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 →

FDA panel okays more antipsychotics for children

Not approval yet but getting there. I covered this story last week. For continued coverage click on through to Furious Seasons. Update: More commentary by Philip Dawdy added after this post went up.

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 →

The New York Times continues to spread the bullshit: Fatal Illness More Likely in Bipolar Patients

I wrote about a study a week or so again showing that the mentally ill die more frequently where there is no mention of the DRUGS they prescribe these people being the CAUSE of all said diseases that are killing these folks. This careless disregard for the truth is so enraging I just want to... Continue Reading →

A most important post for anyone contemplating psychiatric drug withdrawal

In a response to a post the other day about the horrors of Cymbalta, a drug which among many other awful things is also awful to withdraw from, as are all psychotropics potentially, I got this comment. I’m working on a taper off Cymbalta, been on it for a bit more than two years, and... Continue Reading →

What is it with this supreme idiocy?? It’s well documented that neuroleptics CAUSE metabolic syndromes and yet these medical journals aren’t calling a spade a spade

It seems almost conspiratorial. It's certainly criminal. I posted on a piece from PsychCentral about a week ago talking about similar results while not mentioning that the drugs cause these problems. I also posted a piece that clearly states these drugs are killing us here and that docs aren't monitoring us. Now we see medical... Continue Reading →

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