Psychiatry: An Industry of Death


This is the awful history of a modern day barbarism. They dress in white coats and milk vast sums of money from the public purse and are responsible for more deaths than all wars put together…

For Any Who May Still Doubt the Evil of the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex


Authored by Jessie Zhang via The Epoch Times,

Despite the lack of evidence of the safety of antipsychotics in children, who are smaller in size and still rapidly developing, the number of prescriptions to English youth has doubled between 2000 to 2019, a study suggests.

Read it all HERE

Pharma’s Push For Profit at Any Cost


Pharma’s vice-like grip on what passes for healing has reached a peak.  The Covid hysteria was just one sign of an out-of-control pursuit of profit, no matter what the cost to health.

And it worked; the majority of adults voluntarily took one of their toxic jabs.  But very few adults foisted them on their children.

Well, that has to change; children are a potentially huge market for drugs.

But Pharma’s push for profit at any cost is meeting a rising awareness that all is not well with the Western model of medicine.

Like all ne’er-do-wells, the perpetrators became emboldened by their success to the point that they have become incautious.

From the Daily Mail

Now doctors want to screen EVERY American child over age of eight for anxiety — even if they don’t have symptoms

  • The US Preventative Services Task Force issued new recommendations
  • The leading panel is advising doctors to screen children eight and up for anxiety 
  • New recommendations also call to screen children 12 and older for depression
  • Some experts fear anxiety screenings could spur addition to medication 

A leading panel of doctors has recommended all American children over the age of eight to be screened for anxiety – even if they do not have symptoms.

The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), one of the most influential bodies in American health care, issued the new guidelines on Tuesday.

It also is pushing for doctors to screen all children over the age of 12 for depression no matter their reported symptoms.

How We Have Been Misled About Antidepressants


From the excellent Brownstone Institute – HERE

By Joanna Moncrieff August 18, 2022

Our umbrella review that revealed no links between serotonin and depression has caused shock waves among the general public, but has been dismissed as old news by psychiatric opinion leaders. This disjunction begs the questions of why the public has been fed this narrative for so long, and what antidepressants are actually doing if they are not reversing a chemical imbalance. 

Before I go on, I should stress that I am not against the use of drugs for mental health problems per se. I believe some psychiatric drugs can be useful in some situations, but the way these drugs are presented both to the public and among the psychiatric community is, in my view, fundamentally misleading. This means we have not been using them carefully enough, and crucially, that people have not been able to make properly informed decisions about them. 

Much public information still claims that depression, or mental disorders in general, are caused by a chemical imbalance and that drugs work by putting this right. The American Psychiatric Association currently tells people that: “differences in certain chemicals in the brain may contribute to symptoms of depression.” The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists tells people: “Medications work by rebalancing the chemicals in the brain. Different types of medication act on different chemical pathways.”

In response to our paper finding that such statements are not supported by evidence, psychiatric experts have desperately tried to put the genie back in the bottle. There are other possible biological mechanisms that could explain how antidepressants exert their effects, they say, but what really matters is that antidepressants ‘work.’ 

This claim is based on randomised trials that show that antidepressants are marginally better than a placebo at reducing depression scores over a few weeks. However, the difference is so small that it is not clear it is even noticeable, and there is evidence that it may be explained by artefacts of the design of the studies rather than the effects of the drugs

The experts go on to suggest that it does not matter how antidepressants work. After all, we do not understand exactly how every medical drug works, so this should not worry us.

This position reveals a deep-seated assumption about the nature of depression and the action of antidepressants, which helps to explain why the myth of the chemical imbalance has been allowed to survive for so long. These psychiatrists assume that depression must be the result of some specific biological processes that we will eventually be able to identify, and that antidepressants must work by targeting these. 

These assumptions are neither supported nor helpful. They are not supported because, although there are numerous hypotheses (or speculations) other than the low serotonin theory, no consistent body of research demonstrates any specific biological mechanism underpinning depression that might explain antidepressant action; they are unhelpful because they lead to overly optimistic views about the actions of antidepressants that cause their benefits to be overstated and their adverse effects to be dismissed.

Depression is not the same as pain or other bodily symptoms. While biology is involved in all human activity and experience, it is not self-evident that manipulating the brain with drugs is the most useful level at which to deal with emotions. This may be something akin to soldering the hard drive to fix a problem with the software. 

We normally think of moods and emotions as being personal reactions to the things going on in our lives, which are shaped by our individual history and predispositions (including our genes), and are intimately related to our personal values and inclinations. 

Therefore we explain emotions in terms of the circumstances that provoke them and the personality of the individual. To override this common-sense understanding and claim that diagnosed depression is something different requires an established body of evidence, not an assortment of possible theories. 

Models of drug action

The idea that psychiatric drugs might work by reversing an underlying brain abnormality is what I have called the ‘disease-centred’ model of drug action. It was first proposed in the 1960s when the serotonin theory of depression and other similar theories were advanced. Before this, drugs were implicitly understood to work differently, in what I have called a ‘drug-centred’ model of drug action

In the early 20th century, it was recognised that drugs prescribed to people with mental disorders produce alterations to normal mental processes and states of consciousness, which are superimposed onto the individual’s preexisting thoughts and feelings. 

This is much the same as we understand the effects of alcohol and other recreational drugs. We recognise that these can temporarily override unpleasant feelings. Although many psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, are not enjoyable to take like alcohol, they do produce more or less subtle mental alterations that are relevant to their use. 

This is different from how drugs work in the rest of medicine. Although only a minority of medical drugs target the ultimate underlying cause of a disease, they work by targeting the physiological processes that produce the symptoms of a condition in a disease-centred way. 

Painkillers, for example, work by targeting the underlying biological mechanisms that produce pain. But opiate painkillers may work in a drug-centred way too, because, unlike other painkillers, they have mind-altering properties. One of their effects is to numb emotions, and people who have taken opiates for pain often say they still have some pain, but they do not care about it anymore.

 In contrast, paracetamol (so often cited by those defending the idea that it does not matter how antidepressants work) does not have mind-altering properties, and therefore although we may not fully understand its mechanism of action, we can safely presume it works on pain mechanisms, because there is no other way for it to work. 

Like alcohol and recreational drugs, psychiatric drugs produce general mental alterations that occur in everyone regardless of whether they have mental health problems or not. The alterations produced by antidepressants vary according to the nature of the drug (antidepressants come from many different chemical classes – another indication that they are unlikely to be acting on an underlying mechanism), but include lethargy, restlessness, mental clouding, sexual dysfunction, including loss of libido, and numbing of emotions

This suggests they produce a generalised state of reduced sensitivity and feeling. These alterations will obviously influence how people feel and may explain the slight difference between antidepressants and placebo observed in randomised trials. 


In my book, The Myth of the Chemical Cure, I show how this ‘drug-centred’ view of psychiatric drugs was gradually replaced by the disease-centred view during the 1960s and 70s. The older view was erased so completely that it seemed people simply forgot that psychiatric drugs have mind-changing properties. 

This switch did not occur because of scientific evidence. It occurred because psychiatry wanted to present itself as a modern medical enterprise, whose treatments were the same as other medical treatments. From the 1990s, the pharmaceutical industry also started to promote this view, and the two forces combined to insert this idea into the minds of the general public in what has to go down as one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history. 

As well as wanting to align with the rest of medicine, in the 1960s the psychiatric profession needed to distance its treatments from the recreational drug scene. Best-selling prescription drugs of the period, amphetamines and barbiturates, were being widely diverted onto the street (the popular ‘purple hearts’ were a mixture of the two). So it was important to emphasise that psychiatric drugs were targeting an underlying disease, and to gloss over how they might be changing people’s ordinary state of mind. 

The pharmaceutical industry took up the baton following the benzodiazepine scandal in the late 1980s. At this time it became apparent that benzodiazepines (drugs like Valium- ‘mother’s little helper’) caused physical dependence just like the barbiturates they had replaced. It was also clear they were being doled out by the bucket load to people (mostly women) to medicate away the stresses of life. 

So when the pharmaceutical industry developed its next set of misery pills, it needed to present them not as new ways of ‘drowning one’s sorrows,’ but as proper medical treatments that worked by rectifying an underlying physical abnormality. So Pharma launched a massive campaign to persuade people that depression was caused by a lack of serotonin that could be corrected by the new SSRI antidepressants. 

Psychiatric and medical associations helped out, including the message in their information for patients on official websites. Although marketing has died down with most antidepressants no longer on patent, the idea that depression is caused by low serotonin is still widely disseminated on pharmaceutical websites and doctors are still telling people that it is the case (two doctors have said this on national TV and radio in the UK in the last few months). 

Neither Pharma nor the psychiatric profession has had any interest in bursting the chemical imbalance bubble. It is quite clear from psychiatrists’ responses to our serotonin paper that the profession wishes people to continue under the misapprehension that mental disorders such as depression have been shown to be biological conditions that can be treated with drugs that target the underlying mechanisms. 

We haven’t worked out what those mechanisms are yet, they admit, but we have plenty of research that suggests this or that possibility. They do not want to contemplate that there might be other explanations for what drugs like antidepressants are actually doing, and they do not want the public to do so either.

And there is good reason for this. Millions of people are now taking antidepressants, and the implications of discarding the disease-centred view of their action are profound. If antidepressants are not reversing an underlying imbalance, but we know that they are modifying the serotonin system in some way (though we are not sure how), we have to conclude they are changing our normal brain chemistry – just like recreational drugs do. 

Some of the mental alterations that result, such as emotional numbing, may bring short-term relief. But when we look at antidepressants in this light we immediately understand that taking them for a long time is probably not a good idea. Although there is little research on the consequences of long-term use, increasing evidence points to the occurrence of withdrawal effects which can be severe and prolonged, and cases of persistent sexual dysfunction

Replacing the serotonin theory with vague assurances that more complex biological mechanisms can explain drug action only continues the obfuscation, and enables the marketing of other psychiatric drugs on equally spurious grounds. 

Johns Hopkins, for example, is telling people that ‘untreated depression causes long-term brain damage’ and that ‘esketamine may counteract the harmful effects of depression.’ Quite apart from the damage to people’s mental health by being told they have, or will soon get brain damage, this message encourages the use of a drug with a flimsy evidence base and a worrying adverse effect profile

The serotonin hypothesis was inspired by the desire of the psychiatric profession to regard its treatments as proper medical treatments and the need of the pharmaceutical industry to distinguish its new drugs from the benzodiazepines that, by the late 1980s, had brought the medicating of misery into disrepute. 

It exemplifies the way that psychiatric drugs have been misunderstood and misrepresented in the interests of profit and professional status. It is time to let people know not only that the serotonin story is a myth, but that antidepressants change the normal state of the body, brain and mind in ways that may occasionally be experienced as useful, but may be harmful too. 


  • Joanna MoncrieffJoanna Moncrieff is a Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry at University College London, and works as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS. She researchers and writes about the over-use and misrepresentation of psychiatric drugs and about the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally. She is currently leading UK government-funded research on reducing and discontinuing antipsychotic drug treatment (the RADAR study), and collaborating on a study to support antidepressant discontinuation. In the 1990s she co-founded the Critical Psychiatry Network to link up with other, like-minded psychiatrists. She is author of numerous papers and her books include A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs Second edition (PCCS Books), published in September 2020, as well as The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs (2013) and The Myth of the Chemical Cure (2009) (Palgrave Macmillan). Her website is

Big Pharma Fail


Tucker Carlson: Catastrophic Failure Of SSRI Drugs More Proof That Pfizer Products Are Not The Solution To All Human Problems

FNC’s Tucker Carlson raged against the pro-profit pharmaceutical industry Monday evening in response to reports that SSRI anti-depressants don’t actually work as advertised.

This is a watershed moment. Finally, after decades, someone in the mainstream is calling out Big Pharma as the greedy, murderous frauds that they are. See the video HERE

Depression ‘is NOT caused by low serotonin levels’: Study casts doubt over widespread use of potent drugs designed to treat chemical imbalance in brain


Finally, finally the truth comes out. It is a truth that has been known for decades, yet which has been hidden and lied about – with the complicity of the media who gained from Big Pharma’s huge advertising budget. Millions of lives of have been ruined for the sake of Big Pharma’s bottom line.

Read the whole article HERE

“We believe this situation has been driven partly by the false belief that depression is due to a chemical imbalance.
“It is high time to inform the public that this belief is not grounded in science.”

Canada’s ‘expert’ panel recommends the mentally ill be candidates for euthanasia


So now you can qualify, maybe whether you like it or not, for medically assisted termination of life. Do you have a wrong opinion? Sorry buddy, your time is up. Canada under Trudeau has become a human rights nightmare on a par with China.

From The American Thinker – HERE

By Eric Utter

Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) law is already the most permissive euthanasia and assisted-suicide legislation in the world. 
Understandably controversial in itself, there are many horror stories surrounding its implementation. For example, as recently reported,
A 71-year-old widower was admitted to a Southwestern Ontario hospital after a fall. His family says during his admission he contracted an infectious diarrheal illness. He was humiliated by staff for the smell of his room, his family said. He developed a new shortness of breath that was not comprehensively assessed. In this context, a hospital team member suggested he would qualify for MAiD. The team said he had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it was terminal. The patient was surprised by the diagnosis but trusted the team. Within 48 hours of his first assessment, he received a medically assisted death. Post-mortem testing showed he did not have end-stage COPD. His family doctor, when notified of his death, also stated he did not have end-stage COPD, but the team had failed to contact her when they were assessing his history.
Oops. Sorry.
First, do no harm? Respect for life? Canadian nice?
Nonetheless, the Great White North’s federal “expert” panel on MAiD has recommended mental illness be added to the list of maladies making one eligible for MAiD……apparently without any legislative changes. How nice, euthanasia by administrative fiat. What could go wrong?
To some degree, mental illness is in the eye of the beholder. It can be quite subjective and has historically been used as a tool to advance totalitarian political agendas. Hence, the gulags and “re-education camps.” Don’t believe in global warming? Are you an anti-vaxxer? Trump supporter?! Didn’t vote for Xi jinping Justin Trudeau? Driving an 18-wheeler in a “Freedom Convoy?” Then you are, sadly, mentally ill.
But, someday soon, in Canada at least, the nice people in the white smocks may be able to help you.
In fact, you may not have a choice.

37 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs


Read CCHR’s fully documented report Psychiatric Drugs: Create Violence & Suicide—School Shootings and Other Acts of Senseless Violence

Mass shootings and psychiatric drugs:

Fact: At least 37 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 175 wounded and 82 killed (in other school shootings, information about their drug use was never made public—neither confirming or refuting if they were under the influence of prescribed drugs).  The most important fact about this list, is that these are only cases where the information about their psychiatric drug use was made public. (See full list below)

The below list includes individuals documented to have been under the influence of psychiatric drugs and not only includes mass shootings, but the use of knives, swords and bombs.  27 international drug regulatory agency warnings cite side effects including mania, violence, psychosis and even homicidal ideation.

Read it all HERE

He Called Socialism a Lie and Was Locked in a Psych Ward


Nowhere have the bad ways of the Soviet Union oozed up from communism’s putative grave and infected the living (more so) than in the field of so-called psychiatry. The weaponization of mental health care is very much alive and well. Fifty years ago, they put you in a padded room if you refused to say that Lenin was a hero. Today, the “doctors” chemically, and sometimes physically, castrate the young, perform mastectomies on adolescents, pump children full of hormones, and egg on the most vulnerable among us in their heartbreaking denials of biological reality—all while calling it “psychiatry” and “medical care.”

Read the whole article here

Mental Health

Originally published HERE

Most of us in Western Civilization revere the fact that we are, each and every one of us, individuals with individual rights.  But this concept does not have a long history.

Back in the Middle Ages, the concept of ‘I’ was very vague.  The idea that we lived our life making individual decisions and choices, based upon individual opinions was almost unknown.

Descartes ‘I think, therefore I am’ (cogito ergo sum), seems rather blandly obvious now.  But it was a revelation at the time and caused his books to be banned by the Pope.  The idea that individuals were composed of both body and mind, and that they had the ability and responsibility to think for themselves was truly revolutionary.

Prior to this time, ideas and concepts were believed to have an exogenous source.  Every aspect of a life was dictated by the King, Queen or Church (much like Islam today).  Even happiness was believed to exist outside the person.  One could achieve that state only by going somewhere happiness could be ‘consumed’ – like a fairground.

The prevailing assumption was that everything came from the outside and travelled in to the body.

In the 21st century, many are returning to that dismal state.  Google executives justify their censorship with the belief that if people see YouTubes that show ‘bad’ content, then this will infect them in some way.  It is Middle Age thinking of which Pope Alexander VII would have approved.

Another area that this peculiar notion is re-manifesting is in the area of sanity.  I note in the gutter media that another blogger has suicided.  He put up a post beforehand blaming ‘mental health issues’.

Mental health is not something that lurks around life’s corners before randomly leaping out and striking.  Neither is it like the flu that can be cured by a few days in bed and taking the right medication.

A healthy mind is inherent to the life that you live.  It is inseparable from the state of your integrity.  One cannot violate one’s integrity and expect to feel good.  Neither can you pop a psych drug and expect to be improved.

You are an individual with rights and responsibilities.  What they are is entirely determined by you in accordance with your own integrity.  Violate them and you will pay a self-inflicted price.

Violations of one’s integrity are acts of self-harm on the spiritual level.  They are described, colloquially and vaguely, as ‘mental health issues’.  Life becomes a lot clearer if we ascribe these ‘issues’ to the correct cause.