3rd leading cause of death: WESTERN MEDICINE

And in these statistics lie the many thousands of folks suffering from disabilities brought on by psych meds. The denial continues nonetheless... From NEW SCIENTIST and article from a few days ago: WHAT is the third leading cause of death in the developed world? Given that cancer and heart disease top the list, you might hazard a guess at diabetes, stroke or car accidents. You'd be wrong. The answer is "iatrogenic" deaths – those caused by medical errors, adverse drug reactions or hospital-acquired infections. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Using Amphetamines May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease (ADHD drugs are amphetimines)

From Science Daily yesterday: New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released February 22 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16,... Continue Reading →

Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Tranquilizers: what happens to the brain on drugs?

This information is pertinent to the "z-drugs" as well. Ambien, Lunesta, Zoplicone etc. This is an article by Reg Peart I picked up on a benzo withdrawal board. Reg Peart was a doctor who became unwittingly a victim of benzodiazepines many years ago much like many of us. He went on to do much great... Continue Reading →

The accidental addict –documentary: benzodiazepines in the news

The Accidental Addict (NZ news magazine) Assignment programme from 1995 dealing with the issue of iatrogenic benzodiazepine dependence. This is a 15 year old documentary. Why in hell are doctors still handing this crap out like candy? This phenomena of severe benzodiazepine withdrawal and post-withdrawal syndrome has been known about for two decades at least! The... Continue Reading →

Robert Whitaker: Yet Another Disappointment: First CATIE, and Now the 12-Month Results from TEOSS in Children

The NIMH's CATIE trial of antipsychotics for adult schizophrenia is regularly understood to have shown that atypical antipsychotics are "no better" than the old standard antipsychotics. The CATIE study was one of several government-funded trials, here in the United States and in the United Kingdom, to come to that finding. But another conclusion to draw... Continue Reading →

Report your adverse drug reactions

Only between %1 and 10% of adverse drug effects are reported to the FDA. Here's the website where reports can be made easily online. Click here for MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form (3500)

Adverse reaction to antidepressants often lead to additional diagnosis

Today Philip highlights this phenomena which has been mentioned many times on this blog as well. His closing statements on a story well worth reading: Instead of long-term anti-depressant use leading to health problems and physical dependence (or addiction, if you prefer), it's now leading to people being re-diagnosed with another disorder. I've been deeply... Continue Reading →

Suicidal ideation gone…for a long time now

Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the "psychiatric" symptoms they were being "treated" for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided... Continue Reading →

The manifesto of a noncompliant mental patient

This is a beautiful piece. Please read! Submitted and authored by Aubrey Ellen Shomo I see it everywhere: People with mental illness need medication. It sounds reasonable. Today, there are even political organizations that seek to make it easy to force a person to take it. It's easy to look at another and assume things... 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 →

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