Dear God please do not take these drugs off the market or make them harder to get
They have been a godsend to my autistic son and, from my network of contacts, to many other kids with autism spectrum. Not what they were developed for, but they do work for some kids.
The side effects are ALWAYS carefully explained and monitored by the ped with med checks, and the risperidone would be withdrawn, not increased, for any contraindication
Please do NOT ping me to some alarmist drivel with a bunch of commenters who “cured” their kids (or claim they could cure mine) by spanking or better parenting, and who assume that because of what they read on the internet they are smarter than tens of thousands of American doctors who they suspect and accuse of being drug pushing tools of the pharm industry.
Message received and I will not Ping you with any Alarmist Drivel.
But as for the Doctor ALWAYS explaining the side effects, THAT Dear Silverleaf is impossible. If they did they’d be thrown into prison. The FDA knows the stuff causes murders. Do the Doctors tell you that these drugs take 25 years of a person’s life expectancy?
Since Breggin is hyperbole to you, perhaps others here would appreciate Dr Grace Jackson’s take on antipsychotics.
For those who haven’t seen this, I left it on another post.
The Psychological Arts as theyre called, are an openly hostile abomination diametrically opposed to every tenet of conservatism.
Carl Jung is their current Guru: their antidote to the human condition.
1939 An interview with psychiatrist Carl Jung is published in Hearsts International- Cosmopolitan. In it, he calls Mussolini a man of style and good taste who was warm and human. About Hitler, he says, There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man. As somebody commented about him at the last Nuremberg party congress, since the time of Mohammed nothing like it has been seen in this world. This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitlers is what makes him do things which seem to us illogical, inexplicable, curious and unreasonable...So you see, Hitler is a medicine man, a form of a spiritual vessel, a demi-deity or, even better, a myth.
This anti-semitic Hitler worshipper, and his science, were researching seances.
Want to know who Freud really was? English Prof. Frederick Crews is the go to guy.
How about Alfred Adler?
The 3 of these A**holes are the founders of the art of Depth Psychology, upon which all the other subdivisions of psych are based or derived.
How about a page of quotes from the psych field?
Psychiatrys Views on Conservatives
In August 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million taxpayer-funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from mental rigidity, dogmatism, and uncertainty avoidance, together with associated indicators for mental illness.
Source: B.K. Eakman, Chronicles, October 2004, pp. 28-29.
Political conservatism as motivated social cognition By Jost, John T.; Glaser, Jack; Kruglanski, Arie W.; Sulloway, Frank J. APA Psychological Bulletin, May 2003, Vol 129(3), p 339-375
As for Edward Bernays and Goebbels, Goebbels owned Bernays complete works, which were originally titled Propaganda, and were only subsequently re-labeled as public relations After it was discovered that Goebbels had made extensive use of them.
Whether its called psychology or psychiatry its all the same knowledge base and its end game is to sell disability and drugs. Heres what its costing us from science writer Robert Whitaker whose spent 25 years covering the psychiatric beat.
The Disability Numbers
There are no good studies yet on the percentage of early onset bipolar patients when they reach adulthood, end up on the SSI and SSDI disability rolls. However, the astonishing jump in the number of severely mentally ill children receiving SSI speaks volumes about the havoc that is being wreaked. There were 16,200 Psychiatrically disabled youth under 18 years old on the SSI rolls in 1987, and they comprised less than 6 percent of the total number of disabled children. Twenty years later, there were 561,569 disabled mentally ill children on the SSI rolls, and they comprised 50 percent of the total. This epidemic is even hitting preschool children. The prescribing of psychotropic drugs to two-year-olds and three-year-olds began to become more commonplace about a decade ago, and sure enough, the number of severely mentally ill children under 6 years of age receiving SSI has tripled since then, rising from 22,453 in 2000 to 65,928 in 2007 (98)
Moreover, the SSI numbers only begin to hint at the scope of the harm being done. Everywhere there is evidence of a worsening of the mental health of children and teenagers. From 1995 to 1999, psychiatric-related Emergency Room visits by children increased 59 percent. (99)
The deteriorating mental health of the nations children, declared U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher in 2001, constituted a health crisis. (100) Next, colleges were suddenly wondering why so many of their students were suffering manic episodes or behaving in disturbed ways; a 2007 survey discovered that one in six college students had deliberately cut or burned self in the prior year. (101) All of this led the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate what was going on, and it reported in 2008 that one in every fifteen young adults, eighteen to twenty-six years old, is now seriously mentally ill. There are 680,000 in that age group with bipolar disorder and another 800,000 ill with major depression, and, the GAO noted, this was in fact an undercount of the problem, as it didnt include young adults who were homeless, incarcerated, or institutionalized.
That is where we stand as a nation today. Twenty years ago our society began regularly prescribing psychiatric drugs to children and adolescents, and now one out of every fifteen Americans enters adulthood with a serious mental illness. That is proof of the most tragic sort that our drug based paradigm of care is doing a great deal more harm than good. The medicating of children and youth became commonplace only a short time ago, and already it has put millions onto a path of lifelong illness.
98: Social Security Administration, annual statistical reports on the SSI program, 1996-2008, Social Security Bulletin, Annual Statistical Supplement, 1988-1992
99: Pediatric Academic Societies, Pediatric Psychiatric admissions on the rise, May 16, 2000 press release
100: D. Satcher, Report of Surgeon Generals Conference on Childrens Mental Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2001).
101: B. Whitford: Depression, eating disorders and other mental illnesses are on the rise, Newsweek, August 27, 2008
Heres a 13pg pdf that presaged his books release.
A century ago, fewer than two people per 1,000 were considered to be disabled by mental illness and in need of hospitalisation . By 1955, that number had jumped to 3 .38 people per 1,000, and during the past 50 years, a period when psychiatric drugs have been the cornerstone of care, the disability rate has climbed steadily, and has now reached around 20 people per 1,000. (Table 2) . As with any epidemic, one would suspect that an outside agent of some type-a virus, a bacterial infection, or an environmental toxin was causing this rise in illness . That is indeed the case here . There is an outside agent fueling this epidemic of mental illness, only it is to be found in the medicine cabinet . Psychiatric drugs perturb normal neurotransmitter function, and while that perturbation may curb symptoms over a short term, over the long run it increases the likelihood that a person will become chronically ill, or ill with new and more severe symptoms . A review of the scientific literature shows quite clearly that it is our drug-based paradigm of care that is fueling this modem-day plague.
And yes the drugs are involved, and responsible for decades of mass shootings as theyre concurrently eating us out of house and home in dollars and cents.
Does any of this disgusting nonsense look like a Win in any way for Anyone, let alone Conservatives?