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Psychiatry – Psychiatric drugs cause suicide

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:11 pm

In 2002, research by Dr. Arif Kahn on 71,604 test subjects between 1985 and 2000 was presented that the risk of suicide increases substantially because of being poisoned with the “new” Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) or atypical antipsychotics.
I haven´t found the original “scientific” report.

In the complete population 11 out of 100,000 persons tries suicide.
On “medicine” that number jumps to:
752 in 100,000 on atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa, Risperdal or Seroquel);
718 if the victim is drugged by SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox or Celexa);

425 for those drugged with nefazodone, mirtazapine, and bupropion for social anxiety disorder;
136 suicides for those drugged for panic disorder – with benzodiazepine and alprazolam;
105 suicides in 100,000 for those treated for obesessive-compulsive disorder with anticonvulsant valproate.

FDA data shows that:
5% of patients who enroll in antipsychotic trials will attempt suicide the following year;
3.7% of those in antidepressant trials will attempt suicide;
1.2% of those in anxiety disorders trials will attempt suicide.

The rise was particularly striking because in most clinical trials “actively suicidal” patients were excluded.
Suicide rates in trials for depression and anxiety disorders, were higher among those who were drugged with the “medicine” than placebo. There´s no information how much....

Khan concludes that probably psychotropics increase the risk of suicide: http://ahrp.org/dr-arif-kahn-analysis-o ... cide-risk/
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Re: Full circle ADHD treatment

Post by Firestarter » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 pm

The following site, shows convincingly that the objective of psychiatry is to torture its victims into submission. See some quotes...


Dr. Edgar H. Schein:
...in order to produce marked change of behavior and or attitude, it is necessary to weaken, undermine, or remove the supports to the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes… this can be done either by removing the individual physically and preventing any communication with those whom he cares about, or by proving to him that those whom he respects are not worthy of it and, indeed, should be actively mistrusted.

These same techniques in the service of different goals may be quite acceptable to us…
I would like to have you think of brainwashing not in terms of politics, ethics, and morals, but in terms of the deliberate changing of human behavior and attitudes by a group of men who have relatively complete control over the environment in which the captive population lives.

If one wants to produce behavior inconsistent with the person’s standards of conduct,
- first disorganize the group which supports those standards,
- then undermine his other emotional supports, then put him into a new and ambiguous situation for which the standards are unclear
- and then put pressure on him.

Dr. Martin Groder, prison psychiatrist, who experimented based on the ideas of Schein on “agitators”, suspected militants, writ-writers, and other troublemakers:
The first step, according to the report, is:
- to sever the inmate’s ties with his family by transferring him to some remote prison where they will be unable to visit him.
There he is put in isolation, deprived of mail and other privileges, until he agrees to participate in Dr. Groder’s Transactional Analysis program...

During these sessions, on a progressively intensified basis, he is shouted at, his fears played on, his sensitivities ridiculed, and concentrated efforts made to make him feel guilty for real or imagined characteristics or conduct…

Every effort is made to heighten his suggestibility and weaken his character structure so that his emotional responses and thought-flow will be brought under group and staff control as totally as possible.

It is also driven into him that society, in the guise of its authorities, is looking out for his best interests and will help him if he will only permit it to do so. Help him be ‘reborn’ as a highly probable ‘winner in the game of life.‘ is the way this comes across in the group’s jargon.

They are taught to police not only themselves but others, to inform on one another in acceptable fashion- as bringing out misconduct of another in a truth-session is not considered informing even if a staff member is present.

Emil Kraepelin:
To subjugate the patient, the doctor had first to deprive him of every prop and make him feel absolutely helpless.That is why he had to be taken from his home and his accustomed surroundings and brought under lugubrious and frightful circumstances … to a strange asylum.

CIA director Allen Dulles, 1952:
Medical Science, particularly in the fields of psychiatry and psychotherapy, has developed a variety of techniques whereby some control can be imposed on the will of an individual. The techniques include neuro-surgery, electric shock, drugs, hypnosis and others.

William Sargant:
By increasing or prolonging stresses in various ways, or inducing physical debilitation, a more thorough alteration of the person’s thinking processes may be achieved….
If the stress or the physical debilitation, or both, are carried one stage further, it may happen that patterns of thought and behavior, especially those of recent acquisition, become disrupted. New patterns can then be substituted, or suppressed patterns allowed to reassert themselves; or the subject may begin to think or act in ways that precisely contradict his former ones.

If a complete sudden collapse can be produced by prolonging or intensifying emotional stress the cortical slate may be wiped clean temporarily of its more recently implanted patterns of behavior, perhaps allowing others to be substituted more easily.

It also tries to convince us that these type of techniques have been implemented in cults (like scientology and the Catholic church): https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/20 ... -programs/
(archived here: http://archive.is/v9fsb)


James V. McConnell has also made some controversial comments on “Behavior Modification”:
There is no respectable scientific evidence, to suggest that analytic or eclectic therapies such as drug therapy, electroconvulsive shock, psychosurgery ever cured anyone of anything.

...psychoanalysis, rather than helping, probably retards most patients chances of getting out of the hospital.

Psychoanalysis has endured as long as it has because analysts are ‘nice guys, really good people, who are . . . more interested in understanding people than in ridding them of their problems . . . Psychoanalysis doesn’t really help the patient at all, but it does make the analyst feel good all over, so of course the psychiatrist continues to practice it.
Behavioral therapy, on the other hand, works because it is based on scientific evidence. You punish or reward patients according to their behavior. The new viewpoint is that if you can’t cure the mind, you can cure the behavior; in fact, maybe the behavior is all there is to cure.

I believe that the day has come when we can combine sensory deprivation with drugs, hypnosis and astute manipulation of reward and punishment to gain almost absolute control over an individual’s behavior. It should be possible then to achieve a very rapid and highly effective type of positive brainwashing that would allow us to make dramatic changes in a person’s behavior and personality. I foresee the day when we could convert the worst criminal into a decent, respectable citizen in a matter of a few months – or perhaps even less time than that . . .

We should reshape our society so that we all would be trained from birth to want to do what society wants us to do. We have the techniques now to do it. Only by using them can we hope to maximize human potentiality. Of course, we cannot give up punishment entirely, but we can use it sparingly, intelligently, as a means of shaping people’s behavior rather than as a means of releasing our own aggressive tendencies.
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Most approved drugs have no benefit

Post by Firestarter » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Between 2011 and 2017, the German IQWiG assessed 216 new drugs in Germany. Most of these were approved by the European Medicines Agency for use in Europe.
For 125 of these drugs (58%), there was no evidence of any benefit;
For 35 (16%), the added benefit was too small to be significant;
Only 54 of these 216 drugs (25%) had shown a significant benefit before approval.
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Of the 89 drugs with any benefit: 37 (42%) had an added benefit only in sub-groups of the patient population.
So for the overall patient population, the benefit is even less than these numbers suggest.

For psychiatry/neurology there was a benefit in only 1 out of 18 drugs (6%);
For diabetes there was a benefit in 4 out of 24 drugs (17%);
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A systematic review of new drugs for over 100 indications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration showed positive efficacy in less than 10% of cases! For cancer drugs this rate was 20%.
The newer genome driven cancer therapies, show a benefit for only a small part of patients with advanced cancer.

Only 2 of the 216 drugs (1%), had a negative impact compared to “standard care”.
For 125, there is simply no data to say one way or the other. This is because the medical trials weren´t performed adequately.

Even though post-marketing studies are promised, only about half were completed on time or within 6 years.

Beate Wieseler et al. - New drugs: where did we go wrong and what can we do better? (2019)
https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4340
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FDA approves electroshocks for ADHD

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 pm

In April, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an electronic device to treat children that have been sentenced to the non-existent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System is meant for 7 to 12 years old children with ADHD, who aren’t poisoned with prescription drugs. It is intended to give electroshocks (of a relatively low 9 volt intensity) all through the night, while the kid sleeps.

The device gives the electroshocks through electrodes placed on the forehead of the ADHD victim.
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A “scientific” sham trial of 62 patients with ADHD that were shocked nightly with the Monarch eTNS device for 4 weeks, showed that they became more docile compared to placebo. Their ADHD Rating Scale score decreased from 34.1 to 23.4 compared with 33.7 to 27.5 for placebo.

Commonly reported effects include drowsiness, trouble sleeping, teeth clenching, headache, fatigue and increased appetite.
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McCough et al. – Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Pilot Study of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (2019): https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6m65g8s8

There is no larger trial than a mere 62 subjects and there is no information on long-term adverse effects. But for the FDA that apparently didn’t matter!

In June 2016, a meta-analyse was published on 13 likewise randomised trials, involving a total of 520 participants (that´s still quite small). This concluded that evidence fails to “support neurofeedback as an effective treatment for ADHD”.
It urged that future trial should focus on implementing “protocols, ensuring learning and optimizing clinical relevant transfer”. For some reason this 62-person study forgot to check.

One of the authors of this sham trial represents the management team of the device-maker NeuroSigma, Inc. He has been given “stock options” in the company.

They want to get the same electronic device approved for treating post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... treat-adhd
(archived here: http://archive.is/kTMqQ)


When I first read about it, I couldn’t believe the name “Monarch”!
According to some “conspiracy theorists” Project Monarch was/is a subprogram under the notorious MKULTRA brainwashing program of the CIA: https://conspiracy.fandom.com/wiki/Monarch_program


See the following video with psychiatrist Peter Breggin, who expresses his serious doubts not only on the Monarch electrodes, but also on his profession.
https://youtu.be/YXCpLNoE1xk
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More on ADHD and drugs

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:58 pm

Many ADHD victims are on Ritalin or other drugs for years, despite that their long-term adverse effects aren’t known.

In 2016, a study showed that Ritalin (methylphenidate) changed the brain structure of children after only 4 months. The distribution of white matter, important for learning and coordinating communication between regions of the brain, significantly changed.
A similar trial on adults showed no white matter changes between the Ritalin and placebo groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/08/st ... ing-brain/


There is evidence that shows that poisoning ADHD kids with drugs doesn´t reduce the “ADHD” symptoms in a longer term than 14 months.

The long-term effects of poisoning children sentenced to the non-existent attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) with hard drugs (like Ritalin) includes reduced growth (height): https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/03/lo ... ppression/


The official story is that ADHD children are less able to concentrate and focus in school because of a chemical imbalance, “brain disorder”.
If in ADHD children learning is impaired, they would have a lower IQ...

A study shows that in 16 of 20 groups, the ADHD cohort had higher IQs than the control group. In the other 4 groups, the difference in IQ score wasn’t significant (less than 2 points).
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This suggests that the objective of psychiatric abuse of children is to make the smart children of the lower classes stupid...

Another study reported with big headlines that ADHD children have smaller brains, in another example of pseudoscience.
According to this “scientific” report, 58% of the ADHD youth in this sample had a lower accumbens volume than the control group, while 42% of the ADHD youth had a higher accumbens volume.
Statistically speaking this difference isn’t significant, and when we assume a normal distribution, there would be a 96% overlap between the two groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/la ... gma-study/


In the early 1990’s, less than 5% of children in the US were sentenced to ADHD.
In 2003 it jumped to 7.3%, then to 9.5% by 2007, more than 11% by 2011, and climbing.
These days a whopping more than 1 in 9 children from ages 4 to 17 are sentenced to ADHD in the US, with 2/3 of them boys.
About 2/3 of the children sentenced to ADHD are poisoned with psychotropic drugs.

In 2017-18, in England (only) 1.5% of boys and 0.35% of the girls between ages 6 and 17 (75,000 children) where poisoned with ADHD medication.

In reality, most young children diagnosed with ADHD do not have a mood disorder. Children are simply not meant to always sit still, pay attention for long periods, or hide their moods the way “socialised” adults do.
Will Stanton elaborates:
The education system is predominantly left-brain oriented. It rewards conventionality and discourages out-of-the-box thinking. The tragedy of this kind of model is that not all children are left-brain learners, yet they are treated as such. When these children perform poorly within the academic mould they are often viewed as having a learning impediment. In many cases — and I can verify this from my own experiences in the teaching arena — these children act out and develop behavioural problems. Except they are not ‘problem’ children. They are just operating within a system that does not see them for who they are…

The adverse effects of ADHD drugs include: headache, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, hallucinations, dizziness, liver damage, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss, itching, impaired appetite, increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and hypotension (low blood pressure).
Low blood pressure can result in serious heart, endocrine and neurological disorders, and deprive the brain and other vital organs of oxygen and nutrients.
Dr. Peter Breggin explains:
These drugs damage developing brains. We have a national catastrophe… This is a situation where we have ruined the brains of millions of children. In controlling behavior, antipsychotics act on the frontal lobes of the brain — the same area of the brain targeted by a lobotomy…
These are lobotomizing drugs. Of course, they will reduce all behavior, including irritability.

The “chemical imbalance” theory that is claimed for all sorts of mental “disorders” has never been scientifically proven.
Brain scan technology has actually disproven the chemical imbalance theory.

Before 1900, ADHD symptoms were claimed to be caused by poor parenting.
In 1902, Sir George Still suggested that behavioural disorders were inherited from parents with psychiatric problems.
Later it was believed that ADHD symptoms were caused by brain damage, and in 1937 it was shown that stimulants (like amphetamines) could reduce the symptoms.

In 1952, a group of tubercular patients became euphoric when given the drug Iproniazid. It was established that this drug raised levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the brain.
In 1955, it was simply assumed that depression was caused by low levels of serotonin, a chemical imbalance in the brain (without evidence of course).
Also in 1955, Ritalin was approved for treating ADHD symptoms (supposedly caused by a chemical imbalance).

In 1968, the big pharma-controlled DSM voted the official “hyperkinetic impulse disorder“ into existence (the predecessor of the ADHD label), at the same time that a new drug for this “disorder” was introduced.
In 1980, the name was changed to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); in 1994 the name became Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In 1996, the stimulant/amphetamine Adderall was introduced to poison ADHD-victims, and diagnoses once again skyrocketed.

There appears to be a correlation between the rise in ADHD diagnoses and the implementation of the US Elementary and Secondary Education Act known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ (NCLB) that was implemented nationwide in 2002.
The NCLB standardised teaching methods across the US makes the smarter children bored senseless from lack of academic challenge. Bored, discouraged children are known to “act out”.
Schools have also been given financial incentives to “improve” ADHD rates...

A study by the University of Adelaide in Australia found that fish oil reduces ADHD symptoms more than ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Concerta, but without any of the adverse effects.
The behaviour of 130 ADHD children aged 7 to 12 dramatically improved within 3 months of taking fish oil capsules daily. After seven months, the children showed improvements in concentration, reading abilities and vocabulary: http://web.archive.org/web/201903010908 ... llness.pdf
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