Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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  • “I am done with you.”

    Good! That just what my eminent psychopharmachologist said after my “spontaneous remission”. My only diagnosis right now might be adjustment disorder. How appropriate on Martin Luther King Day. He said that it is no indicator of sanity to be adjusted to an insane society and that he took it as a compliment when the oppressors called him maladjusted.

  • You seem to have no trouble finding studies and articles that promote your viewpoint. Why don’t you look for yourself? Here’s a start.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/childrens-add-drugs-dont-work-long-term.html
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323368704578593660384362292
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140318113821.htm
    I’m not naive Bradford. You are quite correct but I doubt registeredforthissite is ready to face the truth.

  • So do I, Oldhead. I don’t what his motives are, but I find it strange that registeredforthissite links to the article about Thomas Szasz by John Breeding. Isn’t John Breeding a Scientologist? Scientology’s motive for getting people off psychiatric drugs and out of therapy is to divert the funds spent on those modalities into their own coffers. They have even wormed their way into VA “Mental Health Care”.

  • “information technology (IT) has threatened the religious and cultural values of various communities”
    Yes, and it has threatened your enemy Scientology, too, but most of us here know that that enemy of our enemy is not our friend. Biological Psychiatry and Scientology are both scams chasing the same dollars.

  • Like our famous American jazz musician, Dizzy Gillespie, once said “Man,if you have to ask “What’s that?” you ain’t never gonna know.” But here’s a clue. If you have a herd of cattle in a pen with a hole in it, through which they can escape, don’t draw attention to it until you close it. Keep their food and water by the gate and let them believe that is the only way out.

    You and your mentors or handlers have an IT problem, but it is not abuse, it is the freedom of speech, expression and ideas we enjoy where the Internet is available. They fear our ability to independently verify the facts in the poisonous “food for thought” they provide, and which you parrot in your transparent posts. So when you mention doctors like Szasz, Breggin, Sarbin, Mancuso, etc. and attempt to discredit them, you only point your readers in the direction of the hole in the fence. People are naturally curious and they are bound to investigate for themselves, especially if they find themselves in desperate circumstances.

  • We should be grateful to registeredforthissite and his/her/its outrageous posts. Reminds me of an old joke about two Catholic schoolboys.

    They went to confession together. The first boy went into the confessional and soon came out to do his penance at the alter.

    Then the second boy went in and hesitantly told the priest about a sin that he said was on his conscience.

    “I was walking a girl home from school yesterday when she led me into the bushes where we were soon doing terrible, filthy stuff with each other.”

    “You are doing the right thing by confessing this my son,” said the priest, “but for your penance you must say a hundred Our Fathers and two hundred Hail Marys. Now tell me, who was the girl? Was it Molly O’Mally?”
    “No Father.” said the boy
    “Was it Kathy Gallagher?” asked the priest.
    “No Father.” said the boy.
    “Was it Jennifer O’Donnell?” asked the priest angrily.
    “No Father, she’s a new girl and I don’t know her name.” answered the boy.

    His friend was waiting for him outside the church and asked,
    “You were in there a long time doing penance. What did you get?”
    “Three good leads.” his friend chuckled.

  • “The patient had shown a good response to treatment with risperidone 6 mg”

    What’s his bra size now? He might do better as a woman.

    A sex change operation would also have the benefit of sterilizing him and preventing him from spreading his incurable brain disease throughout the gene pool.

  • Woody Guthrie’s ode to Pretty Boy Floyd the Outlaw, a modern era Robbin Hood, contains the line.
    “Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen.”

    Anyone who insists on payment for healing is a crook in my book. Healing is and should be its own reward. However, given the choice between a crook who could help me and an “eminent, ethical” psychiatrist who was pointing me to an early grave, I’ll take the crook every time.

  • The effort to gain control of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements by drug companies and medical doctors in the United States has been on-going for years. These efforts are not well-publicized because they always provoke a reaction for a certain segment of the population. It’s your responsibility to stay informed. Nothing drastic has changed since last June.

    It is best not to to take any dietary supplement or make significant dietary changes without comprehensive testing first. See “Why testing matters.” by Dr. Charles Parker
    http://www.corepsych.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/160911-CorePsych-Tests.pdf

  • There have been an number of studies released recently which show that there have been no deaths worldwide related to supplements or vitamins.
    My alerts now come from here
    https://ionhealth.ca/ and here http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v11n01.shtml

    A hospitalized baby died in France recently while receiving vitamin D and there was an immediate attempt by the fake news media to blame the death on the vitamin. It has now been disclosed that it was the “delivery device” that caused the death, not the vitamin.
    https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2017/01/04/death-of-newborn-baby-in-france-linked-to-vitamin-d-supplement/

    In Europe, vitamin D in any significant amount is available by prescription only.

    27 Years | No Deaths from Vitamins, 3 Million from Prescription Drugs
    http://naturalsociety.com/27-years-no-deaths-from-vitamins-3-million-prescription-drug-deaths/

  • “…someone’s fatigue may be caused by a vitamin deficiency, rather than by depression.”
    Now how many of the patients that North Carolina Partners diagnoses with “mental illness” and “treats” with drugs are ever tested for any vitamin or mineral deficiency, toxic metals, thyroid abnormality or other medical conditions well-known to produce the same symptoms psychiatrists call “mental illness”?

    My own eminent psychopharacologist, who later rose to presidency of the APA and amassed a huge fortune from consulting for Big Pharma and his investments in psychiatric drug stocks, refused to even look at the tissue mineral analysis I had done on myself at my own expense, and wrote for the record that my remission was “spontaneous”. The great “scientist” ignored the confounding variable of my following a strict diet and taking forty-five supplements a day for several months prior to that spontaneous remission.

    But suppose he had picked up on it (what he called “The Hoffer Thing”) and used it to help many others have similar remissions? He would have been demonized by his peers and probably have to practice out of the back of some chiropractor’s office rather from a prestigious chair at a great medical school. Such are the choices that life offers us, but we know that businesses that will not learn from their customers eventually always fail.

    Isn’t it strange that Abram Hoffer, MD is one of the most revered of all doctors and most beloved of his many patients, and he was a psychiatrist?

  • This was in the news today.
    “…once this regime is established, it will be only a short step to expand it to all US consumers, not just the military. Then the pharmaceutical industry will have what it really wants: complete control over the supplement industry. Many supplements will become drugs and soar in price while their availability is restricted. As with any monopoly, quality will also decline, because regulations are never a substitute for real competition involving new and small as well as old and large companies.”
    http://www.anh-usa.org/another-anti-supplement-sneak-attack-from-blumenthal/

  • “Noel wanted this article to inform people about were a) “bipolar disorder is not a real entity,” b) that the many states of mind and emotion which are fraudulently labeled as such are generally due to traumatizing life experiences, and c) that the notion of “chemical imbalances” in relation to such is an “urban legend” which even top psychiatrists are backing away from.”

    a) The symptoms of “bipolar disorder”, severe mood swings, are quite real and troublesome even if the disorder itself is a myth.
    b)Traumatizing life experiences can cause negative states of mind and emotion due to physical damage to and depletion of the body’s organs and hormonal reserves. So there is a “chemical imbalance”, but biological psychiatry’s ways of attempting to correct it are ass-backwards and doomed to fail.

    c)”The notion of “chemical imbalances” in relation to such is an “urban legend” which even top psychiatrists are backing away from.”

    Big Pharma itself is backing away from investment in psychiatric drugs. Watch for “top psychiatrists” to push for the prescription control of basic nutritional supplements as is happening in Europe right now with Codex Alimentarious.
    http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/en/

  • “Subvet, I think one of the differences in your case is that you were still under the care of a physician willing to say you were still disabled, and you had treatment record showing you were doing something – even if it wasn’t psychiatric drugs.”

    No, in fact the eminent psychiatrist refused to make anymore appointments with me once I had withdrawn from Haldol with his cautious approval and presented in what he termed a “spontaneous remission”. Not only did he make no mention of my independent use of orthomolecular therapy in my records (now lost), but he would not even say the words “orthomolecular therapy”, calling instead “The Hoffer Thing”.

    “The last therapist I saw (very briefly) both admitted that she moonlighted as a paid CDR examiner for the Social Security Administration and also stated quite explicitly that she didn’t believe *anyone* with mental illness should be receiving disability payments at all. “Everyone can contribute meaningful work” were pretty close to her exact words.”

    I doubt that therapist was a psycho pharmacologist, although I can understand how many psychologists or social workers might have that attitude. Biological psychiatrists depend on permanent mental disability cases for far too much of their income and for the income of the drug companies they pimp for to say such a thing. Most biological psychiatrists just want anyone who recovers by drug-free alternative means to quietly go away. The fear of losing income helps to guarantee the silence of the recovered, and so the myth is perpetuated throughout the industry.

    When I had the one CDR in all the years I received SSD (and worked most of them) I had not had any mental health treatment for about ten years.

    I suggest that you seek the assistance of a good law firm, experienced in Social Security Law, Constitutional Rights and malpractice. If you try to fight this by yourself you might well have your benefits cut by an administrative judge and have to appeal anyway. Why don’t you contact Jim Gottstein who contributes to MIA and see what he suggests?
    http://psychrights.org/about/Gottstein.htm

  • My remission was not “natural”. I used the services of Analytical Research Labs http://www.arltma.com and followed a strict diet plan and took about 45 supplements tablets per day starting in 1982. After a difficult withdrawal from Haldol, I never required another medication again, not even an aspirin.

    I had been working for a government contractor in nuke weapons at the time of my first diagnosis (mid-1970s).

    In 1968, lithium (lithium hydroxide) actually saved the lives of the crew on the old diesel boat I was on. When we could not surface or snorkel after being discovered at a yacht club where we not members, the lithium hydroxide from sealed one gallon GI cans was spread on the bunks whee it absorbed CO2 and turned to LiCO (the “medication”) and water, H2O. Lithium Hydroxide is a very dangerous toxin and caused respiratory irritation before it turned to a moist mush.

    When I was first prescribed lithium, I told the doctor about this exposure, but he was not interested and neither were the numerous other psychiatrists I encountered in the next eight years. One even wrote in my records that I was under the delusion that lithium pills were spread on my bunk on the submarine.

    Fortunately some co-workers were curious when they saw my severe tremors and when I told them they were lithium shakes, they said the doctor who gave me that stuff must have his head up his ass. Lithium is an atomic bomb element, and they knew all about it. They said to look it up in the Toxic Substances Act, and I did. One also suggested I get a tissue mineral analysis from Analytical Research Labs which was doing security clearances for the National Nuke Labs, and I did. From the lab I learned about orthomolecular therapy and the work of Drs. Hoffer, Smythies, Osmond, Pauling, Pfeiffer, Eck et al. who were my deliverance from the biological psychiatry scam.

    The lithium/manic-depression scam is quite simple. Lithium, a toxin in any amount, is chemically similar to potassium, an essential found in every cell of the body. If an individual has a severe potassium deficiency, often accompanied by an inversion of the normal sodium/potassium ratio, “mood swings” can result.

    Prior to Cade’s discovery of lithium therapy for manic- depression in Australia (a very bad place to be diagnosed with “mental illness I hear) in the 1960s, the compound potassium bromide was the drug of choice for the disorder, and it worked quite well except for bromine toxicity. All “The Old Bromides” were abandoned during that same era, and the chelated mineral supplements we had by the late 1970s were not yet available. They would be non-prescription in any case and not of interest to APA-type psychopharmachologists.

    A dangerous, prescription potassium compound, potassium chloride, KCL, trade name Klyte has been used by some doctors who recognized the obvious potassium deficiency in “bi-polar” patients. Lithium ingestion is well-known to cause potassium deficiency.

    Lithium was perfect. It quieted down those pesky mood swings and creative outbursts, but it was also dangerous and required regular (read lifetime) monitoring with blood work. If the patients were still unruly, and most were, an anti-psychotic like Thorazine or Haldol could be added to the mix, and new diagnoses like schizo-affective disorder created to describe the horror which resulted from substituting a toxin for an essential element.

  • “INTRODUCTION: Individuals with a disabling impairment which is amenable to treatment that could be expected to restore their ability to work must follow the prescribed treatment to be found under a disability, unless there is a justifiable cause for the failure to follow such treatment. This policy statement discusses failure to follow prescribed treatment, explains in detail the requirements necessary for such a finding, explains the consequences of such action, and illustrates examples of justifiable causes for “failure.”

    That part of Social Security Disability law is primarily concerned with physical disabilities. Mental disabilities (which as many of us know are frequently the direct result of “compliance with treatment”) are not even mentioned. Once a person has been found to be totally and permanently mentally disabled by the VA or SS, I can’t imagine any psychiatrist prescribing a drug with the expectation that that drug will enable the person to again take up substantial and gainful employment. And if our government tried to make the taking of that drug a requirement for receipt of disability payments for the above-mentioned permanent and total disability, civil rights lawyers would have a field day. The fact that a very few people, like Carrie Fisher, are able to comply with treatment and yet be gainfully employed does not generalize to the population of “seriously mentally ill” as a whole.

    My situation was somewhat unique and I will be the first to say that I could never be so lucky again. I will re-post below the narrative I related in another Carrie Fisher story here on MIA. My experience in the US Submarine Force enabled me to deconstruct the lithium/bipolar scam, which is the soft underbelly of biological psychiatry and an easy target for those inclined to retaliate. My last psychiatrist misjudged me and probably figured I’d just pick up my winnings and disappear, afraid to say anything that could cut off the payments. He later rose to presidency of the APA.

  • There is no requirement for you to cooperate with biological psychiatry treatments like drug treatment for you to collect Social Security Disability payments or Veterans Affairs disability payments. Once your psychiatric disability has been officially established, the agency concerned would have to have you examined by one of their own psychiatrists who would have to certify that (absent any fraud on your part) your “illness” no longer exists. That ain’t gonna happen. You might be found to be in remission, but your “incurable brain disease” could flare up again at any time – especially under the stress of having your income cut off.

    Any number of “support groups” spread the disinformation that you must continue your medication and “therapy” or risk loss of your pension. Look closer and you will find that these groups are running dogs of establishment biological psychiatry and the drug industry.

    I was called in for a Social Security Disability review after I had recovered ( my Veterans Affairs fee-basis doctor termed it a spontaneous remission) my health through orthomolecular therapy at my own expense. I was quite open about my experience with the examiner and yet he wrote in the record that my “disability was continuing” and I was never called in again. I began to work again at my own little business under the SS Trial Work Program and I obtained a letter for SS from my Veterans Adminstration general practitioner which stated that my orthomolecular program should be considered “a reasonable and necessary work-related expense” which allowed me to deduct the cost from the amount I earned under SSD. With that deduction, and all the other deductions you have in a small business, I never exceeded the income limits for disability and SSD and Medicare continued until they changed to retirement at age 65. Now I can earn as much as I want.

    The attitude of the Veterans Administration was quite similar (APA biological psychiatry) and my service-connected disability was made permanent and total with no restrictions on employment or income. Some say I gamed the system, but the system is a very dangerous game itself when “mental illness” is involved. Biological psychiatry has attached itself like a cancer to legitimate medicine and spreads corruption throughout the profession.

  • Look at the experience of actress Margot Kidder. Her Hollywood mood swings were hot news at the time, but when she made a drug-free recovery with Dr. Abram Hoffer in Canada, the corrupt media had nothing to say. When she tried to advocate for others scammed by the biological psychiatry racket, she was relentlessly demonized. I posted on her website years ago when she first put it up under my own name and triggered a vitriolic campaign against me including numerous hack and crack attempts on my computer which originated in Australia. A former nuke-spook, I run a secure Linux system that the script kiddies could not penetrate, but I learned my lesson and always used a nom de guerre after that.

  • I did some searching but can’t come up with anything on Dr. Kase. I think his first name was William, and it was at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, which closed in 1997. I was working for a government contractor in nuke weapons at the time (mid-1970s).

    In 1968, lithium (lithium hydroxide) actually saved the lives of the crew on the old diesel boat I was on. When we could not surface or snorkel after being discovered at a yacht club where we not members, the lithium hydroxide from sealed one gallon GI cans was spread on the bunks whee it absorbed CO2 and turned to LiCO (the “medication”) and water, H2O. Lithium Hydroxide is a very dangerous toxin and caused respiratory irritation before it turned to a moist mush.

    When I was first prescribed lithium, I told the doctor about this exposure, but he was not interested and neither were the numerous other psychiatrists I encountered in the next eight years. One even wrote in my records that I was under the delusion that lithium pills were spread on my bunk on the submarine.

    Fortunately some co-workers were curious when they saw my severe tremors and when I told them they were lithium shakes, they said the doctor who gave me that stuff must have his head up his ass. Lithium is an atomic bomb element, and they knew all about it. They said to look it up in the Toxic Substances Act, and I did. One also suggested I get a tissue mineral analysis from Analytical Research Labs which was doing security clearances for the National Nuke Labs, and I did. From the lab I learned about orthomolecular therapy and the work of Drs. Hoffer, Smythies, Osmond, Pauling, Pfeiffer, Eck et al. who were my deliverance from the biological psychiatry scam.

    The lithium/manic-depression scam is quite simple. Lithium, a toxin in any amount, is chemically similar to potassium, an essential found in every cell of the body. If an individual has a severe potassium deficiency, often accompanied by an inversion of the normal sodium/potassium ratio, “mood swings” can result.

    Prior to Cade’s discovery of lithium therapy for manic- depression in Australia (a very bad place to be diagnosed with “mental illness I hear) in the 1960s, the compound potassium bromide was the drug of choice for the disorder, and it worked quite well except for bromine toxicity. All “The Old Bromides” were abandoned during that same era, and the chelated mineral supplements we had by the late 1970s were not yet available. They would be non-prescription in any case and not of interest to APA-type psychopharmachologists.

    Lithium was perfect. It quieted down those pesky mood swings and creative outbursts, but it was also dangerous and required regular (read lifetime) monitoring with blood work. If the patients were still unruly, and most were, an anti-psychotic like Thorazine or Haldol could be added to the mix, and new diagnoses like schizo-affective disorder created to describe the horror which resulted from substituting a toxin for an essential element.

  • I have to disagree. I was seen by Jimi Hendrix’s former psychiatrist several times, Dr. Kase, at the Benjamin Rush Institute of Philadelphia Hospital. He was supposedly one of the world’s foremost experts on lithium therapy. I was still naive, but the doctor had treated two other notable and diseased rock stars, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. That track record did not impress me so I moved on.

    I was very fortunate to see Jimi Hendrix in concert in Honolulu just a few weeks before he went to England where he died. Dr Walt in Seattle may be able to offer some more information. Jimi Hendrix was from Seattle.

  • Most psychiatrists know nothing about withdrawal from psychiatric drugs because they have never tried it themselves (many of them have been prescribed the drugs by their superiors) or tried to guide a patient through it.

    I tried several times to withdraw from Haldol with my doctor’s cautious approval. He had me go down to the 2mg pill once a day and then stop. I always had the same “bounce back” and “symptoms” which provoked the old “See, this is what happens when you don’t take your medication!” mantra from doctor, friends and family.

    Finally, with the added support of an orthomolecular program, I ground the pill to a powder and took only a few grains each day, then every other day, then every few days. When I finally did stop, I did not sleep for a week. I felt good though and knew I was free of psych drugs forever.

    When I informed my eminent psychiatrist how I did it, he was furious because I had disregarded his instructions and soon declared that I had had a spontaneous remission from the schizo-affective disorder and refused to make any more appointments with me. He later rose to presidency of the APA.

  • To quote another notable casualty of the “frustrating mess” of bipolar disorder, then called manic-depression, Jimi Hendrix.
    “Are you experienced?”
    My own eight year, near-death experience with, and thirty-some year retaliation against biological psychiatry taught me this. The horror continues because the establishment “therapy” business is an obscene, self-destructive slam dance that psychiatrists and their mostly-willing “clients” do together.

    Try to break up this dance and here is what you will find. Psychiatrists are very well-paid, and in all but the most egregious crimes against their clients are relieved of any responsibility for their actions. “First do no harm.” does not apply to them.

    Clients as well are not held responsible for their actions by reason of their mythical “mental illnesses”, and neither are the cultures that groomed those clients during their formative years. Many enjoy freedom from poverty for the first time with a subsistence income from disability (and the drugs are truly disabling) payments.

  • A nice glass of Kool Aid made with water from the psycho-babbling brook? Thanks but no thanks. Like many others here, I am sure, I tried swallowing that poison and barely escaped with my life. To quote the recently deceased Richard Cohen.
    “You can stick your little pins in that Voodoo doll, but I’m very sorry mister, they don’t hurt me at all.”

  • There is an excellent book on this subject by biochemist Robert S. De Ropp “The Master Game – Beyond the Drug Experience”. De Ropp was a student of George I. Gurdjeff and wrote a number of excellent books. In his “Warrior’s Way” he daringly suggested that stress could cause the symptoms of “schizophrenia”, including the stress of intense psychological “work on the self” as practiced and taught by Mr. Gurdjieff. Free for download here.
    http://selfdefinition.org/psychology/Robert-S-De-Ropp-The-Master-Game.pdf

  • Dave,
    I hope you can find your way back to drug-free physical, mental and emotional health, but if you do don’t be surprised at the reaction if you try to share your experience with other vets.

    I am a US Navy Submarine Force veteran of the Cold War and Vietnam Conflicts. In the 1970s, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of ischemic strokes and suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of these treatments independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy, the hair test results, or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. Since 1982, I have lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only the need for psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA CBOC Clinic. After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by an unlicensed VA psychologist and VA psychiatrist, a graduate of a one-star foreign medical school. In a twenty minute interview they diagnosed me with paranoid schizophrenia, a rare and extremely disabling condition, and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all such mental health records in DVA VISN 1, in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. No records remain. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of a veteran’s drug-free recovery and attempting to discredit him. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists and a QTC, Inc. C&P medical examiner, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.

  • We are not far from the day when biological psychiatrists will have to accept some responsibility not only for the suicides of their patients, but for the murders and violence committed by them under the influence of prescribed drugs or unsupported withdrawal from them.
    Once a patient is prescribed, and often required or pressured, to take a drug with possible suicidal or violent side-effects and goes on to act out in a self-destructive or violent manner, the courts will have to consider the possibility that the violence was as likely as not related to the prescribed drug. This change will begin with the “treatment” of active duty troops and veterans.

  • bcharris,
    If you would like to get the word out to vets about the effective strategies available, I’d like to see you try this site. See if you can last longer than I did before being banned. Search my old posts “Subvet416”. http://www.vets.yuku.com

    Here’s another group to be aware of that want to scam traumatized vets. The CCHR (Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights), more notoriously known as The Church Of Scientology. They even have a contract with the VA now. You just can’t make this stuff up. First they let in NAMI, and now Scientology. Here’s their latest propaganda piece.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F02HElsg8uI
    These are all low-lifes chasing the same government dollars that the tax-payers intended to support our veterans.

  • I feel pretty damn good now, having been to Hell and back twice, I can sit down and have drinks with the Devil and he has to pick up the check. Hoffer had a better, simpler test than the HOD for “schizophrenia”. Take a big dose of regular niacin (not flush-free). If you flush strongly, you are OK. If you don’t flush, you have problems that could get you labeled “schizophrenic”. You had better get a hair test and find out why.

  • At the present time, you cannot talk to anyone at the VA about mental health treatment other than biological psychiatry and “approved” psychotherapies. Don’t get the idea that they cannot commit you involuntarily. They can do it using the VA Police if you are anywhere on hospital grounds and can even send the VA Police to your house to pick you up in response to a report or complaint. Once the VA has you on a three day emergency hold, they can get a judge to commit you, and forcibly drug you. Thank you for your service in Vietnam, but don’t forget the hard-earned lesson – Trust No One.

  • I am a US Navy Submarine Force veteran of the Cold War and Vietnam Conflicts. In the 1970s, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of ischemic strokes and suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of these treatments independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy, the hair test results, or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. Since 1982, I have lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only the need for psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA CBOC Clinic in Virginia Beach. After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by an unlicensed VA psychologist and VA psychiatrist, a graduate of a one-star medical school. In a twenty minute interview they diagnosed me with paranoid schizophrenia, a rare and extremely disabling condition, and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all such mental health records in DVA VISN 1, in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. No records remain. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of a veteran’s drug-free recovery and attempting to discredit him. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists and a QTC, Inc. C&P medical examiner, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.
    Learn about orthomolecluar therapy here http://www.arltma.com and Creative Psychology here
    http://selfdefinition.org/psychology/Robert-S-De-Ropp-The-Master-Game.pdf

  • In 1982, The Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Legion prevailed in a struggle with “First-Line Psychiatry” and forced the psychiatric establishment to acknowledge that trauma and stress could produce the same symptoms described as the result of incurable, genetically-based brain diseases (aka schizophrenia, manic-depression, etc.) When we now hear so often how childhood abuse and neglect are found to be the cause of “mental illnesses” later in life, please remember it was US Veterans who first breached the wall of lies erected by biological psychiatrists and the poisonous drug and dangerous device producers they pimp for. Good Luck and Good Hunting!

    Well-Being: Post-Traumatic Stress Sufferers Need Security
    (FT MYERS (FL) NEWS-PRESS 05 SEP 11) … Jacquelyn Ferguson

    The American Legion has supported veterans suffering from combat stress since World War I, when returned vets were turning up in jails, hospitals, asylums and on street corners, haunted by battles long gone. Legion research exposed this problem, which helped create the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Decades of wars and research later, combat stress is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder. The Legion dropped “disorder” because of its stigmatizing implication and because many soldiers avoid treatment for fear it will hurt their careers. So I’ll refer to the condition as PTS.

    About 20 percent of Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers are returning with PTS or depression, which is compounded by traumatic brain injury and sexual assaults, states a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation. Approximately half have sought VA treatment.

    According to the cover story of the September The American Legion magazine, “The War Within: the battle against post-traumatic stress,” today’s vets have benefited from earlier vets’ experiences. Upon returning home, Vietnam veterans rejected the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, says Ken Jones, a veteran of that war.

    He says, “We don’t know what we are, but we aren’t that.”

    Back before PTS was understood, clinicians diagnosed many vets with paranoid schizophrenia due to their reported symptoms, such as flashbacks and hyper-vigilance, that resembled schizophrenia’s diagnostic criteria of hallucinations and paranoia. Vietnam-era soldiers’ experiences brought PTS to the attention of the medical and research communities and has helped all sufferers of post-traumatic stress.

    What struck me from the article was a statement made by a returning soldier’s wife, Melissa Seligman, when her husband described the aftermath of a suicide bombing he witnessed in Iraq.

    “There’s something so horrible about somebody being so traumatized … (and) there’s no emotion attached,” she said
    Imagine what the brain must do to detach so from the trauma.

    I spoke about PTS with a dear friend, Dr. John Klebba, who has a Ph.D. in physiological psychology and is a retired Naval Reserve captain in Naval Intelligence. Jack participated in debriefing prisoners of war from Vietnam in 1973 so has firsthand experience with survivors of war trauma.

    He said, “I believe the essential aspect of treating PTSD is the rebuilding of self-confidence and security. Fear is a severe feeling of insecurity. After experiencing the traumas associated with combat, those personnel afflicted with PTSD are sensitized to endocrine – neurologically overreact to almost any event they perceive as threatening their sense of security.

    “The civilian aspects of coping (achieving security) involve good relationships with family, friends and co-workers. The more competently the PTSD person can handle these situations, the less fearful will be their life-space, and less often will the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) nervous system be called into play.

    “In many cases there will be instances when the chimeras come storming back, so it is important that the PTSD person be given ‘go-to’ strategies such as whom to call (e.g., VA crisis line: 800-273-8255, press 1), Transcendental Meditation, physical exercise, etc.”
    Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S., is an international speaker and a stress and wellness coach.

  • “She reports feeling heartbroken when this evidence base prompted her to consider the magnitude of the harmful effects.”

    Welcome to the club! This is known as “The Broken Heart of Sufism”, the result of seeing things as they really are. The upside is that if you can muster the courage, the knowledge and the skills to go on somehow, your heart can never be broken again.

    Gayan: Song
    Ragas: The human soul calling upon the beloved God.
    “How shall I thank Thee for Thy mercy and compassion, O King of my soul?
    What didst Thou not unto me when I was walking alone through the wilderness, through the darkness of night?
    Thou camest with Thy lighted torch and didst illuminate my path.
    Frozen with the coldness of the world’s hardness of heart I sought refuge in Thee,
    and Thou didst console me with Thine endless love.
    I knocked at Thy gate at last when I had no answer from anywhere in the world,
    and Thou didst readily answer the call of my broken heart.”

    “Because life means a continual battle one’s success, failure, happiness, or unhappiness mostly depends upon one’s knowledge of this battle. Whatever be one’s occupation in life, whatever be one’s knowledge, if one lacks the knowledge of the battle of life one lacks the most important knowledge of all.”
    http://hazrat-inayat-khan.org/php/views.php?h1=26&h2=13

  • If I am not mistaken, it is the position of the US Government brand of psychiatry that psychotic disorders are incurable. From there it would follow that anyone prescribed an anti-psychotic medication by a licensed health care practitioner more likely than not suffers from an incurable mental illness.

    Whenever such a prescription is first written, the name of the patient could be automatically entered into the NICS data base of persons prohibited from firearms ownership and ammunition purchases. If the individual feels this limitation on Constitutional Rights is unwarranted, rights restoration processes are already in place with the BATF and the states.

    Unfortunately, the influential NRA organization which continually lobbies against further restrictions on firearms rights is allied with Big Pharma in the ALEC political action committee. The NRA will take a strong stand against firearms ownership by the “mentally ill” but is completely silent about the products produced by Big Pharma which frequently cause homicidal and suicidal ideation as a side effect upon either ingestion or withdrawal.

  • You are very lucky to have survived and live to tell your story to a wide audience. I’d like to tell mine but the most interesting aspects are still heavily classified even though the biggest secret is that there is no secret.

    “Is there a game at play? Is it a serious game?”
    Yes there is, a deadly serious game, and not at all what most people think. You are holding all the cards to play a good hand if you know the rules of the game. This may give you an edge.

    “The Master Game – Beyond the Drug Experience” by Robert S. DeRopp. Read for free here.
    http://selfdefinition.org/psychology/Robert-S-De-Ropp-The-Master-Game.pdf

    Good Luck and Good Hunting!

  • Frances warns: “We simply don’t know what will be the long-term impact of bathing a child’s immature brain with powerful chemicals.”

    Was this before or after Frances and his pals took all that money from J&J?

    http://www.oa.uottawa.ca/journals/aporia/articles/2015_01/commentary.pdf
    Here are some quotes from Dr. Caplan’s article:

    “Allen Frances, arguably the world’s most powerful psychiatrist, spearheaded a massive, million-dollar project using psychiatric diagnosis to propel sales of a potent and dangerous drug by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J & J). Frances began the initiative in 1995, but his involvement has been little known, despite a court document written in 2010 that revealed what its author [David Rothman, PhD], an ethics specialist, called serious deception and corruption in that project.”

    “According to the court document, Frances led the J & J enterprise that involved distortion of scientific evidence, conflicts of interest, and other illegal and unethical practices.”

    “Rothman reported that, in 1995, the very year after DSM-IV appeared, Johnson & Johnson had paid more than half a million dollars (USD) to Frances and two of his psychiatrist colleagues to create an official-seeming document as the basis for promotion of one of their drugs. The following year, the drug company paid them almost another half million dollars to continue and expand the marketing campaign.”

    “According to the Rothman report, Frances and his colleagues wrote guidelines that were designed specifically to persuade physicians to prescribe J & J’s drug Risperdal as the first line of treatment for schizophrenia.”

  • I had a psychology professor in college who made the following comment about twins studies. He said that the “nature vs. nurture” controversy could be easily resolved by studying identical twins, one of which died at child birth. In every case, the twin who received nurturing, the one which lived, had a better outcome than the one which received no nurturing because it died.

  • Hey, give them some Ketamine with the shock, or maybe skip the shock and just shoot them up with “Special K”. This might create a bunch of K-head addicts like they have in China, but the craving for the drug will obliviate the pesky symptoms of OCD, and be a boon for the drug suppliers, both legal and illegal.
    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/electroconvulsive-therapy/ketamine-anesthesia-electroconvulsive-therapy
    http://www.haveigotaproblem.com/video/2275/hong-kong-battles-to-kick-the-ketamine-habit

  • Rebel,
    I have mentioned in other posts how potassium bromide, KBr, was the drug of choice prior to the introduction of lithium carbonate, LiCO, but that bromine is a toxin which outweighed the benefits of the potassium (which is essential). Then came lithium carbonate, which can cause a potassium deficiency in those who take it. To treat the potassium deficiency potassium chloride KCl was often prescribed, but this also requires regular blood level testing because chlorine is extremely toxic. Potassium supplementation (chelated potassium) without side effects has been available for many years, but it is safe, available without a prescription, unpatentable and medical doctors have little incentive to investigate its use or to prescribe it.

    A favourite of yours, a man who once walked the Earth with knowledge far ahead of his fellow men once asked “What if the salt should loose its flavour? It is good for nothing but to be thrown in the trash.” He knew what most of the learned scientists and alchemists of his time did not know, that salt was not a pure element, but rather a compound of sodium and chlorine. If the salt molecule is split, loosing its flavour, sodium which immediately bursts into flame, and chlorine gas, a deadly poison, are released. Neither sodium or chlorine had any use in the ancient world.

    A visionary of the twentieth century, Mr. George I. Gurdjieff, was fond of saying “The Great Knowledge is more material than materialism.” and he mentions an esoteric “Chemistry of the Octaves.” One of my nuke buddies saw a Gurdjieff book at my home and suggested that if I was interested in such a chemistry I should obtain books by Walter Russell, especially “Atomic Suicide?”
    http://www.philosophy.org

    Now one of my favourites is Dan Winter, an American who studied both Gurdjieff and Russell and who himself was diagnosed with “mental illness” and eventually forced to leave the Country.
    http://www.goldenmean.info Winter’s experience may have been the inspiration for the story line of Pi-The Movie, 1998. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_CtgelI6xU&list=PLE7F91BB8C872A152

  • It was my investigation of lithium in the late 1970s and early 1980s that was a key to my recovery (termed a “spontaneous remission”) from eight years of “chronic mental illness”, which I came to realize was actually iatrogenic disease.

    My first contact with lithium was in the US Submarine Force in 1968. Lithium hydroxide, LiOH, was used in extreme emergencies to absorb the CO2 which built up in the boat’s atmosphere from re-breathing when no fresh air was available. Sealed gallon cans of the highly irritating powder were opened and the substance was spread on the vinyl flash covers on the bunks. There it turned to a moist, mushy lithium carbonate LiCO and water H20 as it reacted with CO2. The oxygen, O2, was replenished from on-board tanks. This was a very dangerous procedure and we were well informed about the toxicity of the lithium hydroxide. On more modern submarines, and in the developing space craft, the LiOH was contained in a filtered CO2 “scrubber” machine and never came in contact with the crews.

    When I later became involved with “mental health care” and was prescribed lithium carbonate, I repeatedly mentioned my previous exposure to my doctors who were not the least interested. One even wrote in the record that “Mr. Subvet is under the delusion that his bunk was covered with lithium pills when he was on a submarine.”
    Every time I reported for an appointment at the VA Hospital I was asked “Were you exposed to Agent Orange?” and I would reply “Not that I know of, but I was exposed to other toxic chemicals. Do you want to know what they were?” The response was always the same. “No, I am only supposed to ask about Agent Orange.”

    Fortunately, I had worked in the nuke weapons field. Lithium is an important hydrogen bomb element. Friends and co-workers who knew more chemistry than either I or my doctors warned me of the folly of taking it internally as a “medication”. My own research turned up some interesting lithium trivia. Lithium is atomic number 7, and lithia was an ingredient in the “UnCola” soft drink 7-UP until it was removed by order of the FDA in the late 1950s. In the 1970s, the sole source of the important defence element was The Lithium Corporation of America. It was a check from that corporation that paid for the burglary of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel.

  • I just got off the phone with ARL. As I suspected, they are just reacting to customer demand. They never suggest lithium as a supplement for their tissue mineral analysis clients. As I have said before, one should never take any mineral or even vitamin supplement without a tissue mineral analysis.

  • Thank you for alerting me to the sale of a lithium supplement by Analytical Research Labs. I will call them and inquire about it.

    I first learned about ARL and the Russell Charts when I worked in the nuke weapons industry. ARL was doing personality profiles based on hair analysis for security clearance purposes back in the 1970s. Lithium is a important defence element, used in the hydrogen bomb, for air purification on submarines and spacecraft, and now of course for batteries. Its toxicity in any amount has been recognized for years and you can verify this in the US Toxic Substances Act. It is absolutely non-essential for good health, mental or physical.

    The Russell Charts are very advanced tables of the elements which show that lithium has the strongest affinity for fluorine and potassium for bromine. This may explain why lithium carbonate causes kidney damage, especially if the user is drinking fluoridated water. Lithium fluoride is a rare earth glass frequently used in camera lenses.

    ARL is a for-profit business. Perhaps they are just reacting to customer demand. As you probably know, there is a great deal of irrational hype surrounding lithium. The chelated lithium they sell is probably harmless in trace amounts.

  • If not lithium, then what? How about potassium?
    Lithium carbonate and lithium orotate are toxic in any amount. Potassium is found in every cell in the body.
    The symptoms of potassium deficiency or an inversion of the sodium/potassium ratio are the same as “mental illness”.
    The drug of choice for “mood swings” prior to lithium carbonate was potassium bromide, and it actually seemed to work quite well. The downside was bromine toxicity, and like all the “old bromide” preparations it was withdrawn from the market in the early 1960s.

    Another attempt to make a bio-available from potassium is potassium chloride (K-Lyte). Again, chlorine is a toxin and common side effects of potassium chloride include nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort or pain, and diarrhea. Frequent blood level tests are also required for safety, and it is a prescription-only medication.

    No one should employ mineral supplementation without a tissue mineral analysis. Blood tests are not an accurate indicator of bio-available mineral levels in the body. Should such a test indicate a potassium deficiency, we have today a non-toxic source of potassium readily and inexpensively available, chelated potassium. More information here. http://www.arltma.com/Articles/index.htm

  • You have had the wool pulled over your eyes. Many people would never consider injecting heroin or using any illegal drug for that matter, but they get started on Oxycontin and eventually have to shoot H because of the cost of their habit. The situation will be similar if Ketamine is distributed as a prescription drug. When they require more and more, the cost will drive them to the illegal K. Most comes from China and it is a big problem there.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-great-k-hole-of-china

  • How many of those people you observed having a bad reaction to supplements had a tissue mineral analysis done to determine their own particular needs? Our bodies are complex and finely tuned chemical structures. It is unwise take any drug or supplement, even a multi-vitamin, without a thorough work-up of tests. Today this would include food anti-body testing (IGG) as well as tissue mineral levels. One psychiatrist at the forefront of this is Dr. Charles Parker. http://www.corepsych.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CoreTests-h.pdf

  • David,
    Congratulations on your successful efforts to withdraw from psychiatric drugs. You are on the right track with diet and supplementation providing the nutritional support you need. I tied unsuccessfully many times to withdraw from psych meds but was not able to do so until I had the support of an orthomolecular program based on my individual needs as determined by tissue mineral analysis. I used Analytical Research Labs, Phoenix AZ http://www.arltma.com

  • Do you know that before Cade’s “discovery” of lithium’s quieting effect on manic patients in Australia in the early ’60s, the drug of choice for manic-depression was potassium bromide. As a mood stabilizer, KBr worked quite well but all bromine preparations produced a secondary toxicity and were eventually withdrawn from the market. Psychiatrists also tried potassium chloride “K-Lyte”, another dangerous prescription-only preparation without success.

    Today we have chelated forms of potassium supplementation that are free of side-effects and toxicity, and accurate tissue mineral analysis to determine if a potassium deficiency exists. Read up on adrenal stress and its effects on mood and energy here.
    http://www.arltma.com/Articles/AdrenalInsufDoc.htm
    http://www.arltma.com/Articles/BurnoutDoc.htm

  • All Dr. Carl Pfeiffer’s books are excellent. Be sure to read “Zinc and the Elemental Nutrients” and “The Mental and Elemental Nutrients”. Also look into the work of William J. Walsh, PhD. There are some new anti-body tests that can identify foods that may be unhealthy for you. Colon health and proper pro-biotic populations are essential for mental and emotional health. Frequent colonics can not be as beneficail to you as establishment of suffcient levels of pro-biotics, a healthy diet and supplement program designed for your individual needs. Watch all the Charles Parker videos and check out his published articles. Dr. Parker is now enthused about the work of William J. Walsh.

    Tissue mineral analysis testing from Analytical Research Labs is not expensive, about $65. When you go on a supplement and diet program, tests should be redone every three months for the first few years and the programs adjusted accordingly. ARL manufactures its own line of supplements to maintain quality control. Your health care provider can buy the supplements for 50% of retail. Some mark up the cost to the patient, some do not.

  • You have tried so many treatment protocols, maybe it is at last time for a tissue mineral analysis and personal diet and supplement program. Any health care professional can order one for you from Analytical Research Labs http://www.arltma.com. Orthomolecular Therapy might trigger a permanent “spontaneous remission” for you as it did for me in 1982.

    Several more useful diagnostic tests have been developed by the emerging “Neuroscience”. One psychiatrist on the cutting edge of this is Dr. Charles Parker of Virginia Beach, Va. who can be seen in many YouTube presentations.

  • I was an early patsy for the manic-depression scam in 1974. My psychiatrist was a disciple of Dr. Ronald Fieve the author of “Moodswing” which was suggested reading, along with “Josh”, the biography of director Josh Logan. Logan was one of the first people to take large doses of Lithium and also one of the first to die a horrible death from kidney failure, which the doctors blamed on his drinking.

    Fieve’s book is a thinly disguised promo for biological psychiatry, and I saw through it almost immediately. The Josh Logan biography encouraged me to look into the chemical nature of lithium and its relationship to essential trace elements, which led me to tissue mineral analysis (hair analysis) and orthomolecular therapy, and ultimate escape from biological psychiatry.

    So the books touted as required reading for my psychiatrist’s patients actually enabled my escape from him and his co-conspirators.

  • Drinking fluoridated water is especially harmful to anyone taking Lithium Carbonate. Ingesting the toxin lithium is risky enough, but fluorine atoms form the strongest bond with lithium atoms to create lithium fluoride, a rare earth glass (sand) which is especially tough for the kidneys to deal with.

  • “Imagine for a moment telling Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Rosa Parks, Stokely Carmichael, MLK, Huey Newton, and Malcom X, that their writings and actions are too polarizing, and that they need to focus more broadly on education, and patiently making slow legislative change.”

    “It Sure Is Good To Free” – Johnny Otis 1968
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jKSI0tDnM8&list=PLWYHz2lgLiQfgwV4AI5iFLRBDN33asrbN&index=5

  • Lithium is not a nutrient. It is toxic in any form, natural or compounded, including the heavily promoted scam, lithium orotate. Zinc is essential, the chemically similar cadmium is a toxin. Would anyone suggest cadmium supplementation as a treatment for zinc deficiency?

    Perhaps it is coming, from the same folks who gave you lithium as a treatment for potassium deficiency.

  • I happened to be working in nuke weapons development when a psychiatrist put me on a high dose of LiCO (3000mg/day). An engineer saw me shaking and asked what was wrong. When I told him I was taking lithium
    ( a vital hydrogen bomb element) he advised me to stay away from it as any amount is toxic. Not about to take his word for it, I did my own research and learned this. Lithium is indeed toxic and is not an essential trace element, but it is chemically similar to potassium which is found in every cell of the body. The drug of choice for manic-depression was formerly potassium bromide. Like all bromine compounds, it caused bromine toxicity and was withdrawn use. Today, we have a chelated form of potassium supplementation which is non-toxic, but unfortunately for psychiatrists, non-prescription. My first tissue mineral analysis from the same lab used by the nuke weapons industry, Analytical Research Labs, revealed a severe potassium deficiency and I was designed an orthomolecular program which included chelated potassium.

    My research into lithium turned up some interesting trivia. In the days when Coca-Cola contained cocaine, 7-UP contained lithium. Lithium is atomic number 7. A check from the Lithium Corporation of America paid for the burglary of the Watergate Hotel.

  • Dr. Breggin,
    I found and devoured your book “Toxic Psychiatry” in 1982, shortly after I had begun orthomolecular therapy and withdrawn from psychiatric drugs. Your book was a great encouragement and moral-booster for me because it was the first time a respected authority confirmed suspicions I had had about biological psychiatry for some time.

    Several times group leaders at NAMI and MDDA meetings threatened to call the police on me if I continued to recommend your book to their members. I can only imagine the heat you must have endured, and I hope you and your wife can now enjoy the personal freedom you have won for yourselves by fighting for the freedom of all humanity.

  • Fortunately, I was working with some remarkable men in weapons development when I was diagnosed with the then called “manic-depression”. An engineer saw me shaking one day and asked me what was going with me. I told him that I had a bio-chemical imbalance and was taking lithium, which made me shake. The engineer said that whoever prescribed me lithium had “his head up his ass” and that I should check the Toxic Substances Abstracts because any amount of lithium was toxic. This “heads up” from the engineer and the intolerable effects of lithium toxicity, motivated me to do my own”due diligence” about putting that element into my body.

    I learned that lithium is non-essential (no toxin is) and that is chemically similar to the essential element potassium, which is found in every cell of the body. Prior to lithium “therapy”, the psychiatrist’s drug of choice for those pesky symptoms now called bipolar disorder was potassium bromide. Potassium may be essential, but bromine is toxic and eventually all bromine-based medications, prescription and over-the-counter, were removed from the market by the FDA. Enter lithium carbonate. Lithium seemed to have the same mood-altering effects as potassium but without the toxicity of bromine. True, lithium itself is toxic but if “blood levels were carefully monitored, etc.” you know the rest.

    Something else I learned about from the remarkable nukes was tissue mineral analysis from a hair sample. Even back in the late 1970s, the National Labs were using hair analysis for security clearances and to detect toxic element poisoning in nuke industry workers. I had such a test performed on myself by Analytical Research Labs which had contracts with the National Labs and discovered that among several health issues, I had a severe potassium deficiency. In order to correct this deficiency, ARL prescribed me chelated potassium supplements as part of a comprehensive program . Chelated potassium contains the essential element bound up in a food protein, rather than compounded with toxic bromine.

    After following the orthomolecular program designed for me by ARL, I was able to successfully withdraw from all drugs prescribed by my psychiatrist and I have had no significant “mental health issues” while remaining drug-free since 1982.

  • Someone Else,
    Nitrous may be good for a few laughs or to make funny cars go faster, but not much else. I think you might like Robert S. DeRopp’s “The Master Game – Beyond the Drug Experience”. De Ropp was a biochemist who also studied with George Gurdjieff. Download his book and a wealth of other Gurdjieff-related materials here.
    http://selfdefinition.org/gurdjieff/
    http://selfdefinition.org/gurdjieff/Robert-S-De-Ropp–The-Master-Game.pdf
    These videos are excellent. Enjoy!
    http://selfdefinition.org/gurdjieff/video/
    Start with this one. It is beautiful!
    http://selfdefinition.org/gurdjieff/video/Gurdjieff%20-%20Meetings%20With%20Remarkable%20Men.avi

  • These problems will continue until police and first responders stop accepting free “training” from the corrupt Big Pharma front group NAMI organization in how to relate to the “mentally ill”.

    NAMI will say that they don’t advocate force and violence, yet they continue to press for expanded rights for the authorities to restrain, confine and forcibly drug citizens in violation of our Constitutional Rights.

  • “Evidently the author did not hear the story of the psychiatrist who went to a tribal village in a very isolated part of Africa and was told there was a mentally ill woman there.”

    It is not a “story”, but a report. and it was not a psychiatrist, but Stanford psychology professor Robert Sapolsky. We can all learn a lot from his lectures here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNnIGh9g6fA&list=PL97365B995607C355

  • The study concluded that
    ” In particular, cannabis use—an avoidable environmental risk factor—is highly significantly associated with earlier age at prodrome (p=3·8×10−20). By contrast, polygenic genome-wide association study risk scores did not have any detectable effects on schizophrenia phenotypes.”

    Many states are adopting laws permitting easier public access to cannabis. It remains to be seen if that easier access results in increased rates of “mental illness”. No doubt the statistical battle that ensues will be similar to one over increased access to concealed-carry pistol permits and liberal gun laws. One side will say that society has benefited and the other that the public has been endangered. One big difference, if someone has been shot, there is no doubt about the diagnosis, or the existence of the bullet that caused the wound.

    Some critical thinkers speculate that gun laws have been relaxed only so that in the long term all guns can be strictly controlled because of some real or perceived increase in gun violence.

  • I’d like to see the senators take a look at the NAMI-endorsed assisted suicide program that is firmly entrenched in the VA “Mental Health Care” System.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VQf4cvCy4Y

    Our troopers are already well-trained in how to defend themselves when the hostiles come to take their scalps.

    The Cavalrymen’s Poem

    Halfway down the trail to Hell,
    In a shady meadow green
    Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
    Near a good old-time canteen.
    And this eternal resting place
    Is known as Fiddlers’ Green.

    Marching past, straight through to Hell
    The Infantry are seen.
    Accompanied by the Engineers,
    Artillery and Marines,
    For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
    Dismount at Fiddlers’ Green.

    Though some go curving down the trail
    To seek a warmer scene.
    No trooper ever gets to Hell
    Ere he’s emptied his canteen.
    And so rides back to drink again
    With friends at Fiddlers’ Green.

    And so when man and horse go down
    Beneath a saber keen,
    Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
    You stop a bullet clean,
    And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
    Just empty your canteen,
    And put your pistol to your head
    And go to Fiddlers’ Green.

    Author Unknown.

  • I joined the Disabled American Veterans (Life Member)) back in the 1970s when I was first treated by the VA. I have never been very active in that organization and have found it unresponsive to my suggestions to lobby for improved mental health care for veterans.

    Last year, my local DAV Chapter began to offer a “PTSD Support Group” for veterans, active-duty and non-veterans, sponsored by the National Alliance for Mental Illness. I enrolled and began to attend the weekly meetings, but I didn’t last long – about a month. I simply related my experience, and what I have learned about biological psychiatry and the NAMI organization. The group leaders and several members found that my comments “triggered their own issues and interfered with their therapy”.

    After I was expelled from this support group in my own DAV Chapter building, I spoke to the Chapter Commander. He was unaware of NAMI’s corrupt and sordid past and present, but said “Hey, this group is sponsored and approved by the VA so I will allow them to continue meeting here.” He had previously confided to me that he takes psychiatric medication himself.

    I felt that some of NAMI’s activities, like meeting with military officers and senior NCOs on base and during duty hours to enlist members for the group were a threat to our national security. A major thrust of the NAMI group is to assist members in obtaining a diagnosis, medication, and a successful application for a service-connected disability. I wrote to several military and government leaders concerning this.

  • There are no doubt some veterans who exaggerate or fake the symptoms of PTSD, but I feel that number is very small. A far greater problem is the diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in veterans who actually have PTSD. The VA and the APA fought against acceptance of the PTSD diagnosis for years, and every veteran who exhibited symptoms prior to 1981 was labelled with a mood or psychotic disorder. Hardly any of these cases were re-evaluated after the acceptance of PTSD, and most of these vets died young.

    Underlying this has been the historical bias against stress or trauma being the cause of later mental or emotional difficulties. Recently biological psychiatrists have been advancing a new theory about “PTSD with psychotic features” which can appear in individuals who have a genetic predisposition for it prior to the trauma. This opens the door to treatment with psychiatric drugs, something the VA’s own studies have found to have no value in the treatment of PTSD.

    VA is essentially turning the clock back to the pre-PTSD days when every veteran with symptoms that appeared after service was assumed to have had a genetic predisposition to the illness which was triggered or aggravated by events in the service.

    I am a US Navy veteran of the Cold War and Vietnam Conflicts. In the 1970s, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of ischemic strokes and suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of these treatments independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy, the hair test results, or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. Since 1982, I have lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only the need for psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA CBOC Clinic. After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by a VA psychologist and psychiatrist and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a rare and extremely disabling condition, in a twenty minute interview and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all such mental health records in DVA VISN 1, in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. No records remain. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of a veteran’s drug-free recovery. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists and a QTC, Inc. C&P medical examiner, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.

  • But does xenon improve athletic performance?

    “The inhalation can be administered as a single dose or over multiple doses (stages), depending on duration of physical exertion. Inhalation performed over multiple stages is found to be more effective. The effects of the inhalation are apparent over 48-72 hours following the procedure and diminish thereafter.

    It is recommended that the inhalation procedure is performed two to three times over a duration of seven to ten days. To increase the efficacy of the procedure, it is recommended that the procedure be performed not less than 24 hours prior to the start of the competition, two to three hours prior to going to bed.”
    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/03/xenon-gas-as-a-performance-enhancing-drug-doping-or-just-hot-air/

    I first learned about the work of Walter Russell when I was employed in weapons testing on the Pacific Missile Range (Dyn Corp) in the 1970s. Although Russell’s major concern was the extraction and concentration of the radio-active elements for power and weapons, I feel he would have had a similar attitude towards the inert gases (some of which are radio-active). These substances have a place and a purpose in the cosmos, and if “distillers of quintessences” start abusing them, trouble is sure to follow. Madame Curie and the other discoverers of radium thought they had found the “life force”. They drank irradiated water and encouraged others to do so for their health, but all soon died from cancer.

    Here’s a good presentation of the Russells’ teachings.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGdLbMkOuX4&list=PLF0E48A69E8629A73

  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – it’s a gas!

    And the gas is Xenon, used in the flash tubes of strobe lights. How did the Stones know of its therapeutic properties back in the ’60s and the rest of the world is just finding out now?

    William James wrote “The Varieties of Religious Experience” after huffing nitrous oxide. Could all those great Rolling Stones classics have come out of xenon intoxication?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhC8-6Ng_c4
    “Hey Baby, what’s in your eyes? I see them flashing like airplane lights.”

    And is there a connection between xenon and the Xenu of L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology, or am I making a loose association?
    Both are being touted as cures for disorders from unresolved past trauma.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu

  • Prior to the early 1980s, every veteran presenting symptoms now associated with PTSD received a diagnosis for another “mental illness”, like schizophrenia, manic-depression, depression, etc., and of course the drug or drugs of choice for that diagnosis. The DVA and the APA fought the acceptance of PTSD as a diagnosis foe years. When PTSD was recognized, the vast majority of veterans previously diagnosed with “mental illness” were never re-evaluated, their stigmatizing diagnoses stuck to them like glue.

    I have posted this in the past, but perhaps the recent disclosures of VA impropriety will make it more relevant and believable.

    I am a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. In the 1970s, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of these treatments independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy, the hair test results, or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. From 1982 to 2007, I lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by a VA psychologist and psychiatrist and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a twenty minute interview and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all such mental health records in DVA VISN 1, in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. No records remain. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of a veteran’s drug-free recovery. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.

  • If you are an armed vet showing symptoms of PTSD you get treated one way, if you are an armed VA administrator in a psychotic depression, you are treated in an entirely different way by the NAMI-trained police.

    “The officer also offered counseling services, which Curry refused.
    After that, the officer decided Curry did not need to be held for a mental evaluation.”

    You just can’t make this stuff up!
    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/26068163/2014/07/21/swat-confronts-va-executive-in-mesa

  • I have posted this in the past, but perhaps the recent disclosures of VA impropriety will make it more relevant and believable.

    I am a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. In the 1970s, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of these treatments independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy, the hair test results, or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. From 1982 to 2007, I lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by a VA psychologist and psychiatrist and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a twenty minute interview and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all such mental health records in DVA VISN 1, in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. No records remain. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of a veteran’s drug-free recovery. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.

  • Moral injury is no doubt one motivation for suicide, but in my case, and for many vets I have known, “treatment” by a cruel and adversarial VA “mental health” system is justifiably regarded as hostiles taking scalps.

    Fiddler’s Green

    “A Cavalryman’s Poem”

    Halfway down the trail to Hell,
    In a shady meadow green
    Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped,
    Near a good old-time canteen.
    And this eternal resting place
    Is known as Fiddler’s Green.

    Marching past, straight through to Hell
    The Infantry are seen. Accompanied by the Engineers,
    Artillery and Marines,
    For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
    Dismount at Fiddler’s Green.

    Though some go curving down the trail
    To seek a warmer scene.
    No trooper ever gets to Hell
    Ere he’s emptied his canteen.
    And so rides back to drink again
    With friends at Fiddler’s Green.

    And so when man and horse go down
    Beneath a saber keen,
    Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
    You stop a bullet clean,
    And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
    Just empty your canteen,
    And put your pistol to your head
    And go to Fiddler’s Green.

  • I am a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. In 1978, before the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed, I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder by Veterans Affairs psychiatrists. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment with psychiatric drugs which severely damaged me both physically and emotionally to the point of suicidal ideation, I was extremely fortunate to recover completely within a few months. I had learned about Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology through my own research and in 1982 was able to obtain a source of this treatment independent from the VA and at my own expense.

    My VA psychiatrist, who later rose to the presidency of the American Psychiatric Association, refused to acknowledge my use of Orthomolecular Therapy or Creative Psychology and termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission”. From 1982 to 2007, I lived a healthy, productive life, free of not only psychiatric drugs, but all other prescription medicines as well.

    In 2007, concerned about the suicide rate of veterans diagnosed with PTSD, I began to attend a PTSD group at a VA CBOC Clinic . After only a few meetings where I shared my story with other veterans, I was taken aside by a VA psychologist and psychiatrist and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a twenty minute interview and banned from further participation in the PTSD group.

    When this new diagnosis affected the renewal of my life insurance policy, I requested the medical records of my recovery in the 1980s. I discovered that all my mental health records in the 1978 to 1990 time period, had been spoliated. I am convinced that thousands of veterans could have made recoveries similar to mine, with thousands of lives saved, had VA psychiatrists run studies on Orthomolecular Therapy and Creative Psychology instead of destroying all evidence of my drug-free recovery. I have recently been examined and tested by well-qualified civilian forensic psychiatrists, who find in me no evidence of any mental illness.

  • Biological Psychiatry, CCHR (Scientology), and other organized religions are all competing for the same public attention and all chasing the same dollars.

    These who fight for freedom, justice, peace and genuine healing don’t need that power or those rewards. Fighting for the health, justice and freedom of others is its own reward.
    Bobby Darin simple Song of Freedom
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1ohsissjE

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvC4xq32AX8

    It Isn’t Nice

    Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1964 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993. This original version of the song was banned from the radio in Japan–in Japanese, but not in English!

    It isn’t nice to block the doorway,
    It isn’t nice to go to jail,
    There are nicer ways to do it,
    But the nice ways always fail.
    It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,
    You told us once, you told us twice,
    But if that is Freedom’s price,
    We don’t mind.

    It isn’t nice to carry banners
    Or to sit in on the floor,
    Or to shout our cry of Freedom
    At the hotel and the store.
    It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,
    You told us once, you told us twice,
    But if that is Freedom’s price,
    We don’t mind.

    We have tried negotiations
    And the three-man picket line,1
    Mr. Charlie2 didn’t see us
    And he might as well be blind.
    Now our new ways aren’t nice
    When we deal with men of ice,
    But if that is Freedom’s price,
    We don’t mind.

    How about those years of lynchings
    And the shot in Evers’ back?
    Did you say it wasn’t proper,
    Did you stand upon the track?
    You were quiet just like mice,
    Now you say we aren’t nice,
    And if that is Freedom’s price,
    We don’t mind.

    It isn’t nice to block the doorway,
    It isn’t nice to go to jail,
    There are nicer ways to do it
    But the nice ways always fail.
    It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice,
    But thanks for your advice,
    Cause if that is Freedom’s price,
    We don’t mind.