Psychiatric Medications link to Physical Violence – scientific study confirms

Paper Links Psychiatric Medications with Physical Violence

by Bruce Boyers

A recent research paper, citing data from some 176 different scientific sources, has found that drugs that target the brain have effects that are “not always intended.” These effects can be as severe as homicide and suicidal tendencies.

The paper focused on the way drugs are absorbed in the body, and how this process can be affected by genetic factors. Individual reaction to drugs can vary based on an individual’s genetics. Genetic variations can result in adverse reactions such as akathisia (the inability to sit still because of uncontrollable movement caused by reaction to drugs). If not recognized for what it is, akathisia may be mistaken for a new mental illness, and treated with further medications. Akathisia often precedes violence, suicidal tendencies, homicide, mania and psychosis.

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Medical Study Definitively Finds Antidepressants Cause Far More Harm than Benefit

by Bruce Boyers

According to a new study published in leading medical journal The Lancet, antidepressants are not effective in actually treating depression. Moreover, according to a report on the study in Natural News, the study also claims that antidepressants significantly increase suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and factually carry far more risks than benefits.

adhd-child-drugging-11One antidepressant in particular, Venlafaxine (Effexor), was specifically shown to increase suicidal tendency risk in children and teens.

Natural News is calling this a “bombshell study”—simply because while evidence of severe antidepressant side effects has been voluminous since the 1980s, the medical community has mostly chosen to ignore it, instead promoting the so-called “benefits” of these dangerous drugs.

Drugging Children

Another reason these findings are highly significant is that antidepressant use is currently at an all-time high, including prescriptions to children.

Study authors confirmed that drugging children with powerful, mind-altering drugs is completely unpredictable—a fact which has led to international guidelines encouraging doctors to stick to non-drug approaches for depression.

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ADHD Drugs Carry Health Risks That Far Outweigh Any Benefit

by Bruce Boyers

New Research Findings……

Recent research has found that drugs such as Ritalin, Concerta, Medikinet, and Equasym, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), carry health risks that far outweigh any possible benefit.

drugs-really-the-best-adhdSide effects of such drugs include serious sleeping problems and decreased appetite. Interestingly, lack of sleep actually exacerbates the symptoms of ADHD. Ask any teacher: Trying to study or focus is much more difficult for a student who hasn’t slept and is tired.

These drugs were also responsible for some 23,000 emergency room visits in 2011.

It comes as no surprise that such drugs would present serious problems, given that the disorder they are designed to treat is highly questionable. There is no test or any other objective method for testing for ADHD symptoms—children are “diagnosed” with the disorder most often based on observations of parents and teachers.

The list of symptoms that could lead to ADHD diagnosis includes difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity. The problem is that all children can display these symptoms at one time or another. They could also be symptoms of lifestyle factors, too much sugar, toxic exposure or even normal childhood behavior. Hence misdiagnosis is rampant. Nearly 10 percent of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Interestingly the same study found that such drugs may lead to modest improvements in ADHD symptoms—but that the evidence behind these conclusions was of “very low quality.”

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Ethics of Clockwork Orange – Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents with Psychiatric Drugs

by Bruce Boyers

It may sound like a real life sequel to the 1962 novel, “A Clockwork Orange” and one of the most irresponsible acts imaginable—to treat at-risk kids with dangerous mood-altering psychiatric medications, simply in an effort to make them less aggressive and “more manageable.”

Yet a new study focusing on the Pennsylvania juvenile correction system finds that over a seven-year period, enough antipsychotics were ordered to “treat” one-third of the confined youth, on average, at any given time. This was according to a PublicSource analysis of drug purchasing information obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, which operates Pennsylvania youth correctional facilities.adhd-child-drugging-11

Children are much more vulnerable to severe side effects from antipsychotic psychiatric drugs, with common brand names such as Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Invega, Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa and Fanapt. Such side effects include obesity, diabetes, stroke, cardiac events, respiratory problems, delusional thinking and psychosis. They are so powerful they can actually cause brain shrinkage.

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Can Psychiatric Meds Be the Cause of the Germanwings Crash?

Can people influenced by anti-depressant drugs cause mass murder, suicide and violence?

by Boris Levitsky, CCHR Orange County

There’s plenty of research into the subject. And it shows that pilots rarely commit suicide in their aircraft, and it’s extremely rare for them to take their passengers along with them.

German Wings Air Crash

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Unless of course they are on psychiatric anti-depressant drugs.

Given the increasing number of questionable aircraft disasters, which, on their surface, provide no logical reason for a motive, one may begin to question the use of antidepressants, especially in light of a 2007 FAA report that revealed that of the 61 air crashes between 1990-2001, “the pilot’s psychological condition and/or SSRI use was reported to be the probable cause or a contributing factor in 31% (19/61) of the accidents.”

Last year a report released by the FAA found that between 2003 and 2012, only eight of 2,758 fatal aviation accidents in the U.S. were deemed “aircraft-assisted suicides.” Four of the eight pilots tested positive for alcohol, and two were positive for antidepressants. That means that 75% of aircraft-assisted suicides were influenced by alcohol or anti-depressant drugs.

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