Antipsychotic use up 1,000 percent in Canadian kids

I lifted that straight off of Furious Seasons. Go read there. This is the article from CBC in Canada.

Add increased risk of breast cancer to the possible “adverse effects” of psych meds

Metabolic syndromes are now being associated with doubling the risk of breast cancer. Neuroleptics (the atypicals) often cause metabolic syndromes. SSRIs have more recently been implicated as well. TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure, elevated glucose and other components of metabolic syndrome might be at increased risk for postmenopausal breast... Continue Reading →

The 39 psychotropic drugs I’ve taken

It's potentially dangerous to come off psychiatric drugs rapidly. For guidance in safer withdrawal methods see here. You think maybe something wasn’t quite right? This journey started the summer of 1985 and is about to end this summer of 2009. I have been withdrawing the past 5 years. Nothing ever did work and in retrospect... Continue Reading →

Atypical Antipsychotics are the New SSRIs

By Jessica Firger: bio and website here November, 2008 A submission made by the author which she wrote while in grad school. Atypical Antipsychotics are the New SSRIs A women walks along a beach, the sky is grey, the waves hit the shore with a tumultuous splash. She tugs her jacket just a bit closer... Continue Reading →

Electroboy, ex-pharma sponsor now slams Abilify the drug he was pimping

This has been news for a few days, but this video cinches stuff nice and neat. Andy Behrman, a former spokesman for Abilify and Bristol Myers Squibb, discusses his side effects from Abilify, the "wonder drug" of Bristol Myers Squibb.

Doctors Worry About Kids’ Use of Antipsychotic Drugs

From the Washington Post a couple of days ago: Doctor's "worry"---ha! better late than never I guess...then again there is no sign they are looking for any alternatives besides OTHER drugs which will undoubtedly do some other horrendous thing. We need to get to the root of things. Not mask and cover symptoms which is... Continue Reading →

Here he is: the doctor who DID take the antipsychotic!!

You know how we always say the docs should take the drugs if they're going to hand them out. Here you go. Meet a doc who did and he's not singing quite the same tune as your average psychiatrist. From The New Zealand Herald: In 1993 Richard Bentall went a bit mad. He voluntarily took... Continue Reading →

Atypical antipsychotics: too hard a sell? Let’s hope so!!

As some of you may know the FDA is reviewing the use of Seroquel for all sorts of stuff at the bequest of AstraZeneca. I've covered it a bit here but many others have done a better job. Look here at Furious Seasons for good background info. Here is the latest tid-bit from the LA... Continue Reading →

From the department of, “no shit, Sherlock?”

Oh how I wish the powers that be would see that all these drugs are HAZARDOUS with any sort of long term use whatsoever. Any dose, any cocktail---all bad! UGH!! From Medscape Today Polypharmacy With Antipsychotics Not Beneficial, Potentially Hazardous Persistent polypharmacy and excessive dosing with antipsychotics is common among mentally ill outpatients, even though... Continue Reading →

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes type 2—big players in the psychiatrized

First of all I want to make it clear here, because the video doesn't. This discussion is primarily about diabetes type 2. Diabetes type 1 cannot be healed through lifestyle like type 2 can be. Many of us who have been on psych meds are hypoglycemic or have other blood sugar balancing issues and get... Continue Reading →

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