Sunday, February 25, 2018

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  • Dear Stephen,

    I’m not sure about “Social Science” and voice hearing:- Looking at my historical records recently, I can see just one voice hearing reference from my Irish Consultant Psychiatrist claiming I had heard voices telling me I was a good painter which started in childhood, and that these might have been my Aunts and Uncles voices.

    I actually did become a very good painter in adulthood. But this was a house painter not an artist.

    I have never heard “a voice” in my life!

  • Hi FeelinDiscouraged,

    It is my experience that “Mental Health” Drugs cause “Mental Disorder”. I was given permission in Ireland by my Consultant Psychiatrist to stop taking “my medication” in 1983 and I ended up in hospital fairly quickly.

    While I was in hospital I struck up a conversation with an Experienced Psychologist who assured me that everyone could recover – without “medication”.

    Ultimately I did recover, through a Careful Drug Taper (with the help of ‘Psychology’).

    After I explained this to my Consultant Psychiatrist + Bio Psychiatric Researcher, Dr P A Carney in 1986 he (by coincidence) registered in Ontario, Reg No. 57892 as a Non Specialist (Doctor).

  • The Uk Daily Mail did cover the ‘possibility’ describing the adverse effects of common psychiatric drugs.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5401023/What-mental-health-treatment-did-Nikolas-Cruz-receive.html

    Previous Uk BBC Information:
    “..Anti-depressants have been associated with 28 reports of murder referred to the UK medicines regulator in the last three decades, according to a new BBC investigation..”:-

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/antidepressants-ssris-muders-suicide-panorama-depression-anxiety-side-effects-a7859876.html

  • THE UK DAILY MAIL

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5401023/What-mental-health-treatment-did-Nikolas-Cruz-receive.html

    “….Some prescription medications used to treat depression or psychosis have a side effect of causing murderous thoughts, but it’s unclear if Cruz was taking any drugs at the time or what they were. …”

    “…..XANAX – used to treat anxiety and panic disorders

    ABILIFY – used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and Tourette syndrome. It can also treat irritability associated with autism.

    PAXIL – used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

    ALPHRAZOLAM – used to treat anxiety and panic disorder

    PAROXETINE – used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

    ARIPIPRAZOLE – used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and Tourette syndrome. It can also treat irritability associated with autism…..”

  • Soteria Israel

    “….A middle-aged, divorced father of two, he had suffered a psychotic break of sorts six weeks earlier while strung out on high doses of benzodiazepines. He had acted out aggressively at work, and by the time he arrived at Soteria, he was hearing voices and suffering extreme anxiety attacks. During his first days here, he often behaved in a threatening…”

  • Dear Dr Breggin,

    Thank you for your article. I have experience of “acting out ” on psychiatric drugs. Every hospitalization I had bar the first hospitalization was a suicidal event.

    No matter how badly I felt prior to going on psychiatric drugs my feelings were my own, and I could survive them. But under the influence of psychiatric drugs I was at least a danger to myself.

  • Thanks Bob,

    This is a very positive article.

    “There’s no such thing as ‘Schizophrenia’ – its a word.”

    The “Mental Health” Disability rates in developed countries are now out of control to the extent that people looking for any kind of help, are being turned away. The systems are collapsing.

    My experience is that its the drugs that disable. I’d imagine any country that could produce long term alternative recovery and market it, could make a fortune.

  • FeelinDiscouraged

    I support your comment.

    Thankfully the reality is that People can overcome dreadful situations and make Complete Recovery with suitable help.

    Dr Allen France’s (Link below) on Elanor Langdon

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3792524

    But if Elanor Langdon did not get the help she needed by way of Non Drug Human support, the outcome could have been absolutely dreadful.

    The first time I tried to stop taking my “medication” with permission, but without taper in 1983, I ended up in hospital.

    When I was in hospital I got talking to a Psychologist. In the course of the conversation I was amazed when the Psychologist reassured me with complete confidence, that every single “patient” in this hospital could make Full Recovery through non drug means.

  • Truth,

    It involves exposure (with reference to documentary evidence) of “commonplace” medically psychopathic behaviour within “Mental Health”.

    It might be perfectly legal to hide Adverse Drug Reaction to drugs that can at a later date kill a person, I don’t know.

    (The drugs in question, have been widely used and the death rate on them has been very high. They’ve been around for about 60 years, but are now being discontinued in different countries).

  • Thank you Connor.

    LETHAL INJECTIONS

    Depot Fluphenazine Decoanate was identified in 1983 by Dr Allen France’s as Potentially Lethal.

    My hunch is that hiding Adverse Drug Reaction to drugs that can go on to kill people is internationally “commonplace or acceptable” in Psychiatry and therefore practiced by many doctors.

    https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/ps.49.10.1361-b

    EMAIL FROM ME TO:
    My Doctor Surgery, Newton Medical, Central London, UK.

    SUBJECT:- CHALLENGE TO DIAGNOSIS

    On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at 11:20,

    Dear Partners/Manager,

    Please examine the email and attachments (below).

    I am keen to challenge the 1986 Irish Record Summary and any Mental Health Diagnosis you might hold on me.

    Please record the exact location of the attachments to this email trail on your information system, so that I can refer to them at a later date.

    (Resent Emails dated 29 August 2013 + 16 October 2014 – also contain more background information).

    N.B.
    I would ask for the Amendment of the 1986 Irish Record Summary (not Removal).

    Please acknowledge receipt of this email trail + attachments.

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

    (Forwarded Email From Me To Ombudsman)

    On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 10:58,

    Dear Kirsty,

    Would you please pass this Information email on to Joanne Dawson. I apologise for any unpleasantness attached to the contents.

    Please find attached:-

    1. The Relevant Sections of my November 8, 1986 Handwritten Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Request Letter (3 pages).

    2. The November 24, 1986 Irish Record Summary (2 pages) – With Requested Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Intentionally OMMITTED.

    3. My January 13, 2012 ‘Near Fatal Modecate Experience’ – ‘Statement’, sent to;- Galway University, Depot Side Effect Research & Monitoring Team

    4. Admitting Doctor, Dr Fadels description of me ‘on presentation’ at Galway in November 1980.

    5. The November 1986 False Reassurance Letter From Dr Donlon Kenny

    MALPRACTICE AT GALWAY 1986
    Please examine and reconcile the attachments to this email and please read through the background information to the offending drugs for perspective. My recovery after April 1984 was as a result of discontinuing these drugs.

    MALPRACTICE & DIAGNOSIS
    I don’t think a Medical environment engaging in Malpractice can be trusted to represent a Medical Opinion.

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE OFFENDING DRUG

    Suicide
    Associated with Akathisia and depot Fluphenazine (Modecate) treatment

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/16313058_Suicide_Associated_with_Akathisia_and_Depot_Fluphenazine_Treatment 1983 (Dr K Shearer, Dr A Frances..)

    Dr A Frances went on to become Committee Chairperson to DSM 4.

    Akathisia
    I think I describe the symptoms of Akathisia fairly well in my November 1986 Handwritten ADR Request Letter + in My January 2012 ‘Statement’ to Galway University.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akathisia

    Wikipedia:- ‘Signs and Symptoms’
    “….Neuro-psychologist Dr. Dennis Staker had drug-induced akathisia for two days. His description of his experience was this: “It was the worst feeling I have ever had in my entire life…”….”

    Manufacturers Warning
    Adverse Drug Reaction
    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=7520

    “…The side effects most frequently reported with phenothiazine compounds are extrapyramidal symptoms including pseudoparkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, akathisia….”

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

  • I think Psychiatry takes it as a right to kill people.

    EMAIL
    Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 3:41 PM

    To: OIC IRISH COMMISSIONER OF INFORMATION
    Shared Mailbox

    Subject: Att Xxxxx Ref 130177 Amsterdam etc.

    Dear Mr Xxxxx

    I was advised to direct my query to you.

    I’m having an awful lot of difficulty sorting out a very dated medical history (and this history is causing real present day problems for me).

    I presumed Xxxxx to still be at the OIC
    and this is what I wrote:-

    You looked after a Case belonging to me a few years ago. I wasn’t happy with the outcome, but you did tell me to get in touch with you, if anything cropped up at a later date.

    I would like to be as brief as possible.

    NO MENTION OF AMSTERDAM ON THE UK NOTES
    I don’t see any mention of Amsterdam on my 1980 UK Records though I was with the Maudsley Hospital for two months (and had spent several months in Amsterdam shortly before arriving there).

    THE UK TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY
    All accounts of me from the UK are nondescript and vague, almost to the extent of never having met me (- but were given professional standing in 1980 at Galway).

    KEVIN MCGRADY IN AMSTERDAM
    I recognise nearly too easily from the the Wikipedia description of Kevin McGrady below (with some further inquiry)..

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McGrady

    ..that Kevin McGrady was someone I was socially acquainted with in Amsterdam in 1980.

    Kevin McGrady gave me the impression of being a genuine reborn again Christian, but nobody could have been as naive as the Wikipedia article suggests. It’s quite possible that he was being “groomed” at the time, and that his Diplock evidence would then be totally “incredulous”.

    About two weeks before I left Amsterdam Kevin McGrady expressed concern regarding a conversation we were supposed to have had a few days earlier. I honestly didn’t remember this conversation (but I had also been out late a night before and had no memory of coming in. Kevin McGrady worked on the night desk).

    ARRIVAL AT GALWAY 1980
    I was considered to be quite well on Arrival at Galway in 1980 (by two doctors – not one).

    Nurse Xxxxx was also present at the time.

    On Arrival me and the accompanying English doctor were split up and interviewed separately. The English doctors account was fairly unreliable (with no reference to Amsterdam). The English doctor also had a quantity of alcohol on board.

    A young Irish doctor took my account with reference to Amsterdam included. This young doctor never appeared on my Records. His version of events was updated to several days later and entered in by Psychiatrist Dr PA Carney in his own hand.

    IRISH POLICE
    I believe that at this time, once it became clear that something was “wrong” The Irish Police should have been called in.

    AKATHISIA:- NEAR FATAL APRIL 1984 DEPIXOL INJECTION

    I believe the Records were interfered at this time because:-

    The Depixol injection appears on the notes without explanation.

    Staff at the time were instructed not to Admit me, though I should have been kept under observation for at least 24 hours after being newly introduced to this type of medication.

    This injection was given at twice the introductory level though the Modecate had been re introduced by Dr xxxx at the introductory 12.5 mg level (in December 1983).

    This injection was given as an alternative with supposedly less involuntary movement effect.

    Dr PA Carney was trying to keep my Modecate disability problem off the records, because he had been holding me responsible for my inability to Function, and had continually expressed this as my main problem.

    April 1984 was my last hospitalization. I made longterm recovery as a result of carefully tapering off strong Psychiatric medications with the help of Psychotherapy.

    Please acknowledge this email.

    Yours Sincerely

    Xxxx

  • Dear Dr Moncrieff,

    Thanks for the interesting article.

    You mention “schizophrenia” and anxiety, what I notice is that most “depressed” people seem to suffer from dreadful anxiety. I identify with David Letterman (below) when he describes his own torments.

    https://youtu.be/NxUVPmrMr0s

    When I tried to quit medication many years ago I was overcome with compulsive anxiety about everything.

    But my salvation wasn’t in
    relationships, interests, love, career or anything like this.

    It was in the Realisation that if I didn’t engage my dreadful anxiety that it would eventually soften, and when this happened my mind would see things completely differently, and I would intuitively KNOW what to do.

    If I hadnt accessed this Realization I would have ended up back in Psychiatry.

  • I had my own records doctored in Ireland (1986) to hide Suicidal Reaction (Akathisia) to drugs my Psychiatrist had been promoting.

    https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/ps.49.10.1361-b

    At the time 1986 The President of the British Association of Psychopharmacologists was a Professor in the Local University that managed the Psychiatric Unit I attended.

    I have been Well and independant for more than 30 years now but my Doctor Surgery, Newton Medical in Central London is attempting to trade off off the “diagnosis” through presenting it in isolation.
    (I can only presume there’s still money in it).

  • Childhood experiences do matter, and everybody has childhood trauma. If there’s unfulfilled trauma from childhood it will present itself in the present. I think it’s important to get trauma sorted out and not get strung out on endless therapy.

    I suffered from terrible trauma myself; it was neuroleptic withdrawal induced and the ‘meditation’ approach worked. The ‘meditation’ approach also worked for everything else.

  • It can’t be a disease if a person can get better through carefully not taking their “medication” and moving to “psychology”. And can explain how and why this process works.

    Carefully not taking my “medication” because these drugs have serious Rebound and Withdrawal Syndromes.

    Suitable Psychology for me would be the Psychology of Dr Wayne W Dyer + Eckhart Tolle. Buddhist Psychology also and 12 Step Fellowship….

    (..By coincidence these styles are also supported by Oprah Winnfrey .. ).

  • Hi Lawrence,

    The mental institutions did come about at the same time as the industrial revolution when people existed in big anonymous groups. The institutions were also a very British type of invention.

    In Victorian times people went to great lengths to protect their image so I suppose if people displayed too much emotional outburst or stepped out of line they could be diagnosed as ill. But a lot of people might genuinely have broken under the pressures.

    In Ireland up to the 1970s people (mostly victims) were locked up in mental institutions for reasons of “moral conduct”.

    What is it? In present day terms I think it’s being under control or being dependent on the “mental health” services.

    I know that “The Mental Health Services” create very strong dependency.

  • Thanks Kelli and Thanks James for this fantastic interview.

    So many of the Mad in America “Severe Mental Illness Label” Recovery Stories feature the same processes.

    I suffered “medication” withdrawal PTSD and no amount of talking would have cured me, but tuning into my physical state and recognising how practical my thinking became once my feelings softened did cure me.

    In 2012 when I had a cancer scare (ocular malignant melanoma) which turned out to be true, I used the same process to stabilise myself so that I could deal (as best as possible) with my situation.

  • littleturtle,

    I’m no expert on this; but under:-

    “Yoga for Depression the Research”

    Note No 6.
    “…Anti-inflammatory effects – Kaliman et al (2014) found enhanced genomic expression of anti-inflammatory genes and suppression of inflammatory in a group of expert meditators. There is a theory in functional medicine which suggests that the negative mood symptoms of anxiety and depression are actually a by product of the body’s innate alarm system, altering the individual of immune system activation due to inflammation in the body. Therefore, current researchers are now exploring the correlation between high levels of inflammatory cytokines and mental health symptoms….”

  • REBOUND OR RELAPSE?

    “…Linda Walicki, an untreated psychotic of 25, killed her father aged 53 and her brother aged 15, and then attempted to kill her mother (Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2007)…”

    As far as I know Linda Walicki was reduced from a Neuroleptic Depot Injection to the equivalent of 25mg of Chloropromazine (a dosage suitable for hiccoughs).

    I also came off a Depot Injection in 1983 and reduced to 25mg chloropromazine (in 1990)

    THIS is What Happened in Between:-

    In December 1983 2 months after being given permission to discontinue modecate depot injection ..
    *
    https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/ps.49.10.1361-b

    ..I ended up in hospitable in a Suicidal State. I was reintroduced to Modecate Depot in hospital and released. The dosage volume was then raised somewhat and shortly afterward I attempted suicide (Akathisia). I was again hospitalized. I spent sometime in day care.

    I attempted to Discontinue Modecate again I found myself becoming very shaky so I approached doctors again. I asked for an alternative to Modecate Depot as this drug was causing Disabling Involuntary Movements. Depixol Depot was suggested as an alternative drug with less “movement” problem.

    I was injected with twice the introductory dose of Depixol Depot. After about a day I became extremely agitated (Akathisia) and attempted to have myself hospitalized but entry was refused.

    I came back again to hospital sometime later and eventually was hospitalized. I stayed for less than 2 days and never took Depot injection again.

    My Disabling “Movement” Problems stopped shortly afterward and I then came off Disability Payments (for good).

    Fortunately I recognized “Drug Withdrawal Syndrome” and asked for oral medication, which I tapered very carefully from, and by 1990 I was down to 25 mg chloropromazine (suitable for hiccoughs), and from there – nothing.

    *I had originally asked my Psychiatrist Dr PA Carney *(author of the above paper) to do something about my Disabling Drug Induced “Movement” Problems on Modecate Depot Injection. He attempted to do this, but was unsuccessful so he offered me the option of Depot discontinuation in October of 1983.

    NOTE:- there is NO mention in the above Research Paper of:-
    1. Drug Induced Akathisia (Suicidal)
    2. Drug Rebound Syndrome or
    3. Full Recovery as a result of careful discontinuation of Strong Psychiatric “medication”.

    I suppose if the Researchers don’t Record the dangers – they don’t exist.

    (In 1980 I was originally transferred from the Maudsley Hospital London, to Galway Ireland Psychiatric Unit; and on Admission was described in Terms of Wellness by Admitting Doctor, Dr Fadel).

  • Andrea Yates was diagnosed as insane but even when someone is insane they’re still in their own minds and emotions. But when they’re under the influence of neuroleptics, the drugging sabatages mental function to the extent that they become “zombies”(/people with no responsibility).

    I don’t think it was her family’s fault either – the drugs were too dangerous to be used in the way they were used.

  • At least you’re honest (about why you wouldnt experiment with prescribed medication) Dr Gøtzsche,

    In my opinion it’s wishful thinking to believe a pill can be taken that will stop anxiety or stop depression without ending in a higher price being paid.

    I think the ‘easy way out’ is not to take the pills, and find some other healthy way of overcoming “depression” and “anxiety”; and there are lots of different healthy ways to do this.

  • Thank you FeelinDiscouraged,

    This is what I mean by modern day Holocaust behaviour.

    I made my recovery as a result of stopping the offending drugs; so I suppose a reasonable argument would be that the “Illness” never existed.

  • Dear Sandra,

    Thank you for writing this article.

    I reckon about 50% of the “Severely Mentally Ill” have nothing wrong with them other than really excruciating Withdrawal Syndrome. I’m glad you survived.

    I watched Bob Whitaker present convincing evidence of the UK Medication Epidemic Fallout, at the House of Parliament in 2016:-

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/05/robert-whitaker-addressing-britains-parliament/

  • I think it’s more a question of sharing things out (if some people want to have more – they can still have more).

    We’re not living in the 1970s:- cars can now drive themselves, technology can produce electricity from natural resources and computerised manufacturing can produce most of the goods needed.

  • NEUROTOXIC HOMICIDE

    https://youtu.be/KcH4aM61cAI

    In this video Art Levine relates the story of a man newly released from an institution who kills his father with a baseball bat to ‘send him to heaven’:-

    “Antipsychotics” suppress normal human feelings and reactions leaving a person in a state of drugged “apathy” – where they are not ” too bothered about anything”. This is how “antipsychotics” work.

    From a state like this, it’s not too hard for me to see how a heavy consumer could behave like this “released man” behaved.

  • Akathisia,
    The UK Information Commissioners Office is at present assuring me that my UK GP Surgery can keep documentary evidence of (Suicidal) Adverse Drug Reaction from my Records.

    I asked the UK ICO ‘Officer’ about the ‘legality’ of this and they said they were not prepared to comment.

  • My experience is that Psychiatric drugs definitely damage the Brain and Disable people, but that solutions can be found even for this type of situation through Psychological means.

    I can substantiate what I say, with reliable documentary evidence of my own Longterm “Severe Mental Illness”, and my Long-term Successful Psychological Recovery.

  • I agree. The ignorance among psychotropic prescribers is unbelievable, considering the risk Akathisia presents to the population at large.

    For Example:- If 10 percent of the Adult population (about 4 million people) consume SSRIs and 1 percent of these ( about 40,000 people) are at serious risk of Akithisia – then this is quite a high risk.

  • AKATHISIA
    In my Case the “Illness” stopped, the Disability stopped, and the Suicide Attempts stopped, (Permanently), when I discontinued the drugs.

    EMAIL FROM ME TO:
    My Doctor Surgery, Newton Medical, Central London, UK.

    SUBJECT:- CHALLENGE TO DIAGNOSIS

    On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at 11:20,

    Dear Partners/Manager,

    Please examine the email and attachments (below).

    I am keen to challenge the 1986 Irish Record Summary and any Mental Health Diagnosis you might hold on me.

    Please record the exact location of the attachments to this email trail on your information system, so that I can refer to them at a later date.

    (Resent Emails dated 29 August 2013 + 16 October 2014 – also contain more background information).

    N.B.
    I would ask for the Amendment of the 1986 Irish Record Summary (not Removal).

    Please acknowledge receipt of this email trail + attachments.

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

    (Forwarded Email From Me To Ombudsman)

    On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 10:58,

    Dear Kirsty,

    Would you please pass this Information email on to Joanne Dawson. I apologise for any unpleasantness attached to the contents.

    Please find attached:-

    1. The Relevant Sections of my November 8, 1986 Handwritten Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Request Letter (3 pages).

    2. The November 24, 1986 Irish Record Summary (2 pages) – With Requested Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Intentionally OMMITTED.

    3. My January 13, 2012 ‘Near Fatal Modecate Experience’ – ‘Statement’, sent to;- Galway University, Depot Side Effect Research & Monitoring Team

    4. Admitting Doctor, Dr Fadels description of me ‘on presentation’ at Galway in November 1980.

    5. The November 1986 False Reassurance Letter From Dr Donlon Kenny

    MALPRACTICE AT GALWAY 1986
    Please examine and reconcile the attachments to this email and please read through the background information to the offending drugs for perspective. My recovery after April 1984 was as a result of discontinuing these drugs.

    MALPRACTICE & DIAGNOSIS
    I don’t think a Medical environment engaging in Malpractice can be trusted to represent a Medical Opinion.

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE OFFENDING DRUG

    Suicide
    Associated with Akathisia and depot Fluphenazine (Modecate) treatment

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/16313058_Suicide_Associated_with_Akathisia_and_Depot_Fluphenazine_Treatment 1983 (Dr K Shearer, Dr A Frances..)

    Dr A Frances went on to become Committee Chairperson to DSM 4.

    Akathisia
    I think I describe the symptoms of Akathisia fairly well in my November 1986 Handwritten ADR Request Letter + in My January 2012 ‘Statement’ to Galway University.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akathisia

    Wikipedia:- ‘Signs and Symptoms’
    “….Neuro-psychologist Dr. Dennis Staker had drug-induced akathisia for two days. His description of his experience was this: “It was the worst feeling I have ever had in my entire life…”….”

    Manufacturers Warning
    Adverse Drug Reaction
    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=7520

    “…The side effects most frequently reported with phenothiazine compounds are extrapyramidal symptoms including pseudoparkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, akathisia….”

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

  • Hi TRM123,

    I think your reference to historical European monsters from the 1930s and 1940s is very pertinent.

    These people killed Jewish People, Gypsy People, Gay People and the People described as “Mentally Ill”. Here in the UK most people have the same equal horror for the treatment of all these people.

    If the average UK person knew the dreadful suffering (Akathisia) and unnecessary deaths of vulnerable people in “Mental Health Industry” in the UK, they would tear it down.

    The problem is that the majority of these deaths are invisible.

  • Hi Sylvain,

    I remember being told by a doctor that “Schz…..” was a serious long term disorder and that a diagnosed person would have to remain longterm unwell (whether they were unwell or not).

    If a person were to recover as a result of leaving psychiatry I’d imagine they would be, a bit of an eyesore.

    When I came off strong “medication” I had to find a way to deal with my rebound “High Anxiety”. If I didn’t find this, I would have had to return to Psychiatry and remain there forever.

    As it happened I was able to get some insight into the Anxiety Dynamic. I was getting worried over nearly every single little item, and I had never been like this before.

    I could see that the anxiety was in me and not in the outside world – when I was levelled off nothing worried me. So I concentrated on dealing with my feelings instead of focussing them (and this worked in the longterm).

    This type of overwhelming anxiety I’d imagine, would be typical of Neuroleptic Withdrawal Syndrome. Its probably typical of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome as well.

    I still use my High Anxiety technique when I get stressed – it’s difficult to apply, but not the most complicated non drug technique to understand.

  • Nice to see you Dr Timimi, I don’t support scientism either.

    I recovered from a “serious and chronic condition” in 1984 as a result of not taking my “medication”, and I haven’t claimed Disability since.

    But my GP Surgery in Central London had been claiming for me as a Severely Mentally Ill person up to 2012, without my knowledge or consent (and could still be doing so).

    At present the UK Information Commissioners Office is attempting to tell me that I’m not allowed to enter my evidence of 30 years of Wellness in the UK, and my historical evidence of Psychiatric misbehavior from Ireland – to my Medical records.

    But I’m sure I can find a perfectly legal way to do this.

  • It looks like Dr Shipman Behavior is acceptable practise in “UK Mental Health”

    EMAIL Today from the UK Information Commissioners Office (Re. Above)

    On Wed, 10 Jan 2018 at 9:04, [email protected]
    wrote:

    10 January 2018

    Case Reference Number RFA0701553

    Dear Mr (ME)

    We write further to our telephone conversation on 4 January 2018 and in respect of the letter you sent to Newton Medical Centre on 12 December 2017.We also acknowledge receipt of your e-mail and attachments on 9 January 2018.

    In the letter to Newton Medical Centre you have asked them to:

    Inform you of the location of certain information about you on their computer system

    Explain why the information in attachments to your letter is a fair and accurate representation of your medical history

    Data Protection Act

    Under the Data Protection Act you do not have a right to ask about the location of information on Newton Medical Centre’s computer system or ask why they consider information in your medical file is fair and accurate.

    The fourth principle of the Data Protection Act (DPA) requires an organisation to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of personal data they hold. This requirement relates to matters of fact, it does not relate to an opinion such as a medical diagnosis.

    A medical diagnosis is not a matter of fact as different doctors may hold different professional views. It is not possible for a medical diagnosis by a doctor to be challenged by anyone other than another doctor with a similar area of expertise.

    You cannot ask Newton Medical Centre to amend or remove a medical diagnosis from your records.

    You cannot ask Newton Medical Centre to amend or remove notes recorded by a doctor which led to their diagnosis. Doctors are required to keep contemporaneous notes of consultations and it would not be possible to challenge their recollection of events many years after a consultation or to prove that their recollection is incorrect.

    As explained in our letter of 5 December 2017 and in our telephone conversations you have the option to ask Newton Medical Practice to add a note to your file, stating that you disagree with information in your file or that you do not consider it to be complete.

    Please be aware that the Data Protection Act does not say anything about where a note should be added to an individual’s records. This means that you cannot ask for Newton Medical Practice to add a note at a certain point in your records or to add more than one note.

    The note should indicate that you disagree with the information in your records, but apart from this the Data Protection Act does not give any guidance about what information you can ask an organisation to add to your records. This means that Newton Medical Practice does not have to agree to add information to your records relating to your employment (such as character references and Construction Skills Certification Scheme ID cards).

    If Newton Medical Practice does not agree to add the note or information you want to your file the only option would be to make an application to the court under section 14 of the Data Protection Act.

    We cannot help you take court action, so if you want to consider this option we would recommend that you take legal advice.

    Next Steps

    We would recommend that you write to Newton Medical Practice and ask them to add a note to your records that you believe your medical records are inaccurate or incomplete. You can state what your opinion is, but the Practice are more likely to agree to your note being added if the statement is brief and does not require attached documents to be added.

    We would recommend that you ask for Newton Medical Practice to confirm in writing that they will add such a note to your file.

    Keep a copy of the letter you send to the Practice.

    If you do not receive a response after 28 days you may report the matter to us again.

    Yours sincerely

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  • Dear Alva Finn,

    I’m still being blocked by my UK GP Surgery:

    EMAIL FROM ME TO:
    My Doctor Surgery, Newton Medical, Central London, UK.

    SUBJECT:- CHALLENGE TO DIAGNOSIS

    On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at 11:20,

    Dear Partners/Manager,

    Please examine the email and attachments (below).

    I am keen to challenge the 1986 Irish Record Summary and any Mental Health Diagnosis you might hold on me.

    Please record the exact location of the attachments to this email trail on your information system, so that I can refer to them at a later date.

    (Resent Emails dated 29 August 2013 + 16 October 2014 – also contain more background information).

    N.B.
    I would ask for the Amendment of the 1986 Irish Record Summary (not Removal).

    Please acknowledge receipt of this email trail + attachments.

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

    (Forwarded Email From Me To Ombudsman)

    On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 10:58,

    Dear Kirsty,

    Would you please pass this Information email on to Joanne Dawson. I apologise for any unpleasantness attached to the contents.

    Please find attached:-

    1. The Relevant Sections of my November 8, 1986 Handwritten Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Request Letter (3 pages).

    2. The November 24, 1986 Irish Record Summary (2 pages) – With Requested Adverse Drug Reaction Warning Intentionally OMMITTED.

    3. My January 13, 2012 ‘Near Fatal Modecate Experience’ – ‘Statement’, sent to;- Galway University, Depot Side Effect Research & Monitoring Team

    4. Admitting Doctor, Dr Fadels description of me ‘on presentation’ at Galway in November 1980.

    5. The November 1986 False Reassurance Letter From Dr Donlon Kenny

    MALPRACTICE AT GALWAY 1986
    Please examine and reconcile the attachments to this email and please read through the background information to the offending drugs for perspective. My recovery after April 1984 was as a result of discontinuing these drugs.

    MALPRACTICE & DIAGNOSIS
    I don’t think a Medical environment engaging in Malpractice can be trusted to represent a Medical Opinion.

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE OFFENDING DRUG

    Suicide
    Associated with Akathisia and depot Fluphenazine (Modecate) treatment

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/16313058_Suicide_Associated_with_Akathisia_and_Depot_Fluphenazine_Treatment 1983 (Dr K Shearer, Dr A Frances..)

    Dr A Frances went on to become Committee Chairperson to DSM 4.

    Akathisia
    I think I describe the symptoms of Akathisia fairly well in my November 1986 Handwritten ADR Request Letter + in My January 2012 ‘Statement’ to Galway University.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akathisia

    Wikipedia:- ‘Signs and Symptoms’
    “….Neuro-psychologist Dr. Dennis Staker had drug-induced akathisia for two days. His description of his experience was this: “It was the worst feeling I have ever had in my entire life…”….”

    Manufacturers Warning
    Adverse Drug Reaction
    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=7520

    “…The side effects most frequently reported with phenothiazine compounds are extrapyramidal symptoms including pseudoparkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, akathisia….”

    Yours Sincerely

    ME

  • momsad,

    “..An overview of the current state of knowledge in the field, concluding that psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness…”

    British Psychological Society

    https://www1.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-clinical-psychology/understanding-psychosis-and-schizophrenia

    (Free Download)

  • To claim “Mental Health” Disability Benefit I believe a person has got to persuade the Benefit People that they are still suffering from Mental Illness Symptoms.

    But with me (and probably most of the other people) it was the very real “medication” side effects that had me “immobilised”.

    Basically I believe the Recovery/Disability Research Starting off points are one of misinformation:-
    – i.e. in “Mental Health” (unfortunately) it is often policy to Deny drug side effects exist.

  • I believe “Schizophrenia” became “chronic” in the 1990s – the idea was people did not recover. Present day descriptions usually describe “Schizophrenia” as a long term seriois and chronic condition.

    In the 1980s I believe people were expected to move back into life. This is where (with me) the drug side effects became an issue.

    These days “Schizophrenia” disability is soaking up billions, and the atypicals are out of patent. But I would believe that the drug side effects are still the the main disability issue.

    The other side of things is that so many other people are now in the “Severe Mental Illness” categorization bracket, and on strong neuroleptics. These people would also be genuinely Disabled.