A warning to all psychiatric drug users

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Drug Dangers

(NaturalHealth365) Antidepressants are the most prescribed (often overprescribed) medication in the United States. But, contrary to popular belief – taking Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro (to name a few) can be very dangerous to your health. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) can cause physical pain, involuntary movement, sexual dysfunction and life-threatening drug interactions.

Clearly, most people have NOT been told the entire story. (keep reading)

Generally speaking, the consumption of psychiatric drugs will interfere with normal human emotions and mental activities – making a person less able to successfully handle personal problems or life challenges. If you know someone addicted to these harmful medications – ask them to join us on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour.

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The problem – you’ve never been told – about psychiatric drugs

Make no mistake – antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs severely alter brain chemistry. Did you know that taking psychiatric drugs can lead to drug-induced mental disabilities? Just check out some of the many health problems associated with psychiatric medications:

Antidepressants cause emotional “numbness” – often providing an artificial relief from emotional suffering.

Antipsychotic drugs disturb frontal lobe activity – causing a chemical lobotomy – making emotionally distressed people more submissive and less able to feel.

Mood stabilizers slow down overall brain function – dampening emotions and vitality.

Benzodiazepines suppress overall brain function with temporary relief of tension or anxiety – at the cost of reduced mental function.

Stimulants blunt spontaneity and enforce obsessive behaviors in children, making them less energetic, less social, less creative and more obedient.

Former FDA official shocks the world with his professional comments

When a psychiatric drug (first) comes out onto the market – every citizen becomes a guinea pig (or test subject) on the effects of these toxic drugs on our brains. In other words, just because a drug is “government approved” – does NOT mean the drug is safe! If this is hard for you to believe – just read what the former Director of the FDA’s division of Neuro-Pharmacological Drug Products – Paul Leber had to say about the initial “drug approval” process:

1. The patients and volunteers in the study are not likely to represent a true sample of the people who will be treated once the drug is marketed.

2. The studies are quite brief.

3. There may be differences in post-marketing dosing.

4. The “unique combination of concomitant illness, polypharmacy, and compromised physiological status” of real-life patients treated after the drug is approved cannot be anticipated.

Leber warned that testing done by pharmaceutical drug companies for FDA approval “may generate a misleadingly reassuring picture of a drug’s safety in use.” He continued to say, “In sum, at the time a new drug is first marketed, a great deal of uncertainty invariably remains about the identity, nature, and frequency of all but the most common and acutely expressed risks associated with its use.”

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Peter R. Breggin, M.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Breggin’s private practice is in Ithaca, New York, where he treats adults, couples, and families with children. He is the author of dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books including, “Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime” and “Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families”.

Dr. Breggin has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his efforts to reform the mental health field. He has created a new organization to bring together professionals and laypersons concerned with a critical analysis of biopsychiatry and with more effective empathic approaches in mental health and education

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Psychiatry less talk more drugs

(NaturalHealth365) It turns out talk is expensive and psychiatrists can’t afford to listen to their patients problems. Many of the nation’s psychiatrists, because of insurance will no longer provide talk therapy. The form of psychiatry popularized by Sigmund Freud and was the corner stone of therapy has just been marginalized. Instead a prescription pad is used to alleviate all that ails the patients. After a brief consultation with each patient, medication is prescribed and the patient is sent on their way.

More Drugs

Medicine is rapidly changing from a caring personal experience to one dominated by large hospital groups, and pharmaceutical interests. The doctor patient interaction is a key component to psychiatry, with that loss it has become a drug mill.

When Dr. Levin, 68, was trained as a traditional psychiatrist at Michael Reese Hospital a Chicago medical center that is now closed, talk therapy was the standard of treatment. He treated 50 to 60 patients in once-or–twice weekly talk therapy sessions that lasted 45 minutes each. Now, like most of the profession he treats 1,200 people in mostly 15-minute visits for prescription adjustments. At one time he knew his patients’ inner lives, now he usually can’t remember their names.

At one time his goal was to help his patients become happy and fulfilled, at this time it is to keep them functional. Dr. Levin has found the transition difficult. Now he resists helping patients manage their lives. A direct quote: “I had to train myself not to get too interested in their problems.” Also, he said: “and not to get sidetracked trying to be a semi-therapist.”

Brief consultations are now common, said Dr .Steven S. Sharfstein, a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and the president and chief executive of Sheppard Pratt Health System, Maryland’s largest behavior health system. Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein telling words: “They check up on people; they pull out the prescription pad; they order tests.

There are no more couches in psychiatrist offices, there is no time or space for patients to lie down or talk.

The switch from talk therapy to medications has changed psychiatry forever. A 2005 government survey found that just 11 percent of psychiatrists provided talk therapy to all patients, and the rate is falling. Psychiatric hospitals, which once offered patients’ months of talk therapy now, discharge them within days with bottles of pills.

Recent studies point to the fact that talk therapy may be as good as or better than drugs in the treatment of depression. Insurance company reimbursement rates and policies are part of the reason. A psychiatrist can earn $150 for three 15-minute visits compared with $90 for a 45-minute talk session.

In 2009, the median annual income for psychiatrists was $191,000 according to surveys by a medical trade group. Dr. Levin’s wife said: “This is about volume” and if we spend two minutes extra or five minutes with every one of 40 patients a day, that means we’re here two hours longer every day. And we just can’t do it.”

Today, psychiatry is about volume, as we become a nation of factory medicine, we will short change the patient, and fill the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry executives. The most profitable area of drug sales is psychotropic drugs. Mood altering drugs aimed at brain chemistry such as anti-depressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic drugs exceeded $82 billion a year in 2003. The new generations of anti-psychotic drugs are drugs that have been either settled recently for causing harm or are under investigation for health care fraudulent claims.

The truth is the profession of psychiatry has been co-opted by the legal drug cartels.

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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