treatment recommendations for patients referred by PCPs for mental health care.
b. Collaboratively with the PCP, plan for the return of care to the primary care sector when appropriate.
The time to act is NOW!
Get Educated about your rights-no matter who you are and no matter your age-email Laurie@cchrflorida.org or come into the office to get briefed.

 

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14 Jun
0

New Video: Your Right to Non-Psychiatric Treatment

Please watch, like, comment on and share this new CCHR Florida Video:

With new Federal legislation, mental health questions will be mandatory for medical practitioners. You do still have the right to alternative treatments. Informed Consent is a legal concept that gives you the right to always know the risks of the proposed treatment and to know the alternative treatments. go to www. chrflorida.org to learn more!

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14 Jun
1

The Mental Health Fraud of BDSM and Other Sexual Practices

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In a recent study, it was found that people that engage in BDSM may be better off psychologically than those that don’t.  BDSM is bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism.  It was found that people who practiced BDSM seemed more secure and confident and overall exhibited a better general sense of well-being.  However, it was determined that if one experiences distress over participating in such sexual practices, then that constitutes a “mental disorder.”  This is just another example of psychiatry exercising mental health fraud. 

Sex is a subject that psychiatry has had its nose in for a very long time.  Since the days of Freud’s theories, psychiatry has failed in every way to be the expert on the mind regarding sex.  Instead, they are just making a very strong attempt to be the ones to declare what is normal, or what is sick and expecting everyone else to follow their evaluations.  The bad news for them is that they have no scientific evidence to back up their claims.  This is mental health fraud.  

No scientific evidence is the reason psychiatrists keep changing their minds as to what constitutes a “mental disorder.”  As their opinions change, so do the names of “mental disorders.”  In the early fifties, the first DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) listed homosexuality as a “mental disorder.”  As the gay rights movement expanded and more and more people were open and content about being gay, the pressure increased to delete homosexuality as a “mental disorder.”

It was removed from the DSM in 1973.

How is this science?  It’s in the DSM presumably because of “expert” knowledge, yet just because lots of people had this so-called “disorder” it’s then decided it’s not a “disorder.”  They changed their “professional” opinion to if you are comfortable with being gay, then it’s not a “mental disorder.”  If you have some conflict or distress about being gay, then it is a “disorder” and it’s called SOD or sexual orientation disturbance.  Gays have been around for a very long time, yet the only thing that has changed here is the increased degree of social acceptance of the gay community.  This is what changed psychiatric opinion as well.   

This is mental health fraud because psychiatrists are not using medical tests like the ones we get to confirm diabetes, cancer, hepatitis or any other real disease.  Random symptoms are all they have to go on. Yet psychiatrists continue to claim that any “mental disorder” is a medical condition.  They do this to give them credibility and hope no one will discover the truth.   

Without a scientific test, any psychiatric diagnosis is mental health fraud, as any opinion is just an opinion.  Whereas a medical test is black and white, opinions can be gray and don’t necessarily warrant an explanation.  As a result, it’s open field to diagnose sexual practices.  That is, until the psychiatric field is influenced by popular opinion, as was the case with homosexuality.   

In this study regarding BDSM, a questionnaire was used where the volunteers for the study only knew it was about human behavior.  Twice as many people that practice BDSM answered the questionnaire than “regular” folks.  This skewed the results somewhat as equal representation of each group was absent.  Also, it was mentioned that perhaps those that practice BDSM could have answered to make themselves look better to avoid any stigma associated with their choice of sexual practices.   

In any case, conclusions were drawn from answers given about relationships and not from any scientific test.  There isn’t any test to measure one’s mental condition regarding sexual practices.  There isn’t any test to measure what’s going on in your brain either regarding sexual practices, so how can this be a valid study?  

The other important point is that psychiatry is currently manipulating the definition of what is normal.  We all experience various behaviors and emotions as we go through life’s ups and downs.  Things like grief, anxiety, anger and many other regular feelings are now being classified as “mental disorders.”  Psychiatry is making normal into abnormal.  This is mental health fraud. 

On the flip side, sexual behavior such as sadism, bondage, masochism and the like have always been considered beyond the scope of normal, or at the minimum, unusual.  Unless you aren’t at peace with your sexual practices, then these activities have now been deemed “normal.”  People can debate what is normal or not concerning sexual practices, but the point is psychiatry is pushing hard to make normal a gray area.  This is mental health fraud. 

Never mind what psychiatry says or does.  Don’t let them dictate what is normal or not normal for you.  Decide for yourself as you are your own expert.  Otherwise, you’ll become another victim of psychiatry and its mental health fraud. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/bdsm-better-mental-health-study_n_3390676.html 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/03/sexual_kinks_in_the_dsm_v_paraphilic_disorders_describe_unhappy_kinksters.html

 

 

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11 Jun
1

Mental Health America, Obamacare and the Destruction of Artists

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Mental health in America is ramping up. President Obama’s goal is to increase depression screenings for adults and behavioral assessments for kids. This is despite psychiatry’s dismal record of treatment and increased incidents involving school violence and other pharmaceutically inspired crimes.

Mental health America is anything but that. The “health” they propose to increase mentally is not only unproven, it has devastated families and communities with the disabling effects of pharmaceuticals.

According to Mr. Obama, it is important to “destigmatize” mental health. He would like to make going to your mental health care professional as ordinary and everyday as visiting the family doctor.

But a visit to a psychiatrist and the resulting prescription for depression or bi-polar or ADD is not without consequence. Many experts now question the validity of any and all psychiatric labels.

In psychiatrist Peter Breggin’s book “Medication Madness” he describes the lives of people destroyed by the effects of psychiatric drugs. According to Dr. Breggin, our society has been transformed by the tragic outcome of these incidents.

He points out that psychiatric drugs have driven some into the very depths of human behavior; violence, psychosis, suicide, and mania. Many of these unfortunate victims of these pharmaceuticals do not even realize their medications have twisted their behavior.

For those who are aware of the personal destruction antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs have caused, The New Health-Care bill’s “National Centers of Excellence for Depression” are a chilling reminder of Big Pharma’s power and lobbying excesses in Washington.

The government even plans to issue report cards from the Secretary of Health and Human Services to these new national centers. Based on these report cards, the secretary can make recommendations to the centers regarding improvements.  Ultimately, he or she can also send recommendations to Congress for expanding the reach of these facilities.

Artists and their influential works can be affected and twisted by those who would use them for their own purposes. This can be as insidious as a “cute” cartoon-based commercial for antidepressants or as blatant as a Hollywood movie casting actors in sympathetic roles as psychiatrists.

Since a long track record of artists being victimized by psychiatry and pharmaceutical drugs exists, this newest trend to “de-stigmatize” mental illness is especially troubling.

Creative children are often labeled ADD or ADHD. A future Beethoven or Picasso may be stopped in his or her tracks by prescription drugs to handle a nonexistent mental illness. In fact, many gifted children exhibit these supposed characteristics of ADD:

  • Anger, frustration
  • Low interest in details
  • Underachieving
  • Disorganized, poor handwriting
  • Absentminded, tending to daydream
  • Emotional or moody
  • Stubborn, nonconforming

How many gifted children have already had their future dreams and careers ruined by the side effects of psychiatric drugs? The truth is that mental health America is being destroyed by psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies, not improved by them. The term is a complete misnomer.

Our country’s future depends upon today’s young artists and thinkers making it through to adulthood with their abilities intact. This should be pointed out to the government leaders currently promoting psychiatric drugging of our youth.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/06/obama-destigmatize-mental-health-issues-165254.html

https://www.cchrflorida.org/healthcarebill/

http://www.breggin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55

http://borntoexplore.org/gifted.htm

 

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11 Jun
0

Time for Parents to Question Mental Health Disorders and Diagnoses

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It is estimated that fifteen percent of all children have at least one “mental health disorder” per the criteria in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders).  Fifty or so years ago, “mental disorders” were virtually unheard of and psychiatry was only for crazy people.  Today, children are being diagnosed right and left with behavioral “disorders.” One may assume that children have changed over the years but they have not.  The only thing that has changed is the strategy of psychiatry. 

A visit to a psychiatrist used to bring to mind the idea of lying on a couch and examining life’s problems.  Today, psychotropic drugs are quickly prescribed for children’s behavioral problems instead.  Parents are told their child has ADHD, Bipolar Disorder or one of the many other “mental health disorders” listed in the DSM.  They are also told mind-altering drugs are the best treatment.  It is time for parents to start questioning what the diagnosis is based on and how does the drug prescribed help the child.

If a parent does ask about the diagnosis, the doctor, psychiatrist or other health care provider can only say it’s based on the child’s symptoms.  They cannot confirm their diagnosis with a blood test, x-ray, urine test or any other medical test.  They cannot prove a “mental health disorder” exists because they have not isolated any biological cause.  A child is being diagnosed based solely on someone’s opinion.

A doctor may innocently diagnose a “mental health disorder” based on what he sees in the DSM, but one may ask how do the “disorders” get into the manual in the first place?  The committee in charge of the DSM just goes by a random majority vote, not by any scientific study.  A psychiatrist who served on two such committees said it’s quite nonchalant, like trying to decide where to go for dinner.  Are we in the mood for Chinese or Mexican? Then they agree on Italian and a “mental health disorder” is created. 

If this isn’t appalling enough, the same psychiatrist said that one time a particular behavior was being considered as a symptom to be put in the DSM.  Another committee member objected because he exhibits that behavior himself, so it can’t be included because he is normal!  It is crazy that this is the process in order to decide what is “normal” or not. 

It is no surprise then that the number of “mental health disorders” in the DSM has increased dramatically over the years.  When it was first published in the early fifties, there were only about a hundred “disorders.”  That figure has tripled over time and with the new release of the DSM-V, there are probably even more.  If voting is the only criteria to get a “disorder” into the DSM, of course they can put as many as they like in their manual.  The main problem is there aren’t enough people questioning their validity.

Not only are “new” “disorders” voted into the DSM, but symptoms have become broader and less specific.  Basically this means that normal childhood behavior has been medicalised when it is not medical by nature.  Anything short of being quiet and sitting still can be diagnosed as a “mental health disorder.”  As a result, children are misdiagnosed as mentally ill and epidemics of “mental health disorders” ensue.  In turn, millions of children are put on dangerous mind-altering psychiatric drugs when they are just being kids.

A prime example is the “epidemic” of bipolar disorder in very young children.  Dr. Joseph Biederman, a Harvard psychiatrist, created such an “epidemic” accompanied with the most powerful antipsychotic drugs as treatment.  Prior to 1970, bipolar in children did not exist and it was rare in adults.  Being in an influential position, Dr. Biederman’s unsubstantiated theories led to many preschoolers being diagnosed with bipolar. 

Court documents show that he promised Johnson & Johnson in advance that their antipsychotic drug, Risperdal, would be effective on preschoolers.  He was paid $1.6 million for slanting his “research” to support the existence of childhood bipolar and Johnson & Johnson’s drugs to treat it.  This man used his high position to benefit financially at the expense of many normal preschoolers.  Even worse, he still has his position at Harvard and continues to collect substantial consultant fees from various drug companies.

The other result of this bipolar “epidemic” is that the hospitalization rate for children aged five to nine years old went up 696% over a thirteen year period!  One can rightly assume hospitalization occurred because of taking antipsychotic drugs.  Antipsychotics have severe enough side effects such as trouble breathing, kidney failure, head pain, dizziness and suicidal thoughts which would warrant hospitalization.

Often the side effects are not told to the parents and the doctor says the drug is effective.  The drug is effective if you want your child to be quiet for awhile.  The drug is effective if you want your child’s developing brain to be altered.  The drug is effective if you want your child to not be himself and gravitate towards being an empty soul.  The drugs are effective only in a destructive way!  

So what are doctors supposedly treating?  The chemical brain imbalance theory is popular to explain such “mental health disorders” such as ADHD.  It is just that:  a theory.  Over fifty years of investigations have concluded that there is not one piece of solid scientific evidence that the brain theory is correct.  If the drugs aren’t correcting any imbalance, then they are only putting toxins into a child’s body and numbing his central nervous system.  Doctors may say drugs work, but the scientific research shows they do not.

In fact, it has been found that antidepressants are no more effective than placebo sugar pills.  When one takes into account the lack of effectiveness and the host of severe adverse side effects, it is clear that putting a child on psychiatric medication is putting a child’s health at risk to say the least.  

At this point, it should also be clear that “mental health disorders” are just a way to sell drugs.  After all, the majority of research regarding psychiatric drugs is sponsored by the drug companies.  Financial ties are rampant between psychiatrists and drug companies.  Twenty-one out of twenty-nine members of the current DSM-V task force have financial ties to one or more drug companies.  Between the vested interest and the manipulation of clinical trials to make drugs look effective, a child’s mental health is not even on the table.  Only profits are of concern.

It would be more helpful to children to find out what is causing the “mental health disorder.”  It could be sugar in his food, preservatives, allergens, or nutritional deficiencies.  He could have a stressful home environment, is bored or is starving for attention.  There are many causes of undesirable behavior in children to check out. 

It is time that parents question those mental health diagnoses and ask what is their child doing that isn’t normal and even more importantly, what is the doctor’s definition of normal?  It is time to say no to psychiatry and yes to real answers and solutions.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2320493/Does-child-really-behaviour-disorder-A-shocking-book-leading-therapist-reveals-millions–including-children–wrongly-labelled-psychiatric-problems.html#ixzz2UbCyG59I

http://www.askgrace.ca/psychiatrist-creates-bipolar-disorder-epidemic-children-admits-receiving-16-million-drug-company-payoff/

   

 

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11 Jun
0

Johnson & Johnson Asked to Help Obamacare

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Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, recently phoned up Johnson & Johnson, a large drug maker, asking them to help get more people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act health insurance program.

According to the New York Times, she also rang up Ascension Health, a large Roman Catholic health care system and Kaiser Permanente, the health insurance plan.
These two groups, along with Johnson & Johnson are regulated by her Dept. of Health and Human Services. She did not ask them directly for money but urged them to support a non-profit group called Enroll America who is raising money to help get people signed up for Obamacare.
On the surface it all looks friendly, but the selection of Johnson & Johnson might be unfortunate.
This company has a very poor ethics track record in marketing their psychiatric drug products. The Affordable Care Act mandates the necessity for mental health screenings, training of community health center staff in spotting mental health problems in patients, and vastly increases the insurance coverage to pay for treating mental health.
As psychiatry’s treatment of mental health revolves around one or several psychiatric drug prescriptions per patient, Johnson & Johnson might be very pleased to answer the call from the Department of Health and Human Services. The more healthcare signups rise, the higher the profits climb.
A summary of Johnson & Johnson’s history in the courts proves that this is not a cynical view of the company:
  • May 2010 – Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) pleaded guilty in federal court to misdemeanor charges of marketing a drug for unapproved uses.
    The guilty plea came as part of a larger, $81-million settlement signed by J&J to settle government allegations that it illegally marketed its anti-seizure drug Topamax for the treatment of conditions including bipolar disorder and drug and alcohol addiction. (In 2008, Johnson & Johnson had $2.7 billion in Topamax sales.)

 

  • ·        January 2010, whistleblowers, state attorneys general, and the Department of Justice filed a Risperdal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson based on the False Claims Act. The government claimed that between 1999 and 2004 Johnson & Johnson paid $50 million in kickbacks to a pharmaceutical supply company, Omnicare, to sell Risperdal to nursing homes. The kickbacks appeared as payments to Omnicare for sham services, and Omnicare used the money to initiate programs aimed at convincing doctors to prescribe Risperdal to nursing home residents. 

 

  • 8 June 2012 Johnson & Johnson said it would add about $600 million to its reserves to cover a possible settlement of allegations that it paid kickbacks in 2010 to Omnicare to get that company to buy more of J&J’s schizophrenia drugs Risperdal and Invega for dispensing in nursing homes…

  ·        In 2010 A lawsuit was filed against the J&J executives in New Jersey federal court. In July 2012 Johnson & Johnson agreed to a settlement of $2.2 billion to resolve this federal investigation into the company’s marketing practices. This included “a roughly $400 million criminal fine for the illegal promotion of the antipsychotic Risperdal.” It’s been well documented that Johnson & Johnson confidentially paid psychiatrists such as Harvard’s Joseph Biederman to promote adult drugs such as the powerful antipsychotic drug Risperdal for children. The company had ghost-written at least one of the Harvard professor’s “scientific” articles.

  • ·        August 2011 Massachusetts filed suit against J&J claiming the drug company promoted Risperdal for off-label uses and failed to disclose serious Risperdal side effects including diabetes and an increased risk of death in elderly patients.
  • ·        2011 South Carolina secured a judgment against J&J for $347 million—an amount that included $4,000 for each of 7,142 letters the drug company sent to South Carolina doctors for marketing purposes.
  • ·        January 2012  J&J settled a Risperdal fraud lawsuit brought by Texas on behalf of its Medicaid program for $158 million.

Johnson & Johnson just keeps on paying the fines and selling the drugs.

They are no longer the friendly Bandaid brand of the 1950’s medicine closet. J&J has become a serious marketer of deadly psychiatric drugs while creating a façade of beauty and compassion on their website. It is the height of hypocrisy for Johnson & Johnson to market their products “For All You Love” using wonderful photos of mothers, grandmothers and babies. Risperdal has nothing to do with love.

Kathleen Sebelius either doesn’t know the history of Johnson & Johnson in the courts or doesn’t care. Apparently, Obamacare and its mental health “benefits” must be implemented at any cost.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/us/politics/sebelius-asked-companies-to-support-health-care-law.html?_r=0 

http://www.naturalnews.com/029790_Johnson_&_guilty.html 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/psychiatric-drugs_b_1693649.html 

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/04/jnj_omnicare_suit.html 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/business/johnson-johnson-reserves-funds-for-settlement.html 

http://www.jnj.com/connect/

http://www.jnj.com/connect/caring/initiatives/forallyoulove

 

 

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07 Jun
0

Can Anxiety Attack Symptoms Be Caused by Food Allergies?

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Many doctors and nutritionists are finding that anxiety attack symptoms and some
types of depression are the result of food allergies. Correct the diet and the
person’s unwanted mental and emotional symptoms disappear.

This research flies in the teeth of psychiatric claims that only anti-depressant drugs can
address these anxiety attack or depression symptoms.
Anxiety attack symptoms, often called “Panic attacks” can cause someone to feel he’s going to die from lack of oxygen or that he’s having a heart attack. They can be frightening and
last up to 30 minutes. Common symptoms are:

. Pounding heartbeat
. Chest pains
. Shaking, trembling
. Dizziness, lightheadedness
. Difficulty breathing
. Flushes or chills
. Fear of losing control and
doing something embarrassing
. Fear of dying

Taking a variety of drugs doesn’t seem to help. One patient reported taking many different drugs prescribed by psychologists before getting addicted to Ativan. (This substance
is in the same drug class as Xanax – benzodiapines.) Ativan’s side effects
include depression or severe confusion and trouble breathing – not things one
would want to experience during an anxiety attack.

After going through rehab to get off the drug and a decade of searching, this patiient found a book called “The Missing Diagnosis” by Dr. Orion C Truss. She was able to trace the
source of her anxiety attack symptoms to disrupted neurotransmitters caused by
Candida overgrowth and sugar addiction. . By handling food allergens she found
total relief and has had no more panic attacks.

Stephen Gislason MD believes knowledge once known by physicians has been lost. He writes that Dr. Water Alvarez, who worked at the Mayo Clinic and wrote medical articles for many years there, knew about allergies of the nervous system. He and his colleagues
knew that allergies were implicated in depression, anxiety, and a host of other
emotional problems.
The Mayo Clinic defines Anaphylaxis as “a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as a peanut or the venom from a bee sting.

The flood of chemicals released by your immune system during anaphylaxis can cause you to go into shock; your blood pressure drops suddenly and your airways narrow, blocking normal breathing.”

Today this medical condition will be labeled an anxiety attack symptom
or a panic attack and could land a person in the psychiatric department with a
drug prescription.
Types of “depression”, another psychiatric label, are definitely relieved when food allergies that cause the depression are located and handled.

Theron G. Randolph, M.D., and Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D have written a book called “An Alternative Approach to Allergies” Dr. Randolph states depression when accompanied with allergy symptoms may indeed be caused by the food allergy. He has worked with patients having various types of depression since the 1950’s and has seen cases who suffered from depression their whole life be totally cured of it once the allergens were found and removed from their diet and environment.

Another M.D., Abram Hoffer states that he often finds depression and allergy together and that “When one is relieved, so is the other. Treatment of the allergy will, in most cases, ‘cure’ the depression. I have seen this in several hundred patients over the past six years and can no longer doubt this conclusion”.

The Journal of Biological Psychiatry published a report from a study of 30 patients suffering from anxiety, depression and other symptoms. A placebo controlled trial was done. They learned that certain foods created mental symptoms: severe depression, nervousness, anger, loss of motivation and severe mental blankness. The placebos, however, did not create any of these conditions.

The foods and allergens found to be the culprits were wheat, milk, cane sugar, tobacco, smoke and eggs.

Over in the UK, Patrick Holford is the President, of the Institute for
Optimum Nutrition and also is the Director of the Mental Health Project. In his
article called “Brain Allergies” he describes a patient who at age 15 was
labeled manic-depressive and put on a cocktail of three drugs – Lithium,
Tegretol and Zirtek.

Fortunately this patient found a nutritionist who discovered a wheat allergy and some nutritional deficiencies including zinc. With wheat out of her diet and proper nutrition she quit all medications and took her final degree exams. No more manic attacks. Only when she inadvertently eats some wheat does she experience a shadow of her depression for a few days before returning to normal.

Holford writes that both early studies, as well as current research, have found that allergies can affect any system of the body, including the central nervous system. “Allergies to food can upset levels of hormones and other key chemicals in the brain, resulting in symptoms ranging from depression to schizophrenia. They can cause a diversity of symptoms including fatigue, slowed thought processes, irritability, agitation, aggressive
behaviour, nervousness, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, hyperactivity and
varied learning disabilities.”

Persons with anxiety attack symptoms and types of depression can benefit from allergy tests and nutrition analysis first and save themselves the agony of mind altering and addictive drugs.

http://denver-nutrition.com/panic-attack.htm
http://www.holistichelp.net/holistic-treatment-for-anxiety.html

http://www.personadigital.net/Persona/HumanBrain/BrainAllergy.htm

http://www.wholeapproach.com/newsletter/archives/2003/04_April.html
http://healinggourmet.com/article/are-food-allergies-causing-your-depression-846/
http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/brainallergies.htm

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07 Jun
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Mentally Ill Diagnosis Fraud

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Mentally ill people, or those who have been branded as such, may take heart from a book exposing most psychiatric diagnoses as fraudulent. Author James Davies’ research shows clearly that the majority of those with supposed mental illnesses are the victims of an enormous psychiatric and pharmaceutical swindle.

Davies, by the way, is a psychological therapist who has worked for the National Health Service in Great Britain.

What makes this swindle much, much worse than a Bernie Madoff financial scheme is that the sanity, the health and the future of our children and young adults is at stake worldwide.

Yet psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies with questionable ethics think nothing of inventing mentally ill classifications that can ruin and even take lives. They admittedly have no tests to determine mental illness. Their science is laughable. Here is one example, exposed by psychologist Dr. Renee Garfinkle:

“On one occasion there was a discussion about whether a particular behaviour should be classed as a symptom of a particular disorder.

“To my astonishment, one committee member piped up: “Oh no, no, we can’t include that behaviour as a symptom, because I do that.”

“So it was decided that behaviour would not be included because, presumably, if someone on the committee does it, it must be normal.”

Even Allen Frances, who led DSM-IV’s compilation, agonizes over the resulting potential disaster of labeling everyday human emotions as mental illness in DSM-V (due to come out this month).

Some of the changes in this edition of the psychiatric bible will falsely label such normal human responses such as grief due to the death of a loved one as “depression,” requiring the administration of debilitating antidepressant drugs.

Frances says, “DSM-5 is suggesting changes that will dramatically expand the realm of psychiatry and narrow the realm of normality — converting millions more people from being without mental disorders to being psychiatrically sick.

“It will have many unintended consequences, which will be very harmful. I am particularly concerned about those that will lead to the excessive use of medication.”

Even worse is a condition also presumably voted into existence known as “generalized anxiety disorder,” which could be a catchall for any humdrum disappointment or upset.

And how many of us have dealt with childhood temper tantrums with a bit of tough (or not so tough) love? Certainly throughout the ages temper tantrums have been endured as a common part of childhood, eventually to be outgrown.

But that was before the psychiatrists invented a condition known as “disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.” Perhaps the longer the invented words, the more convinced psychiatrists become of their own importance and infallibility.

Or could it be something else?

Drug profits from the diagnosis of these (and other) psychiatrically invented conditions have soared. Psychiatrists and pharmaceutical executives are becoming wealthy on the backs of helpless children who have no personal say in whether or not they wish to play Russian roulette with their lives and future.

Armed with the truth, parents can stand up to those who have no qualms about abusing their children with pharmaceutical drugs for profit. If the drugs are not purchased, the profit (and the drugs themselves) disappear.

 

 

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07 Jun
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Military Families Targeted by Psychiatry

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently did a study on military families.  They found that one in four children had symptoms of depression.  One in three worried excessively and half of the children in the study had trouble sleeping.  It goes on to stress that pediatricians or other health care providers must be aware of the mental health needs of these children whose parent(s) are on active duty in the military.  Anyone reading about this study needs to read between the lines and see what is really being put forth. 

First of all, there is no need to be aware of any mental health needs of a military family.  A child with a parent overseas on military duty would be expected to worry about his parent.  The child probably knows that the mom or dad is in a dangerous place and that there is a chance that he or she may not come home alive.  Worried, sad and trouble sleeping would be perfectly normal for a child in this situation.  In fact, having no concerns or worries at all would be unusual.  

Of course some kids cope quite well and others do not.  Some military families are under stress in varying degrees when someone is on a tour of duty.  Some families are also under stress for different reasons that have nothing to do with the military.  Perhaps someone is very sick, perhaps someone lost their job, perhaps the parents aren’t getting along very well.  These examples all affect a child’s well-being.  This does not mean that the ones that cope well are normal and the ones that don’t cope well have a mental health issue.           

However, the message from the field of psychiatry these days is that what most would consider normal behavior is now named as a “mental disorder.” Children that argue with adults have Oppositional Defiant Disorder.  If you shop too much or use the internet a lot, then those actions are official “mental disorders.”  If that’s not far-fetched enough for you, then how about Caffeine Induced Sleep Disorder?  If you drink coffee and then have trouble sleeping, obviously the caffeine is keeping you awake.  However, psychiatry says it’s a “mental disorder.”   It wouldn’t be surprising if some “military disorder” was named in the near future catering to those military families.  

Instead of saying that children may need some extra love, understanding and support when a family member is on active duty, the American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting via their study that mental health treatment may be needed.  They have put forth that various behaviors are warning signs of mental health conditions when sadness, anxiety, fear and worry are typical emotions for this situation.  Their advice is that health care providers need to be aware of the military family’s stressful life so that they can guide them appropriately.  

In the field of mental health, to guide appropriately means to diagnose a “disorder” and then prescribe psychotropic drugs to treat it.  These drugs interfere with the functions of the brain.  There are serious adverse side effects such as agitation, hostility, anger, mood instability, tics, violence and even suicide.  Some side effects such as depression, sleep disturbances and anxiety are some of things one would be trying to potentially treat in military families, but the drugs only make the symptoms worse. 

The biggest problem with all this is that these drugs are not treating any biological condition.  They are not treating real medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart disease or anything else because they have no scientific test to locate and identify the problem.  Instead, “mental disorders” are voted into existence to sell psychotropic drugs.  This is called diseasemongering and is a typical tool of pharmaceutical companies.   

Drug companies need to sell drugs, so if a new “disease” or “disorder” is “discovered,” then obviously there are more opportunities to sell people drugs.  According to this study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, military families are on the verge of being good customers.   

At this point, one may wonder why the American Academy of Pediatrics is sending the message that military families may need mental health services.  The American Academy of Pediatrics supports the criteria for the “mental disorders” listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) that is used by psychiatry and other health care providers to diagnose.  The field of psychiatry has created a relationship with this kind of group in the medical establishment in order to look more credible.  The American Academy of Pediatrics and psychiatry have joined forces to push mental health services onto children.  Obviously, this has financial benefits for both. 

Whether part of a military family or not, it would be wise to do your own research and see how psychiatry is unnecessarily medicating all walks of life.  If you find you or your family’s mental health being questioned, ask for the scientific test that supports the evaluation or diagnosis given.  Don’t fall for the opinions regarding “mental disorder” symptoms.  Ask for the science.

 

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/27/military-families-may-need-help-with-mental-health 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/02/05/the-unholy-alliance-between-psychiatrists-and-psychotropic-drugs-36-000-deaths-a-year.aspx 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/04/27/are-you-finally-catching-on-to-phony-diseases.aspx 

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1007.full

 

 

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