Thursday, May 23, 2019

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  • Thanks Dr. Cornwall for speaking out on this. The device will be used on children aged 7 – 12, a time when a young brain is still developing. Sufficient sleep is crucial at this age, how will they get any decent sleep with this thing zapping their forehead. It is appalling the FDA gave approval to electrically traumatize children’s brains when they have no clue what the short or long term damaging effects might be.
    Hopefully parents stand up and protect their children and not cave to yet another barbaric and pseudoscience form of “treatment”.

  • Hi Melody, Thanks for this well stated and informative blog. I just read your prior blog as well and how after having had a very difficult experience with amitriptyline you decided to speak out and become an advocate. I am hoping the scary brain zaps have finally subsided.
    You have great quote at the end of this blog. I hope all professionals who are now aware of the harm of psychiatric drugs (and labels, etc) soon start speaking out too.

  • Thanks Alex for the validation and encouragement! The psychiatrist relentlessly kept punching in every round, trying to keep me down. She hopes I will give up my fight and stay down (or succumb to cancer). But as long as I’m alive I plan to keep punching back because her lies and gross deeds get reviewed by more and more people in the system and hopefully will awaken more to the façade and dishonesty in psychiatry.
    Re your mom and Neurontin – not a drug for an 86 yr. old!! It commonly causes dizziness etc, glad she is off of it now!

  • Alan, Thank you for sharing this painful story. I am so sorry to read of your son’s predicament. It is so difficult for a loved one, especially a parent, not to be able to protect or free a child from this ordeal.

    “My hope is that there are more people out there in the world (including psychiatrists and psychologists) who have open minds, and that this open-mindedness will eventually spread far and wide”.

    Yes this is my hope too. The average person has no clue what goes in psychiatry until they or a loved unwittingly gets tangled up with it (myself included) Every voice, every story helps the chorus grow louder. I am grateful there are some open-minded psychiatrists and psychologists out there (and some truly incredible ones that blog on this site) to help with the mission and spread the word of the deception and grave harm being done by psychiatry with their bogus labels, drugs, ECT and forced confinement.

    Rachel mentioned relocating outside of Canada, however re-locating to a different province inside of Canada might also work (as each province has its own health record system and are not integrated or national as of yet). You likely contacted the Mental Health Advocate in BC? I don’t know they would be of much help but might be worth a try if you haven’t. Truly hoping for the best for you and your son.

  • Thanks Alex, I agree with all you say and whenever possible I try avoid medical care and go the natural way. I also take supplements for prevention (i.e. Oil of Oregano saved me numerous times from bad colds, sore throat, etc) I am lucky I have a wonderful and kind General Practitioner but because of my records even she has trouble getting me medical treatments that natural couldn’t solve. I have a ton of proof of the lies and collusion that went on behind my back during cancer treatment so am still fighting the corruption, soon getting back in the ring for another round.

    Yes we must keep looking for the light! (and shine it on evil deeds) I still try to believe that the truth shall prevail.

  • As I understand it, the mission of this website is for “re-thinking psychiatry” – not psychotherapy. It is psychiatry with unbridled authority and power and who controls with their big book of absurd, unscientific labels and their drugs. While not every psychotherapist is helpful and a misinformed or unhelpful one could exacerbate someone’s problems, the real harm and damage comes from psychiatry.

  • An excellent piece Ron. It explains so well how as humans we are complex, we suffer and are diverse in our thinking and beliefs but how important it is to keep an open-mind to diversity – no labels or discrimination needed. The course offered to professionals and at no-charge to those with lived experience and/or family members is super and sure looks to be most helpful. Thank you for your service.

  • Alex, I always love the wisdom in your comments and do try to apply whatever I can to my situation. I agree it’s not good to keep the past alive. I really tried to put the past behind me to achieve healing after I saw a psychiatrist during cancer treatments and had to laugh at how perfectly you described dragging the past with us, like having “shit on our shoe”. My problem, and likely others too, is the “shit” is not only on my shoe but all over my electronic health records. Although I tried, and want to put the past behind me the record is permanently attached to me, like a target on my back and a heavy albatross around my neck. The past (aka electronic record) continues to cause great distress as it is continues to haunt me by severely impacting my health care in every way, including stigma, discrimination and being denied health care services for physical issues (even for a torn, bleeding retina). It is a daily worry that makes me live in past unfortunately for now.

  • Hi Ann, Thank you for sharing the difficult road you and mom travelled with psychiatry and the harmful drugs pushed on both of you. Your dad was so diligent and involved in trying to help your mom, going so far as to keep a spread sheet, wow that is true love!
    A psychiatrist I saw during cancer treatment published a report mocking me for various serious side effects the psych drugs had on me and described me as ‘non-compliant’, and as you put it well, that I was “willfully resisting” her drugs. Yes, I resisted the drugs because my body was totally rejecting them, but that didn’t matter to the psychiatrist at all.

    It is great to hear you have your life back and have been free of psych drugs and pain meds since 2000. Congratulations on that! I wish there could have been a happy ending to your mom’s story but telling her story along with yours is very impactful in helping others avoid the same treacherous path.

  • Many accolades Don for this powerfully stated piece and thank you for your enduring fight to abolish the degrading torture and harm of ECT. It is appalling the media is ignoring this horrendous crime and assault on the brains of unsuspecting women and even elderly women. In my ongoing battle against psychiatry the collusion between the government and psychiatry did become disgustingly apparent. I now realize corporate media is also complicit and as you stated, that is “A national and international crime and shame”.

    I support and send my best wishes to Connie Neil and the other hunger strikers. I really hope the media give their brave efforts some much needed coverage. Best regards to all.

  • Thanks for this blog Eric, it is a sad and very complex state of affairs.
    I agree with your statement “If there were ever a need for greater boundaries, it would be to help persons reject the pathological accommodation to the ways in which the system functions to exploit and dominate”.

    When problems of poverty, abuse, injustice, etc are viewed as problems of an individual instead of life circumstances beyond their control it greatly adds to feelings of despair. As Steve McCrea noted, Big Pharma is hugely exploiting people’s anxiety and despair in regards to these matters.

  • Thanks for this update Dr. Gotzsche and your ongoing work to see forced medicating of psychiatric patients become forbidden by law. It is good to know the Ombudsman in Norway had the courage and decency to stand up to the authorities. In my battles for justice the Ombudsman here has simply gone long with the other ‘authorities’ whose obvious goal is making sure psychiatrists will never be held accountable. Hard to comprehend that after most countries ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities they continue to drag their feet and have not enacted laws on the matter.

  • Yes Graciela I was asleep and brain-washed into believing the supremacy of psychiatry. I am now ashamed that I was relieved when my younger brother started getting “help” from a psychiatrist for depression following the breakup of his marriage. It wasn’t until he unexpectedly died under psychiatric “care” at the age of 40 and no reason for his death ever provided that I began questioning psychiatry. Then I had a very bad experience with a psychiatrist I unwittingly saw for “help with sleep meds” while in cancer treatment. I thought it was just my bad luck to have run into a narcissistic and VERY dishonest psychiatrist, that is until I found the MIA site in June of 2018. That was my awakening. And now I make it my mission to tell everyone I know and meet (including all mental health personnel) to check out the MIA site. There is strength in numbers, and every voice, every story will help wake up more people.

  • People traumatized by difficult life circumstances get severely harmed and re-traumatized by psychiatry but the average person has no idea what is ‘done in the darkness’ to vulnerable people who seek “help”. Every voice and every article published helps to spread the word.

    A very compelling interview, thanks Akansha, and thank you Dr. John Read for your work to expose the harm of the DSM and the mental health industry.

  • Graciela, Thank you for sharing your story. I am so happy you escaped the clutches of psychiatry and have your life back. It boggles the mind how people psychiatry routinely labels as disordered and hopeless are actually some of the most courageous and resilient people around.

    I noticed exactly what Alex did re your writing and beautiful responses to commenters and that “you are a bright shining light” and certainly have a beautiful spirit. I wish you all the best going forward.

  • Dr. Maisel, thank you for this excellent blog. It presents a well thought out way to approach helping someone deal with difficult life challenges. I believe pulling all corners of the picture together defines and legitimizes the various causes and context of distress and provides validation that distress is a normal – and expected – human reaction to difficult circumstances, and is NOT some “mental disorder”. In my experience sorting through cause and context and having it validated as the reason for distress helps empower someone who has been marginalized to stand up for themselves.

  • Hugh since finding MIA I have told every professional I have spoken to (family doctor, psychologists, the CMHA and an honest, open-minded psychiatrist) about the MIA website and gave them the link. I already have their support and validation on the matters I am dealing with and know they would find the information interesting and relevant. I looked at the website for the East Side Institute. It is most interesting and inspiring and I will pass this information on as well to any that are interested. (Fyi, the link does not work so had to do a google search)

  • SomeoneElse, I had not heard of Chris Hedges, so thanks for the quote. Wow, it is so true – yet we are supposed to walk around like happy robots who drank the Kool-Aid of the powerful, and remain totally oblivious to all the corruption and injustices that are engulfing us and destroying lives.

  • Thanks for this update Zenobia. In trying to comprehend my horrible experience with a psychiatrist during cancer treatment I bought Lucy Johnstone’s book “A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis” last year. It was very informative and validating as to how there is NO consideration given to causation or context surrounding a person’s circumstances that could lead to stress, insomnia etc. I have great respect and admiration for Lucy Johnstone and her team for putting forth the PTMF and standing by their framework, which is a voice of reason, moral ethics and intelligence that is egregiously lacking in the DSM and psychiatry.

  • I had a different impression from this blog. Hugh and Ann were honest in acknowledging they were trained to be authoritarians and had followed that approach when trying to help people. I viewed this blog with positivity because Hugh and Ann realized and admitted this approach was not helpful and was disempowering to people. My take away is they want to discard the old approach and take a much different approach in order to empower people. I say kudos to acknowledging and wanting to make changes. Now if only all psychiatrists and therapists could be so honest.

  • Kate, I think I understand what you mean… if someone is suicidal and tells someone else, that person usually calls 911 or the police to take you to the hospital to get admitted to the psych ward. But if there is no more psychiatry where does a suicidal person go for urgent help and who can the other person call in such an emergency. If that is what you are thinking about I hope if/when psychiatry collapses there would be safe places set up, similar to the Safe Houses (for women trying to escape an abusive situation at home) that people could go to and stay awhile, and have caring, kind people talk with them, calm them down and give them some hope again to improve their situation in life. (like the Safe Houses do for battered women)

  • Dr. Hickey, thank you for a powerful and effective article. My husband read it with me and found it very enlightening (he’s a long time military member). It is articles like this that keep putting dents in the whole facade of psychiatry until it breaks apart and can no longer destroy lives.

    I was not familiar with the word “vituperation” but it is most fitting for what is directed towards members of the anti-psychiatry movement. It is also a good word for the lies and fabrications psychiatrists will write about people who make the mistake of seeking “help” for distressing life circumstances.

    Re: the bill the late Senator John McCain wanted to see passed, I wonder if his daughter Meghan McCain (who is on the View) would lend her voice or platform on the View to push for this.

  • Sandy, this is a very touching story and a great message to fellow writers and editors. You certainly have an open mind and a humble spirit. It is truly wonderful you got your Uncle Bob’s story told for him. I had a look on Amazon and one reviewer of your book sure stated it well:

    “It challenges us to ask ourselves: Who’s really crazy—the people diagnosed with schizophrenia, or the society that allows them to be imprisoned, tortured, chemically lobotomized, and left to beg for pocket change on the streets? What separates a prophet from a madman, a doctor from a patient?”

    Well done! I look forward to purchasing and reading your book.

  • James and Lee, Thanks for this podcast, it is a very interesting conversation. I admire Lee’s candor in speaking out about the many harmful fallacies of psychiatry and that his distaste for their beliefs led him to refuse to join the APA as he “did not want to be a part of that family”. I hope many more find time to listen to this podcast. (I wonder if it was also in text format if it would make it more convenient for some) Lee made some good suggestions in the last 4-5 minutes that I know were stirring to me in wanting to think about what more I can do to get “thinking, caring, concerned people to stir up trouble”.

  • Kate, I also learned a lot reading comments of others. Difficult family dynamics along with scapegoating, etc is very destructive to anyone at any time but I was blown away to discover (after getting ahold of my health records) that while I was in cancer treatment my estranged eldest sister deviously made calls (first to a Crisis Line then to a psychiatrist) to make up damaging, blatant lies to get me sent to a psychiatrist and put in the psych ward. She did this because she was feuding over family issues and didn’t want to provide any help to me while I was very physically ill (from chemo). Her reason to get me labelled and put in the psych ward was to absolve her of any criticism for not providing help. She is so obsessed with her “image” she couldn’t tolerate anyone might view her as selfish or mean for not helping so instead threw me under the bus with a pack of damaging lies. Psych labels were given based solely on her lies, and the labels and lies published by the psychiatrist to my electronic health records are severely affecting my health care to this day. Once a psychiatrist passes judgement and labels you, no matter how thoroughly it’s proven false, it remains akin to the word of God.

  • Robert, It is vexing the New Yorker (or Aviv) left out important pieces of Laura’s story to lessen negativity towards psychiatry but I was glad (even a bit surprised) the article did acknowledge the pivotal moment for Laura to free herself from the drugs and pathologizing of psychiatry came when she found your book. Even if the New Yorker got in a subtle dig that very pivotal fact of Laura’s story still stood out for me. Even a mentioning of the book may drive people to read it and find out more. Even though it would have been better had they exposed more of the sordid details I still feel this piece overall was a significant step forward.

    Thanks again and much respect and appreciation for all the exceptional work you do and have done.

  • Yes Kate, I’ve told my family doc, and a number of other professionals that for anyone harmed or driven mad by psychiatry this website provides a ‘lifeline back to sanity’. I can relate to what you say about making complaints of blatant violations of ethics only to realize the injustice is totally systemic. The gov’t bureaucracies etc, are all cozy and connected and co-operate with each other to silence the victim. I’m on about round 12 now and I’m not done yet.

  • Hi Kate, I read this recent article, even though it has the usual psychiatric spin on things it does validate/acknowledge that a label of BPD means a psychiatrist (or any mental health worker) is going to “manage” a person rather than support them.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30051-3/fulltext

    I am so sorry you had the latest experience of them attempting to “manage” you again. Kudos to you for taking back your power and standing your ground!

  • Yes, very true re editing. Laura had no control over the editing and a person’s story can become somewhat distorted by leaving out certain elements. I only found the MIA site less than a year ago I hadn’t seen Laura’s blogs and didn’t know her story before reading this piece in the New Yorker, but my take away was Robert Whitaker’s work/book was the turning point in Laura getting her life back.

  • Thanks for this great blog Dr. Levine, and God bless Robert Whitaker! Robert’s incredible work, along with his MIA site was so pivotal in Laura’s story and her activism and he was owed MUCH more recognition then simply mentioning his book Anatomy of an Epidemic. I agree Rachel Aviv’s publication in the New Yorker should have exposed the additional suffering and harm that comes from being so oppressed and dehumanized by bogus ‘DSM’ labels and loss of autonomy, etc. Getting this riveting story published in mainstream media brings more awareness to those with no clue what goes on in psychiatry and who still advise people in difficult circumstances to “get help”, and hopefully it moves more middle grounders to take a stronger stance.

  • Hi Julie, I am only at chapter 4 of the book and so far it’s been good but thanks for the heads-up.

    Btw, searching the net I came across a link to your MIA blogs. You write very well! Love your humor and wit. Also got a kick out of remarks in the comment section, i.e. the dog poop/recycling thing and the therapist not fitting thru the door. Life is short and we need to laugh once in while. Keep writing!

  • Kate, I feel your pain as many others in our shoes do. We are led to believe you are going to get “help” dealing with difficult circumstances but instead we are ambushed. It is bad enough when a psychiatrist betrays you but even worse when a family member we reasonably assume will be an ally, joins in and throws you under the bus too. Someone mentioned on here the book “The Body Keeps the Score” and I have just started reading it. It seems to be helpful so far in understanding and processing trauma. Best to you.

  • Dr. Fred, thanks for your candor and transparency in this comment.

    This statement really resonated… “There was a concerted effort to malign me and make things up about my personal life and professional life that were simply untrue and also literally unremovable and un-respondable.”

    This is the same thing that happens to those who get the bogus DSM labels put into their medical records, along with other damaging and utterly false statements about who they are as a person, and then even with irrefutable hard evidence to the contrary these labels and lies can NEVER be removed or even amended.

  • Dr. Moss, Regarding Littleturtle’s question of GABA receptors, I recently watched a presentation by a doctor of Integrative medicine say anti-depressants don’t make serotonin, they only help you hang on the serotonin you have, but worse is AD’s quit working because of what is called “down regulation” whereby receptor sites in the brain start to shrivel and disappear and you can lose up to 40-60% of these receptor sites. People go on to develop tolerance to the AD’s and increase the dose, lose more receptor sites…and so on from taking AD’s. This seems a possible explanation for what LittleTurtle was told about having very few GABA receptors?

  • Hi Both Sides, The mission of MIA is SO important in bringing awareness and needs all of our collective voices and support. Your work and advocacy in the past is appreciated as you sound like a genuine person with a conscience. If every mental health worker and psychiatrist had those attributes things would not be as bad as they are. I hope you stay around and keep letting more professionals know about MIA.

  • KindredSpirit you make good points. People are brain washed by the media as well as the psychiatric and mental health industry. Also propaganda constantly fed to public to the effect “Mental illness is a illness just like every other illness”. Gag.

    I agree blame does not fall solely on the motivations of people seeking help for difficult life circumstances. There are many other motivations at work here and I am glad Dr. Moss touched on them at the end of his post, including a psychiatrist’s personal gratification, income etc.

  • Dr. Moss, thank you for your post. You make valid points that reflect what is so skewed and wrong about the psychiatric industry. Before my own experience with a young, very arrogant psychiatrist while in cancer treatment, I too was one of the ‘brain-washed’ who believed psychiatrists had access to knowledge that no other doctors did and that psychiatric diagnoses were based on scientific evidence and on this higher level of knowledge. When my younger brother became depressed over the break-up of his marriage and I was trying so hard to help him and support him, I actually felt some relief when he was sent to see a psychiatrist as I believed he was going to be taken care of and helped with his depression. I did not know he was simply going to be drugged up. I did not question that he was actually getting help until we found him dead in his house. I think the biggest issue is people not being aware of the harm that can come from diagnoses and the treatment itself. People must be made aware of what psychiatric drugs can do to their lives and I look forward to your future posts on that.

    Another point that needs to be made is what ‘type’ of diagnosis is given to someone who is suffering for a variety of valid reasons. It is more acceptable and less stigmatizing to have a label of Anxiety Disorder or a Depressive Disorder than say diagnoses of Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia or Borderline Personality Disorder. Although I never could understand how being depressed or anxious because your marriage ended or your spouse died, etc, is considered a “disorder” when it is actually a normal and expected reaction to human suffering.

    To quote something Dr. Kelly Brogan recently put out, “Remember, anxiety is a message. To honor this message, look deeper into what may be out of balance in your body, as well as your life.”
    It is much better to decipher the message and work on resolutions than to mask it with bogus labels and drugs.

  • Thanks for this article Dr. Moncrieff and the conclusion:
    “Doctors must understand and explain that drugs change the brain, and other parts of the body, in ways that we do not fully understand, that are almost always harmful to some degree, and that may be irreversible.”

  • Hi Janebeth,
    I also send hugs and healing vibes your way. I can relate to what you are saying as I had the misfortune of seeing a hostile, narcissistic young psychiatrist (while in cancer treatment) and she inflicted severe and ongoing harm on my life. I thought I was alone in my misery and that it was just my bad luck to have run into a really ‘rotten apple’. But I have to say since finding MIA and reading stories and comments of others who were harmed and are fighting back, and seeing the supportive blogs and work of professionals from the MH field who are also fighting these injustices, has been life affirming for me. What I learned is that psychiatric survivors are some of the strongest and most resilient people around as evidenced by their stories of survival. Please stay strong and know your voice can help bring change. God bless.

  • Thanks for sharing your story Jane. It’s certainly a story of courage and resilience and will inspire others that it is never too late to reclaim your life from harmful psychiatric drugs.

    Re: “It’s been suggested to me by a therapist that what I’m going through now is another kind of PTSD: the ongoing trauma of realizing what antidepressants did to me for 30 years”.

    I would agree with ‘PTS’ – but would drop ‘Disorder’ from that. After going through Hell and losing productive and precious years from your life it would be a normal, expected reaction (not a Disorder) to have post-traumatic stress when coming to terms with it.
    Wishing you all the best! Enjoy your hard-earned freedom from psych drugs!

  • Excellent summary Dr. Hunter, and thanks for continuing to address with such candor and integrity the ongoing insanity and dishonesty of psychiatry.

    “To continue to rigidly insist that their perception is truth in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary is itself delusion at its finest”.

    Omg! So true!

    I have ear-marked so very many of your profound points in your excellent book Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services. Please keep writing!

  • Excellent article Dr. Maisel. It is ludicrous for any psychiatrist or therapist to think they can be of any help to someone if they give little to no credence and recognition to causation and context. From my experience psychologists do defer to psychiatry and DSM labels (for the most part) and seem afraid to disagree with psychiatry. I agree that the problem is due largely to: “The DSM is loudly silent on causation”.

  • Yes lets do that! I hope we see the day when people who are going through difficult circumstances don’t get labelled and drugged for it and forced treatment is stopped. Thanks for adding your voice as I am sure you have more relaxing things to do in your retirement 🙂

    I get what you said in your response to ISEPP and that it is important to rule out physical illnesses or things such as a brain tumor that could be causing unusual behaviors or distress for a person. During cancer treatment I became very physically ill with severe vertigo, tinnitus, nosebleeds and insomnia from the steroids and 3 toxic chemo drugs. I had some anxiety but the young psychiatrist I was sent to and told it was for “help with sleep meds” threw the DSM at me with 4 labels and prescribed AD’s, benzos and anti-psychotics that had horrible adverse effects.

    I subscribe to Dr. Kelly Brogan’s emails and thought this was an interesting article she provided. The part under ‘Respect for the Full Expanse of Issues’ coincides with what you said.

    https://kellybroganmd.com/a-shaman-shares-a-spiritual-view-of-mental-illness/?utm_source=Kelly+Brogan+MD+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3d

  • Dr. Coleman, aka Lee, thank you for this interview. I appreciate you speaking out against some of the harmful aspects of psychiatry and that you have done so for a long time. Change usually only happens in small steps and it is imperative to pool all resources to make progress. The voices of professionals who take a stance on ‘any’ harmful aspect is important to the overall battle against the harms and injustices of psychiatry and is very helpful in bringing more awareness.

  • Great article Dr. Brogan.

    “One of the primary shortcomings of psychiatry is its seeming inability to acknowledge that anything is wrong with the way we are living”.

    Yes, and this is the most absurd and bizarre thing I have come to learn about psychiatry, that NO relevant context of a person’s life circumstances is considered, not even the life changing event of child birth. Thank you for your work in spreading the benefits of a holistic and supportive approach.

  • Teresa, my heart goes out to you, your husband and son Tama. I feel so much sorrow and disbelief at these injustices and how government bureaucracies that exist to protect citizens are not doing anything. Reading your story was very difficult, I can only imagine how hard this is on you as parents. By forming a withdrawal support group I hope you draw strength and gain knowledge from other parents or families and find some way for your son to reclaim his life. As others have commented, playing along for the time being might be the best way to get them to release their grip. Best wishes and God bless.

  • Thanks for this article Dr. Maisel. I took “investigator” to mean getting to the bottom of the story and finding out what happened to someone instead of what is wrong with them. In that context it makes great sense to me. I think it is about finding a good, honest psychologist and the RIGHT one for you. There are good ones but others are tied to the DSM and function more like psychiatry and can do a lot of harm instead.

  • Thanks Alex, as always your words are very insightful! I do get a lot out of reading your comments. I am still on a learning curve here and trying to find the right terminology. And yes to “government bureaucrat”, that is what many are. They are not healers and in my experience, and yours and many others, they are the exact opposite.

  • I understand everyone’s point of view on the term “mental health” (as I am very opposed to the term mental illness) but what should “it” be referred to when a person is experiencing natural human reactions to difficult life circumstances and are distressed, depressed, or even become suicidal and are not in a good frame of mind?
    Also what to call psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers etc, if they are not “mental health” professionals? Can anyone clarify what they should be called?

  • JanCarol, I was not trying to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t take, only what had been very helpful for both myself and my husband with memory, cognitive function etc. I only provided the link to the product because I was asked for it.

  • Good comment Steve S. I’ve always heard neuroplasticity of the brain gives it the ability to modify existing neural networks and to create new ones. Having gone under anesthetic a few times in recent years I worried about the long term impact on my brain but I found things returned to normal after a bit of time by making sure I increased my brain activity and by taking a good brain supplement daily that includes L-Glutamine, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba, DMG, Huperzine A, B12 and Folic acid. Also adding good fats to the diet, avocado, etc. I think any impact on the brain from neuroleptic drugs could also be healed in time. I agree with the atrophy theory and the saying ‘use it or lose it’ that applies to the brain and the muscles.

  • Jo Ann, thank you for your blogs. This information is beyond disturbing. Parents need to know the propaganda and initiatives are serving Big Pharma and not their children. They need to know the drugs are harming their children and destroying their futures. I hope many parents and teachers read this. Your integrity and genuine concern for the well-being of the children is most commendable!

  • In case anyone might be interested…. a couple links on combating anxiety, depression and dementia WITHOUT Drugs.
    One is an e-book and the other a link to sign up for an upcoming free series of videos starting March 11, 2019 using dietary, nutrition and specific natural non-toxic protocols. (The term “disorder” for anxiety or depression has been used in places but if one gets past that there may be helpful information)

    https://depressionanxietyseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DADS-Solutions-for-Anxiety-Depression-E-book.pdf

    https://depressionanxietyseries.com/depressionebook?oprid=10243&ref=71645

  • Hi Starr, thanks for telling your compelling story with such candor and sincerity. We learn so much from each other by sharing our personal experiences. Speaking your truth provides support and validation to others. Congrats on finding and living your truth! All the best to you.

  • Yes Someone Else, “It’s not the people in search of psychiatrists or your neurotoxic drugs, it’s the “mental health professionals” actively looking for potential prey, even in our schools”.

    I hope Dr. Kelmenson reads that blog. I also heard another ‘goal’ is to have every person who receives a cancer diagnosis then be sent for a psychiatric assessment. People are being preyed on left and right and it is terrifying this is happening to school children. I wish this information could get carried on mainstream media.

  • Yes, Oldhead, in my case my immune system had done its job well and the tiny tumor had been encapsulated and halted for almost a year after I found it. It did not spread to lymph nodes or anywhere else and had not grown or changed at all in almost a year. But then wham, I’m told I need chemo, radiation, the whole nine yards – and it was all for nothing. There was never any threat to my life as my immune system had worked. But now my immune system has been destroyed by the very toxic and totally unnecessary treatments. This happened to others and I hope to get my story out as a warning to others not to be bullied and intimidated by the pressure tactics and fear-mongering.

  • Thanks for a good article on authoritarian doctors Dr. Levine. Some doctors let their power and hierarchy go to their head and they become very narcissistic. I’m very lucky I have an honest, caring family doctor who continues to give me tremendous support to battle damaging psych labels given by authoritarian doctors during cancer treatment. An oncologist proclaimed I had a dire cancer prognosis and expected me to be part of a clinical trial, adding a 4th drug to a toxic chemo cocktail. My participation would make him an ‘associate doctor’ on the trial and I believe be a large monetary benefit to him. The waiver I was required to sign for the trial drug stated side effects I had to agree to were: heart attack, stroke, vision loss, intestinal rupture, etc. In my own mind I questioned his dire prognosis/threat of death. Relying on my intuition, common sense (plus valid, logical reasons that included relevant pathology) I politely declined the trial. The doctor went berserk, threw his pen across the desk, and with eyes blazing in anger got up and stormed out of the room. After a few minutes a nurse came in and said “He can get his knickers in a knot”. No kidding.

    I didn’t do the trial drug but became deathly ill while taking the 3 other chemo drugs. His abuse continued and through a patient advocate I tried to get switched to a different oncologist but he put all the blame on me for his abuse and my request was denied. He was such a narcissistic bully he later phoned me at home to threaten me he better not hear another word that I have complained about him. That was just the beginning of the abuse. There is much more and it got much worse. I began having insomnia and was then duped into seeing a psychiatrist on the pretext of “getting help with sleep meds”. The young female psychiatrist was also arrogant and very cold-blooded, and totally in collusion with my cancer doctors. As revenge because I tried to make my own decisions about my body and health (and do what was right for me) she put unfounded damaging labels, lies and absurd accusations and speculations on my permanent electronic records that continue to very negatively affect my health care to this day. (I made a good decsion to quit chemo early and then I later found out the clinical trial was terminated due to the fatal side effects – so much for their ‘doctor-smart, patient-dumb’ attitude)

  • Great comment Alex, …..”important truth wanting to reveal itself around what actually is authentic and true vs. what is projection and stigma”.
    Exactly! Written like a scholar!
    “Projection and stigma” – that is what Dr. K’s message came off sounding like and had me wondering why Dr. K would post such a blog on MIA that only serves to make people feel more stigmatized.

    I’m glad to see Dr. K is open to discussion and listening to those who have been harmed while they were trying to be responsible and make improvements in their life – but got blindsided instead.