I wish I was… blogging

The past couple of years have been so busy. Lots of things have happened in my life but this morning, while lying in bed with my baby before waking to cook breakfast and get my older boys to school, I received a comment that seemed like it was out of the blue if only because I have been too busy for blogging lately. This was the comment.

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If you are just now catching up and wondering what or who this refers to, watch this video about baby Indiana Delahunty.

Things like this comment just really get to me. I am so fortunate for my healthy children, and things could have turned into a real tragedy in my life if I had continued down the path of psychiatry 9 years ago. It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years. But even harder is knowing that there are children out there suffering for the same reasons that I started on that path in the first place. Which is to say, basically no reason whatsoever. I was drugged by my OB/GYN for NO reason whatsoever. In summary, that’s all it was. There was nothing requiring intervention. When your kid runs out in front of a car and almost gets hit, it’s normal to freak out. If your baby nearly dies at two days old, it’s normal to freak out. Even a panic attack would be ok. People do “get over” these things. People don’t need drugs to do it.

If psychotropic drugs were as safe as the candy they seem to be treated like, then go ahead, take your psychiatric drugs. But when there are umpteen million lawsuits for dead babies, suicides, murders, and even criminal defense attorneys employing the “Zoloft defense” – do you really think it’s worth it? Go get some counseling, get some “alternative” healing, anything that isn’t the chemical equivalent of taking LSD, PCP, meth or cocaine.

So what would you never get over? I guarantee you, if your baby dies in utero, you will never get over it. If you have to watch your newborn baby die in the ICU from a preventable side effect of Effexor that you didn’t need to take, you will never get over it. If your child hangs herself in the school bathroom, you will NEVER get over it.

During the past two years I’ve felt as though I have run out of things to say about psychiatric drugs. But messages like this one make it clear to me that I must keep going.

When I reread Indi’s story this morning, and the comments on the blog, I couldn’t help but think to myself that this is so important. Just a few comments up from the one that kept me awake at 5 am, is a post from a mother who lost her baby in the 90s while pregnant on Effexor.

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And another writes of a miscarriage at 11 weeks.

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If you’re already an activist, please don’t stop. If you’re just a parent reading this blog wondering what is going on, please start doing your research. Spare your family the sorrow that too many others know.

There are many days when I see what my friends are doing and I wonder, why can’t I be doing that? I’d much rather be on a ski trip or going to that concert, or taking a vacation, than doing what I am doing. But waking up at 4:45 am to a message like that makes me think, I’d rather be blogging.

– Amy James

Psychology Today: Retract the article “Benzo Hysteria”

Petition by

Nancy Rubenstein Del Giudice

Benzodiazapine withdrawal has been documented to be forty times harder to withdraw from than heroin, and many people are  disabled for years from protracted withdrawal syndromes. In Britain this is recognized as a public health epidemic. This article suggests that these drugs are safe and non-addictive.

Click here to go to petitin site.

 

DSM bible DENOUNCED by NIMH!

After decades of blowing billions in tax payer funds on fake science… the NIMH denounces the APA’s DSM and decides that medical tests should be used for diagnosis.

I noticed today that there is a bug affecting youtube playback, where the video randomly stops, not reaching the  full 15:33. I may be correcting this by re-rendering the project file and re-uploading today.

The Land of Oz

by Nancy Rubenstein Del Giudice

When Dr. Oz announced on his popular mainstream television show, “Depression is not a disease,” and that not only can SSRIs lead to disaster for many but that the Serotonin theory of depression is fraud, the silence was thundering.

There were no reports on the news. Talk of John Stewart, yes, but not Dr. Oz.  This is no joke.
No congressional sub-committee was convened to investigate for purposes of prosecution, no recalls were announced from the FDA… and the beat goes on.
Out popped the pills from manufacturing plants.  The Italian coffee machine turns itself on as the alarm sings and the drug rep dresses for a full day of selling doctors on friendship.
At the television station, life goes on as usual.  The show is what matters.  People are thankful for the pharmaceutical sponsors who pay them well and treat them so finely.
My point is that Dr. Oz’s show was orchestrated.  In my humble opinion.
Here is a list of 10 issues:
1.  It has been known (well known to those who cared to find out) that the Serotonin Theory was debunked as far back as the 80s, and possibly earlier.  Check out Robert Whitaker and Ann Blake Tracy on this.
2.  No, Dr. Oz did not organize a small coup and fool the sponsors (who make the drugs) by deviously airing this important public announcement.  It was scheduled and advertised, and the pharmaceutical companies paid for it.
3.  Check out the timing.  The patents have run out.
4.  They have a new theory which probably refers to the new Ketamine drugs; same old fraudulent science based on the false notion of pathology.
5.  They have pictures!  Oh goody brain scans!  They are SO interesting that I don’t even care that there are no control groups.  WAIT A MINUTE, this is not science! And…..there is no science in the brain scan industry.  Lots of pretty pictures of flickering brains, but let’s be real.  Apply basic scientific method and you’ll find absolutely nothing.  We just don’t know enough about the brain.
6.  Is it possible that Dr. Oz has known for a long time that these drugs cause suicide, violence, depression, and mania?  Well, put it this way; I hope he did.  Because if he didn’t, and he is a practicing cardio-thoracic surgeon, if he doesn’t understand these drugs and their metabolic effects… then isn’t he a danger to his patients?  One out of four or five of his patients are taking an SSRI.  Cold turkey withdrawal from an SSRI can CAUSE a heart attack, so to suppose these drugs are not relevant to a heart surgeon simply doesn’t make sense.
7.  If these drugs are so bad (and they are), what does this say about the branch of “medicine” that relies upon them; the psychiatric profession.
8.  If depression is not a disease (though in some cases depression can be a symptom of a real disease), then aren’t doctors who tell their patients that it IS a disease (in order to gain their compliance) culpable?  They should be.
9.  The most dangerous times for people taking antidepressants is either in the beginning (where many are told their adverse reaction is so called mental illness) and in withdrawal (see Beyond Meds, a highly informative site).  Dr Oz’s show is likely to have caused at least a few people to cold turkey and maybe a couple of physicians to cut off prescriptions.  That happened in Britain with Benzodiazapenes and this continues to be a public health disaster.  The show was irresponsible.
10.  Where is the tipping point?  Could this be an “ah ha” moment that politicizes people?  The pharmaceutical companies don’t think so. They expect the American public to “baaah” along like the sheep we are.  If you are not already an activist, it is time to become one, and welcome to the matrix.
I may not be Sue Grafton, but this is not the Land of Oz.  This is America.  So let me end with a quote from a great American to inspire us all in our quest for good health and freedom.
“Genius is common sense in it’s work clothes”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loren R. Mosher, resignation letter to the APA and biography

Loren R. Mosher made his letter of resignation publicly available for all to see. (moshersoteria) He outlined how the pharma complex would only bring harm to the practice of psychiatry. He makes it clear that NAMI is part of the scam. He makes it clear that psychiatrists have become glorified drug pushers, with no real interest in actual science. Loren did not resign because he was some prototypical disgruntled employee who failed at everything. Quite the opposite. He led an experiment which bore results that should have brought dramatic changes in the mental health industry… But the greed and control freaks are all too powerful. No wonder he was disgusted by the APA and NAMI. There are no ethics in the business model. One of the biggest myths is that the quacks actually care about human beings.

Yet you can still hear psychiatrists and psychologists today claim that what they do is “very scientific”. In those instances, they might reference some alleged “research” that they themselves cannot explain. These are the quacks who think they can just throw the word “scientific” into a sentence with their crooked world view, and magically their imaginary crap turns into real facts. I wonder if they really believe that the fake research is legit, or if they know that it is a scam but think everyone else is dumb enough to believe their crap. I wonder what Loren R. Mosher would be writing if he saw the now legalized direct-to-consumer drug advertising on television. With all the bouncing bubble heads, wind-up dolls, and trendy yuppy’s skipping along the beach… come to think of it, the Abilify spokesperson stopped taking the drug and made his own video as a public warning.

The qualifications of this man are a rarity. You will see that in his biography which I also read aloud in the video. If there is one thing that people should learn from the legacy left by Loren R. Mosher, it’s the lesson of the Soteria House experiment.

A non-drug approach to treating those in psychological distress far exceeds the results of drugs.

Pharma and their criminal friends do not want you to know about this!

Supportive, non-judgmental, caring relationships, and liberty, far exceed the results of any pill, shot, or electric shock. And changing to such environment and lifestyle does not cause brain damage or loss of natural abilities! So please learn what you can from this. There is also a video documentary of the Soteria House experiment online. You may want to watch that as well. You will be struck at the dramatic difference between that supportive community center setting and today’s establishment of stigmatizing, suppression, coercion, force, abuse, and drugging.

Reading out loud – Loren R. Mosher resignation letter to the APA, and biography.