Friday, March 22, 2019

Comments by Subvet416

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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.

  • Leah,
    Mr. Bevelacqua states in his resignation letter, linked in the news article above, that he is still interested in mental health reform. Perhaps he might like to join your organization.

    “I regret this resignation more than I can put into words, but I feel that I can no longer be an authentic, independent voice of accountability for the citizens of Virginia on matters of behavioral health and developmental services, and that I must move-on. I will look for other opportunities to serve our disabled neighbors and their families.
    Please accept my resignation effective March 1, 2014, and feel free to contact me it you have any questions concerning the comments above or this resignation. I remain
    Sincerely,

    G. Douglas Bevelacqua”

  • Leah,
    I was going to suggest that you contact Virginia’s inspector general for behavioral health and developmental services, Doug Bevelacqua, with whom I have had some phone conversations and correspondence and found to be an honest and open-minded man. However, I now find that he has now resigned in protest over the handling of the Deeds tragedy. Mr. Bevelacqua’s mother suffered under a life-long diagnosis of schizophenia.

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Virginia-Inspector-General-Resigns-Over-Deeds-Report-248396721.html

  • I get a kick out of those Big Pharma ads that warn, “Seek medical attention for any erection lasting more than four hours.” I wonder how many poor saps, hearing that, said “That’s for me!” and when warned about blindness as a possible side effect, said “I’ll just take it until I need glasses.”

    Any of you MadMen troubled by premature ejaculation (“two-stroking”) should try this old Submarine Force remedy. Grease the unruly torpedo with Nupercainal about an hour before battle stations. Then, when once aware of the possibilities produced by this improved performance, study Kundalini Yoga and the Kama Sutra.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA8tNN0AbSo

  • I find the Norwegian study interesting. For years, Scandinavians have been portrayed in both medical and popular literature as having a genetic tendency towards emotional and mental illness. View Bergman’s classic film “Cries and Whispers” in which cancer is also involved. In the 1930s, Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjogren noticed adrenochrome deposits in the eyes of some of his patients who also had other symptoms in common (I’ll bet cancer was not one of them).

    Mothers with Sjogren’s Syndrome are many time more likely to have children diagnosed with schizophrenia than those without the condition.

    What’s the best “treatment” for Sjogren’s Syndrome? “The Scandinavian Diet”, the ancient Scandinavian diet. Trouble is, most people with Sjogren’s, like my mother, don’t like the foods in the Scandinavian diet and won’t eat them if other choices are available.

    See also the findings regarding adrenochrome, schizophrenia, cancer and essential fatty acids by
    Abram Hoffer, John Smythies, David Horrobin.

  • Unfortunately, most first responders across the country receive all or at least some of their training in dealing with the “mentally ill” from the corrupt Big Pharma front group, the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). In the resort city in which I live, this entails a day of training and workshops with lunch at a fine hotel.

  • NAMI presents a serious threat to our National Security which has largely been ignored by our government officials, elected representatives and military leaders, with the possible exception of Senator Charles Grassley (R) of Iowa.

    NAMI is provided with meeting room facilities at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, where the group “educates” veterans and their families in the biological nature of “mental illness”. DVA psychiatrists refer their veteran patients to these NAMI groups. The veteran service organizations like the Disabled American Veterans also provide NAMI with meeting facilities. Perhaps the most outrageous development has been the authorization by the US Military for NAMI members to visit active duty personnel, officers and senior NCOs on-base during duty hours, to recruit active service members to these NAMI groups.

    At one DAV NAMI group I attended several times before being banned, and this was at my own DAV chapter where I am a life member, most of the “support” consisted of how to apply for and successfully obtain a service-connected disability rating for PTSD or another “mental illness”. Of course this involves following the doctor’s orders and taking all medications exactly as prescribed. The rest of the support seemed to involve dealing with the side-effects of the medications and the negative effects on the veterans personal and professional lives.

    The threat that these NAMI promotional activities present to force readiness, morale and National Security are quite obvious.

  • Donna,
    Your observations regarding this article are very astute. Check out the “Word to the Wise” article about ketamine and I feel you will find it is written (or ghostwritten) in the same vein. It appears to me to be another “don’t go there” piece, when the alternatives offered are no better than a dead end either, but very profitable for the author.

  • “all the emotional and other distress in certain social groups are due to unjust social/environmental causes”

    It looks like there may actually be some genetic connections here, but not only is there no money in it for Big Pharma, but one of its other cash cows, cancer, could also be put at risk. Investigate the work of Abram Hoffer, John Smythies and David Horrobin and the “adrenochrome theory of schizophrenia”. Smythies found that some people lack a functioning gene for Glutathione S Transferese, which detoxifies adrenochrome, a naturally produced hallucinogen. In the absence of any “unjust social/environmental causes” such people can live happy, productive lives, but if the “fight or flight” response is repeatedly provoked in them, they can become psychotic.

    And what about individuals who have a functioning gene for Glutathione S Transferese? What happens to them when they encounter “unjust social/environmental causes”? They don’t freak out on their self-made psychedelic adrenochrome, but they don’t benefit from adrenochrome’s cancer-protective qualities either.

    Alopathic medicine has also ignored an inexpensive and accurate test that can distinguish between these two genetic types. If one lacks the gene for Glutathione S. Transferese, one will not exhibit a skin flush shortly after taking a strong dose of niacin. Hoffer found that the majority of patients hospitalized for chronic schizophrenia showed no flushing. Horrobin confirmed this independently.

    Abram Hoffer was demonized by alopathic medicine for enabling thousands to have remission from schizophrenia, but what is not generally known, and earned him even more ire from the establishment is the great success he had with cancer patients.

    Learn more here http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1999/articles/1999-v14n01-p049.shtml

  • “Don’t take Adderall unless there is a medical need for it. Not only is it harmful to the body, but it’s abusing a system for the people who actually need it.”

    This is a crock! Nobody “needs” Adderall any more than people “need” Five Hour Energy. What they actually want is a feeling, but are too lazy, misinformed or poor to live a lifestyle that promotes the energetic drive and powers of concentration they desire. Adrenal stimulants are sublime, having an immediate effect, but are ultimately a dead end.

  • The Social Security Disability program now allows one to earn up to approximately $1000 per month without affecting benefits. Self-employment allows one to deduct business expenses, which can reasonably can amount to 50% of the gross income, so the business could gross up to $2000 per month.

    If one can obtain a letter to Social Security from a medical doctor stating that one’s nutritional supplements and chiropractic care are “reasonable and necessary work related expenses”, then these too can be deducted, not from the gross income amount, but the net amount.

    In other words, if you have supplement and chiro expenses of $400 a month and your business nets you $1400 after expenses (car, phone, rent, supplies, meals on the road, etc.), your income for Social Security purposes is $1000.

  • A test for schizophrenia? Who can define schizophrenia in the first place? However, Abram Hoffer found an accurate indicator common to the majority of individuals already diagnosed and hospitalized with a diagnosis of chronic schizophrenia. Hoffer’s findings were later duplicated by another schizophrenia researcher, David Horrobin.

    Hoffer found that those individuals diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia will not exhibit a skin flush from a dose of niacin high enough to produce a strong flush in individuals without such a diagnosis. This test is simple, benign and costs only a few pennies and takes only a few minutes. Unfortunately, there is no money in this for Big Pharma, at least until they control the entire diet and supplement supply.

  • When I was hustled off to a VA mental hospital after reporting a security matter at the weapons facility where I worked, I was able to contact Naval Investigative Service, NIS (now NCIS). When I told the Special Agent about my concern that a certain US submarine might have a missile firecontrol problem, he asked me a very astute question, “Is it in the hardware or the software?” “The software.” I responded.

    If an individual “goes off half-cocked”, the cause of the problem may lie in either the hardware or the software. The difficulty in trouble-shooting this human situation, as opposed to the firecontrol system, is that we cannot re-boot the system with known reliable software to evaluate its performance (not ethically at least, for this would be “brain washing”). All we can do, and this this good electronic trouble-shooting procedure as well, is to examine the circuitry and look for obvious signs of damage or failure, like short circuits or burned components, unusual wave forms, etc.

    Good logical thinking is essential in trouble-shooting. Faced with a situation in which many similar systems are going off half-cocked, without any evidence of “hardware problems” in the vast majority of such systems, logic would spur us in the direction of a close evaluation and de-bugging of the “software”. Of course, this requires that the source code be open and available for all interested servicing technicians to examine. “Backdoors” have been discovered in even the most highly classified systems.

    Hardware “fixes” applied in an attempt to correct what are actually software bugs, limit system performance at best and could pose greater risks of catastrophic failure at worst.

  • Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight or criticisms of Abram Hoffer’s work by Stephen Barret of Quackwatch, long ago exposed as a pimp for Big Pharma. Wikipedia articles are frequently inaccurate and can be exploited by those with hidden agendas like Barret. Look at the actual studies if you want to know about Hoffer’s adrenochrome theory of schizophrenia. Here are some leads.

    http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/adrenochrome/adrenochrome_info1.shtml

    The following excerpts are select mentions of adrenochrome in the published literature.

    From Alexander & Ann Shulgin’s PiHKAL (1991), #157 – EXTENSIONS AND COMMENTARY of TMA:

    …there had been interest in reports that adrenalin that had become old and discolored seemed to elicit central effects in man. The oxidation products were identified as the deeply colored indolic compound adrenochrome and the colorless analogue adrenolutin. The controversy that these reports created just sort of died away, and the adrenochrome family has never been accepted as being psychedelic. No one in the scientific community today is looking in and about the area, and at present this is considered as an interesting historical footnote.

    In Diet & Neurotoxins, by Gabriel Cousens, MD (2000):

    Connection To Schizophrenia
    For example, two of these metabolic neurotoxins–adrenolutin and adrenochrome–breakdown products from the body’s own epinephrine. Both are associated with biochemically based schizophrenia. Adrenochrome is a hallucinogen which also inhibits nerve cell transmission. If the body is making an excess of adrenochrome, from either stress or a poor biochemical ability to break it down into harmless by-products, we have the potential for brain dysfunction. A slowly emerging awareness from the scientific literature suggests there are a number of brain disturbances that are related to the accumulation of various neurotoxins in the brain.

    The Role of Catecholamine O-quinones in Health and Disease: What We Know and What We Don’t Know (Abstract)
    John Smythies (Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, USA)

    More is known about adrenochrome which inhibits a number of enzymes (COMT, hexokinase, succinic dehydrogenase) and stimulates prostaglandin synthesis and guanylcyclase activity. Adrenochrome has also been shown to be a psychotomimetic agent and to produce EEG abnormalities.

    COMMENTARY, John Smythies, Section of Neurochemistry Brain and Perception Laboratory Center for Human Information Processing, UCSD
    Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Electronic Seminars, 1999

    We showed many years ago (Hoffer et al. 1954) that one catecholamine o-quinone (adrenochrome) is a psychotomimetic agent. This finding was confirmed by three other groups. Adrenochrome also produces behavioral and EEG disturbances in animals. The other catecholamine o-quinones derived respectively from dopamine and noradrenaline have never so been tested.

    Entry in Adam Gottlieb’s Legal Highs (1973):

    ADRENOCHROME SEMICARBAZONE — 3-hydroxy-1-methyl-5,6-indolinedione semicarbazone.
    Material: Oxidized epinephrine (adrenaline) with semicarbazide.
    Usage: 100 mg is thoroughly dissolved in just enough alcohol, melted fat (butter), or vegetable oil and ingested. Because of its poor solubility in water these must be used to aid absorption.
    Effects: Physical stimulating, feeling of well-being, slight reduction of thought processes.
    Contraindications: None noted.
    Acts as a systemic hemostatic preventing capillary bleeding during injury. Adrenochrome causes chemically induced schizophrenia. Its semicarbazone does not.
    Supplier: CS.

  • The several metabolites of epinephrine, which Abram Hoffer, MD collectively called “adrenochrome” are some of the most potent hallucinogens known to biochemists. Adrenochrome is produced by human body when the adrenal glands are under extreme stress. Hoffer found adrenochrome in the blood of most hospitalized patients diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia in the 1960s. He also noted that these patients had an extremely low rate of cancer, even though most smoked and were in generally poor health. Hoffer suspected that adrenochrome was somehow protective against cancer. Hoffer’s associate, John Smythies, MD later found that such patients were likely to lack a functioning gene for Glutathione S Transferese which normally detoxifies adrenochrome.

    Hoffer enabled thousands of people to recover from the diagnosis of schizophrenia by improving the health of their adrenal systems with a diet and supplementation regimen known as Orthomolecular Therapy.

  • When I was diagnosed with manic depression, as bipolar disorder was called in 1976, my “treating” psychiatrist suggested a book for me and my family to read, “Moodswing” by Dr. Ronald Fieve.

    In the book, Dr. Fieve relates the story of one of his patients, a successful Madison Avenue advertising executive. Now this man was already Dr. Fieve’s patient, had received his diagnosis of manic depression and was no doubt taking or in withdrawal from one or more of Fieve’s “medications”.

    One morning, the ad man awoke at 4AM, filled with boundless energy and creative ideas. He felt that he had surely discovered some of the profound secrets of life. He spent the early morning hours writing down his thoughts and then telephoned his business associates and his many contacts in the media, He called a press conference for 12 Noon and reserved a reception room at a 5th Avenue hotel. He told everyone that he had a momentous announcement to make, and because of his reputation, he was taken quite seriously.

    Shortly before noon, he went to his bank and withdrew $50,000 in small bills which he placed in a large shopping bag. Then he went to Central Park and hired a horse and carriage, directing the driver to take him down 5th Avenue to the hotel several blocks away.

    He then began to throw money to people in the street along the way. Soon he had a huge following and attracted the attention of the police, but the police did nothing to stop him and instead chased down the bills blowing in the wind. A major traffic jam resulted and the ad man had to leave his carriage and continue on foot to the hotel with his big bag of cash.

    At the hotel, he went straight to the reception room, where his business associates and news reporters were waiting. He ascended the podium and began to address crowd, but at the same time started to throw them bills from his bag.

    No record of his announcement exists. No notes were taken, recordings or photographs made by the reporters. They were all on the floor scrambling for the money with the audience.

    One of the ad man’s close friends who was there, immediately called Dr. Fieve and soon men in white coats arrived and took the mad ad man into custody.

    When I read that, I thought “Wow, for the small sum of $50,000, and in only a few minutes, that ad man gained insight into the human condition that he could not have obtained from years of study leading to advanced degrees from prestigious universities.” Needless to say, my doctor did not appreciate my interpretation of the story.

  • “Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that when a parent or sibling has bipolar disorder, a child is up to six times more likely to develop the illness.”

    And how many times more likely is it for a child to diagnosed with the bogus bipolar disorder when another family member has already been diagnosed with this bogus disorder? That doesn’t make it any more real than the Witchcraft Hysteria.

  • “Most of the “stuff-of-modern-American-life” is fraudulent.
    The fraudulent federal reserve money system.
    The fraudulent public school system.
    The fraudulent legal and justice system.
    The fraudulent pharmaceutical and medicine system.
    The fraudulent bi-partisan political system.
    The fraudulent war on drugs.
    The fraudulent so-called holocaust.
    The fraudulent War on Terror ~ which is actually a War of Terror which is increasingly becoming an internalized Domestic War of Terror

    The list goes on and on until you realize that the most honest thing in this nation is Big Time Wrestling.”

    Leif Oldhart

  • Society really needs to take a look at caffeine, The Gateway To All Speed, but since it is in such wide-spread legal use and such a money-maker that is not about to happen. No psychiatrist ever said anything to me about caffeine, in fact its use, except when it made clients too alert, was encouraged in “mental health” settings at least into the 1980s.

    The first time it was suggested that I abstain from caffeine was by Dr. Paul Eck when I obtained a tissue mineral analysis from ARL in 1982. This was also the first time I became aware of the potency of the stuff and the withdrawal effects like headaches and mood swings.

    Now Five Hour Energy seems to be at every check-out counter and even hosts programs on National Public Radio. Say anything negative about it or Red Bull and people regard you as a nut case. It’s as American as Coca Cola. Oh, that’s right, Coke contained cocaine when it was first introduced to consumers, and the “Un-Cola”, 7-Up, featured lithium. “Try making that (lithium) from a cola nut (or a coca leaf).”

    When I was a young boy, watching a western movie on our black and white TV with my father, the bartender in the saloon said to the cowboys, “Name your poison.”

    I asked my father, “Dad, are those drinks poison?”. He thought a moment and answered “Yes, they’re all poison, even that “saspirilla” that the good guy drinks.”

  • A related story and a comment.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/11/01/va-stops-releasing-data-on-injured-vets-as-total-reaches-grim-milestone/

    As the American public’s opinion of the value of psychiatric drugs changes, the VA represents one of the last great maketing opportunities for Big Pharma to sell these products of dubious value but high profit potential. The drugging of kids in the schools and of the elderly, at home and in institutions is at last being seen as the great crime against humanity that it is. The connection between psychiatric drugs and violent/suicidal behavior can no longer be denied.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VHf9e39ilI

    US veterans continue to consume these drugs, often unwillingly, and in large quantities. Big Pharma is paid directly by the government.
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/sns-rt-us-vet-drugs-20131031,0,4897880.story

  • You might start with “The Four Agreements” and “The Voice of Knowledge” by don Miguel Ruiz. These are also on excellent CDs read by Peter Coyote.

    Then move right on to George Gurdjieff, “Meetings With Remarkable Men” (film version on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Jgk1pNMus) and “All and Everything – Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” Follow Gurdjieff’s instructions when you read that one. It is an unusual but profound and profoundly humorous book of 1200+ pages.

  • Madmom, thank you for your appreciative remarks. I served for God, Country, Mom’s Apple Pie and the Hell of it, not necessarily in that order.

    When I discovered a few years ago that the VA records of my “spontaneous remission” had been spolitated, I opened a case with the VA Inspector General for fraud waste and abuse. The VAOIG told me that the statue of limitations had expired. I tried to suggest that there is no statute of limitations on murder and that whoever destroyed those records may have caused the deaths of thousands of veterans who could have made similar recoveries with orthomolecular therapy. That fell on deaf ears.

    Last year, I gave copies of my evaluation by highly credentialed, board-certified psychiatrist and psychologist, Parker, Schlichter & Associates to psychiatrists at my local VA Medical Center and insisted that these evaluations be made part of my VA medical records. There was strong resistance, which was overcome only by my bringing the matter to the attention of VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki, and by informing the psychiatrists that if they “deep sixed” the documents I would open another case with the VAOIG. This would now be well-within the statute of limitations.

    I was recently informed by phone that my medical records have been updated with the Parker & Schilchter findings but I have not been over to the hospital yet to pull the records and verify.

  • The other side of this coin is the refusal to release or outright “deep sixing” (spoliation) of the medical records of formerly “mentally ill” who recovered after employing alternative treatments.

    I recovered in 1982 after I used orthomolecular therapy against the advice of my treating VA fee-basis psychopharmachologist. He did agree that my symptoms were gone and allowed me to withdraw from drugs, but he termed my recovery a “spontaneous remission” and refused to make any more regularly scheduled appointments with me.

    I presented myself to VA psychiatrists several times through 1990, and even had a Grand Rounds attended by many doctors which was video taped. Sometime after 1991, all records of my psychiatric treatment by the VA fee-basis psychiatrist (who later became President of the APA) and the VA itself just disappeared.

  • Tutukane – Weaving a Coconut Hat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgQvXod_QfE

    I first heard Don Ho sing this song in 1967 at Duke Kahanamoku’s Nightclub in Waikiki. I was just a single flake in great bank of “Hawaiian Snow”, the sailors in white uniforms standing in the back of the room at the last show of the night which was always free, and packed.

    I thought about that song and how it has always stuck with me when I read this piece by Bruce Levine.

  • Here’s some interesting brain wave stuff with which you can experiment on yourself at reasonable cost. It does come with a disclaimer about “trying stuff like this at home”. A bit of background on Dan Winter. He studied Walter Russell, George Gurdjieff and Kundalini Yoga, was then diagnosed with schizophrenia and later forced to leave the US.

    http://www.fractalfield.com/mindwave/

    Scroll to the bottom of the long page to see the 11 part lecture.

  • I stopped taking psych drugs in 1982, so I never took any second generation anti-psychotics or SSRIs. However, I tried and failed to withdraw many times before I was finally successful in 1982, when I then had the support of an orthomolecular program based on tissue mineral analysis of hair samples.

    I followed the supplement program and the personal diet plan very carefully, and I was retested and had my program adjusted every three months for several years. Without the orthomolecular program, I am certain I would have died still on psych drugs years ago.

  • The nature versus nurture controversy was settled long ago by an identical twins study which compared the outcomes of twins, one of which died at birth. In every instance, the twin that lived and was nurtured had a far better outcome than the one that died and was not.

    One of my psychology professors told this sick, old joke in class years ago.

  • When I was taking Haldol, I participated in an experiment in a college statistics for psychology class. We took our resting pulse rates before and after running in place for one minute. Unlike everyone else in the class, my pulse was slower after exercise than before, 80 vs. 100. The instructors did not seem interested and neither did my eminent psychiatrist when I mentioned it to him.

    When I withdrew from psych drugs, my pulse rate and response to exercise returned to normal.

  • This could be scary if one had not had martial arts training.

    A boy went to see the master of a Kung-Fu school and asked to be accepted for training.

    “What makes you think you have what it takes to learn Kung-Fu, kid?” asked the master.

    “You need strength, flexibility, endurance, courage and most of all mental patience!” he said.

    “Well, my grandfather is a mental patient.” said the boy.

  • Hermes,
    I did some signals intelligence work at one time and eventually realized through a study of Gurdjieff that “The biggest secret is that there is no secret.” Encrypting communications only attracts attention to them (and that may well be the source’s intent). However, I moved to Linux in 1998 because I value the ability to throw a few stones at stray dogs defecating on my lawn, and I can’t do that from a glass house.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10225735/Users-of-darknet-websites-advised-to-dump-Windows.html

    “The attack on Sunday coincided with a report in the Irish Independent that Eric Eoin Marques, the man believed to be behind Freedom Hosting, had been arrested and accused by the FBI of being “the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet”.

    Marques faces allegations that he aided and abetted a conspiracy to advertise material showing the abuse of children, and US authorities are reportedly seeking his extradition on four charges.

    Given the timing, many people have speculated that the JavaScript code was inserted by investigators with the FBI, aiming to round up users of illegal child abuse sites believed to be hosted by Freedom Hosting.

    Some have even suggested that US authorities are involved in the sting, with researchers from Baneki Privacy Labs and VPN provider Cryptocloud claiming to have traced the source of the Tor breach back to the US National Security Agency (NSA).”

  • Anonymous,
    I felt you might be a Freemason of some flavor because the sentiments you expressed were in line with R. L. Sharpe’s famous masonic poem.

    After I encountered and was ensnared for a time by psychiatry, I discovered Gurdjieff and through him, Sufism. I eventually joined a Sufi group in the late 70s and almost went to Afghanistan with an American contingent to fight the Soviets in 1980. Now that I know the background of that conflict I am very glad that I did not go.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Jgk1pNMus

    Modern Freemasons, most of whom have never heard of, and are never told, about Sufism, are very interested in schizophrenia.
    http://www.aasrcleveland.org/aasr/charity.htm

  • “…a practical common sense way of trying to make the best of this hard task, life, making the best decisions one can, daily, to carve what one considers a good life (and a good death) out of the rough block of marble we are given.”

    Are you a Mason?

    A Bag Of Tools

    By: R. L. Sharpe

    Isn’t it strange That princes and kings,

    And clowns that caper In sawdust rings,

    And common people Like you and me

    Are builders for eternity?

    Each is given a bag of tools,

    A shapeless mass, A book of rules;

    And each must make – Ere life is flown –

    A stumbling block Or a steppingstone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giKpzJl4QwU

  • Dr. Brogan,

    Are you familiar with the work of psychiatrist Charles Parker, DO? You may find his latest presentation encouraging.

    http://www.corebrain.org/reality/

    Sufism teaches that in the ancient language, faith and fate develop from the same root word. The implication is that if you have faith, your fate (salvation) is assured, or if you can master your fate, your faith will grow.

  • Yes Duane, I have seen that Breggin video before, but it was worth viewing again.

    One button that is too hot for even Breggin to push is how the victims of the extermination program were induced to participate, and that participation improved the efficiency and the cleanliness of the killing machine. Something comparable to turbo charging and exhaust gas recirculation on a modern automotive engine. The method used to gain the cooperation of selected victims was simply to tell them that they were special.

    Bernhard Schreiber’s book explains this in some detail and it is vital to an understanding of the present situation which those diagnosed or yet to be diagnosed with “mental illness” are facing. The same forces are still at work today.

    If you have not seen it (and it is worth several viewings) the Tim Blake Nelson film “They Grey Zone” is not afraid to push that button, and offers a shot at redemption for the special ones.

  • “I’ll remain anonymous for as long as I see fit. I live in a place where many people who think forced injections RD Laing style, are a form of help, and I have very little legal protection from what they could easily do to me. When your human rights are on the line, and very easily ripped away from you, you can pontificate on who should and should not write under their real name and when.

    I’ll ask a third time, why are the thoughts of people labeled ‘mentally ill’ so compelling to you if they have religious content, but not if they have CIA content?

    Let me understand you, so if someone has a message from God (which religion’s God I don’t know), and they are, and I’m quoting you, “catalysts for a new Great Awakening which could be the first major step towards ushering in the Kingdom of heaven on earth, thus saving humanity and our sacred mother earth from destruction.”, but if someone has thoughts of the CIA stalking them, they don’t have anything to offer the intelligence community or the practice of espionage, they can’t usher in a new era of espionage or security studies or have nothing to offer international relations?”

    Right on! Welcome to the real world, where the face of the Virgin appears on the wall of a rusting warehouse and attracts throngs of the faithful, where a cornflake found in the likeness of Jesus is sold on E-Bay for thousands.

    Now technologies are being deployed that are able to put voices in anyone’s head. Will the general population have the discernment to distinguish whether these voices are from GOD or from some other three-lettered intelligence agency?

  • Donna,
    In reply to your question concerning Dr. Parker , I must say that I do not agree with the use of stimulant drugs under any conditions. When I began my orthomolecular program, I was told to avoid all stimulants. Every time thereafter that I “fell off the wagon” and drank some coffee or tea there was a pay back due for that stimulated energy that just wasn’t worth the cost.

    The rest of society has a way to go before coming around to my way of thinking, however. Even public radio is sponsored by Five Hour Energy. Most people today see stimulants as necessary and harmless. It is just a small step to regard them as therapeutic. Besides, if they try to withdraw they get a terrible headache!

    Once a person’s mineral profile has been optimized, and I experienced this myself, the smell of coffee becomes distasteful, just as the smell of cigarettes is to former smokers.

  • Donna,

    Dr. Parker, a DO Psychiatrist is a licensed professional with a practice he has to run as a business.

    There is a Sufi saying that the rabbit will frequently out-run the fox because the rabbit is running for its life and the fox is only running for its dinner.

    In 1982, I was in treatment with one of the psychiatrists Dr. Parker mentions. That doctor was furious when I took up an orthomolecular therapy program based on hair analysis I obtained by mail from Analytical Research Labs http://www.arltma.com. When my condition improved, however, he allowed me to withdraw from the medication (Haldol) and when I was both symptom and drug free for several months, he confirmed that I had had a remission and released me from further monitoring and treatment.

    I am well aware that his superiors would not have allowed him to continue seeing me regularly if I were not taking prescription medication, however, I did see him several times over the following eight years and he confirmed my remission for insurance purposes.

    Of course I was disappointed that he did not at least investigate orthomolecular therapy if not embrace it, but to do so would have cost him his career and his license. He made his choice, the only choice available in 1982.

    Today, Dr. Parker can practice openly, offering testing like tissue mineral analysis from hair samples, and he has patients who take no prescription medication, or follow a diet and supplement program he prescribes, and some are treated with psychotherapy only.

    If I had been seen by someone like Dr. Parker at my first admission in 1974, I would not have had to endure eight very unpleasant years before learning that there was a drug-free way to recovery.

  • If you think those videos are sad, just look at the other material he is producing.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEarleybird?feature=watch

    If MrEarleybird’s Neuroleptic Rap is NAMI’s attempt to popularize psych drugs the way rock music popularized illicit ones, the effort will likely fail. Thousands of fans doing the Thorazine shuffle, the Prolixin Stomp and the Lithium Tremor at a sold-out concert of MrEarlybird? Never happen!

  • As far as I can determine, it was an anonymous letter from “A Broken Hearted and Angry Mom” that started this firestorm.

    I have to use a nom de guerre because when I first started to comment on my experience using my own name on Margot Kidder’s website years ago, I triggered a barrage of vile personal attacks.

    “Broken Hearted and Angry Mom”, however, has strong support from her fellow NAMI members. Why doesn’t she go public and write about her and her son’s experience like Kathy Brandt? Perhaps her son could be found quickly if she disclosed his identity and last known location like so many other missing children and adults.

    We need to be assured that this story is genuine and that Mr. Whitaker is not being set up for a take-down, starting perhaps even before his invitation to the NAMI convention.

  • http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/3/215.abstract

    “The study provides an ecological validation for the symptomatic remission criteria, showing that patients who met the criteria reported fewer positive symptoms, better mood states and partial recovery of reward experience compared with those not in remission. However, remission status was not related to functional recovery, suggesting that the current focus on symptomatic remission may reflect an overly restricted goal.”

    “However, the patient groups did not differ on time spent in social company and doing nothing, and both the remission and non-remission groups had lower scores on functional outcome measures compared with the control group.”

    It has been my observation, and should be obvious to any casual observer, that taken as a group, individuals who have been subjected to neuroleptic drugs will not function in society (whatever that means) at the same level as a group of controls who have never ingested such substances. It is important to note that neuroleptic drugs are never administered long term in double-blind studies to “normal” controls, because that would be unethical. For those to whom they are prescribed, neuroleptic drugs always come with lots of other “baggage”, like a dire diagnosis and prognosis, hospitalizations, curtailment of liberties and other very real forms of abuse, unpleasant and possibly permanent side effects, brain and physical damage, etc. The playing field for those who have taken any significant amount of neuroleptic drugs is not and will never be level.

  • Note this interesting comment.

    “Better DR recovery rates were related to higher functional remission rates in the DR group but were not related to symptomatic remission rates.”

    Apparently, some people with obvious (to the trained eye) “symptoms of schizophrenia” can function at high levels in society, but might well be rendered dysfunctional and or disabled by “treatment”. Ain’t that a Catch 22?

    What if similar studies on other “disorders” and their drugs of choice produced similar results?

  • Duane,
    I am only here because in 1982 I learned about orthomolecular therapy and a reliable source at reasonable cost, Analytical Research Labs. At that time, ARL was doing tissue mineral analysis for security clearances at the national labs like Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, etc. ARL could put out a very accurate personality profile which the labs found valuable in their hiring and security clearance evaluations.

    Later I learned that Veterans Affairs was also a client. The VA was looking for evidence of self-medication (substance abuse)in veterans seeking hospitalization for psychiatric problems.

    Neither of these two applications came near to employing the full capabilities of ARL to identify underlying chemical imbalances and toxicity and design personalized diet and supplement programs to restore health.

    Had I not been involved in the nuke weapons industry, I never would have learned about ARL.

  • There are several other glaring examples of important evidence discounted by allopathic medicine and mainstream psychiatry because no way to profit from them can be found.

    In the early 1960s, Hoffer, Osmond and Smythies discovered metabolites of epinephrine in the blood of almost all patients hospitalized for chronic schizophrenia. They named this hallucinogenic substance “adrenochrome”. To date, mainstream psychiatry has not acknowledged this finding, which is easily confirmed with a simple blood test.

    In the late 1990s, Smythies found that almost all of these patients also lack a functioning gene for Glutathione-S transferese, which detoxifies adrenochrome in most of the human population. Again, this finding is completely ignored by mainstream psychiatry even with the obvious “genetic connection”.

    Also in the 1990s, Dr. David Horrobin, author of “The Madness of Adam and Eve” noted that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia seldom flushed after a large dose of niacin, whereas those without such a diagnosis almost always exhibited the typical flushing. Horrobin was so impressed by this that he wrote to Hoffer, who confirmed that he had observed the same phenomena years before.

    Allopathic medicine ignores these findings because there is no drug that can improve adrenal health and reduce adrenochrome levels. That requires proper nutrition and nutritional supplementation, practises over which allopathic medicine does not yet have complete control.

  • In 1978, when I first saw the inside of a Department of Veterans Affairs psych ward, the two major subjects of contention between patients and staff were cigarettes and coffee. Both of these products made the patients more alert, which made the jobs of the staff more difficult.

    Crude attempts at behaviour modification were made by the staff using these products in a scheme of reward and punishment, but when these attempts failed, a total prohibition was instituted for the “health” of the patients.

    Today, the veterans are served only decaffeinated coffee and those who enter with a smoking addiction are prescribed “the patch” at a cost to the Government of about $26 per day. Headaches from caffeine withdrawal in new arrivals are also treated with FDA-approved prescription medications.

    Now, if we could just get a handle on why the veteran suicide rate is so high?

  • More than 35 years ago, I thought I would be one of the last people ever to experience the nightmare of “mental illness” and psychiatric drug “treatment”. As soon as I was diagnosed with manic-depression and prescribed lithium carbonate in 1974, I started putting pieces of the puzzle together. I had been in the Submarine Force in the late 1960s and exposed to lithium hydroxide used for carbon dioxide absorption in an emergency.

    The fact that no doctors were interested in my previous exposure to a dangerous chemical with mood-altering properties and that now they considered this same chemical as the wonder drug for what they felt now ailed me raised my suspicions. I consulted with people I knew in nuke weapons development, because lithium is an atomic bomb element, and was advised to never put it into my body.

    Eventually, in 1981, I was lead to a chiropractor who was treating workers at the nearby nuke submarine shipyard for exposure to toxic chemicals.
    http://alebrocenter.liveitlifestyle.com/
    He sent a sample of my hair to a lab for tissue mineral analysis and obtained a diet and supplement program for me. This was my first introduction to orthomolecular therapy and the pioneering work of Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling, Humphrey Osmond, John Smythies, Carl Pfeiffer and many others.

    Soon feeling much better and more energetic, I travelled to Virginia and met personally with Lao Russell, with whom I had had a long correspondence about elemental matters.
    http://www.philosophy.org/
    She suggested that I use the services of Analytical Research Labs, which she felt was doing the most advanced orthomolecular work at the time.
    http://www.arltma.com/

    I was being treated during that period by an eminent psychopharmachologist at McLean Hospital. After a few months on the ARL program, I had improved so much that he allowed me to withdraw from medication (Haldol), and in a few more months, he declared that I had had a spontaneous remission and released me from further monitoring and treatment. It shocked and disappointed me that he took no interest in the orthomolecular program I was using, but I soon realized that in a profit-making mental health system, treating symptoms is far more profitable than enabling recoveries.

  • Forced treatment for “mental illness” has been defined as a war crime for some time by a UN convention to which the USA is signatory. Lack of respect for and failure to enforce laws already on the books is the real issue. See below.

    INTERNATIONAL LAW WITH RESPECT TO INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

    The United States is a signatory to a United Nations convention that obligates any signatory nation to take a violator, one believed to have been involved in torture in any manner, into custody. Any American involved in the apprehension, detention, interrogation or prosecution of anyone who was subjected to any pain and suffering, mental or physical, is considered a war criminal and subject to arrest.

    Article 1

    For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.

    This article is without prejudice to any international instrument or national legislation which does or may contain provisions of wider application.

    Article 15

    Each State Party shall ensure that any statement which is established to have been made as a result of torture shall not be invoked as evidence in any proceedings, except against a person accused of torture as evidence that the statement was made.

  • Here’s an interesting article that will make you think.
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/03/07/killing-america/
    I found the references to “Cardboard Cut-outs” reminding me of Miyamoto Musashi’s discourse on strategy “The Book of Five Rings”. Mushashi states that “there are no weapons until bodies clash”. Any device that kills at a distance is not a weapon, for the true weapon to exist, it must be directly connected to and be an extension of the human will or “chi”. In ages past, every “gentleman” carried a sword or dagger.

    Today, officially sanctioned “sheeplemen” can easily obtain a permit to carry an open or concealed firearm, but numerous laws forbid the carrying of defensive knives of a practical size and devices such as brass knuckles (tactical gloves), nunchaku, blackjacks, etc.

    The fitting of a a bayonet to a firearm became a particular concern of gun control advocates. I wonder if they realized the real motive for this prohibition was because the fixing of a bayonet transformed an otherwise useless instrument of political power (an empty rifle) into a real weapon?

  • This bill seems to be modelled on the Virginia law enacted after the Virginia Tech shootings. Anyone considering the issues of Second Amendment Rights and mental illness can be better informed by considering the case of Mr. Brandon Raub.

    https://www.rutherford.org/key_cases/key_cases_brandon_raub/

    Even though a judge found Mr. Raub’s commitment to be fraudulent and ordered his release just minutes before forced medication by the Department of Veterans Affairs was to begin, he must still petition to have his gun rights restored. This restoration process can take years and be very costly, but the law is clear. If you have been committed, fraudulently or not, you loose your gun rights.

  • In the 1960s, psychiatrist Abram Hoffer and biochemists Linus Pauling, John Smythies and Humphry Osmond did find a common “chemical imbalance” in chronic hospitalized patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. This was an unusually high level of metabolites of epinephrine they collectively called “adrenochrome”. I invite you to investigate the “Adrenochrome Theory of Schizophrenia”.

    Now, some sixty years later, it appears that this high level of adrenochrome is not a cause or indicator of “mental illness” but is due to a genetic variation,the absence of Glutathione S Transferase.

    This variation is common in the populations of Scandinavian countries and the substance Hoffer named adrenochrome was first seen on the retinas of patients of Swedish ophthalmologist Henrick Sjogren in the 1930s. If you research “Sjogren’s Syndrome”, you will find that the offspring of mothers diagnosed with the condition have a greatly increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life. Many people from non-Scandinavian backgrounds can and do develop the symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome, including elevated levels of adrenochrome.

    For years, allopathic medicine has considered Sjogren’s Syndrome an incurable auto-immune system disease. Recently, however, diet and supplementation has been found to reduce the severity of the symptoms. Search “The Scandinavian Diet”. The basic principals of restoring adrenal health and lowering adrenochrome levels through diet and supplementation have been known since the 1960, and were essentially perfected by 1982 whan I recovered from a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder with Orthomolecular Therapy. I used and still use the services of Analytical Research Labs, Phoenix AZ http://www.arltma.com

    This is not to say that the Adrenochrome Theory explains the cause of all “mental illness”. However, this is one example of how allopathic medicine has ignored a nutritional (including supplementation) which has enabled many thousands of functional cures from schizophrenia and affective disorders in favor of symptom suppression with patented and prescribed neuroleptic drugs. Having high adrenochrome levels does not guarantee that a person will be diagnosed with mental illness. There are many cultural factors involved. Driving a Mercedes at over 100MPH on the highway in Germany is considered acceptable, while in the USA it could result in jail time and loss of license. Sobbing uncontrollably at the funeral of a loved one in the Middle East is understandable, but in the U.K. it could result in a diagnosis of clinical depression, ECTs and medication for life. Every different culture has its own “Thought Police” and its own ordinances which regulate the mental and emotional life of its citizens.

  • Rossa,

    I found Linus Pauling’s 1986 book “How to Live Longer and Feel Better” at a garage sale in 1994. In the preface, he describes a meeting he had with a young woman in 1974. The woman thanked him profusely because she had been hospitalized with “chronic schizophrenia” for a number of years in the 1960s when she came across some of Dr. Pauling’s articles. She put his suggestions (he called his approach Orthomolecular Therapy) into practice and soon had a full remission of all symptoms and went on to live an enjoyable and productive life.

    I remember thinking, “Hell, it was in 1974 that I was first diagnosed and “treated” for schizophrenia and it wasn’t until 1982 that I learned about orthomolecular therapy and was able to recover and escape the system. Now it is twenty years later and the danger of entrapment is even greater, and escape far more difficult.”

    Pauling was of course an associate of Dr. Abram Hoffer. Perhaps you saw my account of this garage sale discovery somewhere. If so, I’m glad it encouraged you to search out the truth. Today, information travels at a much faster rate, but so does disinformation, and the needless suffering continues.

  • I was under the care of a now world-famous psychiatrist in 1982 when fortunately I learned about orthomolecular therapy and was able to obtain it for myself. The psychiatrist was furious about this, but when my symptoms subsided, he agreed to let me take a “holiday” from the Haldol he had prescribed for me.

    Several times previously I had tried unsuccessfully to withdraw from the Haldol. My “symptoms” always seemed to return with a vengeance, and soon the psychiatrist would say “See, this is what happens when you don’t take your medication.” I’m sure he thought withdrawal would produce the same results again and I could then be convinced to accept being “medicated” for life.

    That last time, however, I had two new factors in may favor. First, I had the biochemical support of the orthomolecuar program and diet, and second, I had learned about drug titration.

    When I had tried to withdraw from Haldol previously, I had reduced the dosage to one 2mg tablet (the smallest) per day and then just stopped. Now I cut the tablet in two, taking one half per day. After a few days, I started grinding the pill to a powder and taking only a few grains of the powder on a moist finger tip each day, and then just a few grains every other day, and then every third day.

    After I stopped taking any of the Haldol I did not sleep for two weeks. I went to bed at my usual time and stayed quiet until morning, meditating and listening to a classical music station with headphones. I felt good, I knew I was closing the door on a very unpleasant chapter in my life, and finally my normal sleep cycle returned.

    The famous psychiatrist who was furious about my experiment with orthomolecular therapy? Now he had something else to be angry about. When I told him how I had ground up the the pills and titrated the dose he started to shout about how that was not how he had instructed me to discontinue the Haldol.

    After I was both symptom and medication-free for about two months, he stated that I had had a “spontaneous remission” and refused to make any more appointments with me.

  • “This means that most doctors end up with a misleading impression as to how many patients with psychoses actually recover fully – they underestimate the possibility of recovery.”

    When I recovered in 1982, after eight years of drug “treatment”, my psychiatrist wrote for the record that I had had a “spontaneous” remission. He had allowed me to withdraw from the drugs he had prescribed as my symptoms decreased. He was, however, not at all interested in the orthomolecular therapy program based on tissue mineral analysis of a hair sample that I had obtained independently from http://www.arltma.com He would not even say the word orthomolecular, calling it instead “the Hoffer thing”, and of course he made no mention of it in my Veterans Affairs medical records.

    Then he discharged me as a patient with no further appointments scheduled. His behavior, which I now realize is typical of psychopharmacologists may help to explain why so few recoveries are noted. This particular doctor went on to become president of the APA.