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The definition of ‘delay’ according to Merriam-Webster: (noun) a situation in which something happens later than it should. That seems clear. We move on and look at the definition of ‘process’, again, according to Merriam-Webster: (noun) a series of changes that...

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Military Suicide Still Ignored by the VA

A recent field hearing by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held in Roswell, NM introduced a new plan to help the VA provide medical help to veterans in rural parts of the country by allowing them to get medical care in their local private hospitals rather than...

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Mental Illness in Prison Population

The ranks of those incarcerated in state prisons have increased in unprecedented numbers over the past 10 years. Not surprisingly, courts demand that mental health screening and “treatment” (most often drugs) are given to those deemed mentally unstable. Recent studies...

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Antidepressants and Homicidal Behavior

Antidepressants have been proven in court to cause homicidal behavior in some patients. In 2001, a federal jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming ordered SmithKline Beecham to pay 6.4 million dollars to relatives of a Paxil user who committed murder and suicide while on the drug....

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HOW DOES ADVOCACY HELP A TEACHER?

(Heather Lascano, CEO, Neuro Touch Inc.) The afternoon was rather warm, almost uncomfortably so.  The parking lot was just starting to clear following the bus and parent carpool line activity. The office staff was already chatting about the evening plans and upcoming...

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Why Expand Psychiatry with Involuntary Commitment?

Each time a citizen goes on an unpredicted shooting spree we hear pleas for more involuntary commitment laws and programs. Psychiatry has been playing a fiddle tune entitled “If he’d only gotten proper mental health care in time this tragedy could have been avoided”...

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HOW DOES ADVOCACY HELP MY CHILD?

Mom A got calls weekly and then daily as a result of extreme behavior from her daughter in school. Tantrums. Refusals to join in on the group work. Failure to follow the daily activities for all children. Then came the fights at home with siblings. There was already...

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Psychotropic Drugs – Lobotomies In a Pill

Since the introduction of Thorazine in 1954 psychiatry and drug companies have rolled out a never ending stream of psychotropic drugs to replace the dramatic surgical procedures known as lobotomies. These so-called psychotropic medications have been called “chemical...

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Psychiatry: A Belief System Destroying our Society

Psychiatry, it may be validly argued, is simply a belief system. In fact, many of their most treasured DSM disorders were voted on by conference participants. There is no proof of the existence of ADD or ADHD, and absolutely no valid medical test for a single one of...

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Psychiatry Kidnapped Justina Pelletier

Justina Pelletier is a teenager who was taken away from her parents unnecessarily, forced into psychiatric care and spent nine months in a locked psychiatric ward.  This situation is a parent’s worst nightmare.  Any parent would be outraged and horrified if this...

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Xanax Side Effects Lead to Horrific Tragedy

Mass shooter Elliot Rodger was, according to his parents, taking anti-anxiety drug Xanax in the days that led up to his bloody rampage and suicide in Isla Vista California on May 23. Elliot murdered six people and injured thirteen others before taking his life....

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Gun Violence and Psychiatric Medication

How often, despite the concern of many, are psychiatric medication and gun violence linked, especially in the mass media? It is rare to find even a passing mention of this connection. This is unconscionable, considering that 90% of all multiple-victim violence (from...

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Psychiatric Drugs – Creating Crime and Profit in Prisons

Prisons have become one of the main distribution points for psychiatrists peddling psychotropic drugs and for drug companies happy to supply all these medicines to a growing population of criminals. It’s quite a successful business model. Prisoners get screened when...

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