Thursday, July 9, 2020

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  • Matt: you wrote: “And general tranquilizers such as Seroquel and Zyprexa are cloaked in the misleading medicalized term “medication” (39 times). The authors could have chosen to use terms like “distress,” “experience,” *“neuroleptics,” “administration of oral tranquilizers,”*.

    I have something to say about the words I put in *’s: Mainly I think the best way
    to refer to psychiatric meds is [emotional] pain-killers, of course with the caveat that in
    rare cases, any type of pain can be life-threatening. To me *neuroleptics* and *oral tranquilizers*
    sounds likes medicine too (although not as much).

  • And psychiatry (and the diagnosis of ADHD) is more than just a hoax. I believe ‘psychiatric’ drugging and electro-shocking (in most cases) is psychiatric abuse, and putting kids on ADD medication could be like putting a gun in their hands.

    Children have killed on drugs like these ([see https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/05/the-fda-is-hiding-reports-linking-psych-drugs-to-homicides/%5D where Andrew Thibault discusses why a ten year old girl murdered her sister while taking vyvance]).

    It’s ironic that the first psychiatrist that ever treated me pushed the diagnosis of ADHD (on a radio show) as if it were a newly discovered form of cancer. He will probably will never acknowledge the harm he caused. I think I remember him giving pushing the ‘chemical imbalance theory’ as well, and it’s ironic that I thought him so intelligent.

    Parents need to know these stories and read these articles and open their eyes. Never
    hurt your kids like this. Never hurt other people’s kids like this.

    In my opinion, psychiatric drugging (and electro-shocking) is not treatment, it’s psychiatric abuse, and drugging children (IMO) is child abuse.

    Kindest regards
    Even.

  • Great article, Sera about the Boston Globe.

    I have an analogy about the myth of the connection between ‘mental-illness’ and violence, and how it
    connects to the Spotlight section of the Boston Globe.

    There are three types of Elephants in a room.

    The first one is clearly visible, but people don’t want to talk about. That is the proverbial elephant, and it’s sometimes is huge.

    The second one is visible, but it’s really a very small elephant, but the people in the room feed it, and it grows and grows as people talk about it. This kind of elephant is like the myth of the ‘mental-illness’-violence connection, and the Boston globe has just fed it some more. There are very few rooms that can hold the size of this once tiny elephant at this point.

    The third elephant is the invisible elephant, and that elephant is the biggest, and most dangerous one of all. It becomes huger as its influence becomes more powerful, and the people in the room refuse to make efforts at detecting it.

    The latter elephant is the elephant of psychiatric abuse. Robert Whitaker, Peter Breggin and others have made it more visible (and smaller in the process), and it’s more than ironic that a resource like the ‘Boston Globe’ and ‘Spotlight’ has sprayed some invisibility paint on the third elephant and made it that much bigger in the process.

    The Boston Globe decided to take the easy route and feed the second type of elephant (the one that everybody in the room talks about). ‘Spotlight’, has shown its bright light on injustice and cruelty fifteen years ago in terms of the first elephant in the room, but it does nothing about the most dangerous elephant of all, the one that’s so hard to see.

    When I saw the documentary about Spotlight (and the story they did about the Catholic Church abuse scandal), I wished that there were such groundbreaking story about psychiatric abuse, but instead
    spotlight acts even worse than them (Leaders of the Catholic Church).

    They turn on the victims of psychiatric (abuse) and labels them as criminals. It is sad to see that ‘Spotlight’, whose journalists were a voice of compassion and justice (in the Catholic Church abuse scandal), became (I hope temporarily) a voice that creates fear and injustice.

    I wish that one day, there will be a ‘Spotlight II’ movie, about psychiatric abuse, about all the lives
    shattered and destroyed because of it, till that day we still have MIA and Sera Davidow (and all the others who fight for psychiatric abuse victims).

    Again thanks for the article, Sera.

    Kindest regards, Even.

  • psychiatry is a hoax. But maybe the phrase ‘To every joke there is some truth’ applies. In an ideal situation, a psychiatrist might warn a patient of all dangers. He/she will not say that I won’t get this or that negative effect. He/she will tell me ‘this medication can kill you’. He/she will not say that something terrible will happen if I taper off a certain drug, and will not give me dire examples of ‘mad killings’ to warn me to take my drugs. The ‘doctor’ will tell me that the drug will probably cause massive brain damage and disability, and the doctor will not prescribe drugs to underage children, and sometimes, if I’m desperate enough, I’ll say I want medicine anyways. But yes, ‘psychiatry is a hoax’ created through repeated hypnotic suggestions. Like: ‘depression is a physical illness like diabetes’ ‘Mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance’. Kindest regards, and thank you for your thoughts on the hoax of
    psychiatry, Even.

  • To: The_cat“watch the watch” you are getting sleepy and then figure out what was bugging you deep inside ? It’s called hypnosis. Part of hypnosis is repeating something over and over again. ‘You are getting sleepier, sleepier, sleepier.’ Psychiatry and big Pharma are practicing this too. ‘Mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance, mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance, mental illness…These drugs are safe and effective, These drugs are safe and effective, These drugs…” They have succeeded in hypnotizing a large percentage of the developed world. I guess Big pharama TV ads have had an effect, the way that they keep advertising how great psychiatric drugs are, by repeating the ads. Again and again. AKA hypnosis.

  • Hi Bob,
    BTW, Your writings have changed my views on psychiatric medication dramatically, but somehow this article left me wondering about something.

    There seems (in my own opinion), to be a missing piece to this article. You seem (to me) to imply that the studies show that psychiatric treatment is correlated (or might cause) suicide. It also seems to me
    that these studies compared people with the same risk profile (and I guess that means they were
    having similar psychosocial/stress issues), yet (I believe) it could be argued that the group that sought psychiatric help might have been less able to cope with whatever stresses were going on with their life, and the forcibly medicated groups might have been even less resilient, and therefore were more
    vulnerable to suicide. To me, this is the hole in the argument, especially since we can’t really dig into
    every person’s psyche and see which person is more at risk for suicide.

    Yes, I do believe that most of these drugs cause suicide, and in fact it is well known(and proven) that a lot of anti-depressants cause suicide, but I have the above caveat. Perhaps the numbers are so
    overwhelming that my argument doesn’t matter, or perhaps you have a different explanation. IDK.

    Also, you write this:
    ‘contact with a psychiatric outpatient clinic with an eight-fold increase;’
    I’m not sure that people who contact a psychiatric clinic actually take medication.
    I’ve been a patient at four outpatient clinics, and they all offered psychotherapy as well
    as medication. In two of them, I got my medication from an outside doctor (and not from the
    clinic-psychiatrist). Maybe you could say people who are distressed enough to seek psychotherapy
    are more likely to kill themselves. Again IDK. I’m not a scientist or a journalist. I don’t even know if
    what I’m saying makes any sense.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am on your side. Since I read your work and the MIA articles I’ve realized how the medications have devastated my life, and how many hundreds of times I came so close to death directly or indirectly from these medications.

    These suicides, and my story are stories in a long list of people’s stories of psychiatric abuse. Thank
    you for bringing to light the link between suicide and psychiatric abuse.

    Thank you for you public service.
    Kind regards,
    Even.

  • Hi Someone else,
    I like your stories, and now I have something to say.

    ‘Nazi tactics’
    I would like to clarify what I believe are ‘Nazi tactics’. I believe true evil resides in
    committing atrocities and then washing your hands of it, believing that you did nothing wrong, or that the atrocity that you committed was actually virtuous. Simply hiding your crimes is the behavior of most common criminals. Common criminals know what they do is wrong and most of them are ashamed of their crimes. Nazism is one level higher. This is what a lot of psychiatry is. Countless victims suffer and die and they wash their hands, saying “My hands did not shed this blood.” They actually believe their own fraud.
    Nazis believed it was okay to kill the disabled and Jews because they believed that certain groups were not real people. Only the Aryan race was truly human. Psychiatry turns a blind eye to their own atrocities and believe that something else damaged or killed their victims.
    Hurting people is wrong. Hurting people and convincing yourself that you helped them? I don’t know what you call that. Nazism? Maybe.
    However, I believe I’m not here to judge anyone. I won’t try to pretend to walk in anyone’s shoes. I will not call a psychiatrist a Nazi (or anyone for that matter), but I agree with you that they use Nazi tactics, even if I won’t call them Nazis or Nazi-like.

    Best Regards,
    Even.

  • I think bptd might have a point. I’m not sure though, and this is only my opinion. Normally I would say it’s futile to try malpractice lawsuits against psychiatrists. Normally I would say the medical-model has too much credibility and there is too much fear of mad-killings blamed on people not taking their meds(or ect), but this almost seems worse than murder. 70 consecutive ects? This seems like aggressively torturing an already vulnerable victim before killing him. I don’t think words can describe accurately how insane this is. I don’t know Australian Law, but one could hope that this case could be tried both civilly and as some sort of violent felony. Maybe you could raise money on this site to hire a lawyer for GD (and perhaps for his recovery needs). I commend you highly for your efforts, John. There a saying in Jewish literature, “Saving a life is like saving a whole world.” Some say that’s because every person is a whole world. Even if you’re not successful, I think God counts it as if you were. Don’t think that your efforts are in vain.

    I don’t know if anyone suggested this, but I think there is a lawyer who writes on MIA. Maybe you could contact him somehow, and maybe he can get you in touch with the
    right type of legal help. IDK if that’s reasonable though.

    Unfortunately, even if you win this fight, GD is going to need a lot more help if he is going
    to recover from all of this torture, and I pray that God helps him and that those around him
    give him the support he desperately needs.

    Kind regards,
    Even.

  • Hi Marilyn,

    “Medication, she says, may help children in the short term, but research shows that ADHD medications do not produce improvements in long-term education or work achievements.”

    Whipping a child with a belt will also help children in the short term (i.e. it will keep them quiet),
    but of course we know how damaging it is. Giving a child something similar to cocaine for bad
    behavior? I don’t know which is worse. There must be better options. And some parents are worried about giving kids too much sourbelt candy(not that it’s good)? I’m not going to say how what happened to me as a victim of someone who went crazy on ADD medication, it’s just too sensitive a topic right now.

    All the best,
    Even.

  • Hi Jill, Thank you for responding to my comment.I feel stupid. I don’t know where I actually heard that inflammation is the body’s way of fighting infection so quoting a certain doctor was wrong. I heard it somewhere though. Interesting to learn more about the multiple arms of the immune system.

    If anyone’s reading this blog I would like to point out to be careful with any omega-3 supplements (to treat psychosis/inflammation) as they tend to rot and rotten oil tends to be toxic. Some supplements have turmeric in them which slows the rot. IDK whether this means you should not take omega-3 supplements, but it’s a good idea to research (I personally don’t).

    Also, in terms of eating fish, I think eating farmed fish or most other types of fish
    that are high in mercury are not healthy and (in my opinion might not be healthy for
    psychosis). I gleaned this information from a website called “The World’s healthiest foods.”
    They got their mercury-info from the EPA.

    I think this is the link to their website.

    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=116

    As you can see, the safest fish to eat regularly
    are the following: Pacific scallops, shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, herring, anchovies,Wild-caught Alaskan and (wild caught) Pacific Coast salmon. Please note ‘where’ the fish comes from Most other species contain too much PCB’s and mercury.

    Not only that but farmed salmon has much less omega-3’s than wild because they are fed corn instead of algae.

    This is according to Dr. Mercola in an article(9 things you should know
    about farmed fish) on the following website:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/21/9-farmed-fish-facts.aspx

    I buy wild-caught salmon in cans, as the fresh in my local market are farmed. The problem
    is not everyone can eat canned salmon for a variety of reasons, but plant-based sources
    of omega-3’s are plentiful(but not as beneficial as animal-based sources or algae, and I
    think algae is a very good source of it). You can do your own research into what foods
    have higher amounts of omega-3’s. They usually contain only the ALA fats which are
    not as beneficial as EPA/DHA. I think algae pills are a good source of EPA/DHA if they
    don’t rot. IDK.

    Also, taking aspirin daily with omega-3’s can be tricky as they are both blood thinners(
    increased bleeding risk?), but I’m not sure about that, so better to consult an expert.

    Again, the best thing to do with omega-3
    supplements is to research them carefully to see if they are really beneficial (because the
    rot-factor might destroy their benefits), and bad idea to buy a bunch at a time since the longer you keep them, the more they rot. I’ve opened up fish oil bottles and the pills were swollen and nasty.

    Sorry I had to go on like this about omega-3’s, but it’s important to know that whether you’re eating (or taking) something that is helpful or harmful for your mental health (whether it’s psychosis,anxiety or whatever). Mercury is a neurotoxin, although perhaps it’s not as harmful as antipsychotics (not sure, maybe depends on how much you take).

    all the best,
    Even.

  • Hi, Jill.

    Thank you for an interesting article on the biology of psychosis, and I believe you are on the right
    track here, but I have one issue. I apologize in advance if my comment is insulting.

    Isn’t attacking inflammation a little bit like taking Tylenol for a headache? I’ve heard (I think
    his name was Doctor Ash?) that inflammation is the body’s way of healing. In my opinion, giving pills like aspirin and such might interfere with the body’s natural ability to fight whatever is diseased about the body(through the process of inflammation which the body uses to heal itself). Instead (sorry I’m not a doctor, but I have opinions), I think the best way to attack inflammation
    is to get at its source (i.e. cause).

    Perhaps an anti-inflammatory diet isn’t really anti-inflammatory at all, rather it is actually healing the source of the problem (and therefore the body has no need to inflame itself anymore), but I think drugs such as aspirin might just prevent the body from healing itself (via inflammation, based on Doctor Ash’s opinion).

    It’s interesting that you said anti-psychotics create inflammation. That might mean that the body is
    compensating for something that harms it (which would mean anti-psychotics). Most of us know that
    already, but it’s good to hear.

    Even.

  • Good piece Michael, and one that shows that what is needed is all around us, not in a cage or a pill..

    What we don’t need is also all around us. Arrogance, hate, feelings of superiority among others. All things that prevent true friendships from forming. I think the most important piece in all of this is the judgment that most people pass on others and prevents us from befriending them. The question I want to ask myself when I do this is: Can I really judge this person from where I’m standing? Did I live his life? I think that until someone actually lives someone else’s life, they cannot judge others realistically, and outside of fantasy novels, such a thing is impossible. In fact, very few people can judge themselves realistically even though they lived their own lives. If you can’t walk in your own shoes, why try to walk in someone else’s? Those for sure won’t fit. I think it is the rare person that can really know himself. Instead I think it is preferable to look at the good in others, even if it’s hard to find, just as God is concerned with only the good in his creatures and doesn’t value the negative in any way.
    I think looking at people’s positive qualities and discounting the negative is perhaps the best way
    to make friends with the most marginalized groups in society, and with everyone else as well. Not that I don’t judge others sometimes, but it’s not a trait I’m proud of.
    Sorry that I’m pointing out something obvious, but IMO sometimes it’s the things that we know to be true that are the most ignored.
    BTW, great article Michael. I liked what you said about the different types of friends.

    EB.