“I hope it didn’t do irreparable damage,” said one of the study’s co-authors, Dr. Lilly Hechtman of Montreal’s McGill University.
“The people who pay the price in the end is (sic) the kids. That’s the biggest tragedy in all of this.”
Dr Joanna Moncrieff, senior lecturer in psychiatry at University College London and author of The Myth Of The Chemical Cure.
I’ve been practising psychiatry for 20 years, and in my experience antidepressants don’t do any good at all. I wouldn’t take them under any circumstances – not even if I were suicidal.
All the research shows is that, at best, antidepressants make people feel a tiny bit better than a placebo. But this doesn’t mean they actually treat depression.
After all these years of brain scanning, we don’t even have evidence that depression is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain, so the whole idea that we can treat it chemically is questionable.
I believe depression is an extreme reaction to our circumstances, and the best way to recover from it is to work out the cause.
Sometimes that means talking therapies and sometimes it means changing your circumstances, such as getting a new job or addressing relationship problems.
There are, of course, some people who are depressed for no apparent reason, but there is still no evidence they suffer from a brain disease or that antidepressants can help. It’s still better to try and find new things and break the cycle of thoughts and behaviour.
Antidepressants are psychoactive drugs -they alter the mind, like cannabis or alcohol, and I’ve always thought that were I depressed, I’d want to have all my faculties to get me out of the rut – not be clouded by a drug whose effects we don’t really understand.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2620866/From-psychiatrist-whod-never-anti-depressants-heart-doctor-steers-clear-statins-reveal-medical-treatments-experts-refuse-themselves.html#ixzz30u7zmhKp
One day’s news from the bizarre world of psychiatry
The vengeful would hope that they end up being subjected to psychiatric ‘treatment’…
Child psychiatrist caught lying on toilet floor looking under the cubicle doors.
Psychiatrist partially buries body in his back yard
Psychiatrist agrees to permanently relinquish licence in exchange for not have to face unspecified charges.
and the worst of all…
‘Dr Shock’ was the man who tried to ‘cure’ people of their homosexual beliefs by torturing them. He was found guilty of sexually harassing male patients.
Another violent death and another young person who will be found to have been on anti-depressants. One wholly unnecessary death and many lives ruined, not only the young man’s, but his family’s.
There will be a day of reckoning for Big Pharma, but that will not repair the calamitous damage that has been done.
From: http://www.naturalnews.com/044862_psychiatrists_mental_illness_oppositional_defiant_disorder.html (A good site to bookmark)
(NaturalNews) Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment of the industry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, which dubs people who do not conform to what those in charge declare to be normal as mentally insane.
The so-called “condition” for why a person might choose to resist conformity has been labeled by the psychiatric profession as “oppositional defiant disorder,” or ODD. The new DSM defines this made-up disease as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” and also lumps it in alongside attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, another made-up condition whose creator, Dr. Leon Eisenberg, admitted it to be phony on his death bed.
As you might suspect from this type of open-ended description, almost any personal behavior perceived by someone else to be undesirable or strange might be categorized as symptomatic of ODD. Children who throw temper tantrums or fight with their siblings, for instance, might be declared to have this supposed mental illness, as might children who express disagreement with their parents or teachers.
Disobedience and defiance are common behaviors among young children, and parents have long dealt with such behaviors by exercising proper discipline. At the same time, not all forms of disobedience and defiance are wrong, depending on the authority involved and the action petitioned. A child who is told by his teacher to keep his unpopular opinions to himself, for instance, and who resists this order might simply be exercising his freedom to express disagreement.
But that’s the problem with categorizing conditions like ODD so loosely, as virtually any uncommon behavior can be declared to be oppositional or defiant simply because it bucks the status quo. Famous minds of the past like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, for instance, whose unconventional ideas might have seemed crazy in their day, are the types of folks who today might be declared to have ODD or some other type of mental disease.
An even greater danger to using this subjective approach in the diagnosis of mental illness is that it threatens to curtail freedom of speech and political dissent. The federal government has already tried to declare those who oppose its tyrannical policies, or who simply question them, as having “political paranoia,” a type of mental illness.
Characterizing non-conformity as ‘mental illness’ a hallmark of totalitarian government
Such outlandish abuse of the medical system for controlling popular thought is nothing new. Many authoritarian governments, including the former USSR, implemented similar mental health programs that categorized dissenters as having chemical imbalances in need of a remedy. Today, that remedy is often mind-altering, psychotropic drugs with devastating side effects.
“Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud,” explains a 2002 analysis and commentary on the abuse of psychiatry in both the Soviet Union and China that was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
“Doctors who allow themselves to be used in this way… betray the trust of society and breach their most basic ethical obligations as professionals.”
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